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Memo to Washington: Don't mess with the booming US-Mexico energy trade

Relations are on the rocks in the early days of the Trump administration. Jeopardising the energy relationship would be a loss for both sides

Sharing one of the world's longest and busiest land borders, the relationship between the US and Mexico is complex and critical to both nations. In recent years, growing amounts of energy flowing across that border have helped draw the nations' economies closer together and delivered benefits to both sides. Over the last three years, historic reform measures in Mexico have coursed through the bilateral energy agenda, breaking down old barriers and opening new binational possibilities. But harsh rhetoric from the new administration in Washington threatens to drive a wedge through the US-Mexico relationship. Against this backdrop, the hard-won gains in the energy trade are worth defending. T

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