Governance News

The 2015 Election

Apr 08, 2015
The 2015 election in Mexico includes the election of 500 federal deputies, Mexico will elect 17 state-level legislatures, 9 governors, and more than 300 mayors. For the the latest polling numbers, analysis and opinion, check out the Mexico Institute's 2015 Elections Guide.

"Were You Mistreated?": Interrogation in Mexico

Apr 06, 2015
In this infographic, the Mexico Institute charts answers to a survey of Mexican prison inmates in the State of Mexico and Mexico City.

Will New Economic Measures Revive Brazil’s Economy?

Apr 03, 2015
Facing both political and economic problems, Brazil is attempting to revive its economy. Will the “austerity” measures work, and if so, how long will it take to see progress? Brazil Institute Global Fellow Monica de Bolle provides analysis in this edition of CONTEXT.

Youth Incarceration in Mexico

Apr 01, 2015
In this infographic, the Mexico Institute illustrates demographics and statistics surrounding incarcerated youth in Mexico.

Mexico's Prison Reform

Mar 31, 2015
In this infographic, the Mexico Institute illustrates prison reform within Mexico's criminal justice system.

Inmate Experiences in Mexican Prisons

Mar 31, 2015
In this infographic, the Mexico Institute illustrates inmates' experiences with the criminal justice system in Mexico.

¿Por qué Felipe González defiende la oposición en Venezuela?

Mar 28, 2015
Program Director Cynthia Arnson is quoted in Colombia’s lead news weekly, Semana, on the importance of former Spanish Prime Minister Felipe González’s defense of political prisoners in Venezuela. This article is in Spanish.

Regulatory Agencies in the Mexican Energy Sector

Mar 23, 2015
In this info-graphic, the Mexico Institute explains changes in the regulation of the energy sector due to the recent energy reforms.

Vladimir Putin’s Russia is treading water in a sea of red ink

Mar 19, 2015
"Even Russia’s vaunted internal security services now have to make due with fewer resources, despite the real prospect of increased social unrest," writes William Pomeranz.

Will Museum Terrorist Attack Derail Tunisia’s Transition to Democracy?

Mar 19, 2015
"The only thing that’s certain now is that if the Western world and Persian Gulf states do not help Tunisia tackle its unemployment and the sociological malaise of the younger generation, things there will grow worse before there is any hope of improvement," writes Haleh Esfandiari and Jason Brodsky.