The Mexico Elections Guide includes expert analyses on security in Mexico, U.S.-Mexico security cooperation, and latest happenings with an eye toward the future and what the 2024 elections and a potential change in administration could entail for security and rule of law in Mexico.
Only the Truth Will Set Mexico Free...From Cartels
"Mexico’s next president will face a simple yet titanic challenge: speaking with truth. This is a small change in the discourse that could be the beginning of a healing era for the country. The right approach to start disentangling Mexico’s security issues comes with the responsibility that only truth beholds and only then policymakers could propose a new set of rules for a game that all previous and present administrations have been playing wrong," writes Luis Chaparro.
Threats to Judiciary Independence: Are They Becoming Policies?
"AMLO's administration, with support from Congress, has tried more than once to weaken the Mexican judiciary’s independence, possibly to hinder any ruling it could make as a counterbalance against his questionable policies. Since the beginning of his term, he has successfully appointed allies as justices to the Supreme Court...The remaining issue that we still need to reflect upon is how this discussion could help the president build social support for the reform seeking to initiate elections for Mexican judges," writes Mariana Campos
Mexico’s Next President Faces Urgent Human Rights Challenges
"Whichever candidate wins, they will inherit significant challenges that require urgent action and a genuine commitment to human rights," writes Duncan Tucker.