Summit of the Americas; Mexico (and others) absent, some progress.

Over the past several weeks, the news cycle has been dominated by the tragic school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, and the January 6th House of Representatives Committee hearings. Economic uncertainty continues at home and abroad, and the ongoing Russian-Ukraine war is exacerbating concerns about inflation and a possible food crisis. As a result, the International Monetary Fund is revising its 2022 global growth…

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Geopolitical tensions, North American opportunity

This month, I’m sending along the following piece I wrote on a clear path forward for North America amid rising geopolitical tensions. The item was picked up by several publications including the America Society/Council of the Americas. You can find it below and here.  As always, I look forward to hearing from you here at White &…

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Mexico: Some Quick Takes.

This year marks a little over three decades since White & Case first opened its Mexico City office. As we reflect on this significant milestone, our team is grateful for all the colleagues, clients, and friends who have supported us along the way.  At White & Case, we not only track local and regional developments but global…

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Mexico: Ready to launch, AMLO minus…

It’s been over a month since President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador swept the election to become Mexico’s next leader. With 53 percent of the votes, López Obrador won every Mexican state except Guanajuato, and received a higher percentage of the overall vote than any of the past four presidents. The electoral mandate wasn’t only at the federal…

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Mexico: About Sunday Night…

Amid persistent chants of “presidente” from his supporters, Andrés Manuel López Obrador took the stage Sunday night to give his acceptance speech and make history as the country’s first president who was not part of the country’s two major political parties. Amid persistent chants of “presidente” from his supporters, Andrés Manuel López Obrador took the…

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A scorcher’s a coming…

We are only a few weeks into what is shaping up to be a long hot summer, with increasing turmoil around the world: U.S.-North Korea Summit, the G7 Summit, protests in Nicaragua, Brazil’s upcoming elections, and the ongoing economic and political collapse in Venezuela. Within regional relations, it hasn’t been much calmer. The highest profile spat was Donald Trump’s twitter attacks…

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