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Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, in his first international trip, engaged in a series of meetings with US President Donald J. Trump on July 8 to mark the entry into force of USMCA. At a time of economic contraction and the continued spread of coronavirus, each president publicly stressed the issues that unite the two countries. What were the major accomplishments of the trip? To what extent did the meetings address irritants to the relationship? What are the immediate next steps for building on issues discussed in the series of White House meetings?

Join the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center for a read-out of President López Obrador’s visit to Washington, DC, and the roadmap ahead for the US-Mexico relationship.


H.E. Martha Bárcena Coqui
Ambassador to the United States
United Mexican States

The Hon. Christopher Landau
Ambassador to Mexico
United States of America


Jason Marczak
Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council