November 22, 2000
| Armand B. Peschard-SverdrupThe world is watching and waiting with anticipation as Mexico's new leader makes his cabinet selections. Mr. Fox has vowed to recruit "the most qualified men and women for the administration, regardless of their political affiliations."
The mood of voters in Canada and the U.S- as expressed in the elections of 2000- is remarkably similar, because they increasingly share one economy. Citizens of both countries are pleased with prosperity-yet were willing to consider change.
recent by-elections and a deal to increase federal funding for Canadian health care
signal the real beginning of the next Canadian general election campaign—a vote likely to
take place next spring (2001).
August 22, 2000The Mexico-European Union free trade agreement signed in March 2000 may not substantially alter the level of trade between the two regions in the short term but it might intensify the push for a new multilateral round of WTO negotiations.
August 16, 2000Chiapas, whose residents didn't vote to become part of Mexico until 1824, also embraces the country's biggest indigenous population, with descendants of the Mayans making up one-quarter of the state's population age five and older.
Colombia and Venezuela took steps last month to improve their bilateral relationship, which, although never easy, had become increasingly tense since Hugo Chávez took office as president of Venezuela in February last year.