Latin America Publications

A Mexican Utopia: The Rule of Law is Possible

Jan 27, 2015
The Mexico Institute is pleased to publish a new book by Wilson Center Global Fellow Luis Rubio, A Mexican Utopia: The Rule of Law is Possible. The proposal of the book is very simple, and appears utopian, thus its title: the President makes the Rule of Law his own and decides not to violate its elementary principles for the sake of expediency.

Regional and Global Energy Series

Jan 27, 2015
The Wilson Center's new Regional and Global Energy Series addresses the growing debate on international energy issues in their security, political, economic, and environmental dimensions.

La Alianza del Pacífico: Un largo camino por recorrer hacia la integración

Jan 15, 2015
A new study from the Latin American Program covering the Pacific Alliance.

Citizen Security in Michoacán

Jan 09, 2015
This report pays close attention to the efforts and challenges of the Mexican government and civil society to work together to establish order in Michoacán, offering important insights and recommendations for continued progress to that end. This paper is a continuation of the series "Building Resilient Communities in Mexico: Civic Responses to Crime and Violence."

Violence and Citizen Participation in Mexico: From the Polls to the Streets

Jan 09, 2015
This paper provides a broad view of political participation in the midst of Mexico's current security crisis, with the goal of understanding the effects of violence on civic activism. This paper is a continuation of the series "Building Resilient Communities in Mexico: Civic Responses to Crime and Violence."

Addressing the Concerns of the Oil Industry: Security Challenges in Northeastern Mexico and Government Responses

Jan 06, 2015
The December 2013 Constitutional Reform and August 2014 secondary legislation to permit private investment in Mexico’s oil and gas sector represents significant opportunities for private oil and gas companies. While overall geopolitical risk landscape in Mexico is low, cartel-related violence and other criminal activities continue to draw concern from international oil companies and other foreign investors. This paper analyzes the Mexican Government’s response to recent threats to and attacks against energy infrastructure and personnel in Tamaulipas and Veracruz.

Latin America and China: What Do They Mean for Each Other?

Jan 01, 2015
Remarks by Dr. Peng Yuan, Ambassador Chas W. Freeman Jr., Dr. Inés Bustillo, and Joao Castro Neves, from the 2011 event of the same name.

Tinker Funded Work on Citizen Security, 2012-2014

Dec 31, 2014
Publications funded by the Tinker Foundation, produced for a series of six events on citizen security, 2012-2014.

Echoes of 1992: The NAFTA Negotiations and North America Now

Dec 17, 2014
Two decades ago, Canada, Mexico, and the United States created a continental economy through the North American Free Trade Agreement. Using unpublished official Mexican documents, this paper sheds light on the negotiation process and draws important lessons for the future of North America.