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Mexico Institute in the News: Babeu criticized for rush to tie case to lax border

Jun 05, 2012
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu was quick to blame Mexican cartels for the grisly deaths of five people in a case that Tempe law-enforcement authorities are convinced is a murder-suicide unrelated to the bloody drug war south of the border. The Mexico Institute's Eric L. Olson comments.

Mexico Institute in the News: Mexican Presidential Frontrunner Draws Crowds, And Protests

Jun 04, 2012
Enrique Peña Nieto draws crowds and protests, the Mexico Institute's Eric Olson explains his appeal.

Mexico Institute in the News: 5 bodies found in Ariz may be latest drug violence

Jun 04, 2012
Five bodies were found in the Arizona desert, the authorities suspect Mexican cartel involvement, the Mexico Institute's Eric Olson discusses the probability of more cartel violence on the U.S. side of the border.

Mexico Institute in the News: Panel says U.S.-Mexico border issues hinder huge economic opportunities

Jun 01, 2012
The U.S.-Mexico border holds a huge opportunity for increased trade and job creation, but it has become increasingly difficult to develop those opportunities since 2000, experts said Friday. The Mexico Institute's Christopher Wilson discusses the impact of border friction and his and Erik Lee's findings in a recent report on the transborder economy.

Mexico Institute in the News: Drug war key issue in Mexico elections

May 31, 2012
The Mexico Institute's Christopher Wilson comments on the impact of the drug war on the Mexican electorate's preferences in the upcoming election.

Mexico Institute in the News: What Mexico's presidential election means for U.S.

May 25, 2012
The Mexico Institute's Christopher Wilson discusses what the Mexican presidential election might mean for the U.S.-Mexico relationship, and how it is unlikely to change radically.

Mexico Institute in the News: Security 'quagmire' for Mexican presidential candidates

Apr 18, 2012
Many Mexicans are weary of the sharp rise in violence that has accompanied Calderón's military-led strategy against drug traffickers. So why aren't presidential hopefuls offering alternatives?

Mexico Institute in the News: Obama Keeps Eye on U.S. Politics at Latin America Summit

Apr 13, 2012
President Barack Obama attended a summit in Latin America that may have as much resonance in domestic politics as in hemispheric economics. Discussions at the meeting of North and South American leaders in the resort city of Cartagena, Colombia, covered trade, economic growth and the battle against drug trafficking.

Latin American Program in the News: Support, But Some Disappointment, as Obama Heads to Americas Summit

Apr 13, 2012
President Obama travels to Colombia for the Sixth Summit of the Americas. Our experts discuss Obama's leadership in the region and possible topics to be covered at the Summit.

Latin America Program in the News: U.S. on more equal footing with neighbors as Obama heads to Summit of the Americas

Apr 13, 2012
President Obama travels to a weekend summit of the hemisphere’s leaders Friday as the head of a nation that remains in many ways the economic envy of its closest neighbors, but also one whose influence is on the wane in a rising region...

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