U.S.-MEXICO FUTURES FORUM: Thinking Continentally


Professor Robert Pastor outlines his vision for a more united and strategic North America.

So much of North America’s history has focused on the differences between Mexico, the United States, and Canada that few people on the continent realize how much they have in common. One leader who does is Vicente Fox Quesada, the first genuinely, freely elected president of modern Mexico. His grandfather was a gringo and an evangelical Christian who never learned Spanish but came to love Mexico and marry a devoutly Catholic Mexican woman. “My grandfather,” Fox told me, “galloped down from Ohio and found his American dream in Guanajuato.”

Robert Pastor
Publication date: 
August 18, 2011
Publication type: 
Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies Article