“2014 will be another pivotal year for Mexico and for President Peña Nieto,” writes Duncan Wood. “Mexico’s Moment has never really materialized, but that may be a good thing; laying solid foundations for long term economic growth is more important than a short-lived economic boom.”
A private, three-day retreat for top U.S. and Mexican dignitaries held at the Sunnylands Estate in March has led to new proposals to improve relations between the neighboring countries. The new Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands released those recommendations Wednesday in a report with the Washington, D.C.-based Wilson Center.
The Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute is deeply saddened by the violence that this weekend took the lives of dozens of Mexicans and, for the first time, of Americans connected to the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juarez. In keeping with the Mexico Institute's goal to promote greater understanding between our two countries, today we re-launch our Security Cooperation Portal, covering joint efforts to confront organized crime and to strengthen the rule of law in the United States and Mexico.
The scholars will each spend a period of six-months residence in Washington, D.C. at the Woodrow Wilson Center. They will work on their own research projects and be available to participate in conferences, seminars, and meetings on Mexico and U.S.-Mexico relations while in Washington. On their return to Mexico, they will serve as a key resource on U.S. politics and Mexico-U.S. relations.
“The businesses that are affected by security issues are generally the small businesses, the mom-and-pop operations,” says Christopher Wilson, an economist at the Washington-based Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ Mexico Institute. “If someone is going to try to extort a business, they’re not going after a company like Audi that has layers of protection.”
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.
Perhaps the biggest story to emerge from the 2012 election other than the actual results, is the potentially decisive role played by Latino American voters. In part one of our series, Tamar Jacoby, President of ImmigrationWorks USA, looks back at the recent outcome and its implications for the future.