“It’s recognition for all the hard work and it gives him a very powerful position in Mexico. I think markets are going to see that as a very positive step forward,” said Duncan Wood on the Mexican economy.
The loosening of Mexico's legislative gridlock is but one of the positives awaiting Peña Nieto, who "inherits a very strong economy," says Duncan Wood, president of the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington. • This article also appeared on Hattiresburgamerican.com and Guampdn.com.
In singling out unions and monopolies, Peña Nieto may be “letting some of the major interest groups know in Mexico they are not above the law,” said Andrew Selee of the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute. This article also appeared on Wenatcheeworld.com.
Andrew Selee talks about how will President Pena Nieto affect Mexican-American relations, his recent meeting with Obama, and Mexico’s drug cartels.
The group Transparency International estimates the poorest households in Mexico spend a third of their income on these bribes. Duncan Wood of the Woodrow Wilson Center said this corruption causes U.S. firms to think twice about investing in Mexico
The Mexico Institute's Andrew Selee and Christopher Wilson comment on the potential for the U.S.-Mexico Relationship under the administration of newly- sworn in President Peña Nieto
Recent studies by the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars maintain that nearly 40 percent of Mexican-made products exported to the United States originated north of the border.
This article is in Spanish. The meeting between President-elect of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto and President Barack Obama, the U.S. could lead to a new tone of bilateral dialogue "that focuses on issues beyond security," said Andrew Selee, Mexico Program director and vice president of the Woodrow Wilson Center.
This article is in Spanish. Andrew Selee says that this is a first contact and will serve to set the tone in US-Mexico relations. This article also ran on El-Mexicano.com, ElPorvenir.com, ElSiglodeTorreon.com, and other news outlets.
Eric Olson provides commentary on Mexico-US relations. This article also ran in Yahoo! News, AlaskaDispatch.com, OnePageNews.us, and other news outlets.