Issues in International Political Economy - September 2009 - Number 117
September 18, 2009
President Felipe Calderón just delivered his third annual Informe and it calls for a thoroughgoing change in policy direction. President Barack Obama, for this part, is trying to rescue as much of his health-care proposal as he can from a confrontational Congress. It is uncanny how similar their pitches are after one takes into account the obvious differences in context in the two countries. It may be possible that if the facts about the U.S.-Mexico relationship are known to members of the U.S. Congress, their actions would be more prudential. This could affect such key areas as narcotics relations, trade, investment, and actions at the border. The best way to obtain this knowledge is not from scribblers like me, but for Calderón to deliver it directly.