“It’s recognition for all the hard work and it gives him a very powerful position in Mexico. I think markets are going to see that as a very positive step forward,” said Duncan Wood on the Mexican economy.
In Mexico last week, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton lamented the "cycle of violence and crime that has impacted communities on both sides of the border" and pledged continued U.S. engagement. With Washington's support, the Mexican government has been pursuing an aggressive multiyear campaign to confront criminal groups tied to the drug trade. To understand those efforts' chances of success, let's look beyond common misperceptions about Mexico's plight.
Chris Wilson, Associate at the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center, and Erik Lee write about the U.S.-Mexico trade partnership for Site Selection Magazine. The two are coauthors of the trade and competitiveness chapter in the forthcoming "State of the Border Report," from which this article was adapted.
With the North American Free Trade Agreement completing 20 years, it is a good moment to reflect and look toward the region’s future and its place in the world economy. It is important to recognize that NAFTA was a first-generation free trade agreement, originally conceived in the 1980s, and for that reason it was very limited.
As the immigration debate is further discussed in Congress, summaries on the latest Congressional hearings are available through the Mexico Institute. For further information, please visit the respective Committee Hearings' websites.
Fraud Allegations by Losing Candidate Prompts President Elect Peña Nieto to Consider Delaying Economic Overhaul Plan. Mexico Institute's Eric Olson comments.
Cooperatively organized by Georgetown University, Monterrey Tec, and the Wilson Center, this program brings professors and doctoral students from Monterrey Tec's Graduate School of Administration (EGAP) to Washington, DC for a month each year.
Many Mexicans are weary of the sharp rise in violence that has accompanied Calderón's military-led strategy against drug traffickers. So why aren't presidential hopefuls offering alternatives?
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