Has Mexico made it? While grisly tales of narcotics violence and corruption dominate U.S. headlines, the United States’ third largest trade partner has undergone an unprecedented political, economic, and social transformation in the last three decades. This year alone, Mexico’s GDP is expected to grow between 3 to 4 percent, outpacing growth in Brazil, China, and the United States. Still, serious challenges remain, including security and a host of untackled structural reforms.
Shannon K. O’Neil presented her book, Two Nations Indivisible: Mexico, the United States, and the Road Ahead. The Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, O’Neil discussed the overlooked successes of Mexico as well as the challenges of U.S.–Mexico relations including immigration, economic integration, and drugs.
- Shannon K. O’Neil, author of Two Nations Indivisible: Mexico, the United States, and the Road Ahead (April 2013) and the Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
- Lisa M. Schineller, Managing Director, Sovereign Ratings & Economist, Latin America, Standard & Poors
- Christopher Sabatini, Senior Director of Policy, Americas Society/Council of the Americas and Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly
Look for a book review of Two Nations Indivisible: Mexico, the United States, and the Road Ahead in the Spring 2013 issue of Americas Quarterly: Latin America Goes Global, out in May. Learn more at: http://www.americasquarterly.org; connect with AQ: @AmerQuarterly or facebook.com/AmericasQuarterly.