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What Should the Top Priority be for U.S.-Mexico Relations?

Mexico United States What Should the Top Priority be for U.S.-Mexico Relations?

To commemorate Enrique Peña Nieto’s inauguration, the Americas Society/Council of the Americas asked many avid Mexico watchers what should be the top priority for U.S.-Mexico relations going forward. Here was...

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Calderón’s Presidency by the Numbers

Mexico Calderón’s Presidency by the Numbers

As President Calderón’s sexenio wraps up tomorrow, he will leave office with a mixed legacy. Many have presented interesting analyses of his policies, but this post looks at concrete numbers—development...

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U.S.-Mexico Relations Going Forward

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Yesterday was the first of presumably many meetings between Mexico’s President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto and recently re-elected President Barack Obama in Washington, DC. In a few days Vice President Joe...

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Mexico Isn't a Gangland Gunbattle

Mexico United States Mexico Isn't a Gangland Gunbattle

Mexico’s incoming president, Enrique Peña Nieto, will meet with President Obama in Washington, DC this week to discuss some of the challenges and opportunities for the two countries. But perhaps...

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What Colorado and Washington’s Vote to Legalize Marijuana means for Latin America

Mexico United States What Colorado and Washington’s Vote to Legalize Marijuana means for Latin America

As Americans went to the polls to elect their president yesterday, voters in Colorado and Washington chose to legalize marijuana (by referendum). Not only does this create conflicting state and...

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Latin America’s Growing Social Network

Latin America Latin America’s Growing Social Network

In 2000 only 8 million Latin Americans were active online. Today that number has ballooned to 129 million regular users—more than a 1000 percent increase—with almost all (127 million) signing...

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President Felipe Calderón Discusses Mexico’s Future

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This morning, CFR hosted Mexico’s president Felipe Calderón in its Washington D.C. office for a brief presentation and question and answer session (you can read the transcript here). The conversation...

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Chihuahua’s Version of Colombia’s Wealth Tax

Colombia Mexico Chihuahua’s Version of Colombia’s Wealth Tax

I’ve argued in the past that to truly address the security situation, Mexico needs the buy in of its citizens—and particularly of its elites. One way of achieving this is...

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Review of Dealing Death and Drugs

Mexico United States Review of Dealing Death and Drugs

I recently had the opportunity to talk with Beto O’Rourke, a Democrat running for the 16th District of Texas (El Paso and its environs), and a shoe-in for the seat....

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Human Rights and the Mexican Military

Mexico United States Human Rights and the Mexican Military

Human rights abuses within Mexico’s drug war are garnering increasing attention, both in Mexico as well as in the United States (holding up some 15 percent of Merida money in...

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