U.S.-Mexico Trade: Trends and Issues

One of the most crucial linkages in contemporary international relations involves the multifaceted and complex one shared between the United States and Mexico, a relationship that spans centuries and extends into myriad different arenas.

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About the Authors
Edgar Ruiz is the program director of the Border Legislative Conference in CSG’s Western Regional Office. Prior to joining CSG in 2001, he served as management analyst in the Community Development Department of the city of Lake Forest, CA, and as legislative staff for then-Assemblywoman (now state Senator) Denise Moreno Ducheny in the California Legislature. He holds a Masters degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from State Diego State University.

Sujit M. CanagaRetna is currently the senior fiscal analyst at The Council of State Governments’ Southern Office, the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC), where he has been since March 1998. He is responsible for tracking fiscal, economic development and transportation trends for CSG and SLC. CanagaRetna has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bennington College, Vermont and graduate degrees (MIA/MPA) in International Affairs and Public Administration from Columbia University. Prior to joining CSG/SLC, CanagaRetna worked for the New York City Comptroller’s Office.