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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2020: Tragedy. Lessons. Reshaping our world.

Looking back on this past year, there is a lot to reflect on. I have been so blessed to be part of White & Case in Mexico City. It is an honor to work with such extraordinary lawyers and friends and to continue the firm’s long history of providing globally recognized legal counsel to our clients. Since 2016, I’ve focused…

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Oh, Canada!

On Monday—just over one year since Mexico, Canada, and the United States officially began the NAFTA renegotiations—President Donald Trump announced the “The United States – Mexico Trade Agreement.” During an impromptu press conference in the Oval Office, Mexican and U.S. officials declared that they had finally moved beyond the thorniest issues including auto content and…

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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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