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Mexican instability catches the U.S. off-guard

Dan Restrepo writes about the need for improved U.S.-Mexico relations.

There is a supposition at the heart of our economic and national security so implicit as to be invisible to most Americans – including most leading national policymakers. Until now.

In recent weeks, the notion that Mexico is and will remain a stable neighbor has come into sudden question as the country’s still nascent democracy is under relentless pressure from both a president nostalgic for a statist, authoritarian past and transnational drug cartels. A level of alarm exacerbated by the kidnapping of four Americans leading to two murders this week in Matamoros, Mexico, just across from Brownsville.

The above excerpt was originally published in The Dallas Morning News. Click here to read the article.

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Dan Restrepo

Senior Fellow


National Security and International Policy

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