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

Economic Impact and Legal Analysis of the Shale Oil and Gas Activities in Mexico

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Jun 03, 2015
Opportunities for unconventional or shale oil and gas production in Mexico are in the earliest stages of development. Due to its close proximity to major shale field development in South and West Texas, Mexico is particularly well positioned to take advantage of unconventional extraction techniques. However significant challenges will have to be addressed. more

Infographic: Renewable Energy in Mexico's Northern Border Region

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Jun 02, 2015
This infographic illustrates the state of renewable energy in Mexico and is based on findings in our publication "Renewable Energy in Mexico's Northern Border Region." more

The Mexico Institute's 2015 Elections Guide

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Jun 02, 2015
The Mexico Institute is pleased to present a comprehensive guide to the best resources on the 2015 Mexican elections. This web resource will bring the latest polling numbers, analysis and opinion to our readers. The Mexico Institute's 2015 Elections Guide will be updated daily and will provide a one-stop shop for English language information on the vote. more

Fighting the Reality

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Jun 01, 2015
"It would seem to be patently obvious that in politics there’s no worse evil than fighting reality, but that’s precisely what the government has been doing recently," writes Global Fellow Luis Rubio. more

A New Constitution?

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May 26, 2015
"Before concluding its ordinary sessions, the Senate approved the so called historic reform for the capital city to be officially called Mexico City (it is currently the Federal District) and to be given a brand new Constitution as an independent state of the Mexican Republic." more

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