A CONVERSATION WITH ALICIA BÁRCENA: MEXICO'S NEWLY APPOINTED SECRETARY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS - Celebrating over two centuries of robust bilateral ties, the US-Mexico partnership remains a pivotal cornerstone for North American and regional progress. Spearheading these efforts is Mexico’s newly confirmed Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Alicia Bárcena Ibarra. Appointed by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador in June, Secretary Bárcena’s rich expertise, particularly her nearly fourteen-year tenure as Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) brings a valuable depth of experience to the table.
What does the future of the US-Mexico relationship hold? How can both nations foster stronger ties and address the common challenges ahead? What are the key foreign policy goals that Secretary Bárcena and the AMLO administration aim to achieve during their remaining tenure?
ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 8/10/23