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Washington Post-Woodrow Wilson Center Fellows Featured in Newspaper

The Washington Post features articles about Latin America by the five Washington Post-Woodrow Wilson Center Fellows. The program brings professional journalists from Latin America to Washington, D.C. for a two-week exchange of dialogue and professional development.

Dr. Luis Rubio Named Global Fellow at Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute

Today the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars announced the appointment of Dr. Luis Rubio as a Global Fellow with the Mexico Institute. Rubio will work closely with the Mexico Institute on issues of economic competitiveness and Mexican politics.

Mexico Institute in the News: Mexican, U.S. relations improve in fight against drugs, trafficking

Andrew Selee, vice president for programs at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington D.C. is comments on the nature of the relationship during a luncheon with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Mexican Interios Secretary Alejandro Poire.

North American Competitiveness: The San Diego Agenda

The San Diego Agenda came out of the North American Competitiveness and Innovation Conference (NACIC) held in San Diego October 27-29, 2013 where Canadian Trade Minister Ed Fast, Mexican Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo and U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker met to discuss “three countries, two borders, one economy.” In this publication, Duncan Wood, Chris Sands and Laura Dawson argue that North American economic integration must be deepened in order to compete more effectively globally.

Mexico Institute in the News: Mexico’s Telenovela President: Enrique Peña Nieto’s Saga of Scandal, Gaffes, and Connections

The personal life of Mexico's next president, Enrique Peña Nieto, reads like a telenovela script. It could be called "Because you know me," which was his campaign slogan, as the personal affairs of Mexico's next president have become public...The Mexico Institute's Eric Olson comments.

Invisible No More: Mexican Migrant Civic Participation in the United States

Co-published by the Wilson Center and the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Latin American Program in the News: El tráfico de armas de EE UU hacia Centroamérica, un misterio en expansión

This article refers to Wilson Center Scholar Colby Goodman's paper on U.S. Firearms Trafficking to Guatemala and Mexico. This article is in Spanish.

The Development and Fiscal Effects of Emigration on Mexico

The two most important ways that migration influences development in Mexico is through remittances and labor markets. Mexico is the largest recipient of remittances in Latin America, with remittances totaling $22 billion (about 2.5% of GDP) in 2010. Focusing on labor markets, existing research suggests that between 1990 and 2000 migration increased wages by 8% in Mexico with more pronounced effects among less-educated workers.

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