In the eyes of the U.S., Mexico’s response to the cartels was simply a sort of pax narca that had only led to the increasing flow of drugs, particularly synthetic drugs and opioids, into U.S. territory.
[T]he predominant belief among [Mexicans] interviewed who say they are very interested in politics is that Trump will be removed from office.
Drug trafficking has plunged Mexico into a state of war that is dramatic and costly enough that no one, even Donald Trump, should feel tempted to use it for his or her own benefit.
The cost of U.S. pressure has been high for the López Obrador government and will continue to be so.
[Alberto Fernández] will have to constantly negotiate and reach agreements with his all-powerful neighbor, the United States.
[W]hy there has been so much success in meeting Trump's requests and so little response to the demand for greater security by the public.
[F]oreign policy is one of the few fields in which López Obrador’s government has halfway held its own.
Mexico is already starting to be viewed as a grand sellout up against a Washington with the most abominable president in modern history.
[T]he the fanaticism that cost human lives on Saturday is fed by the anti-Mexican propaganda that oozes out of the White House.
[W]e have the worst of all possible worlds: two countries with enormous problems and Trump to make things even worse.