North America

U.S. Auto Proposals Pose Big Challenge for NAFTA Talks

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said that he needs a proposed North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) deal in the days ahead if Congress is to vote on it this year. The prospects for meeting that timeframe is unclear.

Getting a NAFTA  deal now would boost North America’s economies, but trade ministers and negotiators from Canada, Mexico and the U.S. remain divided on difficult issues. Ministers have left negotiating teams to work in Washington and remain on call. They focused on rules for auto manufacturing last week.  

Mexico's Diaspora Electorate

Elections in Mexico can produce perplexing situations: “se cayó el sistema;” “voto por voto, casilla por casilla.” In the Mexican diaspora, elections create paradoxes of their own.

Assuring Energy Security with a Modern NAFTA

As negotiations reach the go/no go point for a revised North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), President Trump should recognize the agreement’s impact on one of his top priorities: U.S. energy dominance.  While the United States has been strengthening its domestic energy sector, Mexico and Canada have become our two most important energy partners.  Securing and expanding those partnerships benefits the U.S.

A North American Workforce Development Agenda: Better Jobs for a More Competitive Region - Presentation by Ambassador Earl Anthony Wayne

Arizona Needs to Pay Close Attention to NAFTA Negotiations

Trade negotiators from Mexico, Canada and the United States are in overdrive trying to forge an agreement on an updated NAFTA treaty by mid-May. Trade ministers from the three counties began their latest round of meetings on Monday, to bridge gaps on key issues.

Arizona has an enormous amount at stake: 47 percent of its exports go to Mexico and Canada.

That commerce supports 236,000 Arizona jobs and generates more than $10 billion in exports.

Do-or-Die Time for NAFTA Negotiators

This is a make-or-break time for the NAFTA talks. Trade ministers from the United States, Mexico and Canada started a new round of talks in Washington on May 7.  U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer says he hopes to have an agreement by mid-May, but there is much to resolve in order to meet that goal.

The many millions of stakeholders who will gain from a modern NAFTA need to pay close attention and be ready to urge that this moment of opportunity not be lost in disagreement.

Mexican Presidential Candidate Series: A Conversation with Carlos Manuel Urzúa Macías

The Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute and the Atlantic Council's Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center are pleased to invite you to a conversation with Dr. Carlos Manuel Urzúa Macías on fiscal policy and economic development in Mexico. This event is the fourth in our 2018 election series featuring advisers to Mexico's top presidential candidates.

The Normality of Insecurity

The world changes when people accustom themselves to the unacceptable, when they see as natural what is not, such as insecurity. Instead of protesting, exacting, and demanding the construction of a security system that attends to the needs and interests of the citizenry, we Mexicans are becoming accustomed to living under the yoke of organized crime in its diverse variants. The government, in fact, the various governments of recent decades, have been incapable of providing a solution and have ended up as defeated and accommodating as everyone else.

A New Game

Two weeks after the first presidential debate, its expansive waves continue to shake the electoral waters. The polls published this week are evidence of the impact the post-debate has in vote intentions.

1.) According to www.oraculus.mx, AMLO maintains leadership and has a 16-point advantage. Nevertheless, the Morena coalition suffers unrest derived from the candidate’s poor performance in the debate, which showed his vulnerability.

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