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Mexico Institute in the News: World-Herald editorial: Challenges for Mexico

The United States is greatly affected by Mexico and its economy, and Mexico's economy has been improving for many reasons.

Migration Policy Institute publishes reports on border security

Policy analyst Deborah Meyers and Professor Rey Koslowski each authored reports published by MPI

Mexico Institute in the News: Babeu criticized for rush to tie case to lax border

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu was quick to blame Mexican cartels for the grisly deaths of five people in a case that Tempe law-enforcement authorities are convinced is a murder-suicide unrelated to the bloody drug war south of the border. The Mexico Institute's Eric L. Olson comments.

Is Mexico's war on drugs close to a real end? - Mexico Institute in the News

Commenting on Enrique Pena Nieto's new crime strategy, Fellow Steven Dudley said, "Certainly this speech was an attempt to check off a number of boxes and differentiate himself from the Felipe Calderon administration, which many widely viewed as a failure with regards to the fight against organized crime... These are incredibly difficult things to resolve. Putting $9 billion towards this would be a great step in a different direction, in a softer direction... However... I don't think we can expect much transparency with regards to how the money is implemented and the results that we will get from those particular programs."

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.

Conflict in Michoacán: Vigilante Groups Present Challenges and Opportunities for the Mexican Government

This paper analyzes the conflict in Michoacán, Mexico. The author offers policy recommendations for the Mexican government to take regarding the autodefensas movement.

Mexico's New President-Mexico Institute in the News

Andrew Selee talks about how will President Pena Nieto affect Mexican-American relations, his recent meeting with Obama, and Mexico’s drug cartels.

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