Weak governance and deteriorating social conditions have steadily increased political and social instability in Mexico during the past several years. Rather than soothing the country's rocky political and social environments, the results of Mexico's upcoming general elections will heighten this instability. More concerning, however, are tightening U.S. border security and immigration reforms. These measures may provoke economic instability in Mexico, further destabilizing the country's political and social environments in the months ahead.
Vicente Fox's Big Shadow
Washington Post/Mexico Votes - For those of you just dropping in on Mexico's July 2 presidential election, I wouldn't blame you if you thought Vicente Fox was seeking a second term. The man who ended 71 years of rule by the conservative Institutional Revolutionary Party, known as the PRI, continues to dominate the polls, headlines and even the airwaves