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Call for Entries: 2012 Awards for U.S.-Mexico Cross-Border Cooperation and Innovation

Feb 07, 2012
The Border Research Partnership announces its 2012 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 Institute in the News: Mexican Ruling Party Picks Woman as Presidential Candidate

Feb 06, 2012
Josefina Vasquez Mota was elected to be the presidential candidate for PAN. This is the first time a woman has been a presidential candidate for one of the major parties in Mexico.

Mexico Institute in the News: Nomination Paves New Path in Mexico

Feb 06, 2012
Josefina Vasquez Mota, the newly nominated presidential candidate for PAN, may be able to have more success as she capitalizes her gender in her campaign.

Mexico Institute in the News: Violence Levels Off in Some Parts of Mexico, but Spreads to Others

Feb 04, 2012
Violence remains high in border areas, and grows in other areas of Mexico. President Calderon continues his plan to go after cartel leaders as critics question the effectiveness of his plan.

Mexico Institute in the News: Mexican Vote May Determine Future of Drug War

Feb 03, 2012
Enrique Pena Nieto, a front-runner in the Mexican presidential race, is in the PRI, which is known for allowing drug cartels power. U.S. policy-makers are concerned for what may happen with the drug war if he wins the election.

Mexico Institute in the News: Like U.S., Mexico faces contentious presidential election

Jan 25, 2012
The main issues for presidential candidates to focus on in Mexico right now include increasing income and decreasing violence.

Mexico Institute in the News: Sempra Energy gains speed on Mexico wind energy plant

Jan 23, 2012
An area in Mexico called La Rumorosa has strong wind a San Diego company plans on using for electricity.

Mexico Institute in the News: Is Mexico City Safe from Drug Cartel War -- Or the Next Target?

Jan 17, 2012
Mexico City used to be perceived as a crime-ridden place people wanted to move away from. Now it is perceived as a safe haven from the drug war, with a growing fear that it will not remain that way.

Mexico Institute in the News: Drug-Related Violence Soars in Mexico

Jan 12, 2012
Violence in Mexico continues to increase and spread as the drug war in Mexico continues.

Mexico Institute in the News: Mexico Updates Death Toll in Drug War to 47,515, but Critics Dispute the Data

Jan 11, 2012
The Mexican government released high death toll for drug war. The accuracy of these numbers is questioned.

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