I grew up 20 minutes from the Mexican border.  My dad and three of my siblings still live in Sierra Vista, AZ.  I know firsthand the good and bad of living next to an international border and all the issues surrounding both sides. 

Given the recent political turbulence surrounding globalization, NAFTA, and the United States’ strained economic relationship with Mexico, I figured I’d arm my readers with some background information.  For this week’s narrative, I’ve attached a Wilson Center report that goes in depth on the complexity of our partnership with Mexico.

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The report presents data from 2015, but is still relevant today. For up-to-date statistics, here are a few more resources: 

This is not a political dialogue, rather some information to help you learn more about cross-border trade. 



Growing Together: Economic Ties between the United States and Mexico

by Christopher Wilson

Click Here to Read the Full Report

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