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Immigration and Security: Does the New Immigration Law Protect the People of Arizona?

On July 29, the first pieces of Arizona’s new immigration law, SB 1070, take effect without the most controversial parts of the legislation. The sections that mandated that Arizona police enforce federal immigration laws have been blocked by a federal judge pending further review.1 If fully implemented, the law would direct police to ascertain the immigration status of people they stop or detain while enforcing other laws, make it a state crime for immigrants to not have papers documenting legal status in their possession, and otherwise increase state pressure on unauthorized (some would say all) immigrants.

Pimco Leads Bullish Investors Backing Pena Nieto: Mexico Credit-Mexico Institute in the News

“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.”

Sharing Space with our Hemispheric Partners

The final report of the Latino Leadership Task Force is a call to action for Washington to prioritize partners and markets in the Western Hemisphere, and to engage the Latino community as partners in the effort. The report urges Washington to enact hemispheric policy that better reflects changing demographics in the United States and the growing influence of the U.S. Latino community, which drives desperately needed job creation and growth in the United States.

Mexico Seeks to Empower Women in Politics-The Expert Take

In addition to the well-touted economic reforms passed recently, this year Mexico approved a political reform package that, among other things, includes new measures aimed to ensure the greater participation of women in politics. The law now requires gender parity, which means that at least fifty percent of the candidates fielded by a political party in either federal or state legislative elections must be female. This begs the question as to whether there are enough women in the ranks to step up to the plate.

Mexico Institute in the News: Experts Discuss Mexico's 2012 Election Results

The Wilson Center reviewed and analyzed the results of Mexico's 2012 elections. Experts discussed the potential impact of the elections on Mexico’s economy...

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