Mexico and the United States are no longer “distant neighbors” but have become “intimate strangers,” tied together by intense ties across the border but with limited understanding of each other, writes Andrew Selee in an op-ed in the Mexican newspaper El Universal.
Latin American Program Special Report, February 2005
"While places like Ciudad Juarez have become safer, other places in the country have seen violence spike up," said Christopher Wilson, an associate at the Washington-based Mexico Institute. "Acapulco is one of the areas, and in fact, the entire state of Guerrero is one of the places, where there's been more violence recently."
The depth of economic ties with Mexico, together with declines in illegal immigration and organized crime violence in Mexico, open up an opportunity for U.S. policymakers to deepen the economic relationship with Mexico and to engage Mexico more on major global issues.