An assessment of Carter Administration relations with Mexico

by Arturo Gandara


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The Carter Administration has given Mexico unprecedented attention. This has not, however, improved relations between the two countries. This paper discusses three sources of strain in U.S.-Mexican relations: (1) undocumented aliens, (2) energy, and (3) trade. Included is a discussion of the shared responsibility the United States and Mexico bear for the strain in that relationship. The paper concludes that despite widespread concern for the "deterioration" of relations, the strain is not necessarily bad and may have benefits for both countries.

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