Going into next year, we have already seen a shift from the 2018 narrative. Security will always be the main topic of conversation, but already underway is a major effort by the new Mexican administration to move the conversation towards investment and development in the country.

From Soured Grapes to Fine Wine

2018 Represented a tense year for the political relationship between the United States and Mexico. Outside of all the general news stories covered this year, there were two major events that will surely impact the relationships of our two countries for the foreseeable future: the USMCA negotiations and Mexico’s national elections. The expectation that in closing the book on 2018, we will begin to bring some normalcy to U.S.-Mexico relations will be hard to deliver.

LA REELECCIÓN EN MÉXICO DURANTE EL PASADO PROCESO ELECTORAL

En 24 estados fue aprobada la reelección de legisladores locales por cuatro periodos consecutivos; así que podrían estar hasta 12 años en el cargo (Baja California, Baja California Sur, Campeche, Chiapas, Coahuila, [Ciudad de México para el siguiente periodo, no aplica en 2018], Durango, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Jalisco, Estado de México, Michoacán, Morelos, Nayarit, Nuevo León, Puebla, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tabasco, Tlaxcala, Veracruz y Yucatán), mientras que los otros Estados solo lo aprobaron por 6 años, es decir, por dos períodos únicamente.

When Facts Don’t Matter: How to Communicate More Effectively about Immigration’s Costs and Benefits

(MIGRATION POLICY INSTITUTE) At a time when people have more information at their fingertips than ever, it feels as though it has become equally easy to share it widely or to ignore, discount, and discredit it. Several factors have contributed to this state of affairs. New technologies have given a platform to a wider range…