Mexico: Economic, Political and Social Issues


Terence Saunders (Editor)

Series: Latin American Political, Economic, and Security Issues
BISAC: POL057000

The United States has maintained significant interest in Mexico, an ally and top trade partner. In recent decades, U.S.-Mexican relations have grown closer through cooperative management of the 2,000-mile border, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and security and rule of law cooperation under the Mérida Initiative. Relations have been tested, however, by President Donald J. Trump’s shifts in U.S. immigration and trade policies. This book provides an overview of political and economic conditions in Mexico, followed by assessments of selected issues of congressional interest in Mexico: security and foreign aid, trade, immigration, organized crime, violence and water issues.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Mexico: Background and U.S. Relations (Updated)
Clare Ribando Seelke

Chapter 2. U.S.-Mexico Economic Relations: Trends, Issues, and Implications (Updated)
M. Angeles Villarreal

Chapter 3. Mexico’s Free Trade Agreements
M. Angeles Villarreal

Chapter 4. Proposed U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) Trade Agreement
Ian F. Fergusson and M. Angeles Villarreal

Chapter 5. Agricultural Provisions of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement
Jenny Hopkinson

Chapter 6. NAFTA and the Preliminary U.S.-Mexico Agreement
M. Angeles Villarreal and Ian F. Fergusson

Chapter 7. Mexico: Organized Crime and Drug Trafficking Organizations
June S. Beittel

Chapter 8. Violence Against Journalists in Mexico: In Brief
Clare Ribando Seelke

Chapter 9. U.S.-Mexican Security Cooperation: The Mérida Initiative and Beyond (Updated)
Clare Ribando Seelke and Kristin Finklea

Chapter 10. Mexico: Evolution of the Mérida Initiative, 2007-2019
Clare Ribando Seelke

Chapter 11. Mexico’s 2018 Elections: Results and Potential Implications
Clare Ribando Seelke and Edward Y. Gracia

Chapter 12. Mexico’s Immigration Control Efforts
Clare Ribando Seelke

Chapter 13. Sharing the Colorado River and the Rio Grande: Cooperation and Conflict with Mexico
Nicole T. Carter, Stephen P. Mulligan and Charles V. Stern


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