Presidential Candidates Reveal a Wall of Ignorance When It Comes to Mexico

February 17, 2020

After Iowa and New Hampshire, two states known for the homogeneity of their white populations, the Democratic primaries move west and south. The next venue is Nevada, a state with a significant Mexican minority. The pundits see this as the first test of the capacity of Democratic candidates to...

Voter Mistrust Fuels Populism in Mexico’s Presidential Race

May 31, 2018

Ahead of the Mexico's presidential election in July, a left-wing populist is the clear frontrunner amid exasperation with political corruption and snail-paced social reform. The Mexican presidential race was probably over the minute it began. Recent polls consistently put left-wing populist...

Can Trump Make Mexico Pay for the Wall?

February 02, 2017

If President Trump wants to Mexico to pay for the wall, he needs another strategy. Mexico won’t willingly write the check for Donald Trump’s wall. So the president is hunting for a way to make Mexico pay. That search isn’t going well. On January 26, Press Secretary Sean Spicer...

Trump’s Flawed Logic Regarding US-Mexico Relations

February 02, 2017

The Trump administration’s proposed Mexico policies regarding immigration and trade will make America’s fears a reality. Minutes after descending from the golden escalator at Trump Tower, Donald Trump fired the first salvo at what would eventually become one of his favorite electoral targets...