Almost 30 years have gone by since the way by which these United States of America have considered how to bring new, thoughtful, hard workers into this country. In that time, we’ve sent away millions of hopeful men and women waiting for a chance to work and contribute to our economy. It has come to … Continue reading
Tag Archives: Mexico
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.
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?
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
What is wrong with U.S policy towards Latin America?
Almost two weeks ago the president delivered the State of the Union and talked about many of the domestic issues affecting us today and how he intends to solve them. The president only talked about foreign policy towards the end of his speech and mentioned every single region of the world, except Latin America. Sadly, … Continue reading
A Portrait of the Emerging Mexican Middle Class
For a country whose reputation has been eclipsed by widespread reports of brutal killings and what appears to be an incessant drug war, there is another story that has been kept largely under wraps. This story is that of Mexico’s emerging middle class. The international community’s perception of Mexico has generally been one of a … Continue reading
Mexico: The New Industrial Giant
Although it seems as if almost every consumer good is manufactured in China, in recent years, China has found an unlikely competitor in our neighbor to the south, Mexico. With the drug war raging in Mexico, it may be hard to believe that it is proving to be worthy competition for China’s position as the … Continue reading
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
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
How much will the US-Mexico Relationship Change After July 1?
The Washington Post ran an article on May 14 by Nick Miroff and William Booth about Enrique Peña Nieto, the front-runner in Mexico’s upcoming presidential election. The article centers on the fact that few Mexican voters and political analysts on both sides of the US-Mexico border have much of a sense about the man known … Continue reading
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