I want to initiate a bilateral agenda that helps Mexico and the U.S. together compete with the world better, especially with the economies of Asia and the Pacific.
Mexico has perhaps, in some ways, a good practice, in which it has officials devoted precisely to hold those children, to retain those children that are crossing through our territory, who are coming from Central America.
Mexico is the second most important destination of U.S. exports. What does this mean? The U.S. sells to our country almost the same as it sells to all the European Union, five times what it sells Brazil. More than what it sells together to Brazil, Russia, China, and India.
Once every 12 years there is a unique opportunity to reinforce the bonds between Mexico and the United States, when our presidential election cycles coincide.
There is an opportunity to consolidate the North American region as a more competitive region, a more productive region that will be more competitive than other blocs that have integrated in the rest of the world.
Acting aggressively will allow our youth to aspire for better-paid jobs and find alternatives to criminality.
Ah, 'The Departed' is really good.
Mexico has proven by now that it's a strong electoral democracy. Now we have to build a democracy that produces better results; if not, then you get a democracy of disenchantment.
Education reform has as its main purpose to make sure that the education delivered is of quality.
In terms of the espionage, this is something I have talked to President Obama about. We don't want it to mar the relationship between Mexico and the United States. But it is unacceptable for a country to practice such espionage, especially if there is a good relationship with the other country.
We have been using foreign affairs ministries to address security issues, but this practice is outdated. It's time to assign the handling of regional security to national organizations and expert institutions.
The North American Free Trade Agreement marked a fundamental change in the global trade scheme.
Mexico cannot put up with this scenario of death and kidnapping.
Important reserves of natural resources, like petroleum and precious metals, are the bulwarks for laying the foundations for the future.
Mexico is a mosaic of different realities and beauties.
Specifically, the U.S. holds strength. Its own context makes it a very competitive country, but I believe that if we recognize how interdependent the U.S. with its neighbors from the North and the South, we are part of NAFTA, a trade agreement.
I plan to open Mexico's energy sector to national and foreign private investment.
I have publicly talked about Mexico's need to open ourselves up to the participation of the private sector in the energy sector, however this doesn't mean privatizing state-run companies.
Free trade, far from protectionism, is the path that we should take to make Latin America a thriving actor in the global economy.
Mexico urgently needs a series of structural reforms that will detonate its true economic potential for once and generate more public welfare.