Latin America News

The "Bridge to Nowhere" Now Connects the United States and Mexico

Feb 05, 2016
On February 4, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and U.S. Secretaries of Homeland Security and Commerce are scheduled to inaugurate a new border crossing just south of El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua.

Infographic | Five Security Priorities

Feb 04, 2016
This infographic depicts five security priorities for Mexico, which were drawn from presentations given during our 2016 Mexico Security Review.

Infographic | Mexico Corruption Perception Index 2015

Feb 01, 2016
This infographic depicts Mexico's rankings in the 2015 Corruption Perception Index.

North America needs to pivot...to North America

Jan 29, 2016
In this U.S. election year, it is important to shift the conversation to the importance of U.S. relations with Mexico and Canada. This editorial, by the former Canadian ambassador to the U.S., the former Mexican ambassador to the U.S., and the former U.S. ambassador to Mexico, believes that their governments should focus on advancing trilateral relations in the business sector and improve collaboration in the security conversation over illegal trafficking, extremism, and terrorism. The Wilson Center will launch an initiative this year to highlight the importance of North American co-operation and provide proposals for action.

Five Security Priorities for Mexico

Jan 27, 2016
There is a clear consensus among security experts and academics that Mexico's violence issues are reviving. To improve security and reduce crime, Mexico must focus its policy efforts in five priority areas.

U.S.-Mexico Cooperation in Drug War

Jan 20, 2016
Duncan Wood talked with C-SPAN's Washington Journal about the recapture of El Chapo.

Former Mexican Governor Detained in Spain

Jan 19, 2016
It’s been a good week for Mexican law and order. Following the recent capture of El Chapo, comes the news that Former Mexican Governor Moreira has been detained in Spain as part of an ongoing money-laundering investigation. Wilson Fellow Viridiana Rios provides analysis.

El Chapo Set to Be Extradited to the U.S.

Jan 12, 2016
Duncan Wood talks to CNNi about the arrest of El Chapo and the questions surrounding his interview with Sean Penn.

Mexican Mayor Assassinated: Implications for the Debate Over the Organization of Police Forces

Jan 06, 2016
Mexico Institute Director Duncan Wood believes the assassination of Mayor Gisela Mota could have implications for the ongoing debate over how to organize Mexico’s police forces.

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