Mexico Institute, October 2012

Each month, the Mexico Institute will review and highlight the month’s activities and feature them here.

Visitors will be able to watch the recap from our most recent events, browse our new publications, and read articles that feature key media appearances of the Mexico Institute staff. We hope you will find this review useful and informative. Enjoy!


  • Sharing Space with Our Hemispheric Partners: A Latino Perspective on U.S. Policy Toward Latin America” by Pamela Starr

The final report of the Latino Leadership Task Force is a call to action for Washington to prioritize partners and markets in the Western Hemisphere, and to engage the Latino community as partners in the effort. The report urges Washington to enact hemispheric policy that better reflects changing demographics in the United States and the growing influence of the U.S. Latino community, which drives desperately needed job creation and growth in the United States.

Read the full publication here,

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  • Oct. 11th: “Access to Information and Accountability: A Global Context

The Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute, IFAI, the Citizen’s Initiative for the Promotion of the Culture of Dialogue, and CIDE are pleased to invite you to, “Access to Information and Accountability: A Global Context.” The aim of the event will be to exchange views on the impact of the right to access information and its use by civil society in order to increase governmental accountability.

View event here,

  • Oct. 25th: “Security and Economic Opportunity in Sinaloa”

Governor Lopez Valdez will discuss crime prevention strategies that have been implemented in Sinaloa in addition to the opportunities for cross border trade and economic cooperation with the U.S. Sinaloa is a large exporter of vegetable produce to the U.S. Please join us for a discussion with Gov. Lopez Valdez.

View event here,

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  • Oct. 26th: “Mexico’s Pena Nieto seeks to Build Bridges with Latin American Tour,” World Politics Review

Andrew Selee, Vice President for Programs and Advisor to the Mexico Institute,is quoted on Mexican President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto.

Read article here,

  • Oct. 22nd: “U.S.-Mexico Border,” Fronteras

Christopher Wilson comments on customs and border protection. This radio segment aired on Fronteras radio affiliate stations across the country.

To hear segment click here,

  • Oct. 17th: “Mexico Says Prints Identified Zetas Boss Before Body Disappeared,” Bloomberg

“It’s a very bizarre situation, so it will raise questions in some people’s minds about what really happened,” said Eric Olson, associate director of the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in DC.

Read article here,

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