Three Amigos Summit, check; The road ahead.

Following the feel-good Three Amigos Summit in January, it’s back to the tough work of managing crises and trying to create opportunity in North America.  This past Sunday, well over one hundred thousand Mexicans took to the streets in Mexico City and cities across the country to protest President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s latest move to undermine the…

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“Three Amigos” Summit: Photo op, or North American Leadership?

On Monday and Tuesday of this week, President Joe Biden, President Andrés Manuel López  Obrador, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met in Mexico City for the North American Leaders Summit (NALS). While NALS launched in 2005, this week marked only the 10th so-called “Three Amigos” summit.  With so many pressing issues on immigration, security and trade facing the…

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“Polycrisis,” the new normal.

With the holidays just around the corner, 2022 will soon come to a close.Throughout the past year, I’ve been fortunate to work alongside not only great friends, but also extraordinarily talented attorneys here at White & Case Mexico City. And, across the region, White & Case lawyers have been recognized amongst the very best in Latin America.…

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U.S.-Mexico: High stakes, calmer tones.

This morning, all eyes are on Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral in Westminster Abbey, with more than 70 heads of state in attendance to pay their respects. For live coverage from London, you can click here. As we head into the Fall, higher-than-expected inflation continues here at home despite declining gas prices, and, last Friday, Wall Street closed out one of its worst…

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US-Mexico: Temperatures rising.

This summer has been marked by the ongoing war in Ukraine, and continued concerns over high inflation at home and abroad. Last week, the US Federal Reserve hiked interest rates by 0.75 percent for the second consecutive time, and Congress initiated debate on the Inflation Reduction Act. This legislation,  if passed, would impact a wide range of issues, including the Affordable Care Act, climate…

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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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In The News

Bloomberg “Balance of Power”, Jan. 9, 2023: “Immigration Top on Agenda During Biden Mexico Visit”

Dallas Morning News, October 20, 2022: “Stop playing defense with immigration policy”