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Immigration: Mexico Stays Out of Debate - Mexico Institute in the News

“Mexico is trying to be careful in terms of how it gets involved in the immigration debate,” said Christopher Wilson of the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington. “It will talk about border security, trans-migration, issues like that, but Mexico will weigh its involvement in immigration very carefully.”

Mexican Rural Development Research Reports

This series of research reports provides additional analysis and information to complement the findings in the report: "Subsidizing Inequality: Mexican Corn Policy Since NAFTA". Esta serie de monografías da un análisis más amplio y detallado para complementar la información en el reporte: "Subsidios para la desigualdad: Las políticas públicas del maíz en México a partir del libre comercio".

Prevent breakthrough in arms control-Mexico Institute in the News

This article is in Spanish. Andrew Selee, director of the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center, said that while the renewal of the Supreme Court could mean changes in matter, they would be gradual and more towards the long term, as there is enough political base in the United States support more regulation of guns.

Alfredo Corchado On the Capture of "40" the Leader of the Zetas Drug Cartel

“This guy has defined the decade,” Alfredo Corchado told the Wilson Center. “He changed the dynamics of trafficking. He was a game changer. Communities have been silenced because of him.” Alfredo Corchado worked on his book "Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter's Journey Through a Country's Descent Into Darkness" while a Wilson Center public policy scholar in 2010.

Mexico Institute in the News: Troubles Vex Mexico Crime-Fighting Force

The Federal Police was supposed to be this country's answer to the FBI—a tough investigative and crime-fighting force. But when Federal Police officers allegedly tried to kill two U.S. government employees outside this hillside village last month, doubts surfaced on both sides of the border about whether the agency can be trusted to lead Mexico's charge against organized crime. The Mexico Institute's Eric L. Olson comments.

Wilson Center Releases Publications on Mexico

During Mexican President Felipe Calderón's recent state visit to Washington, immigration and trade were on the agenda. Recent publications by the Mexico Institute may interest those who follow these and other issues in the bilateral relationship.

Mexico Institute in the News: In Texas, Caution, Optimism Greet Mexican Election

Texas lawmakers are concerned that the PRI will revive its tainted past, which included reports of corruption and deal-making with criminal elements. In an overview of the race, Eric Olson, Associate Director of the Mexico Institute, said that the question on most people’s minds was whether Peña Nieto could overcome his party’s tainted legacy and “usher in a new era with a reformed PRI capable of tackling the issues of corruption and inefficient government, security and violence, and economic under-performance that have vexed other parties as well.”

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