Trump’s Border Wall Sidelined by Major League Sports

The NBA and NFL Woo Mexico's Newly Affluent Fans, While FIFA Dreams of a Joint U.S.-Mexico World Cup Bid

Last week I asked Mexico’s Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, whether he fears that a Trump presidency will revive the anti-Americanism that was once a staple of Mexican life but receded to negligible levels over the past two decades.

Surprisingly, his answer was all about a Monday Night Football game played less than two weeks after the election. Namely, the first-ever regular season Monday night game played outside the United States, in Mexico City’s iconic Estadio Azteca. The Oakland Raiders beat the Houston Texans before a sellout crowd of nearly …

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Created to Appeal to Nostalgia, Faux Plazas Serve a Traditional Purpose

Mexican-Americans in the South L.A. Region Enjoy Shopping Centers Designed to Remind Them of Mexico’s Popular Public Spaces

The area of Los Angeles south of the 10 Freeway is not generally known for its shopping or dining destinations, nor for its great public spaces. But the region is …

How Latin America’s Left Could Lose Their Scapegoat

Will Obama’s Trip to Cuba and Argentina Be the Nail in the Coffin for the Region’s Tired Anti-American Script?

Barack Obama took a deserved victory lap in Latin America last week.

Critics of the president’s opening to Cuba accuse Obama of appeasing the Castro regime, but they missed the historic …

Is China the Next Mexico?

The Chinese Communist Party Is Looking to Russia for Lessons on How to Retain Power. It's the Wrong Example

When I served as Mexico’s ambassador to China, I was often asked the wrong question: Is Mexico the next China? The better question is whether China is becoming the next …

Arizona Could Become the Gateway to the Americas

Trade, Tourists, and Warm Welcomes Are Already Bringing Mexico and the Southwest Closer Together

Arizona and Mexico, separated at birth? Panelists at a Zócalo/Azteca event at the Heard Museum in Phoenix didn’t go that far. But in a wide-ranging conversation about Mexico’s economic rise …

The U.S.-Mexico Border Is Booming

Forget about the Asian Tigers and Benelux. The Next Economic Powerhouse Is Where the North and South Converge

Mexico is becoming a vibrant middle-class nation. Already, it is the largest trading partner of California, Texas and Arizona, and is responsible for hundreds of thousands of jobs across the …