No doubt about it, 2010 was not a good year for Mexico. After setting new records for cartel-related violence, it’s hard to imagine 2011 could be much worse. While reversing this trend will be extremely difficult, here are three things the Mexican and U.S. governments can do to help make this a better year for Mexico and, by extension, the United States.
Woodrow Wilson Center Mexico Institute and the University of San Diego's Trans-Border Institute Release New ReportOct 22, 2010
The joint research project, Shared Responsibility: U.S.-Mexico Policy Options for Confronting Organized Crime, concludes that binational efforts to stop organized crime in Mexico have made progress but need expanded cooperation to address the challenge.
The Woodrow Wilson Center and the Washington Post are pleased to announce the five 2010 journalism fellows.
During Mexican President Felipe Calderón's recent state visit to Washington, immigration and trade were on the agenda. Recent publications by the Mexico Institute may interest those who follow these and other issues in the bilateral relationship.
Context—geographic, institutional, and otherwise—plays a determinant role in Latino immigrant integration, a new report by the Woodrow Wilson Center Mexico Institute argues. The report, Context Matters: Latino Immigrant Civic Engagement in Nine U.S. Cities, examines the local factors shaping the political patterns and practices of a key bloc of the United States' fastest-growing minority.
The application process for the Woodrow Wilson Center-Washington Post Fellowship for Latin American Journalists is open until May 28, 2010.
In Mexico last week, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton lamented the "cycle of violence and crime that has impacted communities on both sides of the border" and pledged continued U.S. engagement. With Washington's support, the Mexican government has been pursuing an aggressive multiyear campaign to confront criminal groups tied to the drug trade. To understand those efforts' chances of success, let's look beyond common misperceptions about Mexico's plight.
The Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute is deeply saddened by the violence that this weekend took the lives of dozens of Mexicans and, for the first time, of Americans connected to the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juarez. In keeping with the Mexico Institute's goal to promote greater understanding between our two countries, today we re-launch our Security Cooperation Portal, covering joint efforts to confront organized crime and to strengthen the rule of law in the United States and Mexico.
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations (COMEXI) are pleased to announce the seventh year of the Mexico Public Policy Scholars Program. The objective of the Program is to allow a period of advanced research and a publication about political policy, in order to bring together the academic and policy communities in the United States and in Mexico.Two scholarships are available, one for the summer period of July 1 to August 27, 2010 and the other for the fall period of September 7-December 23, 2010; both based at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C.The application deadline is April 23, 2010.
On March 2, 2010, Alfredo Achar Tussie, founder and chairman of Comex, and Miguel Mancera Aguayo, former governor of the Bank of Mexico, received the internationally prestigious Woodrow Wilson Awards at a ceremony held in Mexico City. Two of Mexico's most distinguished and deserving leaders, they join a select international circle of recipients from government, business, science, the arts, and beyond, who have worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life of those in their own communities and beyond. Mexico Institute Advisory Board Member Eduardo Cepeda served as dinner chair. More information can be found here.