Mexico News

“El Chapo” Recaptured in Mexico

Jan 12, 2016
Mexico Institute Director Duncan Wood discusses the capture of the drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán and the larger issues surrounding his arrest.

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.

Gisela Mota Assassinated One Day After Taking Office: Who Is Killing Mexico’s Mayors?

Jan 12, 2016
Mexico Institute Director, Duncan Wood discusses the assassination of newly-elected Mayor Gisela Mota and the larger pattern of violence against elected officials.

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.

Cynthia J. Arnson Testified Before the U.S. House of Representatives

Dec 09, 2015
Testimony of Dr. Cynthia J. Arnson before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere.

Las Colonias in the 21st Century: Progress Along the Texas-Mexico Border

Dec 09, 2015
The Wilson Center’s Urban Sustainability Lab and Mexico Institute, together with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, hosted a panel of experts to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the under served low-income communities along the U.S.-Mexico border known as “colonias.”

Women on the Run: The Looming Refugee Crisis

Nov 13, 2015
A new UNHCR report, “Women on the Run,” provides first-hand accounts of women from the Northern Triangle region (El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras) who are seeking asylum in the US as part of a looming refugee crisis. Their struggles are part of a larger story effecting hundreds of thousands more.

Infographic | Homeland Security as a Theory of Action: The Impact on U.S./Mexico Border Management

Nov 10, 2015
This infographic is based on the essay "Homeland Security as a Theory of Action: The Impact on U.S./Mexico Border Management," by Alan D. Bersin and Michael D. Huston.

Mexico Paves The Way For Marijuana Legalization

Nov 06, 2015
Deputy Director Christopher Wilson discusses the Mexican Supreme Court's recent ruling on marijuana use on Huffington Post Live.

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