While commentary in the United States still continues to resonate in response to Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address, this week, for the second time, Latin America will host the visit of a high-level official government official from the United States. Last August, Vice President Mike Pence traveled to [Read more]
Trump has yet to visit any Latin American country since taking office and may once again demonstrate his lack of interest if he does not attend the Summit of the Americas, which will happen in Peru this April.
If Trump announces the United States’ departure from NAFTA, it could just be a bargaining chip to buy popularity in the United States among his voter base.
<i>The unanswered question of whether Mexico will continue to rely on NAFTA to place its products in duty-free markets generates more speculation than realistic responses. A final answer will come from the decisions made in the three capitals involved. There are various possibilities. The first of these, disconnecting [Read more]
At the end of the day, the bedrock question remains unanswered: do the Americans want a new deal on NAFTA or not?
Trump made decisions opposing NAFTA, with the logic of a grocery store clerk unable to look at the big picture of trade, the economy and the trilateral relationship.