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The North American Development Bank: After 20 Years, Time to Expand

May 22, 2014
After twenty years of success, why wouldn't we want the Bank to do more? Christoper Wilson reflects on the past and future of the NADBank and BECC and how an expanded role could increase exports, create jobs, and spur regional competition.

What Does Kerry Need From His First Mexico Trip? Momentum

May 22, 2014
Despite so many domestic politics mixed into this meeting, international relationship is key, write Christopher Wilson and Duncan Wood on Kerry's first trip to Mexico.

Wilson Center Mourns Passing of Don Lorenzo Zambrano, CEO of CEMEX

May 13, 2014
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is saddened to learn of the passing of Don Lorenzo Zambrano, CEO of CEMEX. Don Lorenzo was one of the founding Members of the Advisory Board of the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute and the recipient of the Woodrow Wilson Award.

Water: Gradual Attention? - The Expert Take

May 13, 2014
Water issues in Mexico are one of the most serious for the present and future of the country; however, they do not seem to have a prominent place in the public policy agenda. We can identify three trends from this complex problem. First, the poor distribution and allocation of resources in part due to excess and waste, and in part due to shortages. Second, water pollution. Third, our water culture.

Mexico Institute Receives Thought Leadership Award For Research on Mexico’s Energy Reform Debate

May 12, 2014
The Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars received the Thought Leadership Award from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Mexico at its 12th annual congress in Mexico City, in recognition of research on Mexico’s energy reform debate.
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Mexico’s Struggles With Violence: Is There an End in Sight?

Apr 16, 2014
In light of recent desperate measures taken by vigilantes and armed self-defense groups in rural Mexico, a new book, Building Resilient Communities in Mexico: Civic Responses to Crime and Violence, provides timely analysis of constructive responses from Mexican society to fight crime and violence. Here is what the authors had to say.

New Education Policy in Mexico: Bring in the Parents

Apr 08, 2014
There is no single stakeholder more vested in a child’s education than his or her own parents. There has never been and there will never be someone to champion children’s futures more so than their own mothers and fathers. This premise is key to understanding the value of institutionalizing the role of parents in the education system in Mexico, and its impact on education policy .

Press Release: Mexico Institute & USD Justice in Mexico Project launch new book “Building Resilient Communities in Mexico: Civic Responses to Crime and Violence"

Mar 27, 2014
The Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute and the University of San Diego's Justice in Mexico Project are pleased to announce the publication of "Building Resilient Communities in Mexico: Civic Responses to Crime and Violence." The book offers concrete policy options for government leaders in Mexico and the U.S. to build on current civic engagement efforts to strengthen the rule of law and improve security in Mexico.

Harper Visas

Feb 28, 2014
Few decisions have received as much condemnation as the establishment by the Canadian government of visas for Mexicans. This requirement was initiated in July 2009 by decision of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, from the Conservative Party and in that position since February 2006. In addition, the procedure for obtaining them is absurd, unnecessarily complex, and demeaning.

Improving Citizen Security in Mexico: Is the Peña Nieto Administration Succeeding?

Feb 05, 2014
Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto made several bold promises while on the campaign trail in 2012 on how he would improve citizen security, including the unofficial claim that his administration would cut violence by 50% during his first year in office. With the administration’s first year complete, we asked two expert observers to provide analysis and context on what has transpired and to provide insight on the outlook moving forward.

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