We Are the USA, Not the USA, Inc.

By Julio Espinoza, Staff Writer As I’ve mentioned before, the relationship with Mexico is vital for some industries and for the middle class of America. About 5 million American jobs depend on trade with Mexico, and millions of American households depend on highly affordable agricultural products from Mexico. By imposing a border tax, the Trump […]

The New Mexico-U.S. Relationship: A Realpolitik Forecast

By Julio Espinoza, Staff Writer President-elect Trump is taking office on January 20th. Are we fully aware of the negative impact of his inflammatory rhetoric on the international stature of the U.S. and the system of alliances our country has built with other liberal democracies? He has underestimated the most recent intelligence reports on the Russian […]

Mexico’s Independence Day at Phoenix City Hall: The Road Ahead

By Julio Espinoza, Staff Writer Last Thursday, September 15, the Consulate General of Mexico in Phoenix and the City of Phoenix invited two T-birds, Tomas Thomas (MAGAM ’17) and I, to the VIP celebration of Mexico’s Independence: a closed-door event that gathered Arizona political and business leaders at the City Hall of Phoenix. September 15th […]

The Duty of Our Generation: A Dialogue of Civilizations

By Julio Espinoza, Staff Writer On Wednesday, August 31, U.S. Republican candidate Donald Trump traveled to Mexico City to meet with President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico in a move that analysts are still trying to decipher.  Perhaps both Peña Nieto and Trump were trying to scratch each others’ backs, with the former trying to […]