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

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Building Peace in Mexico

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September 11, 2014 // 9:00am10:30am
The Wilson Center's Mexico Institute, in collaboration with The Institute of Economics and Peace, is pleased to invite you for a discussion of challenges and opportunities for building a more peaceful society in Mexico. more

Raising Mexico's minimum wage

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Aug 27, 2014
A debate has recently emerged regarding the issue of raising Mexico’s minimum wage. Proponents call attention to the fact that the minimum wage is much lower than other countries in Latin America. Others fear an increase in the minimum wage would spark inflation and warn that this debate is used as a distraction from the real issue of increasing productivity. more
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Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Mexico

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September 08, 2014 // 12:00pm2:00pm
The Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute will host Enrique Jacob Rocha, the first director of Mexico's new National Entrepreneurship Institute (INADEM), to discuss the state of innovation and entrepreneurship in Mexico as well as the activities being undertaken by the government to foment them. His presentation will be followed by commentary from Alberto Saracho, Executive Director of Fundación Idea. more

Mexico’s Energy Reforms Become Law

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Aug 15, 2014
On August 11, 2014, President Peña Nieto signed into law the 21 component parts of a comprehensive energy reform. Eight months after introducing constitutional amendments to radically transform Mexico’s hydrocarbon and electricity sectors, private investors and Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) can leave the starting gate. Read the latest article by Diana Negroponte, a member of Mexico Institute's Advisory Council more

Mexico's Energy Reform: The Timeline

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Aug 14, 2014
The Mexico Institute charts the course of the energy reform beginning in 2012, when Enrique Peña Nieto, then-Candidate for the Mexican Presidency, made the commitment to reform the energy sector by 2015. The end goal of this reform is to make the energy industry more competitive and to drive Mexico’s economic growth more

Upcoming Events

Webcast

Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Mexico

September 08, 2014 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Webcast

Building Peace in Mexico

September 11, 2014 // 9:00am10:30am

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