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Mexico Institute in the News: Researchers Call for New Tactics in Drug Abuse Fight

Aug 02, 2012
Current U.S. drug policy is proving insufficient in shrinking the damage caused by drug abuse, but promising alternative approaches could lead to improved results, according to an article in the summer 2012 edition of Issues in Science and Technology.

Mexico Institute: July Highlights

Aug 01, 2012
Each month, the Mexico Institute will review and highlight the month’s activities and feature them here. Visitors will be able to watch the recap from our most recent events, browse our new publications, and read articles that feature key media appearances of the Mexico Institute staff.

Mexico Institute in the News: Commerce with Mexico leads to employment in U.S. [in Spanish]

Aug 01, 2012
More than 6 million jobs in the US depend on trade with Mexico...The Mexico Institute's Christopher Wilson comments. The article is in Spanish.

Mexico Institute in the News: U.S. Competitiveness: The Mexican Connection

Jul 26, 2012
Magazine, Issues in Science and Technology Mexico Institute's, published Mexico Institute's Chris Wilson's article on trade, U.S. Competitiveness: The Mexican Connection on their summer 2012 publication.

Mexico Institute in the News: Elections results protests are shrinking in Mexico — here’s why

Jul 24, 2012
The second weekend of July, only 4,000 people attended a protest that was mostly spontaneous, and this weekend, a marcha that was organized by the #YoSoy132 student movement [and other social groups] and promoted as part of a new strategy to “resist” the “imposition” of PRI candidate Enrique Peña Nieto, only garnered some 30,000 people. Does this mean that the #YoSoy132 student movement and the rest of the “anti-imposition” crowd is losing support?.. The Mexico Institute's Eric Olson comments.

Mexico Institute in the News: Latino Leaders Discuss U.S. Foreign Policy Recommendations

Jul 23, 2012
The task force was created to recommend policy options to the President and lawmakers and is expected to release its full report this Fall. Remarks from task force members came during the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute & the Pacific Council on International Policy panel discussion Monday on how to change U.S. policy to address the region’s growth

Mexico Institute in the News: Latino Leaders Discuss U.S. Foreign Policy Recommendations

Jul 23, 2012
The Co-Chairmen of the Latino Leadership Task Force say it’s in U.S. economic and security interests to place greater focus and forge more partnerships with Latin American countries.Their remarks came during the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute & the Pacific Council on International Policy panel discussion Monday on how to change U.S. policy to address the region’s growth.

Mexico Institute in the News: Mexico's Drug Murders Down 15-20 Percent, President Says

Jul 16, 2012
Homicides in Mexico have dropped 15 percent to 20 percent in the first six months of this year compared to the same period of 2011, according to Mexican President Felipe Calderón. Mexico Institute's Eric Olson comments.

Mexico Institute in the News: Rise in Pill Abuse Forces New Look at U.S. Drug Fight

Jul 16, 2012
America’s drug problem is shifting from illicit substances like cocaine to abuse of prescription painkillers, a change that is forcing policy makers to re-examine the long and expensive strategy of trying to stop illegal drugs from entering the United States. Mexico Institute's Eric Olson comments.

Mexico Institute in the News: Mexico’s Enrique Peña Nieto faces challenge of bringing old-style party into new age

Jul 14, 2012
Peña Nieto was born in a hospital in Mexico City’s La Condesa neighborhood but grew up in Atlacomulco, about a 90-minute drive northwest of the capital. In interviews with residents and friends here who have known him for more than a decade, two depictions of him emerged. Mexico Institute's Andrew Selee comments.

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