Enrique Pena Nieto, a front-runner in the Mexican presidential race, is in the PRI, which is known for allowing drug cartels power. U.S. policy-makers are concerned for what may happen with the drug war if he wins the election.
Duncan Wood and Christopher Wilson authored an article for FT Beyondbrics about Mexico's outlook for 2014.
Duncan Wood spoke to the Financial Times regarding Enrique Pena Nieto's efforts to overcome political gridlock. “It is a political statement,” he said. “And it fits with the PRI tradition of trying to build consensus.”
Mexico Institute Re-Launches Mérida Initiative Portal, a Public Resource on U.S.-Mexico Security Cooperation
The Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars announced today the re-launch of its Mérida Initiative web portal (www.wilsoncenter.org/merida), a resource for researchers, journalists, policymakers, and the general public on the most significant bi-national security cooperation program ever undertaken between Mexico and the United States.
CBO Report: More Spending on Border Control Will Kinda Sorta Maybe Reduce Illegal Crossings - Mexico Institute in the News
“The return on investment in boots-on-the-ground border control is becoming less and less over time,” said Wilson. Patrols were already doubled, in both the ‘90s and ‘00s, so that today, “every additional border agent now will do less and less."
This article is in Spanish. Eric Olson, Associate Director of the Mexico Institute Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC, says Obama will seek to maintain a close relationship with Mexicans but based on the same subject that came up in the first four years: safety. • This article also appeared on Diacondia.mx and Cotidiano.mx.
El Consejo Mexicano de Asuntos Internacionales (Consejo) y el Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (WWC) anuncian la apertura de la Convocatoria
A participar en el segundo año del programa académico conjunto de becas para realizar estancias de investigación, vinculación académica e intercambio cultural en la sede del Woodrow Wilson Center en Washington, D.C. La beca tendrá una duración de tres a nueve meses durante el período de junio de 2004 a mayo de 2005.
U.S. Immigration Policy since 9/11: Understanding the Stalemate Over Comprehensive Immigration Reform
In a new MPI report, Marc Rosenblum examines the political landscape that emerged after 9/11, detailing legislative actions that resulted in new enforcement mandates and failed efforts to enact comprehensive immigration reform.