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

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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

Mexican Air Force Evacuates Mexicans From Cuba Due To Coronavirus

On Saturday, March 28, 2020, the Mexican Air Force with the help of Mexico’s Foreign Relations Department evacuated 134 Mexican citizens from Cuba. The Coronavirus COVID-19 had stranded the Mexicans in Cuba. The air force flew a Boeing 737-800 to Cuba. In addition to returning the stranded Mexicans, the air force flight also returned 39… Read More Mexican Air Force Evacuates Mexicans From Cuba Due To Coronavirus

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

Remember How Mexico Sends Its Worst? How About Saudi Arabia?

Remember when Donald Trump told everyone that México sends “rapists” to the US? As a Mexican immigrant I took his rhetoric about México sending its worst personally. Since then I have been on a mission to show Trump’s hypocrisy when it comes to immigrants. The latest example of hypocrisy is how Trump talks about Mexican… Read More Remember How Mexico Sends Its Worst? How About Saudi Arabia?

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

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

Venezuela Accuses Mexico of Regime Change

In an unprecedented turn of events and an unintended consequence of México’s engagement in world affairs it has been accused of an attempted regime change and the attempted assassination of a foreign leader. As if that wasn’t enough, the Mexican government has been accused of being “right-wing” by Venezuela’s Maduro. Venezuela is facing a serious… Read More Venezuela Accuses Mexico of Regime Change

The Mexican Aircraft Industry

Airplanes are made up of thousands, if not millions, of specialized parts that require sophisticated and exacting manufacturing. The Boeing Company says that its 747 is made up of over 6 million individual components. México is known for its automotive export market and the recently negotiated NAFTA 2.0 agreement has demonstrated México’s robust industrial market… Read More The Mexican Aircraft Industry

The Mexico Factor

As you all likely know, Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign by denigrating México, Mexicans and immigrants. Trump called NAFTA the “worst deal” ever. Donald Trump consistently threatened to scrap NAFTA. Throughout the political rhetoric, renegotiating NAFTA has been happening, often in the background and sometimes out in the open. But things have changed in… Read More The Mexico Factor