As Congress and the Administration consider proposals to address immigration reform, the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute and Latin American Program are pleased to share with you the following resources on regional migration.
By Duncan Wood, comments on the Roundtable series of the Canadian International Council, 1/21/2013
As U.S. President Barack Obama begins his second term, he faces a number of major challenges and deep divisions on the domestic front. But for the first time in living memory, a U.S. president can look forward to a four-year period in which the country’s energy policy is characterized by abundance, rather than scarcity.
The past four years have seen a revolution in the hydrocarbons industry across the world, but it has been particularly keenly felt in the United States. The advent of shale gas has meant lower energy costs and increased competitiveness for business. In oil production, developments in hydraulic fracturing and new discoveries have made a mockery of the claims of “peak oil” a few years ago.
Coinciding U.S. and Mexican presidential elections offer a natural opportunity to look at the evolving context of bilateral relations and look forward for ways to strengthen ties. The Mexico Institute is pleased to launch an electronic version of its new policy report, “New Ideas for a New Era: Policy Options for the Next Stage in U.S.-Mexico Relations,” by Christopher E. Wilson, Eric L. Olson, Miguel R. Salazar, Andrew Selee, and Duncan Wood. The policy report highlights five key issues with the potential to strengthen U.S.-Mexico relations. A printed version of this report will be available shortly.
Today Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto announced his government’s much anticipated security strategy to a nation exhausted and traumatized by six years of devastating violence and skyrocketing crime. In his statement he committed to heed the mandate of Mexican citizens in the last election calling for a country at peace and based on “respect and protection of human rights.”
Andrew Selee comments on the announcement of a new Mexican Ambassador to the U.S.
El Gobierno de Enrique Peña Nieto considera nombrar a Eduardo Medina Mora como Embajador de México en Estados Unidos.De acuerdo con fuentes diplomáticas, Medina Mora, ex Procurador General de la República y actualmente Embajador de México en Gran Bretaña, relevará en el cargo a Arturo Sarukhan. Para ser nombrado, Medina Mora tiene que ser ratificado por el Senado. Andrew Selee, director del Mexico Institute del Woodrow Wilson Center, con sede en Washington, afirmó que el perfil de Medina Mora es una mezcla interesante, al combinar experiencia en el sector privado, en cuestiones de seguridad y en la diplomacia.
We invite you to watch our new CONTEXT video series on the Latino Electorate. Each video interview features distinguished panelists and immigration experts discussing the results of the 2012 election, the implications for the Grand Old Party, the Arizona experience, and a look ahead at the future of the Latino Electorate.
To view each of our videos please click the links below.
The North American Free Trade Agreement was signed twenty years ago today by US President George H.W. Bush, Mexican President Carlos Salinas, and Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, and while an update is long overdue, the one needed is probably of a different nature than many would expect.
Duncan Wood, Director of Mexico Institute 12/17/2012
The signing of the Pacto is highly symbolic but we have yet to determine whether or not it will make a difference to the levels of Congressional (and broader political) cooperation between the parties. For me the Pacto symbolizes a well-established Mexican and Priista tradition of making an effort to bring diverse factions under the same political umbrella. Pena Nieto has offered this deal to his counterparts in the PAN and PRD as a way of showing inclusiveness and a willingness to compromise, as well as the much-vaunted commitment to “effective government”.
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!
November 7th: “U.S.-Mexico Relations Under President Obama’s Second Term”
The Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute is pleased to share with you the following analysis on the implications of the 2012 U.S. Presidential Elections for the U.S.-Mexico Relationship. Select pieces offer an overview of U.S.-Mexico Relations, insights into the future of an Obama-Peña Nieto relationship, reflections on the continued positive trends in U.S.-Mexico Trade, and an analysis of the Latino Electorate and immigration in the 2012 elections. Each piece is available separately below or you can download the full PDF here.