Mexican authorities said fingerprints confirmed that a suspect killed in a gun battle two days ago was the top leader of the Zetas cartel before his corpse was stolen from a funeral home by armed commandos. The Mexico Institute's Eric L. Olson comments.
The scholars will each spend a period of six-months residence in Washington, D.C. at the Woodrow Wilson Center. They will work on their own research projects and be available to participate in conferences, seminars, and meetings on Mexico and U.S.-Mexico relations while in Washington. On their return to Mexico, they will serve as a key resource on U.S. politics and Mexico-U.S. relations.
The so-called “Pact for Mexico,” along with the PRI’s likely passage of rule changes this weekend, give Pena Nieto the momentum needed to push for sweeping reforms, said Duncan Wood of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Steve Dudley, Mexico Institute at Wilson Center Fellow, voiced optimism that Colombia could avoid a new wave of killings if a peace accord is signed.