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Mexico Institute in the News: Drug-Related Violence Soars in Mexico

Violence in Mexico continues to increase and spread as the drug war in Mexico continues.

Conflict in Michoacán: Vigilante Groups Present Challenges and Opportunities for the Mexican Government

This paper analyzes the conflict in Michoacán, Mexico. The author offers policy recommendations for the Mexican government to take regarding the autodefensas movement.

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.

Mexico Institute in the News: Commerce with Mexico leads to employment in U.S. [in Spanish]

More than 6 million jobs in the US depend on trade with Mexico...The Mexico Institute's Christopher Wilson comments. The article is in Spanish.

Latin American Program in the News: Hand of U.S. Is Seen in Halting General’s Rise in Mexico

Associate Director Eric L. Olson gives The New York Times his views on the future of Mexico-U.S. relations.

The Peace Process in Colombia with the ELN: The Role of Mexico

The Mexican facilitator in the ELN peace talks, Ambassador Andrés Valencia, spoke at an off-the-record session at the Woodrow Wilson Center on June 21, 2005. The document that follows was authorized and cleared by Mexican authorities; it constitutes Ambassador Valencia's first-hand account of the attempt to arrange a meeting on Mexican soil between ELN military leaders and the Mexican facilitating team, an attempt that, after many months, ended in failure.

Mexico Institute in the News: Panel says U.S.-Mexico border issues hinder huge economic opportunities

The U.S.-Mexico border holds a huge opportunity for increased trade and job creation, but it has become increasingly difficult to develop those opportunities since 2000, experts said Friday. The Mexico Institute's Christopher Wilson discusses the impact of border friction and his and Erik Lee's findings in a recent report on the transborder economy.

Mexico focus on police commanders in CIA shooting- Mexico Institute in the News

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

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