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2013 Tax Reform Proposal in Mexico: A New Chapter of a Never-Ending Reform Process - The Expert Take

In this Expert Take, Daniel Alvarez-Estrada considers Mexico's latest tax reform proposal. He discusses the country's historically weak tax system, analyzes the current proposal, and concludes that there are reasons to believe the Mexican tax system is on the verge of a major overhaul.

Mexico Institute in the News: Mexico Prison Riot Leaves 44 Dead

Prisoners in an overcrowded prison in Nuevo Leon break into a deadly riot, possibly as part of a feud between the Zeta and Gulf cartels.

Mexico Public Policy Scholars Program 2013

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations (COMEXI) are pleased to announce the ninth year of the Mexico Public Policy Scholars Program.

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.”

U.S. Immigration Policy since 9/11: Understanding the Stalemate Over Comprehensive Immigration Reform

In a new MPI report, Marc Rosenblum examines the political landscape that emerged after 9/11, detailing legislative actions that resulted in new enforcement mandates and failed efforts to enact comprehensive immigration reform.

Combating Organized Crime in Mexico and Latin America

Organized crime in Mexico has caused an estimated 11,000 deaths between 2005 and 2008. To draw lessons on dealing with crime and drug trafficking from the experiences of other countries, the Latin American Program sponsored the conference, "International Efforts to Combat Organized Crime."

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.

Noticias Fall 2012

Latin American Program's Fall 2012 newsletter.

Mexico’s Security Dilemma: Michoacán’s Militias

This working paper explores the rise of citizens' self-defense groups in Mexico’s western state of Michoacán. It is based on extensive field research. The militias arguably mark the most significant social and political development in Mexico's seven years of criminal hyper-violence. Their surprisingly effective response to a large criminal organization has put the government in a dilemma of if, and how, it plans to permanently incorporate the volatile organizations into the government’s security strategy.

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