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The Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL) is no longer in operation. This website documents FOCAL's activities and accomplishments throughout its existence. Thank you for your interest in the work of FOCAL.

North America Publications

Canada-Mexico | Canada-U.S. | North America | Mexican News and Analysis  | Migration  

Canada-Mexico

Mexico-Canada trade relations | SP
Jaime Zabludovsky and Odracir Barquera
FOCAL Policy Brief
April 2011


Enhancing the movement of people between Canada and Mexico
Mark B. Salter
FOCAL Policy Brief
March 2011


Beyond trade: Sub-national diplomacy between Canada and Mexico
David Parks
FOCAL Policy Brief
March 2011


In search of relevance for Canadian-Mexican energy relations
Lourdes Melgar
FOCAL Policy Brief
March 2011


México y Canadá: ¿qué haremos?
Carlo Dade and Olga Abizaid
July 19, 2009
La Reforma


 Canada-Mexico Visas: What Were We Thinking?
Carlo Dade
July 15, 2009
 Embassy


 Mexico's drug problem will soon hit closer to home
 Carlo Dade
 Jan. 26, 2009
 Globe and Mail


 FOCALPoint: Canada's Spotlight on the Americas
 December-January 2006-2007

Excellent Signals in the Canada-Mexico Relationship
Olga Abizaid


 Where Are We Going: Canada and Mexico Looking Beyond 2006
Conference Report
 Nov. 24, 2006

FOCAL hosted this conference to discuss the Canada-Mexico relationship beyond the elections in both countries. It was sponsored by Canada's DFAIT; la Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores, Mexico; el Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México; and the Centre for North American Politics and Society at Carleton University.


 The Canada-Mexico Relationship: The Unfinished Highway
 Olga Abizaid Bucio
 FOCAL Policy Paper
 October 2004


 FOCALPoint: Canada's Spotlight on the Americas
 October 2004

Mexico and Canada: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly… and the Pragmatic
Isabel Studer


 Canada and Mexico: Searching for Common Ground on the North American Continent
 FOCAL Policy Paper
 February 2002


 High Expectations for Mexico: Responding to the Priorities of a New Government
 Stacey Wilson-Forsberg
 FOCAL Policy Paper
 February 2001


Canada-U.S.

FOCALPoint: Canada's Spotlight on the Americas
February 2009

Note from the Editor - How Will Obama Transform the Americas?
 Peter Moore

Obama’s Americas Policy Could Bring Opportunity for Canada
 Anatol von Hahn

Obama’s engagement promise to the Americas
 Carlo Dade

Can Obama End the "Cuba Wars"?
 Daniel P. Erikson

Should Obama and Harper Talk About the Americas?
 John Graham

Common Partners, Common Interests: Why We Must Develop a Social Agenda for Latin America
 Barry S. Featherman, Esq.


Interview - U.S. Protectionism and the Americas
Carlo Dade
Jan. 30, 2009
CBC TV - Politics with Don Newman (Podcast, 16:46)


Mexico is in the Third Seat at the Canada-US Table
Carlo Dade
FOCAL Policy Brief
Jan. 26, 2009


FOCALPoint: Canada's Spotlight on the Americas
November 2008

Will Canada and Barack Obama Collide in the Americas?
Peter McKenna


North America

Mexico is in the Third Seat at the Canada-US Table
Carlo Dade
FOCAL Policy Brief
Jan. 26, 2009


Dialogue on Labour Mobility in North America
FOCAL and Metropolis
Conference Report
January 2009


Labour Mobility and Trade in the Americas: Current Frameworks and Socio-economic Implications
Barbara MacLaren
Research Paper
June 2008


FOCALPoint: Canada's Spotlight on the Americas
Special Edition - Security and Prosperity Partnership, Montebello Summit
August 2007

North American Reinforce the Benefits of Cooperation
Ambassador David H. Wilkins

Achieving True Security and Prosperity for North Americans: The Leaders’ Summit in Montebello
Ambassador Emilio Goicoechea

