Reciprocity in Mexican Relations with the United States: Past Indicators of Future Dilemmas

Andrew Friedman

Abstract

This note assesses the lessons for future Mexican relations with the United States of past episodes of conflict over border issues and U.S. intervention in Latin America. The author argues that Mexican officials have and should continue to present Mexican views and assert Mexican national interests in disputes with the United States without concern for the historically frequent tendency of U.S. officials and commentators to ascribe such positions to Mexican “anti-Americanism.”

Keywords

Mexican foreign policy; border; labor migration; anti-Americanism

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