The Age of COVID-19

We are amid major changes in the global economy and the way we live our lives. Those of us that have lived through the currency devaluations of our countries or other major economic changes mostly understand what is to come. We have lived economic chaos before. Most Americans do not understand how lives will change… Read More The Age of COVID-19

Venezuela, the United States and the Two Faces of AMLO

Venezuela is in turmoil. Venezuelan opposition leader, Juan Guaidó has managed to get an unknown number of the Venezuelan military to back him on his quest to overthrow Nicolás Maduro. Maduro refuses to give up power leading to clashes between pro-Maduro and pro-Guaidó supporters. Like all civil wars, the situation is fluid. And like all… Read More Venezuela, the United States and the Two Faces of AMLO

U.S. Border Military Deployments

Shortly before the Midterms, Donald Trump ordered the U.S. military to the border in response to the “invaders” heading to America. Many, including some Republicans, have called the military deployment a “stunt”. The so-called “invaders” – migrants in a caravan trekking through México – didn’t make it to the border until after the Midterms. Even… Read More U.S. Border Military Deployments

The Last Time America Picked a Side It Resulted in 9/11

The last time the American government picked one country over another it resulted in the 9/11 attacks. The murder of Jamal Khashoggi is another example of America picking one country to curtail another. The Trump Administration, like its predecessors, kowtows to the Saudis. The U.S. government made the same choice in the 1980’s when it… Read More The Last Time America Picked a Side It Resulted in 9/11

The Mexican Military Industrial Complex

Looking at the aerospace industry in México yesterday, we saw how México is growing its aerospace manufacturing prowess through strategic partnerships with manufacturers. We also noted how the Mexican military has embarked on the plan to reduce its military reliance on foreign equipment. The annual budget for the Mexican defense budget is expected to continue… Read More The Mexican Military Industrial Complex

The Mexican That Saved 40 Thousand in World War 2 and Helped to Avert a Nuclear War

Many of you are aware of Oskar Schindler through the movie Schindler’s List. Schindler saved thousands of Jewish Poles from the Holocaust. However, many of you do not know about Gilberto Bosques Saldívar, who saved the lives of 40,000 individuals in World War II. Not only did Bosques, a Mexican native, save the lives of… Read More The Mexican That Saved 40 Thousand in World War 2 and Helped to Avert a Nuclear War

How Chain Migration and the Lottery System was Born

Recently, the issue of the immigration “lottery” system and “chain migration” has entered the common vernacular of the immigration debate. The lottery system and chain migration are the result of a broken immigration system that traces back its origin to the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952, wherein the United States codified who was allowable… Read More How Chain Migration and the Lottery System was Born

Henry Kissinger, the Architect of Shit Holes

Richard Nixon’s National Security Advisor, Henry Kissinger is a war criminal. But we’ll get to that in a moment. Let’s focus on today’s politics – Donald Trump and the ongoing immigration debate and how Kissinger is the architect of the divisiveness on immigration. Today’s debate about “shit hole” countries and immigration control hearken back to… Read More Henry Kissinger, the Architect of Shit Holes

Pearl Harbor and the Mexican Friendship that Extends Beyond Politics

Today is the remembrance of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that officially brought the United States into World War II. As the day’s remembrances play out today, it is important to note which countries came to the defense of the United States and which were the enemy. For me, as an immigrant, it is… Read More Pearl Harbor and the Mexican Friendship that Extends Beyond Politics

NAFTA Closer to Ending

On Tuesday, the Fourth Round of NAFTA negotiations concluded. Leading the U.S. delegation was United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. The Canadian delegation was led by Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefosno Guajardo led the Mexican delegation. The three ministers issued a joint statement stating that the concluded… Read More NAFTA Closer to Ending

Mexican Labor

There are two major issues driving the debate about limiting immigration to the country. The first is the cultural identity of the country. Some fear that the changing cultural face of the country brought on by an influx of immigrants into the community. English as the official language of the country is part of this… Read More Mexican Labor

NAFTA Negotiations

As you likely remember, Donald Trump called the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) the worst trade deal the United States has entered. During his presidential campaign, Trump argued he was going to end NAFTA. After the election, he toned down his argument, instead now arguing that he would renegotiate NAFTA, and if need be,… Read More NAFTA Negotiations