Mexico Institute, November 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. We hope you will find this review useful and informative. Enjoy!
- November 7th: “U.S.-Mexico Relations Under President Obama’s Second Term”
The Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute is pleased to share with you the following analysis on the implications of the 2012 U.S. Presidential Elections for the U.S.-Mexico Relationship. Select pieces offer an overview of U.S.-Mexico Relations, insights into the future of an Obama-Peña Nieto relationship, reflections on the continued positive trends in U.S.-Mexico Trade, and an analysis of the Latino Electorate and immigration in the 2012 elections. Each piece is available separately below or you can download the full PDF here.
U.S.-Mexico Relations Under President Obama’s Second Term- By Andrew D. Selee
Obama and Peña Nieto Under President Obama’s Second Term- By Duncan Wood
US-Mexico Trade Under President Obama’s Second Term- By Christopher E. Wilson
Immigration and the Latino Electorate Under President Obama’s Second Term- By Miguel R. Salazar
- November 27th: “Mexico, U.S. ties ripe for major expansion”
The Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute’s Andrew Selee and Christopher Wilson wrote an op-ed for CNN on the future of U.S. – Mexico relations as the new president of Mexico gets ready to begin his six year term.
Read analysis here.
- “A New Agenda with Mexico” by Andrew Selee and Christopher Wilson
Part of a series of policy briefs on critical issues which will run from now until Inauguration Day. The depth of economic ties with Mexico, together with declines in illegal immigration and organized crime violence in Mexico, open up an opportunity for U.S. policymakers to deepen the economic relationship with Mexico and to engage Mexico more on major global issues. Security cooperation, especially strengthening institutions for rule of law and disrupting money laundering, will remain important to the relationship, and there are clear opportunities to reform the U.S. legal immigration system over the next few years, which would have important implications for the relationship with Mexico. The strongest engagement, going forward, is likely to be on the economic issues that can help create jobs for people on both sides of the border, and on the shared global challenges that both countries face.
You can read the full policy brief here, A New Agenda with Mexico.
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- Nov. 20th: Competitors or Partners? U.S.-Mexico Trade Policy in an Era of Global Competition
Timed with the launch of Beatriz Leycegui’s new book, Reflections on Mexico’s Trade Policy (2006-2012), speakers at this conference will consider how the U.S.-Mexico trade relationship fits into each country’s overall policies for trade and competitiveness, seeking to identify areas for further collaboration both within North America and globally.
View event here.
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- Nov. 27th, “Mexico, U.S. ties ripe for major expansion,” CNN
“A balanced and wide-ranging U.S.-Mexico agenda -- one that seeks creative and collaborative approaches on topics ranging from local gangs to global terrorist networks and from regional supply chains to international finance -- promises significant benefits to people in both nations in the coming years.” Op-ed by the Mexico Institute’s Andrew Selee and Christopher Wilson.
- Nov. 27th, “Mexico's New Leader Tries to Shift Dynamic,” Wall Street Journal
"I think the Peña Nieto team wants to change the relationship from one where the focus is on Mexico as a source of drugs and people—a problem—to one where Mexico's economy is a source of opportunity for the U.S. to create jobs," said Christopher Wilson, an associate at the Mexico Institute at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C.
- Nov. 27th, “Mexico Shifts Focus from Drug War to Economy,” New York Times
"The way to change the narrative is not to say, 'Security is not as bad as it seems,' " said Christopher Wilson, a scholar at the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington. "The way to change the narrative is to talk about other things that are going well, and the economy is a good story now."
- Nov. 28th, “The human toll of Mexico’s drug war,” CNN’s “The Situation Room”
Eric Olson talks about how the U.S. and Mexico are waging the drug war, and the overall toll of the crisis for “The Situation Room.”
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