Thank you Sergio and Eddie thank you for hosting me today. It is good to be with all of you. It is good to be back in Brownsville. It has been a few years since I visited the port...
Like almost any American over the age of 25, I vividly remember September 11, 2001. The images of planes striking buildings and people fleeing in terror—and the resulting acts of heroism—are indelibly etched.  The human consequences defy measurement, and the...
It’s not “Yankee, Go Home!” any longer. It’s “Come on Home, Yankee!” Any Yankee. You, me, any. Which home? Guanajuato, Mexico, seat of Mexican Independence - a spiritual home for Mexicans living in the US and for many Mexican Americans....
Twenty years have passed since the United States experienced the terrorist attacks on its territory, which resulted in the deaths of some 3 000 people in New York, Washington, DC, and Pennsylvania.  Considering that current generations, in particular the so-called...
Summer’s over. And its last few weeks were certainly noteworthy for U.S.-Mexico affairs and White & Case Mexico City.  Of particular note, congratulations to my colleagues at White & Case who ranked number one in Latin America for project finance, banking, and arbitration.  Yesterday, the U.S....
August job gains for the U.S. were disappointing, with an increase in total non-farm payroll employment of 235,000 and the unemployment rate down 0.2 percentage point to 5.2%.  An increase of this magnitude isn’t bad by historical standards and is,...
The designation of Doctors Hospital at Renaissance (DHR) in Edinburg as the first Level 1 trauma facility in the Rio Grande Valley is a historic and momentous occasion.  This designation is a true testament of the leadership of the DHR...
“Sir, that we have never dreamt of incorporating into our Union any but the Caucasian race…  To incorporate Mexico would incorporate an Indian race…  These Mexicans would be equal to the people of the United States. I protest against...
On Labor Day we recognize workers across our great state and nation and honor their sacrifice, dedication, and commitment.  Our workers keep our families healthy, our children educated, our food supply stocked, and keep our economy thriving.  This Labor Day, much...
“Solidarity” has long been the watchword of the U.S. labor movement. It represented not only unity within workers’ unions, but also signaled a community of support for workers by others in society, individuals and organizations (secular and religious).  It was...

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