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Mexico Institute in the News: Nomination Paves New Path in Mexico

Josefina Vasquez Mota, the newly nominated presidential candidate for PAN, may be able to have more success as she capitalizes her gender in her campaign.

Americans Shot in Mexico Were C.I.A. Operatives Aiding in Drug War

The two Americans who were wounded when gunmen fired on an American Embassy vehicle last week were Central Intelligence Agency employees sent as part of a multiagency effort to bolster Mexican efforts to fight drug traffickers, officials said on Tuesday...The Mexico Institute's Eric L. Olson comments.

The Power of Omission- The Expert Take

In this Expert Take, Luis de la Calle examines President Enrique Peña Nieto's energy reform proposal. He argues that the President's proposal is revolutionary not because of the language it adds, but rather, because of the language it omits.He concludes that the reform has the potential to transform Mexico's energy the sector into a competitive market that promotes the country's industrialization.

Release of "Immigration and America's Future: A New Chapter" report by the Independent Immigration Task Force

This report is presents the recommendations of the Immigration Task Force, which over the past year has carefully evaluated the economic, social, and demographic factors driving today's large-scale immigration to the United States, legal and illegal. The task force, a bipartisan panel of leaders and experts from key sectors concerned with immigration, was co-chaired by former senator Spencer Abraham (R-MI) and former Rep. Lee H. Hamilton (D-IN)

Mexico Institute in the News: A new anti-drug strategy in Mexico?

This post recommends four possible counter-violence strategies, and cites Associate Director of the Mexico Institute Eric Olson’s recent report when it suggests that the Mexican government could target the most violent trafficking groups.

Reverse Migration: Why Are Mexican Immigrants Heading South?

While immigration reform efforts in Washington have been stymied by partisan politics, the pattern of movement between the United States and Mexico is changing on its own. The organization Mexicans and Americans Thinking Together (MATT) released the results of a study that reveal surprising reasons for the emergence of this new trend in migration. MATT’s Executive Director, Aracely Garcia-Granados provides highlights from the findings.

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