A growing Mexican middle class is helping to boost trade south of the border. Half a century ago, 80 percent of the country’s people were living in poverty; the rate was down to 46.2 percent in 2010, according to a study produced by the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars’ Mexico Institute.
What is happening in Costa Rica is similar to what happened in Mexico, said Eric L. Olson, Associate director of the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center, a think tank based in Washington DC.This article was originally written in Spanish.
Eric Olson, Associate Director of the Mexico Institute at the Wilson Center, discusses the Mexico-US relationship.
Mexico Institute's Eric Olson comments on the state of Mexico's legal system.
Eric Olson discusses Mexico’s future and why it matters for the U.S. on Radio Broadcast (WGBH).
Mexico Institute's Christopher Wilson wrote an article about the U.S.-Mexico relationship with Erik Lee and was published in Site Selection Magazine.
Mexico Institute in the News: Grupo Carso Chairman of the Board Carlos Slim Domit Addresses Growth and Changes in Mexico and Latin America Telecommunications MarketSep 18, 2012
America Movil Co-Chair and Co-Chair of the ICT Taskforce of the B20 Leads Conversation with Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute and U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce.This article also appeared on FinRoad and FinWin.
On September 11th the Mexico Institute welcomed members of the Caravan for Peace and Justice with Dignity to talk about the human dimensions of Mexico’s violence. The founder of the movement and poet Javier Sicilia, victims Aracely Rodriguez and Maria Herrera, Professor Sergio Aguayo, WOLA Executive Director Joy Olson and the Mexico Institute's Associate Director Eric L. Olson spoke. Professor Sergio Aguayo is a member of the Mexico Institute’s Advisory Board and a Professor at El Colegio de Mexico, he offered the following written remarks.
The Federal Police was supposed to be this country's answer to the FBI—a tough investigative and crime-fighting force. But when Federal Police officers allegedly tried to kill two U.S. government employees outside this hillside village last month, doubts surfaced on both sides of the border about whether the agency can be trusted to lead Mexico's charge against organized crime. The Mexico Institute's Eric L. Olson comments.
The return to power of Mexico’s Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, will not be accompanied by the corruption that used to plague the party, says Arturo Sarukhan, the Mexican ambassador to the U.S., and former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson...Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute at the DNC.