Includes full text of statements given by Mexico Institute staff before members of Congress.
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.
Eric Olson remarked upon the impact that a trafficking law approved by the U.S. Congress could have on arms trafficking between the United States and Mexico.
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.
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.
Civic Engagement and the Judicial Reform: The role of civil society in reforming criminal justice in Mexico
This report focuses on the role played by civil society in Mexico's judicial reform process, highlighting the efforts of organizations that have been influential and emblematic of civic activism in this area.
After 71 years of single-party rule, Mexico confronts the challenges of a newly pluralistic, democratic country, while its citizens increasingly demand more political openness.