Large Cash Transactions Banned In Mexico

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ Mexico Institute published a comprehensive study in May 2012 entitled “It’s All about the Money.”

Mexico Institute in the News: Drug-Related Violence Soars in Mexico

Violence in Mexico continues to increase and spread as the drug war in Mexico continues.

Mexico Institute in the News: U.S. Competitiveness: The Mexican Connection

Magazine, Issues in Science and Technology Mexico Institute's, published Mexico Institute's Chris Wilson's article on trade, U.S. Competitiveness: The Mexican Connection on their summer 2012 publication.

Two Reasons Why Laredo Has Less Homicides than Nuevo Laredo

So-called spillover violence has long been a concern of residents of U.S. communities along the Southwest border, yet spikes in violent crime along the Mexican side of the border rarely impact rates of violence in the United States. InSight Crime’s Steven Dudley exams the forces behind these statistics in Nuevo Laredo and Laredo.

Water: Gradual Attention? - The Expert Take

Water issues in Mexico are one of the most serious for the present and future of the country; however, they do not seem to have a prominent place in the public policy agenda. We can identify three trends from this complex problem. First, the poor distribution and allocation of resources in part due to excess and waste, and in part due to shortages. Second, water pollution. Third, our water culture.

Latin American Program in the News: President, what did you do in your first 100 days?

Director Cynthia Arnson comments on the first 100 days of some of the region's presidents, highlighting how they endeavored to differentiate themselves from prior administrations via innovative policies and a change in diplomatic tone (In Spanish).

Latin American Program in the News: American Arms Reach Deep Into Mexico’s Bloodshed

Eric L. Olson comments on the connection between easy access to weapons in the US and the use of these weapons for violence in Mexico.


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