Publications by FERNANDO MENÉNDEZ

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Mar 2, 2018 0 Comments

Mexico’s Elections Matter to the U.S. and China Media Appearances, Media Mentions

Authors: FERNANDO MENÉNDEZ

Fernando Menéndez remarks on Tillerson’s recent trip to Latin America, the upcoming election in Mexico, and the future of US-Mexican relations in his latest article for China-US Focus.

Tillerson’s trip highlighted a few important things. The “first is the upcoming election in Mexico which, contrary to the prevailing winds, may place a hostile, anti-U.S. demagogue at the head of the U.S.’s largest trade partner south of the border.”

This demagogue is “front-runner, former Mexico City mayor Andrés Manuel López Obrador (known as AMLO), an admirer of the Cuban and Venezuelan revolutions with a long history of demonstrated support for other leftist and populist causes. 

 Tillerson’s trip also stressed the “long-term issue [of] the growing presence and influence of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in the hemisphere via economic opportunities. President López Obrador may take a page from the populist playbook by opening a wider door to China as a counterweight to the U.S. in Mexico and raising tensions further.”

This election comes at a time when the relationship between the United States and Mexico is deteriorating, giving Mexico and China the opportunity to recalculate theirs.

 

Read the full article at China-US Focus, here.

Jan 9, 2018 0 Comments

Venezuelan Regime Forces Opposition To Hand Over Membership Lists Media Appearances

Authors: FERNANDO MENÉNDEZ

In a segment with Ezra Levant on Rebel Media, SFS Fellow Fernando Menéndez speaks to the ongoing situation in Venezuela. Menéndez remarks on the deteriorating state and speaks to the regression from censorship to repression of the media to the eventual jailing of opponents. Now the regime is requesting party membership lists.

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