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New Mexican Ambassador (Reforma)-Mexico Institute in the News

This article is in Spanish. Andrew Selee comments on the announcement of a new Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. A subscription is required to read this article.

Education Authority is too far from the Classroom

Educational authorities are currently too far removed from the classroom. There is no precise methodology to supervise what goes on inside the classroom of the more than 273,000 schools every day, and the administrative protocols manage poorly the flow of the information back to Mexico City.

Mexican Military Seen as Best Option Against Cartels - Mexico Institute in the News

Eric Olson, a senior associate at the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., said Peña Nieto has acknowledged that there is no “magic wand” solution, but that the president-elect continues to search for alternatives.

Context Matters

The intense debate on immigration policy in the United States in recent years has largely focused on how to regulate immigrants’ roles as workers, their impact on public spending, and how to reconcile labor market, community, and family needs with workable and humane law enforcement. These are important debates, and their outcome will determine the character of U.S. society for generations to come. However, far less has been written about the role that immigrants play in the civic and political life of communities throughout the United States. This volume aims to fill that void by focusing on the contributions that Latin American immigrants are making to U.S. communities and the barriers they face in seeking to do so.

The Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute, Brazil Institute and Canada Institute Regret the Passing of Dr. Robert Pastor

The Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute, Brazil Institute and Canada Institute are saddened to learn of the passing of our dear friend, Dr. Robert Pastor.

Mexico Institute in the News: U.S. and Mexican border mayors meet in San Diego

A group of border mayors who met in San Diego on Friday called for nontraditional financing, including public-private partnerships, to build badly needed border crossings in the face of limited federal funding. The Mexico Institute's Andrew Selee comments.

Mexico Institute in the News: Texas’ Economic Trailblazing with Mexico

Texas's economy is growing faster than the rest of the country because of its growing trade with Mexico.

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