I grew up 20 minutes from the Mexican border. My dad and three of my siblings still live in Sierra Vista, AZ. I know firsthand the good and bad of living next to an international border and all the issues surrounding both sides.
Given the recent political turbulence surrounding globalization, NAFTA, and the United States’ strained economic relationship with Mexico, I figured I’d arm my readers with some background information. For this week’s narrative, I’ve attached a Wilson Center report that goes in depth on the complexity of our partnership with Mexico.
- Census Bureau trade statistics from 1985 – 2018.
- Office of the United States Trade Representative – US and Mexico Trade Facts
- US Department of State Report – US Relations with Mexico
Growing Together: Economic Ties between the United States and Mexico
by Christopher Wilson
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