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

Understanding the Mexican Worker to Understand NAFTA/USMCA

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is back in the news this week. The USMCA is NAFTA 2.0. NAFTA is often blamed as the reason why poverty has exacerbated in México. In 1991, I published a white paper on NAFTA; “North American Free Trade Agreement – A Hesitant Handshake Between Neighbors”. (link) This paper was the… Read More Understanding the Mexican Worker to Understand NAFTA/USMCA

American-Made Car?

I just purchased a Jeep Wrangler. It is my first “American” car. You may have noticed the quotation marks around American. I purposely added them for two reasons. The first is that “American” designates the American continent. Although many U.S. citizens consider themselves American, they are, in fact U.S. citizens. There are still individuals that… Read More American-Made Car?

Donald Trump Breaks NAFTA Promise to His Base

In announcing the new free trade agreement; the United States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement (USMCA), Donald Trump tried to disguise it as “it’s not Nafta redone, it’s a brand-new deal.” The fact is that the USMCA is NAFTA 2.0. Like “Mexico will pay for the wall,” the promise by Trump to end NAFTA is also just another undelivered promise… Read More Donald Trump Breaks NAFTA Promise to His Base