Read the latest version of the Program's newsletter, covering spring and summer 2013 activities.
This post recommends four possible counter-violence strategies, and cites Associate Director of the Mexico Institute Eric Olson’s recent report when it suggests that the Mexican government could target the most violent trafficking groups.
“Approving the treaty will create new levels of legal certainty for US and Mexican firms operating in Gulf of Mexico border regions, encouraging them to engage in the risk-taking required to produce oil from deep water,” said Duncan Wood, director of the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
While there are security concerns in parts of Mexico, tourists continue to travel to other regions of Mexico for vacation.
In this report, we first survey the causes for the rise of violent crime in Mexico, and the Northern Triangle of Central America. We then look at the US policy response to date. We conclude by offering a few suggestions on how the US policy response could be significantly improved in the short and medium term to respond better to the underlying challenges that the countries of the region are facing, problems in which our own country is deeply implicated.
Napolitano: Immigration hasn’t been ‘a linchpin, red hot issue’ in 2012 - Mexico Institute in the News
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Mexican Secretary of Interior Alejandro Poiré spoke about U.S. – Mexico collaboration in tackling illegal immigration across the U.S.-Mexico border and drug and human trafficking at the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute on Monday.