Why the Mexican Drug Wars Matter

U.S.-Mexican relations have hit a rough patch in recent years. Intertwined issues relating to immigration, trade, and counter-narcotic operations have soured the relationship between the two countries. The importance of the U.S.-Mexico relationship should not be underestimated. Drug wars aside, Mexico is the United States’ third-largest trading partner; 80 percent of Mexican (legal) exports are … Read More

>Happy (Belated) Cinco de Mayo!

> On May 5th, the Council hosted Dr. Arnulfo Valdivia Machuca, Chief of International Affairs of the State of Mexico.  He spoke at a luncheon event (which was covered by C-SPAN), participated in a radio interview, and answered some questions presented by local students.  Dr. Machuca spoke primarily on Mexico: Meeting the Challenges of Economic … Read More