North America

Mexico's New Energy Reform

Thirteen years later, the much-debated reform has come and gone and Mexico has a new energy model. This new model has been controversial in Mexico’s polity, but widely celebrated around the world. Between August and December 2013, the Mexican Congress debated and then approved a Constitutional Reform that allowed private and foreign investment across the energy values chain for the first time in 75 years.

Beyond Preclearance: The Next Generation Canada-U.S. Border

Canada and the United States share a long history of border innovation and excellence. Four major bi-national efforts since the 1995 Shared Border Accord created our current framework for cooperation, culminating in the 2011 Beyond the Border Action Plan. The 2015 Land, Rail, Marine and Air Transport Preclearance Agreement (LRMA) also promises to generate incremental benefits in the coming years.

U.S. Spotlight Fixed Squarely on AMLO as He Takes Reins in Mexico

On Dec. 1, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) will be sworn in as Mexico’s president. AMLO’s presidency will have important ramifications for the United States.

Through trade, travel, heritage and history, U.S.-Mexico relations touch the daily lives of more American citizens than ties with any other country. The two countries trade over $1 million a minute, have over $100 billion in mutual investment and share a million border crossings a day.

A Bad Omen

The last time a Mexican president tried to manipulate the economy, it ended in disaster. Luis Echeverria tried to do just this to get around the budgetary restrictions that hindered his goals and political promises.

Presentation by Roberto Campa, Secretary of Mexico's Department of Labor and Social Welfare

In this presentation, Secretary Roberto Campa spoke about the achievements of Mexico’s Department of Labor and Social Welfare during the Peña Nieto administration as well as current and future workforce challenges. The discussion focused on workforce development policy, including but not limited to the topics of: the informal sector, employment opportunities for vulnerable groups, creation of jobs, minimum wages and purchasing power, labor reform, and the USMCA agreement.

Water @ Wilson: 50 Years of Water, Conflict, and Cooperation

Thank you for your interest in the event. Due to high response, we are not accepting any more registrations at this time. Please tune-in live to this webpage on November 28th to watch the event. 


Infographic | Is Deterrence Enough?

Building Partnership with Mexico - A Presentation by E. Anthony Wayne, Convergencias 2018

Caravan 'Crisis' a Chance to Forge Better Immigration Policy

President Trump’s demands for neighboring governments to stop the most recent migrant caravan heading to the U.S. from Central America highlight the pressing need for a region-wide strategy to deal with migration flows.

With the current caravan, the government of Mexico is caught between the forceful U.S. requests for action and portions of its own society sympathetic to the migrants. In addition, its freedom of action limited by weak enforcement and refugee mechanisms and legal frameworks favorable to migrants.

Better Jobs for a More Competitive Region - A Presentation by Earl Anthony Wayne, North American Forum October 2018