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A local producer arranges a sack with freshly harvested avocados at a market in Tenancingo de Degollado, Mexico.


May 23, 2024

With the 2024 Mexican election looming, here are two major recommendations for the next president

By Ignacia Ulloa Peters, Martin Cassinelli, María Fernanda Bozmoski, Charlene Aguilera

Mexico is in a privileged position to leverage its border with the United States and deep commercial integration with the rest of North America, facilitated by the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The incoming administration has the opportunity to improve border efficiencies and unlock meaningful new investment throughout 2024-2030 and beyond. 

Economy & Business Elections

New Atlanticist

Apr 23, 2024

Mexico’s next president must address violence against women in rural areas

By Charlene Aguilera, Isabel Chiriboga

Whoever is elected on June 2, the next Mexican president will need to address the surge of violence against women, especially in remote states.

Americas Elections


Apr 2, 2024

US ratification of the ocean treaty will unlock deep sea mining

By Alex Gilbert and Morgan Bazilian

Under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, countries including China and Russia have secured permits to explore the deep seabed’s vast supply of critical minerals. The authors argue that the United States, which has been hesitant to ratify the treaty, has much to gain by doing so now.

China Energy & Environment

New Atlanticist

Feb 28, 2024

Irregular migration starts well before the US southern border. Focus on the driving causes of the problem.

By María Eugenia Brizuela de Avila

The United States must work with other countries in the Western Hemisphere to address the economic and security factors that drive migration.

Caribbean Colombia

In the News

Feb 28, 2024

Warrick quoted in Brackety-Ack on efforts to impeach DHS Secretary

By Atlantic Council

Mexico National Security

Freedom and Prosperity Around the World

Feb 26, 2024

Mexico’s vital institutions face decline

By Vanessa Rubio-Márquez

Mexico's institutions are vital for freedoms, but face decline. To advance, it needs strong governance, growth, and redistribution. Despite potential growth from favorable conditions, risks persist. Strengthening governance and productivity is crucial for prosperity.

Economy & Business Freedom and Prosperity
Construction site and excavation


Feb 22, 2024

“Connector economies” and the fractured state of foreign direct investment

By Hung Tran

Most attention has been focused on the fragmentation of world trade. But fragmentation can be observed in the flow of foreign direct investment (FDI) as well. And, like trade, the picture is nuanced: Global FDI flow has fallen as a share of GDP, but a handful of countries have seen an influx.

China International Markets

Issue Brief

Feb 21, 2024

This year’s bipartisan immigration bill offers a border blueprint for 2025

By Thomas S. Warrick

The consequences of another year of inaction on border security and immigration policy may convince a supermajority in the Congress to take up again in 2025 many of the ideas in this year’s bipartisan Senate compromise—no matter which party captures the White House in November.

Mexico Migration

New Atlanticist

Jan 22, 2024

With elections in Mexico and the US, 2024 is a pivotal year for North American trade

By Luz María de la Mora

The leaders elected in Mexico on June 2 and in the United States on November 5 will be responsible for conducting an important review of the USMCA in 2026.

Americas Economy & Business
An aerial view of Quito, Ecuador


Jan 12, 2024

2024 predictions: How ten issues could shape the year in Latin America and the Caribbean

By Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

How will the region ride a new wave of changing economic and political dynamics? Will the region sizzle or fizzle? Join in and be a part of our ten-question poll on the future of LAC.

Brazil Caribbean