Mexican government officials are engaging in rhetoric aimed at influencing U.S. elections and subverting the will of American voters.

Key points

  • The Mexican government has become increasingly hostile toward the sovereignty of the United States.
  • Republican efforts to end illegal immigration across the U.S.–Mexico border have led to provocative rhetoric from Mexico directed toward U.S. politicians, especially those who advocate for robust action to curtail cartel drug trafficking.
  • This rhetoric has also taken the form of direct and indirect threats to influence U.S. elections, often with the intention of suppressing voter turnout in support of the Republican party and its candidates.
  • Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and former Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard actively engage in rhetoric seeming intent to subvert the will of American voters.