Associate Director Eric L. Olson discusses Mexico's approach to security along their southern border.
This article is in Spanish. Eric Olson, Associate Director of the Mexico Institute Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC, says Obama will seek to maintain a close relationship with Mexicans but based on the same subject that came up in the first four years: safety. • This article also appeared on Diacondia.mx and Cotidiano.mx.
It was going to change the world. Some said for the better and others for the worse. As we observe the 20th Anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), we offer three perspectives (Canada, Mexico, US) on its successes, failures, and implications for future trade agreements.
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.
Andrew Selee of the Wilson Center noted that we might see a return of circular migration, which would benefit Mexican communities. "Now people who go to the US without documents know that returning to Mexico ends their options so they stay in the US. With visa options, they may choose to come and go again."