The Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute, Brazil Institute and Canada Institute Regret the Passing of Dr. Robert PastorJan 10, 2014
The Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute, Brazil Institute and Canada Institute are saddened to learn of the passing of our dear friend, Dr. Robert Pastor.
Comments to the United States Department of Commerce Regarding the U.S.‐Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue (HLED)Jan 10, 2014
Mexico Institute Director Duncan Wood and Associate Christopher Wilson responded to the U.S. Department of Commerce Federal Register Notice published on November 25, 2013, which requested stakeholder input on the U.S.‐Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue (HLED).
“2014 will be another pivotal year for Mexico and for President Peña Nieto,” writes Duncan Wood. “Mexico’s Moment has never really materialized, but that may be a good thing; laying solid foundations for long term economic growth is more important than a short-lived economic boom.”
Duncan Wood and Christopher Wilson authored an article for FT Beyondbrics about Mexico's outlook for 2014.
In an interview with Luis de la Calle, a Mexico Institute Advisory Board Member, he asserts that with the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Mexico is better today than it was 20 years ago.
With the North American Free Trade Agreement completing 20 years, it is a good moment to reflect and look toward the region’s future and its place in the world economy. It is important to recognize that NAFTA was a first-generation free trade agreement, originally conceived in the 1980s, and for that reason it was very limited.
It was going to change the world. Some said for the better and others for the worse. As we observe the 20th Anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), we offer three perspectives (Canada, Mexico, US) on its successes, failures, and implications for future trade agreements.
The Mexico Institute has partnered with Forbes.com, and will post directly to the Forbes website as a trusted contributor. In this piece, Director Duncan Wood predicts that 2014 will bring changes to the energy industry in the form of a radically different oil and gas sector in Mexico, one that is ripe with opportunity.
The Mexico Institute recently convened a high-level discussion with a number of U.S. and Mexican stakeholders to discuss opportunities for developing innovation policies in Mexico.
In this Expert Take, David A. Shirk considers the implications of the NSA wiretapping scandal on the US-Mexico relationship. He argues that the current crisis gives President Obama an opportunity to right America's course, and to rebuild the relationship with Mexico. Both countries should ponder the NSA scandal seriously, and recognize that cooperation is not just contingent upon immediate interests but on longer-term mutual benefits.