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Mexico as a Global Player

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Last week, Foreign Affairs hosted a full day conference on Mexico, to talk about the country as a regional and global player. Panel topics included U.S.-Mexico cooperation, bilateral trade, regional...

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This Year's Presidential Elections in Latin America

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Earlier this week, Salvadorans headed to the polls to cast their ballots in a presidential runoff election, since on February 2 the candidates failed to reach the 50 percent threshold...

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Two Decades of U.S.-Mexico Relations

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I had the great privilege of joining Eric Farnsworth, Vice President of the Council of the Americas and Americas Society, and Nelson Cunningham, President of McLarty Associates, yesterday at NDN for a...

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Good Neighbors

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President Obama will meet tomorrow with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Steven Harper for the North American Leaders’ Summit. The three leaders will take a look...

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Is Trade Between the United States and Mexico on the Rise?

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Yesterday I spoke with A Martínez from KPCC’s “Take Two” about Secretary Pritzker’s trip to Mexico and the country’s outlook more broadly. You can listen in here. I look forward...

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U.S. Signs the Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreement with Mexico

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Tacked onto the bipartisan budget, the U.S. Congress passed the long-awaited Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreement with Mexico. Signed in 2012 by then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Foreign Minister Patricia...

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Mexico on the Brink

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A few weeks ago, the Legatum Institute’s released its global Prosperity Index—which I wrote about here—that took both macro-economic indicators and social well-being into consideration. In the Index, Mexico’s rankings...

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North America’s Energy Boom

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The past week, I participated in an IMF panel discussion on the North American energy boom with fellow energy watchers Alejandro Werner, Director of the IMF’s Western Hemisphere Department, Alejandro...

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Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations Head to Washington

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One of the potentially biggest economic initiatives for Obama’s second term is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Started some seven years ago by four Pacific nations—Brunei Darussalam, Chile, New Zealand, and...

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Teaching Notes for Two Nations Indivisible

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As everyone heads back to school this week, here are the teaching notes for my new book, Two Nations Indivisible: Mexico, the United States, and the Road Ahead. You can...

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