Recent government statistics suggest that an almost decade long focus on reducing crime related violence in Mexico is working. But do the numbers accurately depict what’s really happening? Are the efforts of the new administration and its recent predecessors improving public safety and helping to change the country’s image? Our guest, David Shirk, has been following the situation for many years and offers a broad perspective on what’s gone before, the current situation, and prospects for the future during this edition of CONTEXT.
“The PRD cannot sign on for an ambitious energy reform, and they’ve been quite explicit about that,” Duncan Wood, director of the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, said in an interview.
Latin American Program in the News: El tráfico de armas de EE UU hacia Centroamérica, un misterio en expansiónJun 26, 2013
This article refers to Wilson Center Scholar Colby Goodman's paper on U.S. Firearms Trafficking to Guatemala and Mexico. This article is in Spanish.
Updated data regarding U.S.-Mexico trade.
The Border Research Partnership announces its 2013 Awards for U.S.-Mexico Crossborder Collaboration and Innovation. The awards will honor bi-national collaboration and innovation in public safety, transportation planning, environmental stewardship, education, health, and the arts, among other fields.
Mexico's security strategy is evolving with a focus on coordination and violence reduction. Although tensions have emerged in the short term, the long term offers a number of prospects for fruitful collaboration between the United States and Mexico in the security arena.
In his new book, Midnight in Mexico, Alfredo Corchado, born in Durango and the son of an immigrant farmworker, tries to explain to his parents why he decided to return to Mexico despite their best efforts to give him and his siblings a better life on the other side of the border.
In this Context interview, Wilson Center Vice President of Programs Andrew Selee discusses common misperceptions about the U.S.-Mexico border.
Directors Cynthia Arnson and Duncan Wood are quoted in an article about US-Latin American economic relations, following President Obama's recent trip to the region. (in Spanish)
An article on a German company (Heckler & Koch) accused of illegal firearms sales to Mexico cites Colby Goodman's Wilson Center report on firearms trafficking. (in Spanish)