Saturday, March 14, 2009

U.S. / Mexico Two-Step

It's become like the Rihanna/Chris Brown celebrity wife-beater case--he loves me, he hits me, I can't leave him, he's out of control, I can't live without him.

The U.S.-Mexico relationship at this moment seems a bit like that...with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton scheduling a diplomatic visit to Mexico to try to patch things up. Our economies (yes, even drug economies) are so completely intertwined.

Mexican President Calderon even invoked the old saying once used by the former Mexican dictator Porfirio Diaz around 1910 in an interview with an American reporter back then.

Diaz said, "Poor Mexico, so far from God, so close to the United States."

Check out this link from Bloomberg News to see what's been going on--