March 11, 2015
The New York Times, 3/11/15
A former prosecutor and ambassador who has been questioned about his public service record and close ties to President Enrique Pena Nieto was voted late Tuesday onto Mexico’s Supreme Court.
Eduardo Medina Mora took the oath of office immediately after being approved by the Senate, despite never having served as a judge, not meeting the residency requirement of two years and facing questions about his impartiality given his links to the presidency.
February 23, 2015
The Mexico Institute seeks summer interns for Summer 2015. There are three different intern positions: Outreach & Communications, Graduate Economics, and Virtual Graphic Design. Please review full guidelines and application instructions. Applications should be received no later than March 15, 2015.
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February 19, 2015
02/18/15 Wall Street Journal
The Bank of Mexico on Wednesday lowered its forecast for economic growth for the nation this year, citing weaker expected global growth and risks of increased international market volatility and further declines in oil prices. In its quarterly inflation report, the central bank said it expects gross domestic product to grow between 2.5% and 3.5% this year, less than its previous estimate of 3%-4%. For 2016, the bank lowered its forecast growth range to 2.9%-3.9% from 3.2%-4.2%. The central bank said GDP likely expanded 2.1% in 2014, which is in line with the consensus of private economists. The National Statistics Institute is scheduled to report fourth-quarter GDP on Friday.
February 13, 2015
By Animal Politico 2/13/15
The Associated Press October 22, 2014
El caso de los 43 estudiantes de la Escuela Normal Rural de Ayotzinapa es una muestra de cómo en México se vive en un contexto de“desapariciones generalizadas” en las que muchas veces participan agentes del Estado cometiendo el delito de desaparición forzada, concluyó este viernes el Comité contra la Desaparición Forzada de las Naciones Unidas en su informe final sobre México.
El Comité insistió en que lo ocurrido el 26 de septiembre pasado en Iguala, Guerrero -cuando policías municipales atacaron a estudiantes normalistas tras la orden del alcalde, José Luis Abarca- no sólo es un caso de desaparición forzada si no que “ilustra los serios desafíos que enfrenta el Estado parte en materia de prevención, investigación y sanción de las desapariciones forzadas y la búsqueda de personas desaparecidas”.
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February 9, 2015
The Mexico Institute seeks summer 2015 interns for the following positions:
-Outreach and Communications Intern
-Graduate Economics Intern
-Virtual Graphic Design Intern
Applications should be received no later than March 15, 2015.
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February 6, 2015
02/04/2015 Woodrow Wilson Center
As the price of oil continues to fall, the Wilson Center’s Africa Program, Canada Institute, Kennan Institute, Latin American Program, Middle East Program, Mexico Institute and its Regional and Global Energy Series convened an expert global panel, assembled from Russia, Colombia, Canada, Iran, and Nigeria, to discuss the economic and political repercussions of depressed energy prices, as well as the effects of the lower prices on competitiveness and investment.