Voices of Mexico no. 42

Our Voice

In recent decades, bilateral relations between Mexico and the United States have reached unprecedented depth and intensity. Meetings between both countries' heads of state are more and more frequent, and high-level groups of officials, academics and experts from both sides of the border have proliferated to study and propose lines of action about the different issues on the bilateral agenda. This may well be due to the recent processes of political modernization, economic globalization and stepped-up regional trade.

Drug trafficking, the migration of Mexicans to the United States and regional trade in the framework of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have been the central items on the agenda. The fact, however, that they are not the only questions under consideration is shown by President Zedillo's recent visit to his U.S. counterpart, a trip assessed in an article in this issue of Voices of Mexico.




Our Voice
Paz Consuelo Márquez Padilla


South of California
Industrialization Without Entrepreneurs

Alejandro Mercado
Alfredo Hualde


La Bola House Museum
Elsie Montiel


The Mythical Mexican Axolotl
Edgar Anaya

Pines: A Mexican Gift to the World
Sol Ortiz-García
Daniel Piñero


Constellations and Collapses
Rosario Castellanos

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