Poor Mexicans who make up about half of the population have grown to expect gifts come election season. While Lopez Obrador may have a tough time proving that fraud by Pena Nieto’s side swung the election, given the 3.3-million-vote margin, the charges illustrate one of the challenges facing Mexico’s young democracy, said Andrew Selee, Director of the Mexico Institute.
We are pleased to announce this year's group of winners of the 2009 Woodrow Wilson Center-Washington Post Fellowship for Latin American Journalists. The fellowship provides an opportunity to conduct three weeks of reporting concerning hemispheric relations on an issue of importance to journalists' home countries, and works as an immersion program in the political culture of the U.S. capital.
En español: Comercio Agrícola México-Estados Unidos y La Pobreza Rural en México
Latin American Program in the News: After kingpin’s capture, new battlegrounds emerge along Texas-Mexico border
This article on the effects of the capture of Zetas leader quotes Eric Olson and Gema Santamaría, one of the contributing authors of our most recent publication, The Criminal Diaspora.
The Woodrow Wilson Center Mexico Institute and the Consejo Mexicano deAsuntos Internacionales are pleased to announce the selection of fourscholars for the first year of the Mexico Public Policy Scholars Programsponsored by the two institutions.
“This type of crime, especially the sensational type, always has a negative effect on tourism,” said Christopher Wilson, a Mexico expert at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.
Christopher Wilson provides commentary on the 20th anniversary of NAFTA