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Mexico Institute in the News: Vote-Buying Efforts Remain Time-Honored as Mexicans Reap Gifts

Poor Mexicans who make up about half of the population have grown to expect gifts come election season. While Lopez Obrador may have a tough time proving that fraud by Pena Nieto’s side swung the election, given the 3.3-million-vote margin, the charges illustrate one of the challenges facing Mexico’s young democracy, said Andrew Selee, Director of the Mexico Institute.

Latin American Program in the News: After kingpin’s capture, new battlegrounds emerge along Texas-Mexico border

This article on the effects of the capture of Zetas leader quotes Eric Olson and Gema Santamaría, one of the contributing authors of our most recent publication, The Criminal Diaspora.

Convocatoria: Programa De Estancias De Investigacion Academica En Politicas Públicas

El Instituto México del Woodrow Wilson Center y el Consejo Mexicano de Asuntos Internacionales (COMEXI) anuncian la apertura de la Convocatoria para el Programa De Estancias De Investigacion Academica En Politicas Públicas

Drug War Invades Resort Towns as Some Struggle, Others Survive - Mexico Institute in the News

“This type of crime, especially the sensational type, always has a negative effect on tourism,” said Christopher Wilson, a Mexico expert at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.

New Mexican Ambassador (Reforma)-Mexico Institute in the News

This article is in Spanish. Andrew Selee comments on the announcement of a new Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. A subscription is required to read this article.

Mexican Military Seen as Best Option Against Cartels - Mexico Institute in the News

Eric Olson, a senior associate at the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., said Peña Nieto has acknowledged that there is no “magic wand” solution, but that the president-elect continues to search for alternatives.

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