Use of torture by Mexican government on the rise, Amnesty International says- Mexico Institute in the News
Eric Olson comments on reports that the Mexican government is torturing detainees from Mexican drug cartels. •This radio segment was replayed throughout KPCC
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations (COMEXI) are pleased to announce the seventh year of the Mexico Public Policy Scholars Program. The objective of the Program is to allow a period of advanced research and a publication about political policy, in order to bring together the academic and policy communities in the United States and in Mexico.Two scholarships are available, one for the summer period of July 1 to August 27, 2010 and the other for the fall period of September 7-December 23, 2010; both based at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C.The application deadline is April 23, 2010.
This analysis looks at two important roles that citizens can play to help respond to Mexico’s security challenges. The first is through the “co-production” of public security. The second role for citizens examined here is oversight of public officials and law enforcement agencies.
Mexico and the United States share a 2,000-mile border, but only recently have the two countries begun developing healthy bilateral relations, evolving from distant neighbors to cautious partners.
During a recent trip to Mexico City, members of the Mexico Institute team visited the neighborhood of Tepito, notorious home to Mexico’s largest informal market and the source for pirated goods sold throughout the Mexico City region. It is said that the market is tended to by about 20,000 vendors at a time, during the holiday season however, its stalls and puestos can swell to over 40,000 vendors. Mexico’s informal market makes up an estimated 33% of the total economy.
Each month, the Mexico Institute will review and highlight the month’s activities and feature them here. Visitors will be able to watch the recap from our most recent events, browse our new publications, and read articles that feature key media appearances of the Mexico Institute staff.