By Kimberly Covington
August 20, 2012
A full event summary will be available shortly.
On August 20, the Inter-American Dialogue held a meeting of its US-Mexico Commission. The task of the Commission was to review the bilateral relationship and develop ideas and recommendations for the Mexican and US presidents, who will be inaugurated in quick succession in December this year and January next year.
Based on the Commission's deliberations and advice, we will prepare a report that emphasizes what the two governments can and should do to strengthen cooperation between their countries and more effectively confront common problems. Our plan is to focus on three particularly troublesome issues in Mexican-US relations--immigration, drugs and organized crime, and longer-term economic relations--and develop practical proposals to for addressing them.