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What’s up with the USMCA and Mexico’s Energy Policy?
Despite U.S. officials’ attempts to persuade Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to change course on his energy policy, which violates key provisions of the USMCA, his administration has not backed down, the authors write. They explain where the disputes between the U.S. and Mexico currently stand and what they mean for other aspects of the binational relationship.
Miriam Grunstein, Tony Payan September 14, 2022
Mexican Military
Walks Like a Junta, Looks Like a Junta, Must be a Military Junta ... in Mexico
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is about to achieve the quiet but full militarization of Mexican society by placing all armed government forces under Defense Secretariat command, writes nonresident fellow Gary Hale. If he is successful, this could lay the groundwork for his possible extended tenure, even if it creates a military junta by subterfuge.
Gary J. Hale September 12, 2022
Coronavirus: The end of populism in Mexico?
The populist government under President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has largely discounted the threat of COVID-19,  and the true extent of the outbreak Mexico may not yet be known. If conditions significantly change for the worse, the president faces not only a public health crisis but also the possible undoing of the country's populist experiment.
Tony Payan March 25, 2020
Asylum seekers: Trump's latest approach
The Trump administration has attempted to enact “safe third country” agreements with Mexico and Guatemala to legally return asylum seekers to a country they previously passed through. Similar agreements in the E.U. and Turkey offer some insight into how these policies affect migration, writes fellow Kelsey Norman in the Washington Post's Monkey Cage Blog: https://wapo.st/2LDxTHc
Kelsey Norman July 26, 2019