Pena comes to America to meet with Obama - Mexico Institute in the News

This article is in Spanish. Andrew Selee says that this is a first contact and will serve to set the tone in US-Mexico relations. This article also ran on,,, and other news outlets.

Program Assistant - Mexico Institute

CLOSES JUNE 8, 2014: The Mexico Institute is searching for two candidates to fill Program Assistant positions who will serve as administrative, clerical, and project support assistants for the Mexico Institute in the Latin American Program. Please review the link above for a complete list of duties, requirements and application procedures.

Mexico Institute in the News: Trade Between U.S., Mexico Nears $500 Billion

Trade between the United States and Mexico reached half a trillion dollars in 2011. Cross-border commerce is growing despite escalating drug violence in Mexico...The Mexico Institute's Christopher Wilson comments.

Duncan Wood Testifies Before Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Mexico's security strategy is evolving with a focus on coordination and violence reduction. Although tensions have emerged in the short term, the long term offers a number of prospects for fruitful collaboration between the United States and Mexico in the security arena.

Coming out and making history: Latino Immigrant Civic Participation in San Jose

This report is part of a series on Latin American immigrant civic and political participation that looks at eight cities around the United States: Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Fresno, CA; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Omaha, NE; Tucson, AZ; and Washington, DC. The reports on each city describe the opportunities and barriers that Latino immigrants face in participating as civic and political actors in cities around the United States.

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.

The United States and Mexico: Forging a Strategic Partnership

Co-Chairs: Ambassador Andrés Rozental and Professor Peter H. Smith

Mexico Institute in the News: U.S. and Mexican border mayors meet in San Diego

A group of border mayors who met in San Diego on Friday called for nontraditional financing, including public-private partnerships, to build badly needed border crossings in the face of limited federal funding. The Mexico Institute's Andrew Selee comments.


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