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.
This report is part of a series on Latin American immigrant civic and political participation that looks at eight cities around the United States: Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Fresno, CA; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Omaha, NE; Tucson, AZ; and Washington, DC. The reports on each city describe the opportunities and barriers that Latino immigrants face in participating as civic and political actors in cities around the United States.
The Woodrow Wilson Center Mexico Institute and the Consejo Mexicano deAsuntos Internacionales are pleased to announce the selection of fourscholars for the first year of the Mexico Public Policy Scholars Programsponsored by the two institutions.
In Mexico, President Obama Expresses Optimism for Immigration Reform, But Many Americans Express Bias against Mexican Immigrants
Immigration reform gained momentum in the United States after the 2012 presidential election, when the Hispanic vote helped to swing the election conclusively toward President Obama, a fact he alluded to recently while in Mexico. This just-completed, nationwide Chicago Council survey reveals support for some variation of immigration reform, similar to other ecent polls. But there is still a lot of grassroots work to be done to break down stereotypes. Half of Americans overstate unauthorized immigration levels into the United States, which seems to intensify bias against Mexican immigrants and opposition to reform.
While there are security concerns in parts of Mexico, tourists continue to travel to other regions of Mexico for vacation.
Associate Director Eric L. Olson gives The New York Times his views on the future of Mexico-U.S. relations.
This article references a 2011 report from the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute saying Mexico is the United States’ second-largest export market, and one in 24 Americans depend on trade with Mexico for their jobs. It also features commentary by Andrew Selee
Subsidios para la desigualdad: Las políticas públicas del maíz en México a partir del libre comercio
Este estudio sobre las políticas públicas del maíz en México a partir del libre comercio ha sido posible gracias a una donativa del Programa de Desarrollo Global (Global Development Program) de la Fundación William y Flora Hewlett y expresa la colaboración entre el Instituto México del Centro Internacional Woodrow Wilson para Académicos, la Universidad de California en Santa Cruz y investigadores del Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE).
Eric Olson, Associate Director of the Mexico Institute at the Wilson Center, discusses the Mexico-US relationship.