Policy Recommendations for U.S. – Mexico Relations to be Released July 11

Monday, July 9, 2012
D.C. Washington

WASHINGTON – A high-level panel of binational and bipartisan experts is to recommend major changes in the tone and content of U.S.-Mexico relations.

In a new report – to be released on July 11 by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands – preeminent bipartisan political, business, academic, and media leaders from the United States and Mexico conclude that the tone of the bilateral relationship should change and should focus not on a few issues, such as security and migration or trade and the economy, but should instead be wide-ranging and cover a variety of mutual interests. Details on the event at which the full report and a video will be released, as well as a full list of the retreat participants, follow below.

The report and accompanying video make fresh recommendations for enhancing regional competitiveness, new strategies to fight organized crime and strengthen public security, judicial reform in Mexico, reform of the U.S. immigration system, furthering educational exchanges between the two nations, a new vision for energy cooperation in Mexico, and developing new ports of entry to strengthen trade and security at the border.

Read the report: A Stronger Future: Policy Recommendations for U.S.-Mexico Relations and view the video.
See the live webcast at 12:30pm (EDT), July 11, 2012. The recorded press conference is below.