Thursday, September 8, 2016

US Ambassador: Ties With Mexico Will Survive 'Rough Times'

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Pictured: Roberta Jacobson, US Ambassador to Mexico

Summary
Jacobson explains how the relationship between US and Mexico are going through a little rough patch due to the offensive comments being made by Donald Trump. For example, Trump recently made a remark suggesting that Mexican immigrants are criminals or "rapists." Additionally, the article mentions, "Finance Secretary Luis Videgaray, one of Pena Nieto's closest advisers... resigned Wednesday in a move seen as linked to Trump's visit." The resignation of Videgaray is thought to be caused by yet some more critic and rude remarks Trump mentioned during his visit to Mexico. Because of all of the dehumanizing things Trump makes sure to say towards Mexicans in every one of his rallies or even visits, the citizens of Mexico are offended, and have every right to be.

Connection
This article connects to the immigration unit we just covered in class, obviously applicable to the Mexicans. While the Mexicans immigrated to America with the immigration wave that took place, they were very discriminated against. Similarly, Trump discriminates against the Mexicans as well,  as demonstrated through the racist and hateful comments he makes.

Discussion Questions
Do you think the relationship will ever improve between the US and Mexico anytime soon? How do you think the relationship between the US and Mexico will change if Trump becomes president? If Clinton becomes president? Elaborate.

8 comments:

  1. As far as Trump's case with the Mexicans goes, I don't think the relationship between the US and Mexico will improve anytime soon; it's going to take a long time and a long way. When Trump made a visit to Mexico there's still that rage going on. The people wanted the President of Mexico to tell Trump to apologize but he didn't, which made them furious. That's what they needed so they can maybe put an end to all of this, but at this point that's a thing he would NEVER say. Since Trump has a negative outlook towards immigration, I think it may go to the point where they are opposing each other. On the other side with Clinton, she is very welcoming towards immigrants so I think it will change in a good way, maybe it will go back to what it used to be before.

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  2. As far as Trump's case with the Mexicans goes, I don't think the relationship between the US and Mexico will improve anytime soon; it's going to take a long time and a long way. When Trump made a visit to Mexico there's still that rage going on. The people wanted the President of Mexico to tell Trump to apologize but he didn't, which made them furious. That's what they needed so they can maybe put an end to all of this, but at this point that's a thing he would NEVER say. Since Trump has a negative outlook towards immigration, I think it may go to the point where they are opposing each other. On the other side with Clinton, she is very welcoming towards immigrants so I think it will change in a good way, maybe it will go back to what it used to be before.

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  3. Mexico is simply in no position to have poor ties with the United States. As mentioned in the article, the United States and Mexico share a very large border. Border security, regardless of any immigration, is a security issue that the United States has done more than their share covering. Mexico, in fact, is receiving more than 400 MILLION dollars in aid from the US annually (https://www.usaid.gov/mexico). Mexico is a developing nation trying to exert an influence they simply do not have. Regardless of the outcome of the political race, the relationship between Mexico and the US should be improved; our arguments simply don't agree with our distribution of funds.

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    1. I agree, the relationship between the US and Mexico will of course get better.

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    2. I also agree that the relationship will get better but it just might get worse before it all gets better.

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  4. I believe that the U.S' political ties with Mexico will get better if Hilary Clinton is elected president. If Donald Trump gets elected president there will be lots of problems between the two nations.

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  5. I believe that the U.S' political ties with Mexico will get better if Hilary Clinton is elected president. If Donald Trump gets elected president there will be lots of problems between the two nations.

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  6. I believe that the relationship between the United States, and Mexico can and will get better.

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