Joe Biden Faces Challenges With Mexico

Incoming president Joe Biden is facing many issues when he is sworn in on January 20. Among the issues is a challenging relationship with México. Andrés Manuel López Obrador, colloquially known as AMLO has two years left as president of México. Biden not only faces the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting economic problems, but the… Read More Joe Biden Faces Challenges With Mexico

The Conundrum of Genaro Garcia Luna

With corruption and narco-terrorism on the rise in México in 2006, then-president Felipe Calderón declared war on the drug traffickers, mobilized the Mexican military. Calderón set out to reform the Mexican policing framework to deal with the crisis. Calderón appointed Genaro García Luna to transform the federal police into a more-professional civilian organization equipped with… Read More The Conundrum of Genaro Garcia Luna

U.S.-Mexico Cross Border Trade And Why AMLO Hesitates On Biden

As some readers may have noted, Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrado (AMLO) has refused to recognize Joe Biden until the court challenges are completed. Some believe that AMLO’s slight of Biden will become an issue for the rest of AMLO’s presidency. AMLO’s term ends in late 2024. The economy and Covid-19 will preoccupy both… Read More U.S.-Mexico Cross Border Trade And Why AMLO Hesitates On Biden

Understanding the Lopez Obrador Lovefest With Donald Trump

Many political observers are scratching their heads as to why Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) wants to meet with Donald Trump as his first government to government meeting outside of México. López Obrador has refused to travel abroad during his presidency insisting on holding virtual meetings as he keeps to his promise of austerity measures.… Read More Understanding the Lopez Obrador Lovefest With Donald Trump

The Mexican Presidential Airplane Raffle

Is México really about to raffle its presidential airplane? That’s the question that I keep getting asked when talking about Mexico’s political state. With Andrés Manuel López Obrador, or AMLO, anything is possible. Like Donald Trump, AMLO likes to push unconventional issues to distract from what is going on the county. So, what’s the story… Read More The Mexican Presidential Airplane Raffle

First Amendment Lawsuit Shows Coordination Between US-Mexico on Asylum Seekers

Buried behind the impeachment news is a lawsuit that was filed by journalists against the Trump administration. Likely, “fake news” is on the minds of some readers, but this is also about something else – the First Amendment, and U.S.-México intelligence coordination. For most of us, the First Amendment protects everyone but most especially, journalists.… Read More First Amendment Lawsuit Shows Coordination Between US-Mexico on Asylum Seekers

GOP Caving on Tariffs and AMLO on Verge of Channeling Santa Ana

As I expected, the Republicans are starting to realize that the repercussions of the Trump punitive tariffs against México will damage America’s economy and their constituencies. The Republicans are historically pro-international open trade. The fluidity of the trade dispute makes it difficult to forecast what the outcome will be. But here is a nugget to… Read More GOP Caving on Tariffs and AMLO on Verge of Channeling Santa Ana

The Next Seven Days Will Show the Future of US-Mexico Relations

The next seven days will show us what the U.S.-México relationship will be like in the future. Next Monday, as we discussed yesterday, Donald Trump is intending to impose punitive tariffs on Mexican goods entering the United States. On Monday, the punitive tariff is expected to be five percent, increasing up to 25% over the… Read More The Next Seven Days Will Show the Future of US-Mexico Relations