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 and more…

Less than 48 hours ago, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed the US Congress, directly appealing to President Biden to do even more to support Ukraine. Following the emotional speech, Biden announced $800 million in additional military support to Ukraine. Later today, the president will speak with China’s Xi Jinping about the conflict, and he plans to travel to Europe next week…

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2022: The Games, and Mexico.

We’re just days away from the Opening Ceremony of the 2022 Olympics Games in Beijing. The games open amid an outcry over China’s ongoing human rights abuses, a lukewarm diplomatic boycott of the winter games by the U.S. and allies, and with the world’s focus largely on heightened tension over Ukraine. For more on China and the Olympics, click here.  In…

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Commentary: Guest worker visas would ease border situation

The following piece first appeared in the San Antonio Express-News. You can find it here, or continue reading. President Joe Biden’s first 100 days have been tested by tens of thousands of people arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border. It’s a situation we’ve seen many times before, but a variety of conditions have exacerbated the problem.…

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A (virtually) new era of North American relations

President Biden used his first two virtual foreign visits to usher in a new era of North American relations with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.  During the meetings, Trudeau and López Obrador requested Biden’s support in securing U.S.-produced COVID-19 vaccinations, and the U.S. responded. Yesterday, the Biden administration pledged to send the AstraZeneca vaccine—which is…

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A big freeze; a need for US/Mexico cooperation on Energy.

I’m writing to you from Texas where the past ten days have been extremely challenging. The U.S. just passed the milestone of 500,000 COVID-19 deaths and losses are continuing to mount from our rare winter storm.  Last week’s record cold temperatures led to a surge in energy demand as Texans attempted to heat their homes. The state’s…

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US and Mexico: Real engagement, or simply cordial?

Last Wednesday’s inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris is certainly still on all of our minds. The past few months have been a turbulent time for U.S. democracy. Biden now faces an unprecedented health and economic crisis, and must also navigate Donald Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate and the investigation of the…

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