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Gringophobia: Past, Present, and the 2018 Election

The Wilson Center's Mexico Institute is pleased to invite you to a discussion on anti-Americanism, or Gringophobia, and the 2018 elections.

Date & Time

Nov. 13, 2017
12:00pm – 1:00pm

Location

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Gringophobia: Past, Present, and the 2018 Election

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.


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Mexico Institute

The Mexico Institute seeks to improve understanding, communication, and cooperation between Mexico and the United States by promoting original research, encouraging public discussion, and proposing policy options for enhancing the bilateral relationship. A binational Advisory Board, chaired by Luis Téllez and Earl Anthony Wayne, oversees the work of the Mexico Institute.   Read more

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