About the Mexico Institute

The Mexico Institute seeks to improve understanding, communication, and cooperation between Mexico and the United States by promoting original research, encouraging public discussion, and proposing policy options for enhancing the bilateral relationship. A binational Advisory Board, chaired by José Antonio Fernández Carbajal and Roger W. Wallace, oversees the work of the Mexico Institute.

The Institute maintains an ongoing focus on five key issues in U.S.-Mexico relations:

The Latest from the Mexico Institute

Doblemente Indocumentados

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Oct 27, 2014
Hay alrededor de seis millones de mexicanos que viven en los Estados Unidos sin documentos, pero dentro de estos hay un grupo de varios cientos de miles, como Pascual y John, que son doblemente indocumentados. Algunos están escritos en el registro civil de su estado pero no tienen copia física del acta de nacimiento, mientras muchos otros simplemente nunca fueron inscritos por el registro civil. more

Now Accepting Intern Applications for Spring 2015 Semester

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Oct 23, 2014
The Mexico Institute seeks two intern candidates for the Spring of 2015. Applications should be received no later than Friday, November 14, 2014. Please review full guidelines for application instructions. This is a paid internship. more

Three Keys to Understand the 2015 Budget Debate in Mexico

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Oct 23, 2014
The 2015 budget debate is the first since Mexico's 2013 fiscal reform was implemented, offering an important opportunity to analyze the impact of the tax policy changes on public income, and consequently, on expenditures. Three issues—tax collection, public expenditure, and the national debt—are explored in this article, all in the context of Mexico’s structural reforms and brightening yet somewhat volatile economic prospects. more
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CANCELLED From Barrier to Opportunity: Unlocking the Complex Economic Dynamics of the US-Mexico Border

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November 17, 2014 // 9:00am10:30am
The Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute is pleased to host a discussion on unlocking economic opportunities at the U.S.-Mexico border. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. more
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The First Binational Forum on Migration and the Right to an Identity: The Double Invisibility of Mexican Migrants in light of Potential U.S. Immigration Reform

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November 12, 2014 // 11:30am2:30pm
The Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute and the Be Foundation are pleased to host the First Binational Forum on Migration and the Right to an Identity: The Double Invisibility of Mexican Migrants in light of Potential U.S. Immigration Reform. more

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