President Trump’s row with Mexico has placed U.S. cooperation with its southern neighbors in jeopardy—and with it U.S. national interests and security. But it’s not too late to change course.
Will there really be a need to build the wall on the Mexican border?
When President Peña Nieto was inaugurated, 61% of Mexicans had a favorable opinion of him. Things have changed now.
If you were left scratching you head in disbelief this week at Trump’s surprise visit to Mexico and asking yourself “what the hell was Peña Nieto thinking?!?!” you are not alone.
Forget about Sean Penn. The capture of El Chapo demonstrates the competence of the Mexican armed forces and the progress made in years of collaboration between the U.S. and Mexico. But at the same time cartels have also started to collaborate and consolidate, raising new challenges for both partners.