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Pemex in 2013 budget-Mexico Institute in the News

Jan 23, 2013
This article is in Spainish. “A new start for the Mexican oil: principles and recommendations for reform the national interest” by the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute is featured in this article.

In Mexico, a New Approach to Stanching Drug Violence-Latin America Program in the News

Jan 23, 2013
“There was not good coordination with the Secretaría de Gobernación, and there was not good coordination with the military,” Eric Olson said, referring to Mexico’s internal affairs agency, also known as Segob. The risk now, he added, is the potential to recreate the same bureaucracy.

Latin American Program in the News: American Arms Reach Deep Into Mexico’s Bloodshed

Jan 16, 2013
Eric L. Olson comments on the connection between easy access to weapons in the US and the use of these weapons for violence in Mexico.

The Victims’ Law in Mexico - The Expert Take

Jan 11, 2013
This law is more than a year in the making, the product of a joint effort by academics, victims’ advocates, as well as victims themselves aligned with the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity. Its publication this week in the official government gazette marks a major win for the movement led by the poet Javier Sicilia, whose son Juan Francisco was killed in violence in March 2011.

Duncan Wood New Mexico Institute Director

Jan 03, 2013
Jane Harman announces appointment of Duncan Wood as the new director of the Mexico Institute.

Can Mexico's Oil and Gas Production Keep Pace With the Nation's Energy Needs?

Dec 20, 2012
During his campaign, recently elected Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto spoke of energy sector reform as a national priority. So is the time ripe for significant change? And is there agreement on the nature of the problems and preferred solutions? To gain perspective on the current situation and the potential for reform, we spoke with Mexican energy policy expert and Wilson Center Mexico Institute Director, Duncan Wood.

The 2012 Education Reform in Mexico: From Intention to Action - The Expert Take

Dec 19, 2012
For decades education in Mexico has been trapped by suspicious arrangements between the national agency for education and the main teachers union. It is commendable, that new President Peña Nieto aims to recover, from the Teacher’s Union (SNTE), the education policy decisions that the National Education Act confers, mainly, to the National Department of Education (SEP) and other local education authorities (articles 12 and 13).

Mexico's Drug War Takes New Direction-Mexico Institute In the News

Dec 18, 2012
Eric L. Olson discusses Peña Nieto's security strategy in the Wall Street Journal.

New Mexican Ambassador (Reforma)-Mexico Institute in the News

Dec 17, 2012
This article is in Spanish. Andrew Selee comments on the announcement of a new Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. A subscription is required to read this article.

NAFTA: 20 Years On, Time for a Change

Dec 17, 2012
Christopher Wilson provides commentary on the 20th anniversary of NAFTA

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