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Peña Nieto’s Cabinet: What Does It Tell Us About Mexican Leadership?

An analysis of cabinet leadership in Mexico has always provided insights into political recruitment trends for the policy-making leadership in general. This essay briefly analyzes the backgrounds of the twenty-two cabinet secretaries and important cabinet-level agencies, and the president, and compares them with equivalent leadership, where appropriate, from three prior presidential periods. Those consist of the cabinet members from the pre-democratic era, 1935-1988, from the democratic transition, 1988-2000, and from the democratic era, 2000-2013.

Mexico Institute in the News: Latino Leaders Discuss U.S. Foreign Policy Recommendations

The Co-Chairmen of the Latino Leadership Task Force say it’s in U.S. economic and security interests to place greater focus and forge more partnerships with Latin American countries.Their remarks came during the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute & the Pacific Council on International Policy panel discussion Monday on how to change U.S. policy to address the region’s growth.

President Peña Nieto’s Security Strategy - The Expert Take

Today Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto announced his government’s much anticipated security strategy to a nation exhausted and traumatized by six years of devastating violence and skyrocketing crime. In his statement he committed to heed the mandate of Mexican citizens in the last election calling for a country at peace and based on “respect and protection of human rights.”

Is Geography Destiny? A Primer on North American Relations

At a time when nearly all of the key issues facing North America are being understood and addressed either independently by the United States, Canada and Mexico, or within the dual-bilateral framework of U.S.-Mexico and U.S.-Canada relations, this report attempts to view these challenges and opportunities through a trilateral lens.

Mexico Institute in the News: For Mexican president, a long-delayed Cuba visit

Mexican President Felipe Calderon arrives in La Habana for his first official visit to Cuba. The visit comes just eight months before Calderon’s term concludes, despite a lengthy list of pending bilateral issues for the two countries.

Initiative aids Juárez along road to recovery - Mexico Insitute in the News

Diana Villers Negroponte prepared a 2010 working paper on "Pillar IV of 'Beyond Merida' " for the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Mexico Institute In the News: "The importance of Mexico's elections"

Mexicans will go to the polls to choose a new president, new senators and federal deputies - and if opinion polls are to be believed, possibly a new governing party. A major election issue is the country's crackdown against organised crime which is now in its sixth year. It has caused violence to flare in states that are on the drug route to the US and more than 50,000 people have been killed since 2006.

Mexican Migrant Civic and Political Participation Webpage

Click here for webpage that provides academic studies, press, analyses and commentary on Mexican migrant civic participation in the United States and the current debate on immigration legislation.

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