Mexico and Brazil’s Crude Politics
A potential return to resource nationalism could set both countries back.
Is Trump Mainly Rebranding NAFTA?
The economic impact—and political future—of the '94 trade deal's successor is utterly unclear.
The Lesson of Smoot-Hawley
On the podcast: The last big American trade war was in 1930. It ended badly for everyone.
U.S. to Canada: Deal or No Deal?
As the deadline looms, here’s how the complicated NAFTA talks could play out.
Will Trump’s New Mexico Deal Save NAFTA—or Kill It?
The agreement that purports to replace NAFTA does not include Canada for now.
Mexico Can’t Handle Your Tired, Poor, and Huddled Masses
Ever since Donald Trump's election, America's southern neighbor has become a growing destination for migrants—and the country is already buckling under the strain.
López Obrador Is a Pragmatist, Not an Ideologue
Don’t expect Mexico’s new president to radically shift the country’s approach to foreign policy.
Mexico’s Populist New President Unlikely to Derail Energy Reform
López Obrador won’t reverse the country’s historic oil opening — but he won’t expand it, either.
Latin America’s Center Cannot Hold If It Doesn’t Exist
Mainstream establishment parties across the continent have been replaced by populists offering easy and empty answers.
State of the Trade Wars
Tracking U.S. President Donald Trump’s tariffs — and the retaliatory measures other countries are taking.
Why Mexico’s Foreign Policy is About to Turn Left
If populism sweeps to power in Mexico, the country's foreign policy will return to the 1930s.
If Trump Tears Up NAFTA, Sports Will Keep North America Together
The joint 2026 World Cup is yet another sign that Canada, Mexico, and the United States are becoming increasingly culturally and economically interdependent.
Trump’s Steel Tariffs on Allies Complicate Bigger Problem: China
Angering Europe, Canada, and Mexico makes it harder to build a common front against Beijing’s trade abuses.
Andrés Manuel López Obrador Is No Hugo Chávez
The real problem with the Mexican presidential frontrunner isn’t his populism. It’s his old-fashioned ideas.
The U.S.-Mexico Relationship Has Survived and Thrived Under Trump
Contrary to conventional wisdom, the neighbors are finding ways to make it work.
Here Comes Trump’s Trade War
Amid White House turmoil, the president unfurls the "America First" flag, and sees immediate blowback.
Is Mexico Ready for a Populist President?
Andrés Manuel López Obrador's ascension seems like an increasingly good bet.
Canada and Mexico Prepare for Life After NAFTA
Canada and Mexico aren’t bending to U.S. demands, because they’ve got alternative trading partners.
Corruption Is Mexico’s Original Sin
Personal enrichment has always been central to Mexico's political system — and only a revolution can change that.