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U.S.-Mexico Security Cooperation After "El Chapo" Guzmán's January 2016 Recapture

Description: This report discusses relations between the U.S. and Mexico following the escape and recapture of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán from a maximum security federal prison near Mexico City in July 2015. One key concern for U.S. policymakers is whether the Mexican government will be able to hold Guzmán securely in the same prison from which he escaped and then extradite him swiftly to the United States--a source of tension in U.S.-Mexican relations. Another is whether Guzmán's recapture, which was supported by U.S. intelligence, will lead to closer security cooperation moving forward.
Date: January 13, 2016
Creator: Beittel, June S. & Ribando Seelke, Clare
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

U.S.-Mexican Security Cooperation: The Mérida Initiative and Beyond

Description: This report begins with a brief discussion of security challenges in Mexico and Mexico's security strategy. It then provides information on congressional funding and oversight of the Mérida Initiative, with details about each of the program's four pillars. The report concludes by raising policy issues that Congress may wish to consider.
Date: January 15, 2016
Creator: Ribando Seelke, Clare & Finklea, Kristin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

NAFTA at Ten: Lessons from Recent Studies

Description: This report provides an analytical summary of the economic lessons reached in support of Congress's role in the trade policy process. On January 1, 2004, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) completed its tenth year and most of its provisions are now implemented. NAFTA is a free trade agreement (FTA) that effectively added Mexico to the U.S.-Canada FTA completed in 1989. Its anniversary has sparked numerous evaluations, which are particularly relevant as the United States pursues free trade agreements with multiple Latin American countries. Most studies found that NAFTA's effects on the U.S. and Mexican economies to be modest at most.
Date: February 13, 2004
Creator: Hornbeck, J. F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

U.S.-Mexican Security Cooperation: The Mérida Initiative and Beyond

Description: This report begins with a brief discussion of security challenges in Mexico and Mexico's security strategy. It then provides information on congressional funding and oversight of the Mérida Initiative, with details about each of the program's four pillars. The report concludes by raising policy issues that Congress may wish to consider.
Date: January 5, 2016
Creator: Ribando Seelke, Clare & Finklea, Kristin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mexico-U.S. Relations: Issues for Congress

Description: This report covers the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and U.S.-Mexico drug trafficking. It also looks at migration, environmental issues, legislation in the 110th Congress, and the relationship between the Bush Administration and Mexico.
Date: December 18, 2008
Creator: Sullivan, Mark P.; Cook, Colleen W. & Durand, Alessandra
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

North American Leaders' Summit

Description: This report discusses the North American Leaders' Summits (NALS), a trilateral summit that meets in effort to increase cooperation on broader economic and security issues between the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
Date: June 16, 2016
Creator: Villarreal, M. Angeles
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mexico: Background and U.S. Relations

Description: This report provides an overview of political and economic conditions in Mexico, followed by assessments of some key issues of congressional interest in Mexico: security and foreign aid, extraditions, human rights, trade, migration, energy, education, and water issues.
Date: March 30, 2016
Creator: Ribando Seelke, Clare
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Heroin Production in Mexico and U.S. Policy

Description: This report discusses Mexico's role as an illicit drug suppler to the U.S, specifically focusing on Heroin production and trafficking.
Date: March 3, 2016
Creator: Ribando Seelke, Clare & Rosen, Liana W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Good Neighbor Environmental Board Annual Report: 2014

Description: Report discussing the ecology restoration activities in the U.S.-Mexico border region. Part of a series of annual reports prepared by the Good Neighbor Environmental Board for the President and Congress of the United States.
Date: December 2014
Creator: United States. Good Neighbor Environmental Board.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Good Neighbor Environmental Board Annual Report: 2000

Description: This report presents five interrelated recommendations related ecology between the United States and Mexico in the border region between the two countries.
Date: September 2000
Creator: United States. Good Neighbor Environmental Board.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Good Neighbor Environmental Board Annual Report: 2016

Description: Report discussing climate change and resilient communities in the U.S.-Mexico border region. Part of a series of annual reports prepared by the Good Neighbor Environmental Board for the President and Congress of the United States.
Date: December 2016
Creator: United States. Good Neighbor Environmental Board.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Revisiting U.S.-Mexico Sugar Agreements

Description: This report discusses negotiations of the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) with the government of Mexico regarding consideration of changes to two sugar suspension agreements made in December 2014.
Date: August 12, 2016
Creator: McMinimy, Mark A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The United States Withdraws from the TPP

Description: This report discusses discusses the withdrawal of the United States as a signatory from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement as directed by President Trump.
Date: February 13, 2017
Creator: Williams, Brock R. & Fergusson, Ian F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Good Neighbor Environmental Board Annual Report: 2006

Description: This report was written to fulfill the mission of the Good Neighbor Environmental Board, a public advisory committee authorized under Section 6 of the Enterprise for the Americas Initiative Act, 7 USC, Section 5404.
Date: March 2006
Creator: United States. Good Neighbor Environmental Board.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Good Neighbor Environmental Board Annual Report: 2009

Description: Report discussing the activities of the U.S. Good Neighbor Environmental Boar regarding pollution prevention and projects to solve environmental problems around the U.S.-Mexico border. It outlines the goals of the agency, describes case studies, and reflects on plans and recommendations for the future.
Date: March 2009
Creator: United States. Good Neighbor Environmental Board.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Good Neighbor Environmental Board Annual Report: 2011

Description: Fourteenth annual report of the U.S. Good Neighbor Environmental Board, specifically focusing on avenues for renewable energy production in the U.S.-Mexico border region.
Date: Autumn 2011
Creator: United States. Good Neighbor Environmental Board.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

U.S.-Mexican Water Sharing: Background and Recent Developments

Description: This report describes U.S.-Mexican water sharing of the Colorado and Rio Grande rivers pursuant to binational agreements. The International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC) is charged with addressing issues that arise during application of binational water treaties.
Date: March 2, 2017
Creator: Carter, Nicole T.; Mulligan, Stephen P. & Ribando Seelke, Clare
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Import Taxes on Mexican Crude Oil

Description: This report discusses the possibility raised by the Trump administration of imposing a 20% tax, or fee, on imports from Mexico, presumably including imports of crude oil.
Date: February 9, 2017
Creator: Pirog, Robert & Parfomak, Paul W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

North American Leaders' Summit

Description: This report discusses the 10th annual North American Leaders' Summit (NALS), in which Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hosted President Barack Obama and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Date: July 5, 2016
Creator: Villarreal, M. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

U.S.-Mexico Economic Relations: Trends, Issues, and Implications

Description: This report provides an overview of U.S.-Mexico trade and economic trends, the Mexican economy, the effects of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and major trade issues between the United States and Mexico.
Date: November 4, 2016
Creator: Villarreal, M. Angeles
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Good Neighbor Environmental Board Annual Report: 2003

Description: Annual report of the U.S. Good Neighbor Environmental Board describing the organization's activities, goals, and recommendations for further development along the U.S.-Mexico border region. This report focuses on water resources, power plants, human health, and natural resources conservation.
Date: April 2003
Creator: United States. Good Neighbor Environmental Board.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Good Neighbor Environmental Board Annual Report: 2001

Description: Annual report of the U.S. Good Neighbor Environmental Board describing the organization's activities, goals, and recommendations for further development along the U.S.-Mexico border region. This report focuses on water resources, air quality, and hazardous materials.
Date: December 2001
Creator: United States. Good Neighbor Environmental Board.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department