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Mexico Institute in the News: Rise in Pill Abuse Forces New Look at U.S. Drug Fight

America’s drug problem is shifting from illicit substances like cocaine to abuse of prescription painkillers, a change that is forcing policy makers to re-examine the long and expensive strategy of trying to stop illegal drugs from entering the United States. Mexico Institute's Eric Olson comments.

NAFTA's Next 20 Years: In Face Of Chinese Competition, Bonds Must Be Strengthened

Christopher Wilson argues that the formation of a single, integrated North American manufacturing platform has tied together the economic fates of each NAFTA partner while the rise of China and other economies around the world has raised the level of competition faced by companies in the United States, Mexico and Canada.

Wind Energy Potential in Mexico’s Northern Border States

With over 1,000 MW of wind energy capacity now installed and another 2,000 MW under construction, Mexico’s wind energy sector has grown dramatically since the early 1990s. This report examines the potential for creating economic benefits in border states from wind energy development, with particular attention paid to employment and infrastructure.

Latin American Program in the News: Guatemala: la cambiante cara del narco

This article on drug-related violence cites Colby Goodman´s paper, “U.S. Firearms Trafficking to Guatemala and Mexico.”

Security and Intelligence in U.S.-Mexico Relations

In spite of political differences between the two countries regarding global issues, their relationship has become stronger on a bilateral level since 9/11. Specifically, the greatest progress has been achieved in the field of intelligence.

Mexico Institute in the News: Like U.S., Mexico faces contentious presidential election

The main issues for presidential candidates to focus on in Mexico right now include increasing income and decreasing violence.

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.

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