Who Are Some of the Current Allies and Enemies of Mexico?

The 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, has considerably boosted Mexico’s connection with Canada and is one of its current and closest allies. The well-armed drug cartels that operate within Mexico’s borders are its foes. More than 83,000 people have died between 2007 and 2015 as a consequence of attacks on civilians and conflicts between Mexican security forces and armed and organised groups including the Zetas, Sinaloa, and Jalisco New Generation cartels.

Mexico is a current member of a number of international organisations, including the United Nations, the Organization of American States, and the Organization for Co-operation and Development in addition to being a close ally and significant economic partner of the United States.

Mexico has historically maintained its neutrality in foreign conflicts, but a proposed constitutional reform would empower Mexico’s military forces to support United Nations peacekeeping missions.

Misha Khatri
Misha Khatri is an emeritus professor in the University of Notre Dame's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics and a PhD in Physical Analytical Chemistry from the University of Utah.

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