Veracruz governor fires entire police force in city as a step to get rid of corruption.
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations (COMEXI) are pleased to announce this year's Mexico Public Policy Scholars Program.
Mexico’s Ciudad Juarez, once the country’s most violent city, has seen violence drop dramatically in the last three years. The Woodrow Wilson Center’s Christopher Wilson explores whether the current government can do the same with Nuevo Laredo, the current epicenter of violence along the border.
In this report, we first survey the causes for the rise of violent crime in Mexico, and the Northern Triangle of Central America. We then look at the US policy response to date. We conclude by offering a few suggestions on how the US policy response could be significantly improved in the short and medium term to respond better to the underlying challenges that the countries of the region are facing, problems in which our own country is deeply implicated.
Part of "La Vista Desde DC" series: brief commentary by Mexico Institute experts featured on Animal Politico's website.
Andrew Selee, Vice President for Programs and Advisor to the Mexico Institute,is quoted on Mexican President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto.