Would the construction of an 18-foot high concrete fence running the length of the border greatly disrupt the flow of illegal people, drugs, and weapons into the U.S.? Certainly. Will it be 100 percent effective? Certainly not.
Trump's policy--essentially international blackmail--threatens the Mexican government by turning off the southbound flow of tens of millions of American dollars that bolster local Mexican economies and help uncounted numbers of Mexican families survive.
The 2016 electorate was a bunch of morons -- I love uneducated people! I told them what they wanted to hear. The media were idiots, giving me free coverage as the greatest entertainer to run for office, better than Reagan.
"On the Road to Thar" is a documentary he has been working on that has to do with the disappearance of his friends. He remains hard at work completing his most important task yet: Getting their story heard to as much people as possible.
This past weekend, more than 1,200 talented student entrepreneurs traveled from around the world to pitch their game-changing ideas at the Hult Prize Regional competition, aiming to double the income of 10 million people living in urban slums.
Given all the electoral noise surrounding "big beautiful walls" and calls for mass deportations of the alleged rapists and other criminals streaming across the U.S.-Mexico border, it is very easy to lose track of one simple and powerful fact: no relationship affects the United States more than our relationship with Mexico.
Immigration and free trade agreements remain potent issues in the primaries and no doubt will reemerge in full force in the November election. But no one seems to be drawing the connection between the two.
For better or worse, TPP and TTIP could redefine global trade in the 21st century. At the moment, a Latin America perspective is largely lacking in the negotiation process; in TTIP, it is excluded by definition.
Imagine you joined the crew of a cargo ship, sailing down the Amazon River from Peru into the Atlantic Ocean. After officials in several countries deny your ship entry suspecting your cargo is illegal, you dock in a Mexican port.