Mexico’s Growing Middle Class is Good News for U.S.

June 17, 2013

woman shopping for water in big box storeABC / Univision, 6/14/2013

A new study on Mexico helps to explain the recent fall in Mexican immigration to the U.S. It suggests that Mexico is slowly becoming a “middle class country.”

The study by Mexico’s National Statistics and Geography Institute [INEGI] says that 42 percent of Mexican homes qualify as “middle class” while 39 percent of the country’s overall population falls into this social category. It also points out that at the turn of the century the middle class was only somewhat smaller, as it made up 38 percent of Mexico’s homes and 35 percent of the country’s inhabitants.

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Medina Mora: EPN´s Priority Not To Stop Drug Trafficking, But Pacify Country (Spanish)

May 29, 2013

MedinaMora-Event-1Proceso, 5/28/2013

En el problema de seguridad y narcoviolencia que enfrenta el país, el objetivo del gobierno de Enrique Peña Nieto es lograr la pacificación y no necesariamente frenar el tráfico de drogas, aseguró aquí el embajador Eduardo Medina Mora.

Desde una perspectiva nacional, “el objetivo no debería ser el ponerle fin al tráfico de drogas, porque está más allá de nuestro alcance, sino darle a los ciudadanos el derecho de vivir en paz con sus familias y en sus comunidades”, explicó el también exprocurador general de la República en la primera parte del sexenio de Felipe Calderón, durante su ponencia en la cena organizada por el Instituto México del Centro Woodrow Wilson.

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The Mexico Institute on Facebook

May 28, 2013

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EVENT: Launch of The State of the Border Report

May 16, 2013

Thursday, May 23, 2013 / 3:30 – 5:30 pm / Wilson Center

Details & RSVP: http://bit.ly/StateofBorder

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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.


Mexico debates opening its doors for shale development

May 16, 2013

pipeline and guageFuelFix, 5/15/2013

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.”

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MAY 6 EVENT: Thinking Regionally to Compete Globally

May 1, 2013

May 6 - Regional Migration Event

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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#DidYouKnow – Americans’ Views towards Mexico

April 29, 2013

Chicago Survey

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