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Politics and Democracy in Mexico

The Center for the United States and Mexico focuses on democratic governance in the country, with special attention to the electoral process and the changes proposed in recent reforms to the system. The center also plans to examine political developments in Mexico that can hinder or advance the country’s quality of democracy.


Research Projects



The Future of U.S.-Mexico Relations: Forecast to 2040

This project will critically examine the U.S.-Mexico relationship, applying strategic foresight methods to identify the variables that will likely impact the future health of the binational relationship, project the possible outcomes of the relationship under the current political climate, and examine the broader challenges that the U.S. and Mexico will face in the coming decades.


The Mexico 2018 Election Resource Center

This project seeks to provide information on Mexico’s 2018 election, including the parties, candidates and key issues, as well as in-depth analysis in order to inform a more comprehensive conversation on the election and its impact on the binational relationship.





The Evolution of Political Parties in Mexico 1990-2014

This infographic timeline shows the evolution of political parties in Mexico from 1900 to 2014, along with historical events of note. 







Podcast Episodes