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Video: The Future of the U.S.-Mexico Relationship – Americas Quarterly Launch

Thursday, May 18, 2017


  • Diego Gómez Pickering, Consul General of Mexico in New York City 


  • Alfredo Corchado, Award-winning journalist, author, and Mexico bureau chief of The Dallas Morning News
  • Álvaro Enrigue, Novelist and author of Sudden Death 
  • Pati Jinich, Award-winning chef, TV personality, cookbook author, and food writer 
  • Shannon K. O’Neil, Senior fellow for Latin America Studies, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
  • Rebeca Vargas, President and CEO, U.S.-Mexico Foundation 
  • Duncan Wood, Director, the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute 
  • Brian Winter, Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly; Vice President of Policy, Americas Society/Council of the Americas (Moderator) 

After DREAMers and writer Álvaro Enrigue presented their fiction work to the audience, a panel with three of the border ambassadors from the new Americas Quarterly and two experts discussed the future of the Mexico-U.S. relationship in politics and daily life at the magazine's New York launch event. CFR's Shannon O'Neil talked about NAFTA renegotiations as a moment for both countries to rebuild trust and move on from recent difficulties. The Dallas Morning News' Alfredo Corchado highlighted the importance of Mexicans and Americans living at the border engaging in politics and elections. Panelists agreed on the intertwined nature of Mexican and American lives and how the Mexican community in the United States can reinforce the idea of the countries being allies.