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u.s. Mexico Relations

The Mexican Federal Police Don't Have Public Standards on When to Shoot People

Laura Weiss | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics
Laura Weiss

The Mexican Federal Police, Mexico's primary public security institution, does not have a public manual on the use-of-force, meaning no current standards define when a member of the police can use force, including lethal, on another person.

20 Years Later, Criticisms of NAFTA Often Miss the Point (Pt. I)

Laura Weiss | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
Laura Weiss

While even the main proponents of NAFTA will admit that it is a flawed agreement, targeting it as the root of every problem that has emerged in Mexico, the U.S. and Canada in the last 20 years is misguided -- but reflects the need for more comprehensive economic and social policy collaboration between the two.

The U.S. and Mexico Have Much to Learn from Each Other

Vincent Guilamo-Ramos | Posted 07.28.2013 | World
Vincent Guilamo-Ramos

Barack Obama's recent visit to Mexico, the fourth of his presidency, represented an important, deliberate attempt to shift the focus of Mexico-U.S. relations from security to economic improvement.

Building Connections (Not More Walls) Along the U.S.-Mexico Border

Michael Dear | Posted 07.15.2013 | World
Michael Dear

Mexico is already ahead of us in developing the border-zone infrastructure needed for bi-national trade and prosperity. Why aren't we matching these efforts?

Obama's Mexico Visit About Highlighting Ties, Not Problems

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 07.03.2013 | World

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — President Barack Obama came to Latin America eager to move the region's relationship with the U.S. beyond fighting drugs ...

Harry Reid: Obamacare Could Be A 'Train Wreck'

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.03.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told radio host Rusty Humphries on Thursday that he agreed with Sen. Max Baucus that the Affordable Care Act could b...

Obama: Security Relationship With Mexico Evolving

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 07.02.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY — Acknowledging the uncertainty that lies ahead, President Barack Obama said Thursday that the U.S. will cooperate with Mexico in fi...

Drug War, Trade At Center Of Obama's Mexico Visit

Agence France Presse | Tangi Quemener | Posted 07.02.2013 | World

US President Barack Obama headed to Mexico on Thursday to put trade back at the heart of bilateral ties, but his southern neighbor's shifting drug war...

For Obama And Peña Nieto, A Delicate 'First Dance' Around Energy

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2013 | World

By Edward McAllister NEW YORK, May 2 (Reuters) - When the conversation between President Barack Obama and his newly elected Mexican co...

Why Walls Won't Work: Repairing the US-Mexico Divide (EXCERPT)

Michael Dear | Posted 05.19.2013 | Books
Michael Dear

There are no magic words to solve the problems of immigration in the US or drug-related violence in Mexico. Instead, I offer one incontrovertible conclusion regarding the borderlands: the Wall will not work. Here's why.

Refocusing U.S.-Mexico Security Cooperation

Shannon K. O'Neil | Posted 02.09.2013 | World
Shannon K. O'Neil

Building on the lessons of the past five years, the United States should work with Mexico to implement the nonmilitary programs envisioned in the current Merida framework.

What Should the Top Priority Be for U.S.-Mexican Relations?

Eric Farnsworth | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics
Eric Farnsworth

On Dec. 1, Enrique Peña Nieto was inaugurated as Mexico's president. With a new leader taking the reins in Mexico and Barack Obama's reelection the United States, what should the two leaders focus on in terms of bilateral ties?

Life After Deportation: Exploring the Impacts and Effects of U.S. Immigration Policy

Erin Siegal McIntyre | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Erin Siegal McIntyre

According to current U.S immigration policy, every non-citizen convicted of any charge among a long list of misdemeanor and felony offenses is automatically deported, even if the conviction is for a non-violent offense or one that occurred many years ago.

Mexican Official Who Worked With U.S. Law Enforcement Along Border To Be Sentenced In Corruption Case

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 11.10.2012 | Latino Voices

SAN DIEGO — A former Mexican law enforcement official who worked closely with U.S. authorities on cross-border criminal investigations was sente...

Mexican Telenovela Examines 9/11 By Touching on U.S.-Mexico Relationships

Posted 10.29.2011 | Latino Voices

A new telenovela "The Eighth Commandment" takes a closer look at what happened post Sept. 11 both in Mexico and the United States. The story highl...

Dan Lipinski Blasts Deal Welcoming Mexican Trucks To U.S. Roads Nationwide

Chicago Sun-Times | Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 09.10.2011 | Chicago

Mexican trucks filled with goods from south of the border could be rolling into Chicago as early as next month under a deal just signed by the Obama a...

U.S.-Mexico Relations Back on Track -- In the Wrong Direction

Laura Carlsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Laura Carlsen

Nearly all of that cooperation centers on the severely flawed approach to confront transnational drug-trafficking. The new relationship forged in war rooms is bad news for the Mexican people.

Arizona Immigration Law Derails U.S.-Mexico Border Governors Conference

New York Times | RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics


U.S. Withholding Aid To Mexico Over Human-Rights Abuses

AP | MARTHA MENDOZA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Obama administration is withholding $26 million in aid to Mexico, recommending that the government give more power to its human rights commission ...

Guest Blog: An Anthropological Look at Arizona's Controversial Immigration Law

Mark Schuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Schuller

HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE BRIEFING 1: Arizona's Immigration Law - S.B. 1070 Guest Blogger: Prof. Josiah Heyman, University of Texas-El Paso A...

Mexico's War on Impunity

David Perez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Perez

Mexico desperately needs a legal system that fosters economic development, protects the due process rights of criminal defendants, and functions more efficiently and transparently.

Lethal Force on the Border

Laura Carlsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Carlsen

The growing dehumanization of Mexican undocumented immigrants has fomented a legal limbo where human rights, including the right to life itself, fall prey to ill-defined national security concerns.

FBI: Mexican Security Chased Away U.S. Border Patrol Agents After Shooting

AP | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN and ALEXANDRA OLSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

EL PASO, Texas — Mexico condemned the shooting of a 15-year-old boy by a U.S. Border Patrol agent Thursday through diplomatic correspondence and...

Mr. President: Calderón Is Not Mexico

Laura Carlsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Laura Carlsen

President Obama's visit to Mexico produced vague and contradictory statements, centered on worn-out strategies.

Alan Bersin To Be Named US 'Border Czar' To Watch Mexican Border

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

EL PASO, Texas — Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano named a former federal prosecutor Wednesday to the new post of "border czar" to ov...