Why US should treat Mexico as vital partner, not a punching bag
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto speaks about a new program against corruption at the Palacio Nacional in Mexico City on Nov. 27, 2014. Photo by Alfredo Estrella for Agence France-Presse.

By Earl Anthony Wayne, Visiting Professor of International Affairs, Hamilton College. Mexico is one of the most important countries in the world for the United States. It’s the second-largest buyer of U.S. goods, the third-biggest consumer of U.S. agricultural products and America’s third-most-important trading partner, after China and Canada. We trade over a million dollars of…