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Trump militarizes Mexico

Trump militarizes Mexico

Blowing up the North American economy to solve the migration crisis never made sense.

July 17, 2019 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Trump’s Mexico problem

Trump’s Mexico problem

‘Donald Trump has cultivated a contentious relationship with the government of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nie.’

July 4, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Mexico — again

Mexico — again

One visit didn’t erase the earlier mistakes. The slander might still be there – in the minds of our neighbors.

September 25, 2016 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

The GOP and Mexico

The GOP and Mexico

If there is a drain, it’s Mexicans going home – roughly one million returnees between 2009 and 2014, according to the Pew Research Center, outpacing the number of Mexicans moving north by about 140,000. That owes something to growth and stability in the Mexican economy, which is largely a function of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

July 9, 2016 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Three countries or one continent

Three countries or one continent

In spite of economic gains in tri-lateral trade, there is far to go on measures of integration.

December 15, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Bienvenidos

Bienvenidos

It seems that our Mexican neighbors are saying that to property buyers from foreign nations these days (Read Canada and the United States). We have been saying this to potential and real buyers for many years. Just open your ears the next time you wonder the aisles at Publix.

July 29, 2013 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Obama and America’s friends

Obama and America’s friends

In 2008, the slogan was “Yes We Can.” We were told we can halt the rise of oceans, begin to heal the sick, reduce the deficit, and bring new respect and friendship for America from the family of nations. So, how’s all that working out for us? The oceans aren’t rising; of course even in 2008 the oceans were only rising in Al Gore’s fevered imagination. The sick have to wait until at least 2014 for Mr. Obama’s demonstrably unpopular health care reform to kick in, if it ever does, as its fate rests in the hands of the Supreme Court.

November 26, 2011 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

Singing the same sad old song

Singing the same sad old song

Sounding presidential for the first time since his election, Barack Obama recently delivered a moving plea for moderation and civility in public discourse. Unfortunately, his choir didn’t heed the sermon.

January 20, 2011 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Mote turns international to protect Gulf

Mote turns international to protect Gulf

A meeting of U.S., Mexican and Cuban scientists wrapped up Wednesday at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota with an outline for a formal plan of action designed to better the health of the Gulf of Mexico and western Caribbean through a collaborative approach to management and conservation issues.

October 2, 2010 | Posted in In the news | Read More »

Longboat helps bust boat theft ring

Longboat helps bust boat theft ring

An international boat theft ring responsible for stealing millions of dollars in luxury boats from West Florida has been broken-up thanks to the assistance of Longboat Key and its Marine Patrol Division. A 10-count indictment was issued Sept. 22 for 12 defendants, and two days later, 10 were detained at the Federal Courthouse.

October 2, 2010 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »