During his campaign, and in his press conference on Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump promised tougher trade regulations with Mexico. His words have already affected the value of the Mexican peso, according to experts.
Mexico is already preparing to work with the new U.S. administration with a significant, and controversial, change in the Mexican president’s cabinet.
In North Dakota, a ruling by the Army Corps of Engineers has temporarily halted construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. That decision has energized opposition to a pipeline under construction by the same company in west Texas. Mexico is paying for the Texas pipeline and has a lot at stake in this and other U.S. pipelines.
Mexico will likely slow the pace of cooperation with the U.S. on immigration and drugs should the incoming Trump administration substantially expand the current border wall.
Mexico is considering its options should President-elect Trump make good on his threat to withdraw from the the North American Free Trade Agreement. President Enrique Peña Nieto said Mexico is willing to "modernize" NAFTA, not renegotiate from scratch.
Senator John McCain expressed skepticism about overhauling trade policy with Mexico and called for increased surveillance along the border during a visit to Mexico City on Tuesday.
Authorities across Mexico are investigating a handful of former state governors, and the most notorious case has a possible link extending to Arizona.
The governors of Arizona and the neighboring Mexican state of Sonora have partnered to attract businesses that will employ workers on both sides of the border, even as trade policies between the U.S. and other countries are in a moment of uncertainty.
A key member of the Mexican senate said she wants her country to engage in more commerce with countries other than the United States.
Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, in meetings with top Mexican government officials this week, is emphasizing what he calls the mutually beneficial commercial ties between the U.S. and Mexico and the benefits of a likely renegotiation of a trade agreement for the two countries.