Joining Inside Story Americas to discuss this are guests: Christopher Wilson, a program associate at the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center; Mark Weisbrot, the co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research; and Camilo Perez Bustillo, a Human Rights research professor in Mexico City.
On Sunday, polls suggest that voters will return the party to power by electing Enrique Peña Nieto, the PRI candidate, as president. But Mexico has changed dramatically since the PRI last ruled, and it isn’t going to change back. Cites Mexico: A Middle Class Society, a report by Luis de la Calle and Luis Rubio, published by the Mexico Institute.
Andrew Selee, Vice President for Programs and Senior Advisor to the Mexico Institute, appeared on NPR’s “To the Point” with Warren Olney to talk about the upcoming Mexican elections.
For much of the twentieth century, Mexico was considered to be the leader in Latin American science. Yet although the country still has pockets of research excellence, Mexico's GERD per GDP now ranks among the very lowest in the world's top 40 economies. Andrew Selee, Vice President for Programs and Senior Advisor to the Mexico Institute, comments.
This post recommends four possible counter-violence strategies, and cites Associate Director of the Mexico Institute Eric Olson’s recent report when it suggests that the Mexican government could target the most violent trafficking groups.
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.