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A Review of "My Country: Insights to Understand and Change Mexico"

Eric L. Olson, Senior Associate at the Mexico institute, has reviewed Denise Dresser's book titled "My Country: Insights to Understand and Change Mexico". The review appears on page 10 of the recent issue of 'Americas Quarterly' for winter the of 2012.

The Victims' Movement in Mexico

This paper seeks to examine the composition of victims groups in Mexico, their organizational structure and internal divisions, and helps shed light on a number of facets of this social movement.

Crime Data and Spillover Violence along the Southwest Border

As organized crime‐related violence has increased in northern Mexico, so has the heated rhetoric regarding the U.S. side of the border. The title of National Geographic’s program, Border Wars, exemplifies the sentiment, echoed by several politicians, that the border region is lawless and dangerous. For residents of the U.S. border region, thankfully, the reality is anything but that.

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.

Mexico Institute in the News: Propone Romney plan energético con México

Vice President for Programs and Senior Advisor of the Mexico Institute, Andrew Selee was quoted in El Universal’s article discussing Mitt Romney’s proposed plan to achieve energy independence in 2020 in collaboration with Mexico and Canada. This article is in Spanish.

Obama’s Agenda in 2013-Mexico Institute in the News

Andrew Selee’s latest column for El Universal discusses Obama's legislative agenda and its possible relevance to Mexico.

Mexico Institute in the News: Presidential election could spell change for Mexico and the US

A current poll by the Reforma newspaper shows Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) candidate Enrique Peña Nieto leading with over 40 percent. A current surge by López Obrador has some wondering if this election will see an unexpected outcome as happened six years ago. Andrew Selee, VP for Programs and Senior Advisor of the Mexico Institute at Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars says that is unlikely.

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