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Due Process of Law Foundation, Centro Brasileiro de Relações Internacionais (CEBRI), Bertelsmann Foundation

Johnson’s recognition that homeland security requires striking a balance should be welcomed. Part of that balance involves the facilitation of legal trade with Mexico.

This week’s likely top stories: Mercosur leaders meet in Caracas; former General Hugo Carvajal returns to Venezuela; California Governor Jerry Brown visits Mexico; Mexican Congress discusses energy reform; Argentina nears its debt deadline.

North American heads of state met in Mexico on Wednesday to discuss the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

While the trade numbers justify applauding and celebrating the NAFTA agreement 20 years after its inauguration (January 1994), there remains a lot of “behind the scenes” tension, conflict and unresolved issues.

After taking a beating from China, Mexico's exports are beginning to compete.
North Americans now overwhelmingly support NAFTA, so why can't their governments move toward further integration?

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