Are Mexico’s Winds of Change Blowing in the Right Direction?

June 29, 2018

The current wave of support for Andrés Manuel López Obrador was unthinkable a decade ago. Mexico goes to the polls on July 1 for what promises to be an unprecedented set of elections. Not only will Mexicans vote for the presidency, legislative posts, governors and mayors at the same time, but...

Are Mexico and America Heading for a Breakup?

January 31, 2017

Mexico’s relationship with the US is at an impasse. Donald Trump has already built barriers around his relationship with Mexico that are higher than any wall. The diplomatic slip in the form of a tweet that ended with President Enrique Peña Nieto canceling their meeting was apparently fixed...

Populism is Straining Regional Relations in North America

November 03, 2016

Right-wing polarization may disrupt the bilateral relationship between Mexico and the United States. When Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump visited Mexico on September 1, 2016, local protesters made it clear: His offensive, untrue and divisive rhetoric about the Mexican people was...

Mexico Faces Uphill Battle at Summit

June 28, 2016

It is unlikely Mexico will reach its objectives at the North American Leaders’ Summit on June 29. In mid-June, Mexican Secretary of Finance Luis Videgaray traveled to Montreal to deliver a speech at the inaugural session of the International Forum of the Americas. Videgaray affirmed that...