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

Social Media and Social Activism: The cases of Brazil, Iran and Mexico

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September 15, 2014 // 2:00pm4:00pm
The Wilson Center's Brazil Institute, Mexico Institute and Middle East Program, in partnership with the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs will be hosting an event on social media and it's impact on social movements. more

Journalism and Security in Mexico

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Sep 03, 2014
Since 2008, journalists' rights to write and express their opinions had been seriously limited in Mexico. Mexico is now one of the world's most dangerous and complicated places to practice journalism. Read the latest article by Diana Negroponte, a member of the Mexico Institute's Advisory Board. more
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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, was pleased to host a discussion on the 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 hosted 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 was followed by commentary from Alberto Saracho, Executive Director of Fundación Idea. more

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