“After 12 years of gridlock, you now have a way of negotiating between the parties that enables legislative progress,” says Duncan Wood, director of the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington. “It has become the central negotiating mechanism for Mexican politics today.”
In this report, we first survey the causes for the rise of violent crime in Mexico, and the Northern Triangle of Central America. We then look at the US policy response to date. We conclude by offering a few suggestions on how the US policy response could be significantly improved in the short and medium term to respond better to the underlying challenges that the countries of the region are facing, problems in which our own country is deeply implicated.
Andrew Selee, Vice President for Programs and Advisor to the Mexico Institute,is quoted on Mexican President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto.
This paper seeks to examine the composition of victims groups in Mexico, their organizational structure and internal divisions, and helps shed light on a number of facets of this social movement.
Mexico Institute in the News: Regional Migration Study Group Reports Trace Economic Transformation in Mexico, Central America
In order to prepare for the Regional Migration Study Group, The Woodrow Wilson Center's Latin America Program and Mexico Institute have prepared a series of reports that examine recent economic, political, societal, and demographic changes in Central America and Mexico.