Mexico and Texas: Strategic Partners and Friends
Mexico is more than just the southern neighbor of Texas. With a combine trade of approximately $200 billion dollars each year, Mexico is the lone star state’s most important trading partner in the whole world. Around 700,000 jobs in Texas depend on the relationship with Mexico, mostly thanks to NAFTA, and this does not include the force provided by undocumented immigrants that benefit greatly the state’s economy.
So what is at stake for Texas today? What could happen if Texas does not rise its voice to defend NAFTA and our economic integration starts to collapse? After all, the stability of both sides depend on each other: we do not come from the other side of the moon; we are, historically, strategic partners and friends.
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About Our Speaker
As a career diplomat since 1987, Ambassador Gonzálesz Gutiérrez has specialized in Mexican communities in the US, as all of his designations abroad have been in the US.
Early in his career, he was the Consul for Community Affairs at the Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles. Then, from 1999 to 2003 he was appointed as Counselor for Latino Affairs at the Mexican Embassy in Washington D.C.
In 2009, González Gutiérrez was appointed for the first time Head of Post as Consul General of Mexico in Sacramento.
After six years in Sacramento, Ambassador González Gutiérrez was transferred to another capital city as Consul General of Mexico in Austin.
He has a B.A. in International Relations from El Colegio de México and a Master’s Degree also in International Relations from the School of International Relations at the University of Southern California.
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