14 episodes

The Mexico Matters podcast series highlights key developments in Mexico and their impact on the United States.

Mexico Matters Center for Strategic and International Studies

    • Government
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

The Mexico Matters podcast series highlights key developments in Mexico and their impact on the United States.

    Why President Lopez Obrador Chose Cuba Over the U.S.

    Why President Lopez Obrador Chose Cuba Over the U.S.

    In this episode, Mariana Campero speaks with Ricardo Pascoe, the former Mexican ambassador to Cuba. They discuss the political and economic conditions that exist in the island and why—despite the recent crackdowns on dissent and the economic collapse of the Cuban communist model—President López Obrador has decided to side with President Díaz Canel over President Biden to build a closer relationship.

    • 33 min
    Immigration Reform Gridlock with Congressman Filemon Vela Jr.

    Immigration Reform Gridlock with Congressman Filemon Vela Jr.

    In this episode, Mariana Campero speaks with former congressman Filemon Vela Jr. from Texas about how the immigration debate has overshadowed the complete U.S.-Mexico relationship, despite its vastness and importance for the livelihoods of millions on both sides of the border. They also discuss how internal politics have proved a formidable barrier to smart immigration reform, which impacts the United States’ need for laborers and the competitiveness of North America.

    • 32 min
    Mexico Debuts as a Unicorn Maker

    Mexico Debuts as a Unicorn Maker

    In this episode, Mariana Campero speaks with Luis Cervantes, managing director and head of General Atlantic's Mexico City office; Adolfo Babats, CEO of CLIP, one of the first unicorns to emerge from Mexico; and Ricardo Amper, CEO of Incode. They discuss the opportunity that private equity and other investors have identified in Mexico and Latin America and how entrepreneurs are using technology to create thriving businesses that are turning some of the big problems and market deficiencies in the region into enormous opportunities for growth.

    • 37 min
    The Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend

    The Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend

    In this episode, Mariana Campero speaks with Mexico's former Foreign Minister, Jorge Castañeda, about Mexico's unwillingness to impose any economic sanctions on Russia for the war against Ukraine. Castañeda also explains why anti-Americanism in the region has allowed President Putin to find certain support from Mexico, Brazil, and other Latin American countries.

    • 31 min
    A Cheat Sheet of AMLO

    A Cheat Sheet of AMLO

    In this episode, Mariana Campero speaks with Luis Rubio, Luis de la Calle, Lourdes Melgar, Jorge Tello Peón, and Julian Ventura; five renowned Mexican experts who provide a report card of President Lopez Obrador´s first three years in office from a political, economic, energy, security, and diplomatic perspective. They also share their analysis as to what we can expect for the second half of this Administration: it will require a clean-up!

    • 43 min
    Managing the Pull Factors

    Managing the Pull Factors

    In this episode, Mariana Campero speaks with Andrew Selee, president of the Migration Policy Institute. They discuss the record number and diversity of migrants, the importance for the U.S. to be able to control its border, and the need to build a 21st-century immigration system that is both humane and attracts the required high, mid, and lower skill talents to grow and increase competitiveness.

    • 40 min

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