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Security Cooperation in Mexico

Mexico United States Security Cooperation in Mexico

I was in Washington D.C. on Tuesday to give testimony on U.S.-Mexico security cooperation at a Senate Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere and Global Narcotics Affairs’ hearing. You can read my...

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The Presidential Inbox: Latin America

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As part of the Council on Foreign Relations’, “Presidential Inbox” series, I sat down yesterday with Arturo Valenzuela, former assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere Affairs, and Sergio Galvis,...

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The Real Mexico: Narcotrafficking or Economic Growth?

Mexico United States The Real Mexico: Narcotrafficking or Economic Growth?

I had an interesting conversation with Jorge Ramos and Jesus Esquivel, author of La DEA en México, this weekend on Al Punto. You can watch it here: Published in conjunction...

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Social Mobility in Mexico

Mexico Social Mobility in Mexico

One of the biggest criticisms leveled at Mexico is the lack of social mobility. A new report published by Mexico City’s Centro de Estudios Espinosa Yglesias (CEEY) takes a look...

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What to Watch in U.S. Drug Policy

United States What to Watch in U.S. Drug Policy

Reading through the 2013 National Drug Control Strategy, it is not all that different from recent years past. Drug use remains a serious issue within the United States, with national...

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Five Myths About Mexico

Mexico United States Five Myths About Mexico

As President Barack Obama meets today with his counterpart, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, he is navigating one of America’s broadest and most complex bilateral relationships. In this op-ed for...

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Obama Heads to Mexico

Mexico United States Obama Heads to Mexico

When President Obama arrives in Mexico this week he will face almost two completely different governments when it comes to discussing security and economic relations. In an op-ed that I...

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Why Mexico is Key to American Prosperity

Mexico United States Why Mexico is Key to American Prosperity

When President Obama travels to Mexico next week to meet with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, they will have no shortage of topics to talk about. This past week, I...

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Mexico's Transformation, and My Own

Mexico United States Mexico's Transformation, and My Own

In anticipation of my talk next Tuesday in Los Angeles, I wrote the following piece for Zocalo’s Public Square: As my plane touched down at Benito Juárez airport in early...

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Immigration Reform and the Latino Electorate

Immigration United States Immigration Reform and the Latino Electorate

For today’s ask an expert feature on cfr.org, I answered the question: “After immigration reform, how would the large and newly legal Hispanic population influence U.S. politics?” You can read...

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