In his review of Two Nations Indivisible in Foreign Affairs, Richard Feinberg outlines why Mexico and the United States will now rise and fall together.
As Mexico’s PRI moves toward proposing an energy reform, the left leaning PRD is unlikely to stop the changes. “Legislators in all parties can count, and they know what a two-thirds majority is and that it doesn’t have to have all three parties” said Shannon.
Alliance Magazine, put out by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, features Two Nations Indivisible: Mexico, the United States, and the Road Ahead, and discusses Mexico’s transformations over the past thirty years.
Andrew Seele reviews Two Nations Indivisible: Mexico, the United States, and the Road Ahead for El Universal and highlights Mexico's importance for the United States' future. (Article in Spanish)
Shannon discusses how Mexico has gotten better at exposing corruption but also why it still falls short in prosecuting the accused and convicting perpetrators of these types of crimes.
The capture of the Zeta cartel leader, Miguel Angel Treviño, is the Mexican government's biggest success in recent years in the fight against the cartels. However, Treviño’s arrest is unlikely have a big impact on the drug trade, but “Over the medium to long term it could reduce violence," says Shannon.
Shannon explains why Latin America is steadily growing in global importance.
The recent violence in Mexico's state and local elections illustrates how Mexico’s democratization and decentralization broke the old tacit rules on minimizing violence. “Now local drug traffickers had to approach each new government to establish (or reestablish) the rules of the game” Shannon told the Huffington Post.
Shannon explains why investing in Mexico's infrastructure is important for the country's future competitiveness.
Since the early 2000s, Mexico City’s crime rate has decreased largely due to the PRD’s Marcelo Ebrard and Andres Lopez Obrador, who worked to change the city’s security. Ebrard and AMLO “went street by street in the Centro Historico and got rid of the ambulantes”, said Shannon, “it’s a variant of the broken windows theme."