What Trump, and Many Americans, Don’t Get About U.S.-Mexico Ties

What Trump, and Many Americans, Don’t Get About U.S.-Mexico Ties
Erik Lopez, dressed as "Captain Mexico," stands in front of police officers while protesting Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Burlingame, California, April 29, 2016 (AP photo by Eric Risberg).

In this week’s Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s editor-in-chief, Judah Grunstein, and host Peter Dörrie discuss Thailand’s new anti-democratic constitution, Zambia’s tense presidential election campaign, and Guatemala’s fight against corruption six months into Jimmy Morales’ presidency. In the Report, Carin Zissis looks at Mexico’s image problem—and its implications for U.S. ties—in the context of Donald Trump’s bellicose campaign rhetoric.


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Relevant Articles on WPR:

Thailand’s Junta Cements Control as Voters Approve New Constitution

Zambia Goes to the Polls Amid Government Crackdown and Fears of Fraud
Guatemala’s Anti-Corruption Fight Goes On, Despite Morales’ Flaws
The Trump Effect: Why Mexico’s Image Problem Spells Trouble for the U.S.
Missing From Pena Nieto’s Reforms for Mexico: Corruption
A Year After Students Disappeared, Mexico’s Judiciary Still Weak as Ever
In Mexico, Pena Nieto’s Long Exit Begins With Stinging Election Loss

Trend Lines is produced, edited and hosted by Peter Dörrie, a freelance journalist and analyst focusing on security and resource politics in Africa. You can follow him on Twitter at @peterdoerrie.

Additional Audio Credits:

U.S. Department of State: Secretary Clinton Delivers Remarks at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco
Al Jazeera English: ‘Corrupt’ police in Mexico drug war
C-SPAN: Donald Trump Presidential Campaign Announcement Full Speech

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