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Jorge Castaneda
Jorge Castaneda

Mexico Center hosts Mexico's Jorge Castaneda May 8

By James Benavides
Public Affairs Specialist

(May 4, 2007)--The former foreign minister of Mexico, Jorge Castañeda, who served under President Vicente Fox, will speak on the future of U.S.-Mexico relations at a UTSA Mexico Center presentation. Free and open to the public, the presentation is 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, May 8 at the UTSA Downtown Campus Buena Vista Theater (1.326).

Castañeda's talk will cover topics including migration, trade, security and narcotics control -- issues that concern both the United States and Mexico and that require bilateral solutions. The UTSA Mexico Center's agenda includes opening dialogues that address, discuss and promote bilateral policies to resolve mutual concerns.

Since 1997, Castañeda has been a Global Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Latin American Studies at New York University. He has been a Human Rights Watch board member since 2003.

Castañeda is a prolific writer with many books to his credit, as well as regular contributions to Newsweek International and the Mexican daily newspaper, Reforma. He continues to provide commentary and insight on U.S.-Mexico relations and the political climate of Central and South America.

For more information, contact the UTSA Mexico Center at (210) 458-2923.

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