Aug 02, 2012
Current U.S. drug policy is proving insufficient in shrinking the damage caused by drug abuse, but promising alternative approaches could lead to improved results, according to an article in the summer 2012 edition of Issues in Science and Technology.
Aug 01, 2012
More than 6 million jobs in the US depend on trade with Mexico...The Mexico Institute's Christopher Wilson comments. The article is in Spanish.
Jul 24, 2012
The only major current trade negotiation that the U.S. is engaged in at this time is the negotiation for a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement with eight other nations in Asia and the Americas.
Jul 24, 2012
The second weekend of July, only 4,000 people attended a protest that was mostly spontaneous, and this weekend, a marcha that was organized by the #YoSoy132 student movement [and other social groups] and promoted as part of a new strategy to “resist” the “imposition” of PRI candidate Enrique Peña Nieto, only garnered some 30,000 people. Does this mean that the #YoSoy132 student movement and the rest of the “anti-imposition” crowd is losing support?.. The Mexico Institute's Eric Olson comments.
Jul 23, 2012
The Co-Chairmen of the Latino Leadership Task Force say it’s in U.S. economic and security interests to place greater focus and forge more partnerships with Latin American countries.Their remarks came during the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute & the Pacific Council on International Policy panel discussion Monday on how to change U.S. policy to address the region’s growth.
Jul 12, 2012
A private, three-day retreat for top U.S. and Mexican dignitaries held at the Sunnylands Estate in March has led to new proposals to improve relations between the neighboring countries. The new Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands released those recommendations Wednesday in a report with the Washington, D.C.-based Wilson Center.
Jul 12, 2012
The likely return to power of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, in Mexico has prompted Mexicans and Texans alike to question whether the party’s former alleged practice of making deals with cartel members will be the standard after President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto is sworn in Dec. 1...The Mexico Institute's Andrew Selee comments.
Jul 10, 2012
The integration (once called assimilation) of foreigners into the United States is a long-standing issue. Some fear that today’s immigrants aren’t integrating into U.S. culture and society as past waves did. Mexicans—the largest single group today with some twelve million immigrants—in particular are seen as guilty of maintaining their distance...
Jul 09, 2012
The Wilson Center reviewed and analyzed the results of Mexico's 2012 elections. Experts discussed the potential impact of the elections on Mexico’s economy...
Jul 08, 2012
The top security adviser for Mexico’s next president said on Friday that he is recommending the creation of elite units of police and troops who will target not just major drug traffickers but also lower-level cartel hitmen as a way of swiftly reducing violence...The Mexico Institute's Eric Olson comments.