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Mexico’s Elections Matter to the U.S. and China

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.

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The Restructuring of the Venezuelan Military

Madurocarabobo11372107284111Joseph Humire joins Frank Gaffney to discuss Venezuela and Iran. In the wake of Venezuela’s recent election, Humire weighs in calling it “a fraudulent election with the outcomes worked out beforehand.” Humire continues by remarking on the Venezuelan military and its ongoing restructuring.



Why is this important? Does this pose a regional threat? To find out, listen to the entire interview at Secure Freedom Radio, here.