History appears to mirror itself from Sam Houston’s fight to combat the threat from the south in his day to today’s threat against peace and civil society stemming from the Mexican Cartels and the AMLO’s passive support of the Cartels. Today’s situation is uniquely dangerous, however, due to the stratospheric levels of violence we are experiencing and the coexistence of the Cartels, openly in the presence of the Mexican State officials, which testifies to the weakness of AMLO’s government and the open – even friendly – relationship between the two, resulting in a full on Narco State.

So, how can we better understand the people and power brokers in this light? Joshua Treviño and Melissa Ford discuss how we can see light in the future of the relationships between Mexico, Texas and the United States more broadly.

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