Mexico News

Drug War Invades Resort Towns as Some Struggle, Others Survive - Mexico Institute in the News

Mar 13, 2013
“This type of crime, especially the sensational type, always has a negative effect on tourism,” said Christopher Wilson, a Mexico expert at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.

Task Force Urges Joint U.S.-Mexico Approach to Border - Mexico Institute in the News

Mar 08, 2013
“Look at the example of drugs and weapons smuggling,” Wilson says. “There are drug demand issues on the U.S. side, but there are weapons demand issues on the Mexican side, where there are also rule-of-law issues and violence. The task force sought ways to share responsibility and work together to confront these interconnected problems.”

From rags to riches to jail; Mexico's top union leader - Mexico Institute in the News

Mar 08, 2013
"This goes way beyond education. It's about sending a signal to other unions in particular that they need to come on board to the government's program," Wood said. "As it has played out, I think it has been a stroke of genius."

Sequester Cuts Aid Smugglers, Border Patrol Union Says - Mexico Institute in the News

Mar 07, 2013
The cuts probably won’t dramatically increase crime or significantly compromise border security, said Chris Wilson, an associate with the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute, a Washington-based research group. The number of Border Patrol agents has doubled in the last decade, and illegal activity along the border between the ports of entry has fallen.

Mexico: Taking down "The Teacher" - Mexico Institute in the News (Video)

Mar 07, 2013
Known as La Maestra or 'The Teacher', Gordillo headed the National Union of Education Workers or SNTE, which is estimated to have 1.5 million members. Christopher Wilson spoke to AlJazeera about her recent arrest.

Mexico’s booming auto parts business - Mexico Institute in the News

Mar 07, 2013
“The businesses that are affected by security issues are generally the small businesses, the mom-and-pop operations,” says Christopher Wilson, an economist at the Washington-based Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ Mexico Institute. “If someone is going to try to extort a business, they’re not going after a company like Audi that has layers of protection.”

Mexico's Energy Reform Drawing Interest in Texas - Mexico Institute in the News

Mar 07, 2013
“They are talking seriously about allowing private investment in the oil sector in general, [but] they want the state to retain control. So what that actually means in reality is very tough to work out,” he said. “Because retaining control could be legislative, regulatory; it could be the dominant player. No one is quite sure what that means.”

Latin American Program in the News: Will Continued Hostilities Derail Colombia's Peace Talks?

Mar 04, 2013
Director Cynthia Arnson provided commentary on the Colombian peace talks.

Latin American Program in the News: News brief

Mar 04, 2013
Director Cynthia Arnson was mentioned for her emphasis on the need for the Obama administration to engage the region constructively and adopt a sensible alternative for the "War on Drugs."

Latin American Program in the News: Wilson Center Calls for Careful US Diplomacy in Venezuela

Mar 04, 2013
Director Cynthia Arnson urges the US to work creatively and honestly to address issues of importance to the region as well as to the United States, and to abandon a regional engagement based on unilateral imposition.

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