WCVE Forum: Mexico–Looking Forward
Mexico isn’t just another neighbor to the U.S. It’s also our third-largest trading partner, outpacing Japan, Germany and the UK combined. So what will a change in Mexico’s government mean for the United States? America Abroad goes to the border to talk about the future of border security after the Fast and Furious scandal. Learn about the Institutional Revolutionary Party, its history, and what some Mexicans are doing to prevent it from backsliding to an anti-democratic past.
America Abroad also examines corruption in Mexico’s school system, looking at a teachers’ union considered by some to be the most powerful in the world.
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Mexico spends nearly one quarter of its budget on education. Yet its schools are lagging behind, with Mexican students scoring the lowest reading levels of all developed countries. Jennifer Collins reports from Oaxaca and Mexico City.
Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI): A Return to Power
Mexico’s newly elected president, Enrique Peña Nieto, comes from a party that controlled the government for more than seven decades. Franc Contreras reports from the PRI stronghold of Mexico state, on voters’ hopes for the party moving forward.
Fast & Furious Fallout:
Will fallout from the Fast and Furious “gunwalking” scandal change the way the United States and Mexico work together on border security? Michel Marizco reports from the border.
This segment, hosted by Ray Suarez examines the influential role the U.S. has played in Mexico’s economy, as well as the evolution of Mexico’s political system – from revolution to dictatorship to democracy.
Host Ray Suarez talks with Mexico experts Manuel Suarez-Mier and Eric Olson about the country’s future under its next president, Enrique Peña Nieto.