In light of Mexican President Felipe Calderón's state visit to Washington this month, the Latin American Program's Mexico Institute announces the release of several recent materials which may interest those who follow events south of the border and immigration at home.

Several working papers were just released in a major study of U.S.-Mexico security cooperation. Wilson Center Fellow David Shirk and Eric Olson, a senior adviser to the Mexico Institute, organized this study. The papers are co-published by the Trans-Border Institute, of which Shirk is the director.

Another report was recently released on the civic and political participation of Latin American immigrants in nine U.S. cities. This project was coordinated by Mexico Institute Program Associate Robert Donnelly, former Wilson Center Fellow Jonathan Fox, and the Institute's colleague Xochitl Bada.

The Mexico Institute also recently released a fact book on Mexico and U.S.-Mexico relations titled More than Neighbors, co-written by Mexico Institute Program Assistant Katie Putnam, Mexico Institute Director Andrew Selee, and intern Chris Wilson.

And, Woodrow Wilson Center Press just released the book, Mexico's Democratic Challenges,co-edited by former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Jacqueline Peschard.