"This type of collaborative effort to protect migrants and limit recruitment for organized crime is an important tool," said Christopher Wilson, an associate at the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington.
Political stability in Mexico is improving, and poverty rates as a percentage of population are dropping, according to a study earlier this year by the Wilson Center in Washington.
Economists Chris Wilson, Associate at the Mexico Institute, and Erik Lee point out that "the United States and Mexico do not just sell goods to one another, they actually work together to manufacture them."
Chris Wilson, Associate at the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center, and Erik Lee write about the U.S.-Mexico trade partnership for Site Selection Magazine. The two are coauthors of the trade and competitiveness chapter in the forthcoming "State of the Border Report," from which this article was adapted.
Use of torture by Mexican government on the rise, Amnesty International says- Mexico Institute in the NewsOct 12, 2012
Eric Olson comments on reports that the Mexican government is torturing detainees from Mexican drug cartels. •This radio segment was replayed throughout KPCC
Twenty years after the North American Free Trade Agreement was signed, cross-border ties are becoming increasingly important to manufacturing on the continent. It’s part of a trend of growing economic integration between the United States and Mexico....The Mexico Institute's Christopher Wilson comments.
Mexican authorities said fingerprints confirmed that a suspect killed in a gun battle two days ago was the top leader of the Zetas cartel before his corpse was stolen from a funeral home by armed commandos. The Mexico Institute's Eric L. Olson comments.
Mexico Institute, Program Associate Chris Wilson comments on U.S. customs, border protection and the economy.
Christopher Wilson, Program Associate for the Mexico Institute, who researchers binational trade comments.
Andrew Selee, vice president for programs at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington D.C. says the Mexican government was aware of the gun-walking, in spite of releasing a statement saying they were not.