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The Source: U.S. And Mexico, The Best Of Frenemies

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Michel Marizco
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Fronteras

When you are neighbors - sometimes you borrow things, share things, help each other out. That goes for neighbor nations too sometimes, like the Republic of Mexico and the United States.

But what happens when that relationship is out of balance - the partnership is unequal? Does it become a neighbor relationship like Homer Simpson and Ned Flanders?

Guest:

  • Martha Menchaca, professor of Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin author of "The Politics of Dependency - U.S. Reliance on Mexican oil and farm labor"
David Martin Davies can be reached at dmdavies@tpr.org and on Twitter at @DavidMartinDavi