Understanding Mexico's Economic Underperformance

In the past three decades, Mexico has aggressively reformed its economy, opening to foreign trade and investment, achieving fiscal discipline, and privatizing state-owned enterprises. Despite these efforts, the country's economic growth has been lackluster, trailing that of many other comparable developing nations.

Immigration: Mexico Stays Out of Debate - Mexico Institute in the News

“Mexico is trying to be careful in terms of how it gets involved in the immigration debate,” said Christopher Wilson of the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington. “It will talk about border security, trans-migration, issues like that, but Mexico will weigh its involvement in immigration very carefully.”

Interview: “The Economy is Growing due to NAFTA”

In an interview with Luis de la Calle, a Mexico Institute Advisory Board Member, he asserts that with the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Mexico is better today than it was 20 years ago.

Mexico Institute in the News: What Mexico's presidential election means for U.S.

The Mexico Institute's Christopher Wilson discusses what the Mexican presidential election might mean for the U.S.-Mexico relationship, and how it is unlikely to change radically.

Prevent breakthrough in arms control-Mexico Institute in the News

This article is in Spanish. Andrew Selee, director of the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center, said that while the renewal of the Supreme Court could mean changes in matter, they would be gradual and more towards the long term, as there is enough political base in the United States support more regulation of guns.

Mexico Institute in the News: Phone Tapping Scandal Envelops Mexican Ruling Party Candidate

Josefina Vazquez Mota is defensive after a recording was leaked of supposedly her accusing the government of recording her.

Op-ed: Let's Make a Deal - Mexico Institute in the News

“It’s a huge, huge buildup,” said Chris Wilson, an analyst at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. “We doubled the border patrol in the 1990s. We doubled it again in the first decade of the century. Now we’re considering doubling it again.”



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