The North American Summit: More or Less than It Seems?
Robert A. Pastor

NAFTA All Over Again? Promoting a Better Understanding of the SPP
Thomas d’Aquino

The 2007 Leader’s Summit: What’s in it for Us?
Perrin Beatty

Will North American Leaders Follow Through on Energy?
Joseph M. Dukert

Obstacles to North American Integration: The Rhetoric and Reality in Mexican Foreign Policy
Athanasios Hristoulas

The Potential for Canada-Mexico-U.S. Cooperation
José Luis Valdés Ugalde

A North American Approach to Energy Security: The Case of Two G8 Countries and an Emerging Economy
Lourdes Melgar


FOCALPoint: Canada's Spotlight on the Americas
April 2006

Made in North America (page 1)
Olga Abizaid


FOCALPoint: Canada's Spotlight on the Americas
October 2005

North America: In the Aftermath of Katrina (page 4)
Olga Abizaid


FOCALPoint: Canada's Spotlight on the Americas
September 2005

Hu Jintao’s Visit to North America (page 6)
Renato Balderrama


FOCALPoint: Canada's Spotlight on the Americas
March 2005

The Meeting in Waco
Andrés Rozental


FOCALPoint: Canada's Spotlight on the Americas
March 2004

NAFTA at Ten: A Mexican View
Gustavo Vega-Cánovas


North American Integration: Back to the Basics
Stacey Wilson-Forsberg
FOCAL Policy Paper
August 2002


Overcoming Obstacles on the Road to North American Integration: A View from Canada
Stacey Wilson-Forsberg
FOCAL Policy Paper
November 2001


Mexico’s Presidential Election
FOCAL Policy Paper
August 1999



Mexican News and Analysis

FOCALPoint: Canada's Spotlight on the Americas
May 2009

The PRI and Mexico’s July 5 Mid-Term Congress and Senate Elections
Joy Langston


FOCALPoint: Canada's Spotlight on the Americas
April 2009

PAN Mid-term Election Loss Could Cripple Calderón
Pamela Starr


FOCALPoint: Canada's Spotlight on the Americas
November 2008

Mexique: le nerf de la guerre anti-narcotique / Mexico: the core of the war against drugs
Nathalie Gravel


FOCALPoint: Canada's Spotlight on the Americas
June 2008

No Consensus on PEMEX
Olga Abizaid

Mexican Military Not a Long-term Solution to Drug War
Alejandro Sánchez Nieto


FOCALPoint: Canada's Spotlight on the Americas
Special Edition on Media and Democracy
February 2008

Caught in the Crossfire: Media and Democracy in Mexico / El público en medio: La democracia y los medios en México
Juan Humberto Vital


FOCALPoint: Canada's Spotlight on the Americas
June 2007

Mexico-Brazil Relations: Status and Prospects
Gerónimo Gutiérrez


FOCALPoint: Canada's Spotlight on the Americas
May 2007

Mexico and Brazil: Myths and Reality, Toward a New Vision for Cooperation
Federico Vázquez


FOCALPoint: Canada's Spotlight on the Americas
April 2007

Brazil and Mexico Edging Toward a Strategic Relationship?
Alberto Pfeifer


FOCALPoint: Canada's Spotlight on the Americas
September 2006

A Lengthy Electoral Process (p.1)
Mauricio Merino


FOCALPoint: Canada's Spotlight on the Americas
June 2006

The Mexican Presidential Elections: Too Close to Call
Benito Nacif


FOCALPoint: Canada's Spotlight on the Americas
May 2006

The Challenges of the 'Politics of Recognition' in Mexico (p.7)
Saloie Moreno Jaimes


FOCALPoint: Canada's Spotlight on the Americas
March 2006

Challenges in the 2006 Mexican Presidential Race (p.6)
José Ramón López Rubí Calderón

Mexico between Cuba and the United States... Again (p.8)
Ana Covarrubias


Looking at the 2006 Mexican Elections
Conference Report
Nov. 25, 2005

FOCAL hosted this conference in partnership with the Centre for North American Politics and Society (CNAPS) at Carleton University, in order to provide insight about the nomination process of Mexico’s main political parties and electorate preferences as of November 2005, as well as discuss similarities and differences between Mexico and Canada.


