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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Citizen Security in Mexico: Getting Better or Getting Worse?

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Jan 23, 2015
In this edition of CONTEXT, Alejandro Hope (Mexican Institute for Competitiveness), and David Shirk (University of San Diego), review efforts to improve citizen security in Mexico in 2014. They also look ahead to what we can expect in 2015. Is the situation getting better or worse? The answer to that question has a lot to do with where you’re looking. Our guests sort through the good and bad news with an eye toward the future. more
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A Mexican Utopia: Book Launch & Discussion of the Rule of Law in Mexico

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January 28, 2015 // 9:00am11:00am
The Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute is pleased to invite you to a book launch and discussion of the rule of law in Mexico. Wilson Center Global Fellow Luis Rubio will present his book "A Mexican Utopia: The Rule of Law is Possible." After his presentation, several leading analysts will discuss the development of the rule of law in Mexico, noting challenges and offering policy prescriptions. more

La Alianza del Pacífico: Un largo camino por recorrer hacia la integración

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Jan 15, 2015
A new study from the Latin American Program covering the Pacific Alliance. more

"Building Resilient Communities in Mexico: Civic Responses to Crime and Violence" Briefing Paper Series

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Jan 14, 2015
This briefing series is a continuation of the project "Building Resilient Communities in Mexico: Civic Responses to Crime and Violence," a multiyear effort by the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Justice in Mexico Project at the University of San Diego to analyze the obstacles to and opportunities for improving citizen security in Mexico. more

Citizen Security in Michoacán

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Jan 09, 2015
This report pays close attention to the efforts and challenges of the Mexican government and civil society to work together to establish order in Michoacán, offering important insights and recommendations for continued progress to that end. This paper is a continuation of the series "Building Resilient Communities in Mexico: Civic Responses to Crime and Violence." more

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