Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas

5 People Who Bring Mexico and the U.S. Closer Together

AQ’s Top 5 Border Ambassadors include a U.S. congressman, a Los Angeles Dodger, and DC’s top Mexican chef.
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This article is adapted from AQ’s special issue on the U.S.-Mexico relationship. To receive AQ at home, subscribe here. | Leer en español

Whether in sports, politics, food or the arts, the U.S. and Mexico have enriched one another in countless ways.

That’s why AQ has selected its Top 5 Border Ambassadors to highlight those who excel in bringing the two countries closer together. Each honoree does this in their own way: U.S.-Mexico Foundation CEO Rebeca Vargas helps hundreds of DREAMers connect with their roots back in Mexico. Alfredo Corchado brings to life the reality of the border as a writer and reporter for the Dallas Morning News. Our list also includes chef and food writer Pati Jinich, El Paso congressman Beto O’Rourke, and Los Angeles Dodgers’ first-baseman Adrián González.

The personal stories and professional achievements of this AQ Top 5 are a visible testament to the good things that happen when the U.S.-Mexico relationship is allowed to flourish.

 

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