These articles are based on research done by Steven Dudley for "Civil Society, the Government and the Development of Citizen Security" as part of a joint project on civic engagement in Mexico by the Mexico Institute and the Justice in Mexico Project.
Debate over immigration policy in the United States has centered on law enforcement and related legal reforms. Two other factors, however, are key elements of a broader discussion, especially in international forums.
The Mexico Institute's Christopher Wilson discusses what the Mexican presidential election might mean for the U.S.-Mexico relationship, and how it is unlikely to change radically.
Informal collaborative methods are typical of the border region, in which citizens and local authorities must resolve daily problems by going beyond the official frameworks provided by their national governments.
Jane Harman announces appointment of Duncan Wood as the new director of the Mexico Institute.
Eric L. Olson, a Mexico expert at Washington think-tank the Wilson Center went to an oral trial in Morelos, one of the first adopters of the new system, and says the hearings reached an awkward moment where a judge was scolding the attorneys for wanting to read from sheets rather than argue properly.