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Mexico Institute in the News: Will PRI's return mark shift in U.S. relations?

Jul 12, 2012
The likely return to power of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, in Mexico has prompted Mexicans and Texans alike to question whether the party’s former alleged practice of making deals with cartel members will be the standard after President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto is sworn in Dec. 1...The Mexico Institute's Andrew Selee comments.

Mexico Institute in the News: Mexican Vote Fight Undercuts New Leader

Jul 12, 2012
Fraud Allegations by Losing Candidate Prompts President Elect Peña Nieto to Consider Delaying Economic Overhaul Plan. Mexico Institute's Eric Olson comments.

Mexico Institute in the News: Immigrant integration: Mexicans and the U.S. melting pot

Jul 10, 2012
The integration (once called assimilation) of foreigners into the United States is a long-standing issue. Some fear that today’s immigrants aren’t integrating into U.S. culture and society as past waves did. Mexicans—the largest single group today with some twelve million immigrants—in particular are seen as guilty of maintaining their distance...

Mexico Institute in the News: Experts Discuss Mexico's 2012 Election Results

Jul 09, 2012
The Wilson Center reviewed and analyzed the results of Mexico's 2012 elections. Experts discussed the potential impact of the elections on Mexico’s economy...

Mexico Institute in the News: Experts Discuss Mexico's 2012 Election Results

Jul 09, 2012
A polling expert says Mexico’s youth voters turned out in record numbers for the recent presidential election but their ballots didn’t boost Enrique Pena Nieto to victory. His assessment came during a Woodrow Wilson Center panel analyzing the 2012 Mexican Presidential Election results. Mexico’s Electoral Authority confirmed Pena Nieto the winner of the July 1st election with just over 38 percent of the vote Friday.

Mexico Institute in the News: Elite units proposed to tackle Mexico crime

Jul 08, 2012
The top security adviser for Mexico’s next president said on Friday that he is recommending the creation of elite units of police and troops who will target not just major drug traffickers but also lower-level cartel hitmen as a way of swiftly reducing violence...The Mexico Institute's Eric Olson comments.

Mexico Institute in the News: New Mexican president could target small gangs

Jul 05, 2012
Mexico's next president has boldly promised to halve the number of kidnappings and murders during his six-year term by moving law enforcement away from showy drug busts and focusing on protecting ordinary citizens from gangs. The Mexico Institute's Eric Olson comments.

Mexico Institute in the News: Mexico’s Telenovela President: Enrique Peña Nieto’s Saga of Scandal, Gaffes, and Connections

Jul 03, 2012
The personal life of Mexico's next president, Enrique Peña Nieto, reads like a telenovela script. It could be called "Because you know me," which was his campaign slogan, as the personal affairs of Mexico's next president have become public...The Mexico Institute's Eric Olson comments.

Mexico Institute in the News: Mexico’s new president faces stagnant economy, ongoing drug war

Jul 03, 2012
Enrique Peña Nieto, the current governor of Mexico State, won with approximately 38 percent of the vote, reclaiming the presidency for the Institutional Revolutionary Party (known as PRI, for its Mexican acronym), which ruled Mexico for 71 years before the National Action Party (PAN) won in both 2000 and 2006...The Mexico Institute's Christopher Wilson comments.

Mexico Institute in the News: PAN REELING FROM POOR SHOWING IN MEXICO ELECTIONS

Jul 03, 2012
“Every party has to prove itself in every election to the voters in Baja California,” said Andrew Selee, senior adviser to the Mexico Institute of the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. “Because it’s so far from central control and because Baja Californians are themselves migrants from elsewhere in the country, there’s an independent streak that is unlike anywhere else.”

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