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Book Launch | Unmasked: López Obrador & the End of Make-Believe

The Wilson Center's Mexico Institute is pleased to invite you to the book launch for Unmasked: López Obrador and the End of Make-Believe, by Luis Rubio, Global Fellow & Advisory Board Member of the Wilson Center's Mexico Institute and President of Consejo Mexicano de Asuntos Internacionales (COMEXI).

Venezuela: ¿Hay alguna salida de este trágico impasse?

Venezuela: Is There a Way Out of its Tragic Impasse?

Sustaining Progress with Mexico on Migration

The United States and Mexico escaped President Trump’s threat of mutually destructive tariffs with a June 7 agreement on steps to reduce migrant flows to the United States. Mexico since has dramatically improved its efforts to reduce the number of Central American and other migrants reaching the U.S.-Mexico border. 

The number of migrants apprehended at the U.S. border reportedly dropped to under 100,000 in June from 144,000 in May, a reduction of over 30 percent. Mexico deported 22,000 migrants in June, a 33 percent increase from May and a 13-year high.

The Venezuelan Refugee Crisis: Implications for the International Community

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Organization for Migration, more than 4 million Venezuelans have fled their home country since 2015. Most of them—3.2 million—have gone to other countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. With an estimated 5,000 Venezuelans leaving the country each day, the number is projected to reach 5.4 million by the end of this year.

Infographic: AMLO after One Year

Rule of Law in Mexico: Challenges and Opportunities in the Time of AMLO

The event was in Spanish, with simultaneous interpretation available.

Recap: G20 Beyond U.S.-China Dynamics: What the G18 Want and Need

Established in 1999 after the Asian financial crisis, the G20 aims to enhance global financial regulations and collaboration. The scope of the G20 has expanded considerably over time as leaders use the platform for conversations on critical political issues along with economic discussions.  At the recent summit in Osaka, Japan, media attention was drawn to the sideline meeting between U.S.

AMLO & the Fourth Transformation: One Year After His Historic Election Victory

It has now been one year since the victory of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, an election that was won with the promise of a Fourth Transformation in Mexico. As part of this transformation, López Obrador promised to end corruption, grow the Mexican economy, reduce violence, build infrastructure, and expand social programs designed to reduce poverty and inequality. Six months after taking office, he has maintained a high level of popular support while aggressively pursuing his agenda and managing a challenging relationship with the U.S. administration.

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