Police Reform in Mexico: Can Trust and Security be Achieved?

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has announced widespread changes to Mexico’s federal security forces. As these changes begin to take shape, we spoke with two of Mexico’s leading experts on police reform to discuss the current state of reform efforts and the issues that the Peña Nieto government must address.

As he takes office, Mexico’s president pledges to expand prosperity-Mexico Institute in the News

In singling out unions and monopolies, Peña Nieto may be “letting some of the major interest groups know in Mexico they are not above the law,” said Andrew Selee of the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute. This article also appeared on

Mexico Institute in the News: 5 Things You Didn't Know About Operation Fast and Furious

Andrew Selee, vice president for programs at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington D.C. says the Mexican government was aware of the gun-walking, in spite of releasing a statement saying they were not.

Reality & Potential: How Large Can the Mexico-U.S. Border Economy Grow?

In this edition of CONTEXT, two legislative representatives from both the U.S. and Mexico provide cross-border perspectives on what can be done by both countries to enhance an already productive relationship.

Mexico Institute in the News: New Mexican president could target small gangs

Mexico's next president has boldly promised to halve the number of kidnappings and murders during his six-year term by moving law enforcement away from showy drug busts and focusing on protecting ordinary citizens from gangs. The Mexico Institute's Eric Olson comments.

2013: The State of Security in Mexico

In this article, David Shirk explores how the state of security in Mexico has changed in the year 2013. He argues that although there is much to be done, the current government’s efforts have actually been accompanied by a decrease in violence.


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