Mexico Institute Event: The Decisive Vote? How Latinos voted and what it means for policy

Join the Mexico Institute for a discussion on the importance of the Latino vote and how it played out on the November 6 elections. Who voted, where and what difference did they make? What happened in a key battleground states? And what are the likely consequences for immigration reform and other policy issues?

Date: Dec. 10th // 9am to 11am // at the Woodrow Wilson Center

For more information and to RSVP visit the event page, The Decisive Vote?


Latin America looks for more action from Barack Obama

BBC News, 11/8/2012

No sooner had losing US candidate Mitt Romney uttered the words “I have just called President Obama” than Mexico’s president-elect Enrique Pena Nieto took to Twitter congratulate his soon-to-be counterpart.

He was looking forward to working together, he wrote, on common issues for their two nations.

But beyond the obvious diplomatic platitudes, some might question how much the continuation of an Obama administration will really benefit Mexico and the rest of Latin America.

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A Latin American perspective for Latin America [Op-ed in Spanish]

La Opinion, 10/29/2012

In January, when the next president of the U.S. takes office he should take the opportunity to convey a significant message in respect to the policy of the U.S. towards Latin America.

He should announce that the policy for the hemisphere will be based on mutual respect and that he will build on the alliance between this country and its southern neighbors. He can also begin to concretely define by what means he hopes to accomplish this by.

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