Op-ed: What is Power For? (Spanish)

April 18, 2013
Luis Rubio

Luis Rubio

El Universal, 4/18/2013

John Bailey reviews Luis Rubio’s book, Mexico Matters, and analyzes how the Wilson Center’s event, “Mexico Today”, was a significant in regards to the US- Mexico relationship.

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Sunnylands Tours In-Demand

October 1, 2012

Palm Springs Life, October 2012

In keeping with the Annenbergs’ foundation directive, Sunnylands has hosted three high-level retreats.

In conjunction with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, The Retreat at Sunnylands brought together former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice; Congresswoman and Wilson Center President/CEO Jane Harman; Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa; Mexican Ambassador to the United States Arturo Sarukhan; and other political, academic, and media leaders to discuss relations between the United States and Mexico. On July 11, Cowan presented a white paper from the three-day retreat (March 29-April 1) to key members of Congress at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C.

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The US and Mexico expect to Increase Cooperation [in Spanish]

September 18, 2012

Reforma, 9/17/12

The United States Secretary for Homeland Security Janet Napolitano met yesterday with Alejandro Poire the Mexican Secretary of the Interior at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC.  Reforma reports that they spoke of the bilateral relationship, and both asserted that the Mexico-US relationship had never been stronger.

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U.S., Mexican Leaders Say the Old PRI is Gone

September 5, 2012

The Texas Tribune, 9/4/12

The return to power of Mexico’s Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, will not be accompanied by the corruption that used to plague the party, says Arturo Sarukhan, the Mexican ambassador to the U.S., and former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson.

At a panel hosted Tuesday by Richardson and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson Center, Sarukhan wouldn’t say whether he’d stay in his post if President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto asked him. But he said the PRI and the Mexican population have shifted, and that the country’s maturing democracy would not allow anyone to “turn back the clock.”

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Two Words [Opinion in Spanish]

August 22, 2012

El Universal, Mauricio Merino, 8/22/12

Javier Sicilia’s march through the United States will arrive in Washington soon, and Merino hopes that it will be covered by, not only American NGO’s but also by the American media.  Although he says that many in the U.S. associate Mexico with drugs, violence, and illegal immigration, and forget about the nations close economic and other ties, he thinks that Sicilia’s march through the U.S. is a positive event, because then people may associate Mexico with “Dignity and Justice” instead, and that people in the U.S. will then think of the victims in the war on drugs, and not only the criminals.

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Time for a Strategic Agenda with the United States [Opinion in Spanish]

August 13, 2012

ADN Politico, Héctor Faya Rodríguez, 8/12/12

In this opinion piece Héctor Faya Rodríguez discusses how every 12 years Mexico and the United States hold simultaneous elections, which grants an opportunity to change and strengthen the countries relations.  Faya Rodríguez mentions the Mexico Institute’s Sunnylands report which addressed which issues the countries should work on together on and singled out the three which he thinks are the most important.  The first is to create a joint production and export platform so as to make economic exchanges between the two nations more efficient; the second is to encourage state-level governments to work together seriously, particularly with regards to strengthening the Mexican police and judiciary; the third is to create an ambitious private-public partnership to expand Mexican students access to U.S. universities.

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Join us Monday July 23rd for an Event on: Latino Leadership Project: A Latino Perspective on U.S. Foreign Policy

July 18, 2012

Woodrow Wilson Center, 7/18/12

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For reasons of history, language, culture, and family ties, Latinos recognize the importance of Latin America to the United States. Their unique view on the region is particularly well-suited to building a policy that meets the challenges of the twenty-first century. The Latino Task Force was convened to formulate specific foreign policy recommendations to President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney in advance of the 2012 presidential elections, advising both candidates on how policy must change to recognize and respond to the growing strength of the U.S. Latino community.

Join us for this special preview event to discuss the Task Force’s vision and the issues the group will address in their forthcoming report.

July 23rd, 2012 9:30 – 11:00 am

5th Floor Woodrow Wilson Center

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Experts Discuss Mexico’s 2012 Election Results

July 10, 2012

C-SPAN, 7/9/12

A polling expert says Mexico’s youth voters turned out in record numbers for the recent presidential election but their ballots didn’t boost Enrique Pena Nieto to victory. Jorge Buendia with a Mexican polling firm says the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) candidate now President-Elect, lost the youth vote by quite a bit.

His assessment came during a Woodrow Wilson Center panel analyzing the 2012 Mexican Presidential Election results. Mexico’s Electoral Authority confirmed Pena Nieto the winner of the July 1st election with just over 38 percent of the vote Friday.

He had two other challengers.The Wilson Center reviewed and analyzed the results of Mexico’s 2012 elections. Experts discussed the potential impact of the elections on Mexico’s economy.

Watch the video here


This Week on Dialogue: Mexico’s Drug Wars with Eric L. Olson

June 29, 2012

Dialogue 6/29/12

This week on dialogue Eric Olson, associate director of the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute, joins us to discuss the ongoing drug violence taking place in Mexico against the backdrop of a presidential election.  Also joining us is Bruce Hoffman, director of the Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service and a distinguished scholar with the Wilson Center’s International Security Studies Program.  Bruce discusses his forthcoming book Anonymous Soldiers: The Jewish Underground, the British Army and the Creation of Israel.

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Return to Mexican past is bad for U.S.

June 28, 2012

Chicago Sun Times, 6/27/12

On Sunday, Mexicans will go to the polls to elect a new president and Congress. The election is critical to Mexico’s future, but important as well to the United States. Thousands of jobs in Illinois and across the country, for one, depend on political stability and economic well-being in Mexico…

Mexico is the second-largest destination for U.S. exports and the third-largest source of U.S. imports. According to a study by the Woodrow Wilson international Center for Scholars, 6 million U.S. jobs depend on trade with Mexico. The study estimates that one in every 24 American workers depends on U.S.-Mexico trade for their employment.

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