Like the United States, Mexico had changed in the last 30 years politically, demographically, and economically. Author Shannon K O’Neil, writes about these topics in her book Two Nations Indivisible: Mexico, the United States, and the Road Ahead, giving an overview about what happened then now and everything in between.
The book launch took place at the Amercias Society/Council of the Americas in New York where several interested attendees were eager to listen to the event. Hard data coupled with personal anecdotes, kept the audience interested in what was being said. O’Neil kept the audience interested and presented the information in a sequential order in order for everyone to follow along. When dealing with a variety of data, this is the best way to do it, in-so-that, the attendees that had not followed what has happened in Mexico, understand through a certain order.
To make a company be globally known, there had to be a trade off of some kind and partnership in order for the company to excel very well. O’Neil described the partnership between the United States, Canada, Mexico and others as multi-regional trading. This means that there are multiple regions involved to import and export goods and services. It was projected that trade would happen more and more and would always be predictable until it happens, yet keeping the competition in mind is going to step in no matter what.
Overall, there really is no way of telling what is going to happen even in the next 30 years now. This book, however, focused a lot on various issues including stability and security, immigration reform, power of initiative and the effect of recent labor laws, to at least get the conversation started.