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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US, Mexico & Canada: ‘Three Amigos’ Summit, a long time in coming.

Late yesterday, President Joe Biden hosted President Andres Manuel López Obrador and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House for the North American Leaders’ Summit (NALS). As you might imagine, here at White & Case Mexico City we were monitoring the meetings closely to gauge the impacts on our clients and friends.  This was the first…

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U.S. and Mexico: Solid dialogue, lots to do.

Since my last newsletter, there’s been no shortage of activity in U.S.- Mexico relations. At White and Case here in Mexico City, we continue to monitor in-country developments. And given our firm’s global reach, we are able to focus on changes affecting companies and markets worldwide. You may be interested in taking a look at our five big…

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U.S./Mexico Dialogue: Encouraging, but no strategic vision.

Summer’s over. And its last few weeks were certainly noteworthy for U.S.-Mexico affairs and White & Case Mexico City.  Of particular note, congratulations to my colleagues at White & Case who ranked number one in Latin America for project finance, banking, and arbitration.  Yesterday, the U.S. and Mexico restarted the High Level Economic Dialogue (HLED) after a four-year hiatus under former…

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Dog days of summer, but plenty going on in the U.S./ Mexico relationship.

We’re well into the dog days of summer and it’s hard to believe that August is just a few days away. Yet, there is enough going on within U.S.-Mexico relations to set the tone for the balance of the year, and likely into 2022.  The Delta variant of COVID-19 is spreading quickly worldwide, leading to new…

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