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...

In Mexico, the Signing of the USMCA Was a Victory for Neoliberalism

President López Obrador has the opportunity to implement the USMCA in a better way than the Salinas and Peña Nieto administrations did. At the beginning of 2018, it seemed that a US withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was both possible and likely. US President...

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...

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...