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November Highlights

Dec 13, 2012
Each month, the Mexico Institute will review and highlight the month’s activities and feature them here. Visitors will be able to watch the recap from our most recent events, browse our new publications, and read articles that feature key media appearances of the Mexico Institute staff. We hope you will find this review useful and informative. Enjoy!

Pacto Por Mexico - The Expert Take

Dec 12, 2012
During the era of the pre-democratic PRI in Mexico there existed a long history of national political pacts. Those pacts typically were between the PRI dominated executive branch and the two most influential actors, labor unions and business organizations. In the 1990s, at the highpoint of the democratic transition, the PRI for the first time in its history lost its ability to ensure a two-thirds vote in the legislative branch, preventing it from accomplishing constitutional changes.

Mexico's Peña Nieto Inherits an Underperforming Relationship with Canada - Mexico Institute in the News

Dec 11, 2012
In an email interview, Duncan Wood, director of the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, discussed Canada-Mexico relations with World Politics Review.

Part III: The Gauntlet* -Mexico Institute in the News

Dec 05, 2012
Steven Dudley writes a piece on Mexican migrants for Insight Crime. • This article also appeared on Offnews.info.

Face to Face (PODER)-Mexico Institute in the News

Dec 05, 2012
This article is in Spanish. This article in PODER quotes Duncan Wood on US-Mexico relations. • PDF is attached.

Pimco Leads Bullish Investors Backing Pena Nieto: Mexico Credit-Mexico Institute in the News

Dec 05, 2012
“If Pena Nieto can continue to follow those conservative approaches, he’ll have a huge benefit over the next six years,” Ducan Wood said in a telephone interview. “Mexico has every possibility of really booming as an economy.”

Videgaray to Be Mexican Finance Head as Pena Nieto Takes Power-Mexico Institute in the News

Dec 05, 2012
“It’s recognition for all the hard work and it gives him a very powerful position in Mexico. I think markets are going to see that as a very positive step forward,” said Duncan Wood on the Mexican economy.

Mexico's new president sworn in, protests ensue-Mexico Institute in the News

Dec 05, 2012
The loosening of Mexico's legislative gridlock is but one of the positives awaiting Peña Nieto, who "inherits a very strong economy," says Duncan Wood, president of the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington. • This article also appeared on Hattiresburgamerican.com and Guampdn.com.

As he takes office, Mexico’s president pledges to expand prosperity-Mexico Institute in the News

Dec 05, 2012
In singling out unions and monopolies, Peña Nieto may be “letting some of the major interest groups know in Mexico they are not above the law,” said Andrew Selee of the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute. This article also appeared on Wenatcheeworld.com.

Mexico's New President-Mexico Institute in the News

Dec 05, 2012
Andrew Selee talks about how will President Pena Nieto affect Mexican-American relations, his recent meeting with Obama, and Mexico’s drug cartels.

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