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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Shutdown averted, USMCA and Energy Reform still big question marks.

Yesterday, President Trump appeared to back away from his threat to close the U.S.-Mexico border. The change of tone was a relief, especially for the North American business and border communities that would be paralyzed from the halted cross-border trade and movement.

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USMCA, The path to passage

The following piece first appeared in BRINK, a publication focused on presenting perspectives from experts on risk and resilience around the world. You can find it here, or continue reading. USMCA, The path to passage. North America’s countries can expect continued uncertainty. On November 30, President Trump joined then-Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Canadian Prime…

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Mexico and the world: “Uncertainty, the new norm.”

It’s hard to believe that there are less than two weeks to go before the end of the year and the holiday season is now upon us. Over the past 12 months, I’ve been privileged to work with talented colleagues at White & Case, who have earned a host of recognitions and awards. I hope each…

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AMLO, now it’s El Presidente

Over the past few weeks, I’ve met with investors, corporate directors, and foreign-policy focused groups who are all acutely interested in Mexico’s ongoing political transition. Regardless of the sector, everyone has questions on what to expect from the next Mexican administration. President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador will assume office on December 1st with overwhelming majorities in both houses of…

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