Eric Olson, deputy director of the Mexico Institute at the Wilson Center, said that revenue from marijuana comprises about 20 percent of cartels’ total revenue.
The report is based on the results of a May 2004 conference involving agricultural experts from both the U.S. and Mexico.
Latin American Program's Fall 2012 newsletter.
MATT Releases Key Findings and Raw Data from First-Ever Study on the Factors Driving the Return of Mexican Immigrants to Mexico
Mexicans and Americans Thinking Together (MATT) is a bi-national non-profit organization focused on building cultural and economic links between the U.S. and Mexico.At an event on 01/14/2014, MATT shared the findings from a research study conducted in mid-2103 which tells, for the first time, the other half of the immigration story. The study’s findings – The U.S. Mexico Cycle: The End of an Era – details the factors that are driving Mexicans to return to their home country in historic numbers, signaling a major shift in immigration.
Despite a history of anti-Americanism, the Institutional Revolutionary Party's win in Mexico's Presidential elections Sunday is not likely to dramatically alter U.S.-Mexico relations, Andrew Selee writes for CNN.com.
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.
The Second Democratic Transition in Mexico: Efforts, obstacles and challenges to Mexico in the quest for a comprehensive, coordinated, consistent form of accountability
During the last decade, Mexico has implemented a comprehensive set of institutional reforms to combat discretion, inefficiency and corruption. After the successful efforts beginning in the last decades to build a new electoral system that allowed a peaceful transition from a single party regime to a pluralist democracy, the public agenda began focusing on challenging the traditional way to exercise authority gained in the polls. This text is a brief summary of the set of changes and challenges Mexico has faced during this period as well as of the vigorous debate on how to build complete, articulate, and coherent accountability in the country.