AMLO Meets With The Patrón Today

The problem for México is that every so often a Mexican president takes the helm of the country and immediately kowtows to the powers that be. Santa Anna is one such character. Santa Anna is best known for losing almost half of the Mexican territory when he waged an unsuccessful battle plan to quell the… Read More AMLO Meets With The Patrón Today

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