Seeking to improve understanding, communication, and cooperation between Mexico and the United States by promoting original research, encouraging public discussion, and proposing policy options for enhancing the bilateral relationship.
The case of the disappearances of the students of Ayotzinapa continues as the National Human Rights Commission revealed this week that at least two agents of Mexico’s Federal Police were involved in aggression and later disappearances. Additionally, the Interdisciplinary Group of Experts will be leaving Mexico, and a special mechanism will be created to accomplish the recommendations of these experts.Read more: Jornada, Milenio, Excelsior, El Universal, Excelsior, Reforma, Expansión, El Universal
This week the Mexican Senate approved legislation that would establish preferential conditions for both national and international private business who would invest in the southeastern region of the country. This vote was passed with 88 in favor and 8 against.Read more: Jornada, El Universal, Reforma, Expansión
Two of Mexico’s largest political parties, the PAN and PRD, have submitted an anti-corruption and impunity proposal to the Senate so that there would be a plan of action when combating, preventing, and sanctioning corruption at every level of government.Read more: Expansion, Milenio, El Universal