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March 11, 2019

Americas
Lopez Obrador Is Dismantling Democracy in Mexico

His concentration of power in an already strong presidency bodes ill for civil society and fragile institutions.

Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gestures during a news conference at National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico December 26, 2018.

June 12, 2013

Economics
Mexico’s Transformations

I had the pleasure of joining PBS’s Tavis Smiley on his Los Angeles based show earlier this week to talk about Two Nations Indivisible. You can watch our conversation here.

Shannon on Tavis Smiley - LAM

February 19, 2013

Immigration and Migration
Mexico Makes It

Four tons of cocaine confiscated by U.S. authorities off the California coast; 35 bodies dumped by the side of a busy Veracruz highway in broad daylight; an attack by gunmen on a birthday party in Ci…

FA Cover - LAM

November 4, 2011

Economics
Mexico’s NiNis

Young people rest on a sidewalk as a man cleans in Mexico City (Henry Romero/Courtesy Reuters). An OECD report released this September shows that seven million young Mexicans between the ages of fif…

Mexico’s NiNis

February 20, 2019

Americas
Mexico Is Making the Wrong Bet on Venezuela

Lopez Obrador’s tacit support for Maduro will diminish his political capital at home and abroad.

Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador looks on during a news conference at National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico December 26, 2018.

March 15, 2011

Defense and Security
Justice in Mexico

CFR just released a very thoughtful report by David A. Shirk, “The Drug War in Mexico: Confronting a Shared Threat,” that explores the Mexican government’s capacity to fight organized crime.

Justice in Mexico

May 1, 2017

Border and Port Security
U.S.-Mexico Relations

After Mexican independence in 1810, Mexico and the United States had numerous territorial disputes. Political upheaval in Mexico and economic opportunity across the border spurred migration to the Un…

December 11, 2019

Trade
The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement

Senior Fellows Edward Alden and Shannon O'Neil discuss recent developments on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

March 28, 2013

Mexico
U.S.-Mexico Relations

Council on Foreign Relations 3/28/13 Academic Conference Call on U.S.-Mexico Relations with Shannon O'Neil

June 3, 2019

Mexico
Mexico’s Response to Tariffs Won’t Make Trump Happy

Mexico can’t end the migrant flow by itself. But it can—and likely will—raise tariffs that target swing states.

Slowing the trucks won’t stop the migrants. Photographer: Ariana Drehsler/AFP/Getty Images