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Farm Labor and Mexico's Export Produce Industry

The Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute, along with CIESAS and Migration Dialogue, are pleased to launch a report on farm labor in Mexico’s export produce industry.

Democrats' Clashes with Trump Must Not Imperil Trade with Mexico and Canada

It is increasingly urgent that the United States achieve stability and predictability with its two largest trading partners. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) warns of a “synchronized global slowdown” powered significantly by trade tensions, and the Institute of International Finance flags 20-year highs in global trade and economic uncertainty. 

“Getting to Yes” on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) this year would diminish these threats in North America.

Judges or Vigilantes

In one of his first roles, actor Michael Douglas plays a young judge newly assigned to a criminal court. Frustrated by having to free a murderer due to legal technicalities, the young judge approaches his most experienced peers to secretly meet and discuss similar cases. If their verdict is guilty, a hitman is sent to kill the accused. Through this process, the judges took charge of bringing to justice those who deserved it, or at least that is what they thought until an innocent life was killed through their verdict.

The Code Blue Series | A Growing Threat: Non-Communicable Diseases on Maternal Health 

Some 18 million women of reproductive age die each year from non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The compounding effects of NCDs complicate women’s experiences in many unseen ways, and the rise and gravity of NCDs pose a growing and often overlooked challenge to maternal health worldwide. The CODE BLUE series will highlight seven NCDs most threatening to maternal health: cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, thyroid disease, cancer, multiple sclerosis, and mental health disorders. 

Ruslan Garipov: Indigenous Peoples’ Protection in International Law; Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Protection in Russia and the US

A fellow at the Polar Institute from September 2018 to August 2019, Ruslan Garipov is an Adjunct Professor at American University School of International Service. His interest and expertise are in the field of indigenous peoples’ rights. Ruslan Garipov is the author of Indigenous Peoples’ Protection in International Law (Kazan Federal University, 2012); Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Protection in Russia and the US (Tatar State University of Humanities and Education, 2010) and many articles in peer-reviewed law journals.

A Conversation with Arturo Herrera Gutiérrez, Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit

The Wilson Center's Mexico Institute was pleased to host a conversation with Arturo Herrera Gutiérrez, Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit, on fiscal policy, labor reforms, and economic development in Mexico.

Revoking the Presidential Mandate

Within its legislative agenda, the Senate is expecting to discuss the initiative regarding the revocation of presidential mandate as presented by the parliamentary fraction of MORENA, and approved by the Chamber of Deputies last March.  

Legislative Rematch

After the President’s Government Report, the presentation of the economic package, and Independence Day celebrations, the second year of work for the 64th Congressional Legislature begins.

Eight cabinet secretaries, including those of Finance, Education, Energy, Public Safety and Welfare, will be cited for the glossary of the Presidential Report.

The economic package will be discussed in the appropriate committees, in order to have the Revenue Act approved by both chambers on October 31, and the Expenditure Budget approved by the Chamber of Deputies on November 15.