Three towns, three horrors — and business as usual in the Mexican drug wars.As the country’s 114 million long-suffering citizens stumble toward presidential elections set for July 1, drug crime remains the issue uppermost in their minds — and no wonder. Eric Olson, Associate Director of the Mexico Institute, comments.
Four 'Mexicanists' that reside in the U.S. give their opinion on the presidential race, predict the winner, possible risks to the country, the initial actions that are needed from the candidate and the adjustments that must be done to combat organized crime. Christopher Wilson, Associate at the Mexico Institute, comments.
Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), National Action Party (PAN) and Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) representatives will meet today to discuss the upcoming July 1 election and Mexico’s role in the world. The event was organized by the Washington D.C.-based Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Univisión television channel. In the forum, Rubén Beltrán will represent the PAN; Emilio Lozoya, the PRI, and Jorge Eduardo Navarrete, the PRD.
With the global economic recovery at stake and Europe on the brink, the leaders of the G-20 nations are being hosted by President Calderón in Los Cabos, Mexico, as they seek to avoid crisis and stimulate sustainable growth. Top Mexican and U.S. experts met at the Wilson Center to discuss the summit.
Obama’s visit to Los Cabos comes less than two weeks before Mexico’s presidential election, giving him one last sit-down with President Felipe Calderon, a counterpart with whom he’s developed a good relationship. Andrew Selee, Vice President for Programs and Senior Advisor of the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars comments.
Left-leaning candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is climbing back into the limelight in Mexico, where a late bump in the polls has boosted his stature before the nation’s July 1 presidential election. The Mexico Institute's Andrew Selee comments.
Enrique Peña Nieto is the frontrunner in Mexico’s elections. But polls are divided over the size of his lead. The Mexico Institute's Christopher Wilson comments.
As Mexico's presidential race enters its final weeks, we ask if anyone can stop Enrique Pena Nieto from winning. The Mexico Institute's Eric L. Olson comments.
THE border between America and Mexico is perhaps best known for the illegal trade and people passing though it. But the growth in legitimate things crossing over is the far bigger story. Last year the value of bilateral trade reached half a trillion dollars by one measure, without any fanfare at all. But a stiffening of controls since 9/11 has led to congestion and unpredictable delays that cost both countries billions of dollars a year in trade, according to a report* released this month. The Mexico Institute's Christopher Wilson comments.
Could it be that the Mexican people have finally had enough with the drug wars in Mexico? Enough to scrap the current policy of pitting the Mexican army against the drug lords and cartels? The Mexico Institute's Eric L. Olson comments.