The top security adviser for Mexico’s next president said on Friday that he is recommending the creation of elite units of police and troops who will target not just major drug traffickers but also lower-level cartel hitmen as a way of swiftly reducing violence...The Mexico Institute's Eric Olson comments.
Mexico Institute in the News: Despite Calls for Fencing-In the Border, U.S. Sticks with Surveillance and Comms on Southwest Borders
The U.S. continues with an border security approach that does not include building a physical wall.
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.
“If Pena Nieto can continue to follow those conservative approaches, he’ll have a huge benefit over the next six years,” Ducan Wood said in a telephone interview. “Mexico has every possibility of really booming as an economy.”
Mexico's Peña Nieto First 100 Days in Office Mixes Progress with Stagnation - Mexico Institute in the News
“The murder rate for the first 100 days is not a good measure of a presidency,” said Christopher Wilson, an associate at the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. “You have to give some time for him to implement the policies and then some more time for the policies to take effect.”
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.