When Speaking Of Mexico In Relation To Its Experience With

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When speaking of Mexico in relation to its experience with the United States not many are aware of or want to acknowledge the dark underbelly of foreign affairs between the two. From the very beginning of the creation of the newly settled United States, they have been in constant disagreement and forced negotiations. This, very prominently, has caused an almost constant tension between the neighboring countries that has shaped a molded both cultures, economies, and societal norms into what they are today. The discovery of certain historical milestones truly uncovers what kind of an impact the two have had on each other, as well as in what ways they have had to change to live as peacefully as possible. The effort to maintain serene…show more content…
“This did Mexico develop its culture of resistance, a fierce pride in lo mexicano and resentment of U.S. depredations.” The resistance would not stop there. A comparable interaction between the Mexican government and that of the United States would be the implication of NAFTA which was a trade agreement signed by Canada, the U.S. and Mexico eliminating tariffs on imports/exports and disbarring trade barriers. The United States intention was for NAFTA to secure the Southern border, secure the access to petroleum investments already existing in Mexico, and corroborate political support from Mexico in the never-ending democratic crusade the United States feels entitled to. “Despite its title, NAFTA was not primarily concerned with ‘free trade’. By 1990, tariff and even nontariff barriers to U.S.-Mexican commerce were already low. NAFTA was concerned primarily with investment.” NAFTA also not so coincidentally didn’t mention anything about undocumented workers coming into the U.S. This evidence proves that NAFTA’s purposes were indeed set on stability of investments. Mexico’s actions also point to that of seeking stability. The Mexican government sought social peace through the lifting of tariffs and negotiating with the U.S. NAFTA also gave the president at the time, Carlos Salinas de Govtari, an opportunity to advance his economic
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