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Report Stresses Context as Key Determinant of Latino Immigrant Integration

Context—geographic, institutional, and otherwise—plays a determinant role in Latino immigrant integration, a new report by the Woodrow Wilson Center Mexico Institute argues. The report, Context Matters: Latino Immigrant Civic Engagement in Nine U.S. Cities, examines the local factors shaping the political patterns and practices of a key bloc of the United States' fastest-growing minority.

Awards Celebrate Bi-National 'Success Stories'

The Awards for U.S.-Mexico Cross-Border Cooperation and Innovation will be formally presented on Thursday, September 29, at the Border Governors Conference in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.

Elba Esther Gordillo – The Expert Take

Yesterday’s PGR arrest of Elba Esther Gordillo on charges of embezzlement marks a bold step forward by the Pena Nieto administration to establish its authority and legitimacy in the eyes of the Mexican public, and to send a message to Mexico’s most powerful unions. The arrest comes after the successful passage of an education reform bill through Congress, earning the government plaudits from international observers, who saw it as a much-needed attack on the power of the teachers union, the SNTE, but receiving a skeptical response from many national critics who believed that the government would not follow through with implementation of the new laws.

Noticias Winter 2004 available for download

Articles on Conflict and Peace in Colombia, Analyzing Citizenship, MERCOSUR, Mexican & US Journalists Seminar, Changes in Cuban Society, Hemispheric Security, Combatting Child Labor in Brazil and more! Download the .pdf from our Noticias publications page.

Illegal immigrant deportation flights to Mexico City scaled back- Mexico Institute in the News

"This type of collaborative effort to protect migrants and limit recruitment for organized crime is an important tool," said Christopher Wilson, an associate at the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington.

Op-ed: Use Brains, not Brawn, to Handle Migrant Crisis

"It is important to note that adding more boots on the ground would do little or nothing to stem the flow of children across the border. The real solutions lie in addressing the push factors in the source countries," writes Christopher Wilson and Eric Olson.

Mexico Institute in the News: U.S., Mexico ties examined at Sunnylands Estate

A private, three-day retreat for top U.S. and Mexican dignitaries held at the Sunnylands Estate in March has led to new proposals to improve relations between the neighboring countries. The new Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands released those recommendations Wednesday in a report with the Washington, D.C.-based Wilson Center.

Call for Entries: 2012 Awards for U.S.-Mexico Cross-Border Cooperation and Innovation

The Border Research Partnership announces its 2012 Awards for U.S.-Mexico Crossborder Collaboration and Innovation. The awards will honor bi-national collaboration and innovation in public safety, transportation planning, environmental stewardship, education, health, and the arts, among other fields.

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