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  • Commentary posted May 20, 2010 by Theodore R. Bromund, Ph.D., Ray Walser, Ph.D. What We Shouldn't Be Doing to 'Help' Mexico

    Mexican President Felipe Calderón is in Washington for a two day state visit from May 19-20. He and President Obama have a lot to talk about, ranging from reaffirming a shared commitment to the North American Free Trade Agreement to the vital need for both countries to emphasize competitiveness, technological innovation, and creative entrepreneurship. In Mexico, these…

  • Commentary posted July 19, 2010 by Ray Walser, Ph.D. Hezbollah Terrorists On Our Southern Border

    Although U.S. officials cannot confirm reports of the arrest Jamel Nasr  recently in Tijuana, they should acknowledge that the reports are consistent with increasing concern that Hezbollah is seeking an operational base in the Americas. Nasr was no ordinary tourist or would-be immigrant. He is a made member of the Lebanese-based terror group, Hezbollah. Mexican…

  • Backgrounder posted November 12, 2014 by James M. Roberts, William Tucker Additional Reforms Can Boost Mexico’s Hydrocarbons Industry

    Economic freedom is key to addressing Mexico’s economic, security, and civil society concerns. Since President Enrique Peña Nieto began his single six-year term in December 2012, progress has been made in challenging the private and public monopolies and duopolies (and their labor unions) that have historically dominated and hampered huge portions of Mexico’s economy.…

  • Commentary posted January 1, 2009 by Peter Brookes The New President's Global Security Challenges

    With at least two ongoing wars, President-elect Barack Obama may well be entering the Oval Office facing the toughest national security landscape for any American president in some time. A tour of the foreign policy horizon shows that America's 44th president will have his hands full with a panoply of problems that would vex any head of state, much less one who is…

  • Commentary posted July 27, 2011 by Lachlan Markay Former ATF Official: We Let Guns into Mexico

    A former special agent from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms told a House committee that the agency had, in fact, allowed firearms bought in the United States to be transported to Mexico, in the hope that “we could further the investigation” against Mexican drug cartels. The admission came during a line of questioning from Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) at…

  • Lecture on September 1, 1989 The U.S. and Mexico: Setting A New Agenda A Heritage Foundation Conference

    This report is available currently only in PDF format.…

  • Testimony posted December 7, 2009 by Ray Walser, Ph.D. U.S. Drug Policy in Latin America

    Testimony before the Committee on the Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, of the United States House of Representatives December 07, 2009 My name is Ray Walser. I am a Senior Policy Analyst at The Heritage Foundation. The views I express in this testimony are my own, and should not be construed as representing any official position of…

  • News Releases on November 19, 2009 Three Heritage Foundation Scholars to Serve as International Observers for Honduras Election

    Washington, November 19, 2009- Three Heritage Foundation scholars have been tabbed to serve as international observers for the Nov. 29 presidential election in Honduras. All three speak fluent Spanish. The three Heritage representatives are: Ray Walser, Heritage's senior policy analyst for Latin America. Walser previously served 27 years in the U.S. Department of…

  • Issue Brief posted February 20, 2013 by Ray Walser, Ph.D., Jessica Zuckerman U.S.–Mexico Border: Tighter Border Security Requires Mexico’s Cooperation

    As the debate over immigration reform heats up, the topic of border security—especially on the southwest border with Mexico—looms larger. Washington policymakers ask: How many miles of fence, how many Border Patrol agents, how many billions of tax dollars will be enough to finally “secure” the border? There is no easy answer. Airtight border security is more an abstract…

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