The two Americans who were wounded when gunmen fired on an American Embassy vehicle last week were Central Intelligence Agency employees sent as part of a multiagency effort to bolster Mexican efforts to fight drug traffickers, officials said on Tuesday...The Mexico Institute's Eric L. Olson comments.
Vice President for Programs and Senior Advisor of the Mexico Institute, Andrew Selee comments on Friday mornings incident in which two employees of the U.S. embassy in Mexico City were shot by Mexican federal police who may have confused them for organized crime members.
Vice President for Programs and Senior Advisor of the Mexico Institute, Andrew Selee was quoted in El Universal’s article discussing Mitt Romney’s proposed plan to achieve energy independence in 2020 in collaboration with Mexico and Canada. This article is in Spanish.
Mexico Institute in the News: Global State of Security in the US/Mexico Border Region Explored in New ReportAug 28, 2012
A new paper released this month hopes to establish a “framework for measuring border security” that will “begin to set a base line for measuring border security between the United States and Mexico.” The report was co-authored by Erik Lee (Arizona State University) and Eric Olson, Associate Director of the Mexico Institute.
Mexico Institute in the News: Security gains in the border region seem tenuous at best according to a study by the Woodrow Wilson CenterAug 28, 2012
This article references a report released by the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute. The report will be published in this fall as a chapter in the forthcoming State of the Border Report.
A group of border mayors who met in San Diego on Friday called for nontraditional financing, including public-private partnerships, to build badly needed border crossings in the face of limited federal funding. The Mexico Institute's Andrew Selee comments.
Mexico Institute's Eric Olson provided commentary on this story about Mexico's homicide rate. This article was also published in UPI.com and on Hispanic Business.
Eric Olson provided commentary on this story in a drop in violence in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
Eric Olson and Molly Molloy comment on the drop in murder rates in Juarez, Mexico for “AirTalk.”
Eric Olson, Associate Director of the Mexico Institute, was invited on WBEZFM to discuss Mexico’s future and why it matters for the U.S. The main topics of discussion were the president-elect, his goals for the economy and his party’s plan for eliminating drug-related violence.