May 16, 2013
Thursday, May 23, 2013 / 3:30 – 5:30 pm / Wilson Center
Details & RSVP: http://bit.ly/StateofBorder
In conjunction with the North American Center for Transborder Studies and El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, The Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute is pleased to invite you to the launch of The State of the Border Report.
The report provides a comprehensive look at the state of affairs in the management of the U.S.-Mexico border and the border region, focusing on four core areas: trade and competitiveness, security, sustainability, and quality of life.
May 16, 2013
Energy reform is likely to be one of the most important sweeping legislative changes that an incoming Mexican government will address, experts said Wednesday at a Houston conference on energy issues. The PRI government, which led the government for most of last century and who won the 2012 election, has indicated that it may consider expanding opportunities for private and international companies to help it expand needed infrastructure to develop its natural resources, including a wealth of natural gas.
One of the key issues is whether any reforms will focus on Mexico’s state-owned energy company, PEMEX, or will make more sweeping, fundamental changes. Either way will open up additional energy supply, said Duncan Wood, the director of the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center “That is a crazy situation for a country that has the fourth largest share of natural gas in the world,” Duncan said. “PEMEX can’t do it alone. It doesn’t have the know-how and technological experience to work in deeper waters and on shale.”
May 1, 2013
On May 6 — just days after President Obama sits down with Mexican and Central American leaders to discuss economic growth, citizen security, and migration — the Regional Migration Study Group will issue a final report outlining its findings and offering recommendations to policymakers and civil society in the region. Please join us for an event in Washington where the Co-Chairs will present the Study Group’s principal findings and consider the implications for the future of the region. Copies of the final report will be available at the event.
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April 29, 2013
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs & The Mexico Institute, 4/29/13
President Obama will visit Mexico on May 2, where he is expected to discuss ways to deepen US-Mexico economic relations and reinforce cultural and commercial ties between the two countries. While still plagued by issues related to organized crime, today Mexico has one of the world’s fastest growing economies, and it is the United States’ second largest trading partner and third largest source of oil.
But a just-completed survey (April 12-14) conducted by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs shows that American views of Mexico are at their lowest point ever in Chicago Council surveys and relatively few are aware of the depth of bilateral economic integration. At the same time, however, a majority still say that ties with Mexico are important and consider Mexico an economic partner rather than a rival. Taken together, the results suggest that increased public awareness of bilateral endeavors could boost support for increased economic and energy integration in the future.
April 5, 2013
ABC Univision, 4/4/13
Future immigration from Mexico to the U.S. is unlikely to return to the high levels seen in the 1990s, according to a study released on Thursday by the Migration Policy Institute and the Woodrow Wilson Center.
Immigration from Mexico dried up during the years following the financial crisis in 2007. But even before the U.S. economy collapsed, the number of Mexicans heading north had already fallen considerably, a change partially due to the increased immigration enforcement that followed the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the report says.
February 4, 2013
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.
Two chapters from the Mexico Institute’s recently released policy report, “New Ideas for a New Era: Policy Options for the Next State in U.S.-Mexico Relations,” offer background, analysis and key recommendations for policy makers that have implications for the current immigration debate:
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December 13, 2012
The Mexico Institute, November 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!
- 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.
U.S.-Mexico Relations Under President Obama’s Second Term- By Andrew D. Selee
Obama and Peña Nieto Under President Obama’s Second Term- By Duncan Wood
US-Mexico Trade Under President Obama’s Second Term- By Christopher E. Wilson
Immigration and the Latino Electorate Under President Obama’s Second Term- By Miguel R. Salazar
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