In the past two decades, the Government of Mexico was unable to reform the institutions of the old regime, leading to weak and ineffective institutions in charge of complex challenges such as organized crime, a study of Migration Policy Institute and the Woodrow Wilson Center. This article also appeared on Seguridadenamerica.com.
Andrew Selee’s latest column for El Universal discusses Obama's legislative agenda and its possible relevance to Mexico.
The Mexico Institute's Duncan Wood discusses the current debate on President Peña Nieto’s proposed reforms.
Duncan Wood comments on the Mexico-US relationship on “Morning Edition.”
“Mexico’s previous administration prodded the U.S. to take stronger action on gun control for years, and Mexico’s new ambassador has continued that pressure,” Christopher Wilson. • This article also appeared on Chrisroubis.com.
The Mexico Institute's Steven Dudley and Christopher Wilson discuss mexican prison population issues
"It’s particularly difficult when you get outside of major metropolitan areas to get an outstanding education that would take you to a top college and maybe to an international graduate program,” says Andrew Selee on the radio broadcast.
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.
“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.
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.