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Felipe's First Year

Tuesday, December 18, 2007  |  Carin Zissis

Mexican President Felipe Calderón emerged as a sure-footed leader during his first year in office, meeting challenges ranging from organized crime to a deadlocked legislature to a natural disaster. Now that the honeymoon period is over, how will he fare in 2008? An AS/COA update takes a look at what Calderón achieved and the tests he'll face next. ... Read More

Mexico Update: December 2007

Friday, November 30, 2007

Marking the conclusion of President Calderon’s first year in office, the AS/COA looks back at his accomplishments and challenges ahead in the new year. Opinion polls give the President a higher rating than that of his predecessor at the same point in time. ... Read More

Exclusive Interview: Jorge Castañeda, Former Foreign Minister of Mexico

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Former Mexican Foreign Minister Jorge Castañeda, author of Ex Mex: From Migrants to Immigrants, played a firsthand role in attempts to forge a U.S.-Mexican immigration deal. He says reform could come in time, but U.S. leaders remain hesitant: "Who wants to take a leadership position on this and then get slammed in Iowa?" ... Read More

NACC Presents Report to North American Leaders

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

During an August summit of North American leaders in Canada, the North American Competitiveness Council (NACC)—a trilateral council of business leaders representing the private sectors of Canada, Mexico, and the United States—offered recommendations on border-crossing facilitation, standards and regulatory cooperation, and energy integration. To download the report, click here. For more about the NACC, click here. ... Read More

Mexico City: Mexico in the Global Economy

Wednesday, March 28, 2007  |  2007 Latin American Cities Conferences

Just as the Mexican Senate was approving a groundbreaking federal pension reform law, the Americas Society and Council of the Americas (AS/COA) held its 2007 Mexico City Conference to look at Mexico’s role in the global economy. With over 180 private and public sector leaders in attendance, the conference, hosted in association with the Mexican Business Council of Foreign Trade Investment and Technology (COMCE), highlighted key reforms—including labor, energy, and fiscal reforms—to improve Mexico’s competitiveness. ... Read More

New Opportunity in U.S.-Mexico Affairs

Wednesday, November 29, 2006  |  Eric Farnsworth  |  Denver Post

U.S. relations with Mexico are about to take another turn, and with some careful nurturing on both sides of the border, the prospects for building a mature, vibrant bilateral relationship have not been better in years. But the window is small, and the time to do so is now.

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