Mexico Institute in the News: Mexican election could mean drug war strategy shift, U.S. officials sayJun 26, 2012
Dealing with deep drug war wounds is a top issue on Mexico's presidential campaign trail, but the election results could have an impact on both sides of the Mexico-U.S. border. Andrew Selee, Vice President for Programs and Senior Advisor to the Mexico Institute, comments.
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A current poll by the Reforma newspaper shows Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) candidate Enrique Peña Nieto leading with over 40 percent. A current surge by López Obrador has some wondering if this election will see an unexpected outcome as happened six years ago. Andrew Selee, VP for Programs and Senior Advisor of the Mexico Institute at Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars says that is unlikely.
Chris Wilson, Associate of the Mexico Institute, was interviewed by BBC World Service Radio and Al Jazeera about the upcoming presidential elections in Mexico.
Three towns, three horrors — and business as usual in the Mexican drug wars.As the country’s 114 million long-suffering citizens stumble toward presidential elections set for July 1, drug crime remains the issue uppermost in their minds — and no wonder. Eric Olson, Associate Director of the Mexico Institute, comments.
Four 'Mexicanists' that reside in the U.S. give their opinion on the presidential race, predict the winner, possible risks to the country, the initial actions that are needed from the candidate and the adjustments that must be done to combat organized crime. Christopher Wilson, Associate at the Mexico Institute, comments.
Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), National Action Party (PAN) and Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) representatives will meet today to discuss the upcoming July 1 election and Mexico’s role in the world. The event was organized by the Washington D.C.-based Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Univisión television channel. In the forum, Rubén Beltrán will represent the PAN; Emilio Lozoya, the PRI, and Jorge Eduardo Navarrete, the PRD.
With the global economic recovery at stake and Europe on the brink, the leaders of the G-20 nations are being hosted by President Calderón in Los Cabos, Mexico, as they seek to avoid crisis and stimulate sustainable growth. Top Mexican and U.S. experts met at the Wilson Center to discuss the summit.
Obama’s visit to Los Cabos comes less than two weeks before Mexico’s presidential election, giving him one last sit-down with President Felipe Calderon, a counterpart with whom he’s developed a good relationship. Andrew Selee, Vice President for Programs and Senior Advisor of the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars comments.
Left-leaning candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is climbing back into the limelight in Mexico, where a late bump in the polls has boosted his stature before the nation’s July 1 presidential election. The Mexico Institute's Andrew Selee comments.