This document provides an overview of current and past drug policies implemented by Mexican government. It also analyzes the trends in the increased reliance on the Mexican armed forces in counter-drug activities and the role that the U.S. government has played in shaping Mexico's counter-drug efforts.
Maureen Meyer, with contributions from Coletta Youngers and Dave Bewley-Taylor
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U.S. immigration reform has become a rogue political issue, inflaming passions from local town boards to the presidential campaign trail.
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Armand Peschard-Sverdrup, senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Jorge Chabat, professor at Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico City, debate what an ideal security cooperation agreement would look like between the United States and Mexico.
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A Testimony Before the Committee on Foreign Affairs House of Representatives on the high flow of illicit drugs into the United States.
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The GAO's recent report discusses the illicit drug threat posed by Mexican drug production and trafficking to the United States since 2000 and U.S. agencies' programs to support Mexico's counternarcotics efforts since fiscal year 2000.
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This article discusses why environmental groups have been slow to fight the border wall.
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An article published in Mexican weekly Proceso presents extensive newinformation about "Plan Mexico." The Center for International Policy's Columbia Program presents the article translated into English.
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A summit of like-minded North American leaders in Quebec addressed trade, immigration, and security issues.
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The United States and Mexico are negotiating a significant aid package to help Mexico fight its drug war. But a “Plan Mexico” faces many hurdles.
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Mexican President Felipe Calderon has surprised many with his bold crackdown on drug violence and his ability to push reforms through the legislature.
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President Felipe Calderon has shifted the tone of U.S.-Mexico relations. But during Bush's visit he made clear he still seeks comprehensive immigration reform.
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Skyrocketing corn prices have implications for the 2007 Farm Bill, U.S. energy policy, trade, and Mexican tortillas.
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In the January issue of PS: Political Science and Politics, a symposium addresses the aftermath of the 2006 Mexican presidential elections. Kathleen Bruhn and Kenneth Greene argue that the election was only polarizing at the elite level.
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Jorge G. Castaneda, former foreign minister of Mexico and professor of Latin American Studies at New York University, talks about the Latin American leftist wave and the future of Mexico under Felipe Calderon.
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Mexican President-elect Felipe Calderon remains dogged by losing candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s assertions he is the “legitimate president.” But Calderon will face much greater challenges once he takes office.
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The new Mexican president, Felipe Calderón, who will formally take office December 1, inherits significant domestic policy challenges and a bumpy relationship with the United States. “How these problems are addressed during his six-year tenure will determine Mexico’s economic and political course well into the future,” says a new Council Special Report.
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The only concrete measures produced by a yearlong congressional debate on immigration reform have involved border security. But a broader discussion looms on immigration and its role in U.S. economy and culture.
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