Mexico Institute: June Highlights

The Mexico Institute, June 2012

Each month, the Mexico Institute will review and highlight the month’s activities and feature them here.

Visitors will be able to watch the recap from our most recent events, browse our new publications, and read articles that feature key media appearances of the Mexico Institute staff. We hope you will find this review useful and informative. Enjoy!

 Analysis

  • June: “The Polls” by Katie Putnam

Every week, Katie Putnam analyses and summarizes polls from various sources that have to do with the 2012 Mexican Presidential Election. These analyses form part of the Mexico Institute’s Election’s Guide. June’s “The Polls” include the weeks of: June 7th, June 14th, June 21st, and June 28th.

  • June: “The Week in Review” by Katie Putnam

Every week, Katie Putnam analyses and summarizes political events that have occurred in Mexico as the country prepares for its national elections in July. The reviews form part of the Mexico Institute’s Election’s Guide. June’s “Week in Review” includes the weeks of:  June 4th, June 11th, June 18th, and June 25th.

Publications

  • “Mexico’s 2012 Elections: Key Issues and Critical Questions Now and Beyond” by Eric L. Olson

In this report the Wilson Center’s Eric L. Olson analyzes the upcoming Mexican election, specifically the candidate’s foreign policy positions and what may change should the PRI win the election.

Read the publication here.

  • “The Legal Side of Mexican Immigration” by David R. Ayón

In this brief, Mexico Institute’s Senior Adviser on immigration David R. Ayón, looks into legal Mexican immigration to the U.S., utilizing new data from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Immigration Statistics.

Read the publication here.

For a full list of publications by the Mexico Institute, click here.

Events

  • June 14th: Mexico’s Economic Future from the Perspective of the Left 

In light of the most recent electoral polls showing the presidential race tightening and Andrés Manuel López Obrador (PRD) moving into second place, the candidate’s views on economic policy are of increasing interest. The Mexico Institute held a discussion with Fernando Turner Dávila, who has served as a key economic advisor to López Obrador’s campaign and was named future Secretary of the Economy by AMLO.

View event here.

  • June 18th: Mexico’s 2012 Presidential Election and the Nation’s Role in the World 

Mexicans go to the polls in less than one month to elect a new president, with enormous implications for the future of Mexico’s economy, security, and social development. Representatives from each of the principle presidential campaigns will joined us for a lively discussion about the election, what it means for Mexico, and the future of Mexico’s relations with the United States and the rest of the world.

View event here.

  • June 18th: The America’s Future in the Balance: Persistent Underfunding of Latino Communities across the Americas

The Wilson Center, Hispanics in Philanthropy, the Washington Office on Latin America, and the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility held a panel discussion on, The America’s Future in the Balance: Persistent Underfunding of Latino Communities across the Americas.

View event here.

  • June 19th: Our World, Paradoxes, Problems and the Need for Change

The Mexico Institute held a discussion with Dr. Narro about the many challenges Mexico and the word are facing at this time.

View event here.

For a full list of events by the Mexico Institute, click here.

News

  • June 26th:Mexican election could mean drug war strategy shift, U.S. officials say,” CNN. 

As candidates across party lines suggest new strategies, like reducing violence and taking troops off the streets, some U.S. lawmakers say they’re nervous that cross-border cooperation could wane after Mexican voters pick a new president July 1. Andrew Selee, Vice President for Programs and Senior Advisor to the Mexico Institute, comments.

Read news story here.

  • June 27th: “Mexico’s Presidential Election,” NPR.

After Sunday’s presidential elections, Mexico is likely to be ruled again by the PRI, the party thrown out for corruption 12 years ago after 71 years in power. Are voters looking for a return to the past? With 43 percent of the voting population under 30, will a growing youth movement make a difference? Andrew Selee, Vice President for Programs and Senior Advisor to the Mexico Institute, comments.

To listen to the program click here.

  • June 30th: “Mexico’s elections: Back to the future?” Al-Jazeera.  

What would a return to a PRI-dominated government mean for Mexico’s democracy? And what are the main challenges facing Mexico’s next president?As Mexicans prepare to choose a new leader, what are the main challenges facing Mexico’s next president? Christopher Wilson, program associate to the Mexico Institute, comments.

To listen to the program click here.

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