Mexico Institute in the News: CSPAN’s Washington Journal: July 2, 2012

Jul 02, 2012
Christopher Wilson, Program Associate of the Mexico Institute, appeared on CSPAN’s Washington Journal this morning to talk about all three candidates in the election, why they placed as they did, and what Enrique Pena Nieto’s victory means for Mexico and for the U.S.

Mexico Institute in the News: Mexico returns former ruling party to power

Jul 02, 2012
Mexico's old guard sailed back into power after a 12-year hiatus Sunday as the official preliminary vote count handed a victory to Enrique Pena Nieto, whose party was long accused of ruling the country through corruption and patronage. Mexico Institute's Eric Olson comments.
Enrique Pena Nieto

Mexico Institute in the News: How Will PRI's Win Change the U.S.-Mexico Relationship?

Jul 02, 2012
Despite a history of anti-Americanism, the Institutional Revolutionary Party's win in Mexico's Presidential elections Sunday is not likely to dramatically alter U.S.-Mexico relations, Andrew Selee writes for

Mexico Institute in the News: Outgoing President Calderon reportedly fears staying in Mexico

Jul 01, 2012
For the commander-in-chief of Mexico's U.S.-backed drug war to suggest he has not provided enough security to live in his country is a stunning revelation. This article looks at general public attitudes towards the outgoing administration and the incoming PRI administration. "Pena Nieto essentially proposes much the same policies that Calderon himself has endorsed," said Andrew Selee, Director of Mexico the Institute. "But in the case of PRI, they promise to get things done."

Mexico Institute in the News: In Texas, Caution, Optimism Greet Mexican Election

Jul 01, 2012
Texas lawmakers are concerned that the PRI will revive its tainted past, which included reports of corruption and deal-making with criminal elements. In an overview of the race, Eric Olson, Associate Director of the Mexico Institute, said that the question on most people’s minds was whether Peña Nieto could overcome his party’s tainted legacy and “usher in a new era with a reformed PRI capable of tackling the issues of corruption and inefficient government, security and violence, and economic under-performance that have vexed other parties as well.”

Mexico Institute in the News: Mexicans Lukewarm About the Presidential Election

Jun 30, 2012
Unlike the past two elections this one has not stirred passions...The Mexico Institute's Eric Olson comments on NPR's Weekend Edition.

Mexico Institute in the News: Mexico's elections: Back to the future?

Jun 30, 2012
Joining Inside Story Americas to discuss this are guests: Christopher Wilson, a program associate at the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center; Mark Weisbrot, the co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research; and Camilo Perez Bustillo, a Human Rights research professor in Mexico City.

Mexico Institute in the News: Mexico’s new president will face a changing nation [Op-Ed]

Jun 29, 2012
On Sunday, polls suggest that voters will return the party to power by electing Enrique Peña Nieto, the PRI candidate, as president. But Mexico has changed dramatically since the PRI last ruled, and it isn’t going to change back. Cites Mexico: A Middle Class Society, a report by Luis de la Calle and Luis Rubio, published by the Mexico Institute.

Mexico Institute in the News: Mexico's Presidential Election

Jun 27, 2012
Andrew Selee, Vice President for Programs and Senior Advisor to the Mexico Institute, appeared on NPR’s “To the Point” with Warren Olney to talk about the upcoming Mexican elections.

Mexico Institute in the News: Science at stake in Mexican election

Jun 27, 2012
For much of the twentieth century, Mexico was considered to be the leader in Latin American science. Yet although the country still has pockets of research excellence, Mexico's GERD per GDP now ranks among the very lowest in the world's top 40 economies. Andrew Selee, Vice President for Programs and Senior Advisor to the Mexico Institute, comments.