Monday, May 30, 2011

Jeffrey Davidow on current US-Mexican relations

Jeffrey Davidow was the U.S. ambassador to Mexico 1998-2002 (he wrote a rather frank book about these years, though not exactly self-critical), and has since 2003 been head of the Institute of the Americas at UC-San Diego. He recently was interviewed by El Universal, where he called the current level of U.S.-Mexican cooperation "incredible":
"I would say that things have changed a lot. If someone had told me 10 years ago that the United States would send $500 million a year in counternarcotics assistance to Mexico and that the Mexican government would accept it, I would have said it was impossible."

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