6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Gringophobia: Past, Present, and the 2018 Election

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The Wilson Center's Mexico Institute is pleased to invite you to a discussion on anti-Americanism, or Gringophobia, and the 2018 elections. In the past, anti-Americanism has been used as a tool to try to shape or influence Mexican policy, both domestic and foreign. Additionally, opinion surveys since 2000 show fluctuations in Mexican public opinion towards the United States that correlate to the rhetoric and actions of the sitting U.S. president. In the wake of the Trump election, there has been a recent resurgence in Mexican anti-Americanism, which could impact the upcoming 2018 elections in Mexico. As the July 2018 election draws closer, Gringophobia and us-and-them rhetoric could be revived to attempt to gain votes and move upward in the polls.

The lunch discussion will be led by Andrew Paxman, a historian at Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) and author of Jenkins of Mexico: How a Southern Farm Boy Became a Mexican Magnate, which has Mexican anti-Americanism as one of its central themes.

*A light lunch will be provided.





  • Andrew Paxman

    Historian, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE)