The Mexico Institute has partnered with Forbes.com, and will post directly to the Forbes website as a trusted contributor. In this piece, Director Duncan Wood predicts that 2014 will bring changes to the energy industry in the form of a radically different oil and gas sector in Mexico, one that is ripe with opportunity.
“There was not good coordination with the Secretaría de Gobernación, and there was not good coordination with the military,” Eric Olson said, referring to Mexico’s internal affairs agency, also known as Segob. The risk now, he added, is the potential to recreate the same bureaucracy.
Eric L. Olson, Senior Associate at the Mexico institute, has reviewed Denise Dresser's book titled "My Country: Insights to Understand and Change Mexico". The review appears on page 10 of the recent issue of 'Americas Quarterly' for winter the of 2012.
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s first six months: a conversation with Duncan Wood - Mexico Institute in the News
Mexico Institute Director Duncan Wood comments on Peña Nieto's first six months in office and the evolving security situation in Mexico.
In December of 2013, the Mexican Congress approved a major reform of the energy sector, with the hydrocarbons industry of as one of its focus points. We now await the secondary legislation and implementation that will make or break the reform. As in the case of other major reforms last year in the areas of telecommunications and competition (as well as in the case of the 2008 energy reform) one of the fundamental points of discussion in Congress will undoubtedly relate to the institutional framework and autonomy of regulatory agencies, specifically the National Commission of Hydrocarbons (CNH) and the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE).
Eric L. Olson, a Mexico expert at Washington think-tank the Wilson Center went to an oral trial in Morelos, one of the first adopters of the new system, and says the hearings reached an awkward moment where a judge was scolding the attorneys for wanting to read from sheets rather than argue properly.
As organized crime‐related violence has increased in northern Mexico, so has the heated rhetoric regarding the U.S. side of the border. The title of National Geographic’s program, Border Wars, exemplifies the sentiment, echoed by several politicians, that the border region is lawless and dangerous. For residents of the U.S. border region, thankfully, the reality is anything but that.
Andrew Selee, vice president for programs at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington D.C. is comments on the nature of the relationship during a luncheon with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Mexican Interios Secretary Alejandro Poire.
Mexico Institute in the News: Mexico’s Telenovela President: Enrique Peña Nieto’s Saga of Scandal, Gaffes, and Connections
The personal life of Mexico's next president, Enrique Peña Nieto, reads like a telenovela script. It could be called "Because you know me," which was his campaign slogan, as the personal affairs of Mexico's next president have become public...The Mexico Institute's Eric Olson comments.