"Awareness of financial aid options is critically lacking in the Latino community, and that lack of awareness has a direct impact on college attendance and achievement. That is one of the key findings from a new survey conducted by the Tomás Rivera Policy Institute at the University of Southern California and commissioned by The Sallie Mae Fund." For further information please go to the Tomás Rivera Policy Institute website.
Commenting on Enrique Pena Nieto's new crime strategy, Fellow Steven Dudley said, "Certainly this speech was an attempt to check off a number of boxes and differentiate himself from the Felipe Calderon administration, which many widely viewed as a failure with regards to the fight against organized crime... These are incredibly difficult things to resolve. Putting $9 billion towards this would be a great step in a different direction, in a softer direction... However... I don't think we can expect much transparency with regards to how the money is implemented and the results that we will get from those particular programs."
Andrew Selee talks about how will President Pena Nieto affect Mexican-American relations, his recent meeting with Obama, and Mexico’s drug cartels.
Violence in Mexico continues to increase and spread as the drug war in Mexico continues.
Mexico Institute, Program Associate Chris Wilson comments on U.S. customs, border protection and the economy.
The Mexico Institute has partnered with Forbes.com, and will post directly to the Forbes website as a trusted contributor. In this piece, Director Duncan Wood predicts that 2014 will bring changes to the energy industry in the form of a radically different oil and gas sector in Mexico, one that is ripe with opportunity.
Woodrow Wilson Center Mexico Institute and the University of San Diego's Trans-Border Institute Release New Report
The joint research project, Shared Responsibility: U.S.-Mexico Policy Options for Confronting Organized Crime, concludes that binational efforts to stop organized crime in Mexico have made progress but need expanded cooperation to address the challenge.