Till death do us part: US, Mexico inextricably linked

3/9/2017 The Hill

By Duncan Wood, Director, Mexico Institute

us mex flagIt has often been noted that the U.S.-Mexico relationship is like a marriage — it has its ups and downs, disputes and romances, but, essentially, the two countries are tied together.

Nonetheless, abusive language can be highly destructive. While the recent turmoil in the relationship may not be lead to divorce, there is a very real danger of estrangement if the two nations do not receive the right counseling.

The current marital conflict has far-reaching impacts, and the urgency of reaffirming the bilateral relation transcends the diplomatic rhetoric of the need for mere peaceful coexistence between neighboring nations.

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Dealing with the Northern Neighbors [in Spanish]

Andrew Selee, El Universal, 12/02/2012

Andrew Selee
Andrew Selee

As he takes the presidency of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto faces not only a countless domestic challenges, but also a broad international agenda that requires attention and must be managed cautiously. This international agenda goes further than just dealing with the U.S., but there is no doubt that this relationship will be the most complex to manage and has implications on national reforms and initiatives.

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A New Agenda with Mexico

The Wilson Center, Policy Brief by Andrew Selee and Chris Wilson

The depth of economic ties with Mexico, together with declines in illegal immigration and organized crime violence in Mexico, open up an opportunity for U.S. policymakers to deepen the economic relationship with Mexico and to engage Mexico more on major global issues.