NAFTA Trucking Program Driving Equality for Mexico
Politics

NAFTA Trucking Program Driving Equality for Mexico

The 1994 passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was a major commitment to bolstering the interconnectedness between the United States and Mexico. Since implementation, the two countries have continued to realize increased economic growth and efficiency gains from integrated production. In 2012, Mexico was the second largest goods export destination for the … Continue reading

Mexico in shock: The aftermath of Peña’s first 100 days in power.
Foreign Policy / Mexico

Mexico in shock: The aftermath of Peña’s first 100 days in power.

It has been 100 days since President Enrique Peña Nieto took office in Mexico, restoring the Partido Revolucionario Institucional ‘s (PRI) seventy-year rule after a brief twelve-year pause. Today Mexico is in shock, not by the number of deaths and criminal incidents that still harass the Mexican population on a daily basis, but because several … Continue reading

Why Should the US Continue to Increase Investments in Mexico?
Foreign Policy / Immigration / Latin America

Why Should the US Continue to Increase Investments in Mexico?

For one very simple reason- it’s the right thing to do. Now, in saying that, I really mean that it’s the right move to make. While true altruism is something that exists only in the figments of the most optimistic imaginations, it’s important to note the benefits that the US’ continued investment in Mexico could … Continue reading

Mexico’s Brain Drain: A Different Side to the Story of Immigration.
Foreign Policy / Immigration

Mexico’s Brain Drain: A Different Side to the Story of Immigration.

For most Mexican immigrants the American Dream means “opportunity.” It represents the opportunity to work, earn money, and grow accordingly to your efforts and skills.  It also means “promise”. America promises that if you work hard, you’ll be rewarded, and if you have the willingness, you’ll earn it. From the low-skill workers to the bilingual … Continue reading

America

Latin American Elections or South Eastern Conference Football?

The Dominican Republic just had the opportunity to show its citizens and its neighbors in the region the beauty of democracy during its 2012 presidential election. In an election-heavy year across the globe, I have been monitoring those occurring in the Americas. Many Latin American elections end in allegations of voter fraud, corruption or foreign … Continue reading