FOCALPoint: Canada's Spotlight on the Americas
September 2005

Elba Esther Gordillo and her Future in the PRI (p.2)
Joy Langston


FOCALPoint: Canada's Spotlight on the Americas
July-August 2005

Race in the Americas: Memím Pinguín is the Least of Our Worries (p.4)
Carlo Dade


FOCALPoint: Canada's Spotlight on the Americas
April 2005

Democracy and the Rule of Law in Mexico’s 2006 Presidential Elections
Kenneth F. Greene


FOCALPoint: Canada's Spotlight on the Americas
November-December 2004

The Impact of Higher Oil Prices on Oil Producing Countries: The Mexican Case (page 6)
Isabelle Rousseau


Campos agrícolas, campos de poder: el estado mexicano, los granjeros canadienses y los trabajadores temporales mexicanos
Leigh Binford
Conference Paper
Oct. 12, 2004


FOCALPoint: Canada's Spotlight on the Americas
August 2004

Succession in Mexico: The Last Temptation of an Old Regime (p.4)
Olga Abizaid


FOCALPoint: Canada's Spotlight on the Americas
May 2004

Cuba and Mexico: Changing the Rules of the Game, or the Game Itself? (p.3)
Ana Covarrubias


FOCALPoint: Canada's Spotlight on the Americas
September 2003

The Mexican Dream: Finding a Way Out (p.4)
Nathalie Gravel and Jorge Patiño Hernandez


FOCALPoint: Canada's Spotlight on the Americas
July 2003

The Mexican Mid-Term Elections: PRI Resurgent and Democracy Strengthened?
Pamela K. Starr


FOCALPoint: Canada's Spotlight on the Americas
June 2003

Uncertain Times for Maquiladoras in Yucatán, Mexico (p.3)
Nathalie Gravel


Mexique: l'art de la négotiation politique
Jean-Fraçoise Prud'homme
FOCAL Policy Paper
January 2003


FOCALPoint: Canada's Spotlight on the Americas
November 2002

Enabling the Voluntary Sector in Mexico? The Fox Administration and Civil Society (p.5)
John Foster and Laura Macdonald


High Expectations for Mexico: Responding to the Priorities of a New Government
Stacey Wilson-Forsberg
FOCAL Policy Paper
February 2001

 

Migration

FOCALPoint: Canada's Spotlight on the Americas
Special Edition on Domestic Labour Mobility
April 2009

Feminization of Migration in Latin America: Domestic Workers
Irma Arriagada

Feminización de la Migración en América Latina
Irma Arriagada

Women from Latin America and the Caribbean Cross Borders to Work in the Domestic Sector
Gloria Moreno-Fontes Chammartin

Latinoamericanas y Caribeñas Atravesando Fronteras para Trabajar en el Sector Doméstico
Gloria Moreno-Fontes Chammartin

Toward a New Understanding of Labour and Domestic Service
Marcelina Bautista

Hacia una Nueva Concepción del Trabajo y del Servicio Doméstico
Marcelina Bautista


Dialogue on Labour Mobility in North America
FOCAL and Metropolis
Conference Report
January 2009


Labour Mobility and Trade in the Americas: Current Frameworks and Socio-economic Implications
Barbara MacLaren
Research Paper
June 2008


The Impact of Canadian Labour Experience on the Households of Mexicans: A Seminal View on Best Practices
Gustavo Verduzco
FOCAL Policy Paper
October 2007


FOCALPoint: Canada's Spotlight on the Americas
Special Edition on Labour Migration and Development
May-June 2007

The 3x1 Program in Mexico: Achievements and Challenges
Rodolfo García Zamora


FOCALPoint: Canada's Spotlight on the Americas
May 2006

Beyond El Muro (page 3)
Carlos A. Rosales

 

CMI in the Media

Moving North America at the speed of business
April 6, 2011
Embassy

A View of the Hemisphere

 

LBmaps1

Explore the link between governance and development.