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Mexico's Transformations

Mexico United States Mexico's Transformations

I had the pleasure of joining PBS’s Tavis Smiley on his Los Angeles based show earlier this week to talk about Two Nations Indivisible. You can watch our conversation here:...

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The Presidential Inbox: Latin America

Latin America United States

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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Managing Illegal Immigration to the United States

United States Managing Illegal Immigration to the United States

As Senate immigration negotiations continue, the Council on Foreign Relations has just released a report on the effectiveness of U.S. immigration enforcement. The authors, Bryan Roberts (a senior economist at...

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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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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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Venezuela's Election and the Future of Chavismo

Venezuela Venezuela's Election and the Future of Chavismo

On Sunday some fifteen million Venezuelans headed to the polls to choose between Nicolás Maduro (Chávez’s heir apparent) and Henrique Capriles (the opposition’s leader). In an election many expected to...

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Plagued by Crime, Mexico Creates New Police Force

Mexico Plagued by Crime, Mexico Creates New Police Force

Since entering Los Pinos last year, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has wasted no time in pushing some of Mexico’s most-needed economic reforms through Congress, but the same has not...

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