In this article, Steven Dudley, Director of InSight Crime and a former Wilson Center Fellow, suggests the Zetas dominance over the highly lucrative drug trafficking corridor through Nuevo Laredo will likely be seriously challenged in the wake to Miguel Treviño’s capture.
The Mexico Institute along with the Heinrich Boell Foundation and the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress will host a delegation of congressional staff the week of Feb. 20-24 on a study tour of Mexico City.
Enrique Peña Nieto is the frontrunner in Mexico’s elections. But polls are divided over the size of his lead. The Mexico Institute's Christopher Wilson comments.
Mexico's Peña Nieto First 100 Days in Office Mixes Progress with Stagnation - Mexico Institute in the News
“The murder rate for the first 100 days is not a good measure of a presidency,” said Christopher Wilson, an associate at the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. “You have to give some time for him to implement the policies and then some more time for the policies to take effect.”
Josefina Vasquez Mota was elected to be the presidential candidate for PAN. This is the first time a woman has been a presidential candidate for one of the major parties in Mexico.
Duncan Wood spoke to the Financial Times regarding Enrique Pena Nieto's efforts to overcome political gridlock. “It is a political statement,” he said. “And it fits with the PRI tradition of trying to build consensus.”
The Mexico Institute's Andrew Selee comments for the Washington Times for their article on the future of U.S.-Mexico Trade.