Christopher Wilson provides commentary on the 20th anniversary of NAFTA
Today Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto announced his government’s much anticipated security strategy to a nation exhausted and traumatized by six years of devastating violence and skyrocketing crime. In his statement he committed to heed the mandate of Mexican citizens in the last election calling for a country at peace and based on “respect and protection of human rights.”
In our final chapter, Roberto Suro looks beyond the headlines of 2012 to identify the most important trend lines reshaping the dynamics of U.S. elections.
While Latino voters were helping deliver Democratic majorites in Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Virginia, Arizona remained solidly in the Republican column. This happend in spite of the state's growing Latino population and also in the face of heated debate over its immigration policies. To gain insight into Arizona's politics, we spoke with Arizona State University's Rodolfo Espino.
In our second installment, Alfonso Aguilar, Executive Director of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles, discusses challenges facing the Republican Party when it comes to increasing support from Latino voters.
Perhaps the biggest story to emerge from the 2012 election other than the actual results, is the potentially decisive role played by Latino American voters. In part one of our series, Tamar Jacoby, President of ImmigrationWorks USA, looks back at the recent outcome and its implications for the future.
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!
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 NewsDec 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.
Steven Dudley writes a piece on Mexican migrants for Insight Crime. • This article also appeared on Offnews.info.