Rick Santorum proposes negotiating several free trade agreements in the first year of Presidency, even though he was against the NAFTA back in 1993.
Eric Olson discusses Mexico’s future and why it matters for the U.S. on Radio Broadcast (WGBH).
Latin American Program Special Report, February 2005
The report looks at the ways in which regional economic cooperation can enhance competitiveness, stimulate growth and create jobs. There is no doubt that the economies of the United States and Mexico are facing serious challenges. While some of the risk is due to external pressures, whether increasing competition from Asia or fears of crisis in Europe, much of the solution lies in strengthening regional competitiveness. The path forward, then, must be based in a clear understanding that the United States and Mexico are ultimately partners rather than competitors.
Mexicans went to the polls yesterday to choose a new president. The official preliminary vote count handed a victory to Enrique Pena Nieto. Diane and her guests discuss the outcome of the Mexico presidential election. Eric Olson senior adviser on US-Mexico Security for the Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute is a guest.
Directors Cynthia Arnson and Duncan Wood are quoted in an article about US-Latin American economic relations, following President Obama's recent trip to the region. (in Spanish)
Read the latest Latin American Program Newsletter, Noticias Winter 2013
The loosening of Mexico's legislative gridlock is but one of the positives awaiting Peña Nieto, who "inherits a very strong economy," says Duncan Wood, president of the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington. • This article also appeared on Hattiresburgamerican.com and Guampdn.com.
The Merida Initiative, which has been proposed by the U.S. and Mexican governments, would provide $1.4 billion over three years in equipment and training from the U.S. to the Mexican government to support both law enforcement efforts directed against organized crime and long-term institution building for federal police and the judicial system.