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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA): What Actions Do Not Require Congressional Approval?

Categories: Canada,Foreign Trade/Investment,Mexico,Presidency,Treaties

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/re-nafta.pdf

Examines the extent to which the executive branch unilaterally renegotiate the trade agreement without further action by Congress.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Executive Order: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements

Categories: Headlines,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Mexico,Presidency,Public Works

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/01/25/executive-order-border-security-and-immigration-enforcement-improvements

Among other things, this one declares the intention of the Executive Branch “to secure the southern border of the U.S. through the immediate construction of a physical wall” and to produce a comprehensive study of the security of the southern border to be completed within 180 days.  From the White House

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume XXIII, Mexico, Cuba, and the Caribbean

Categories: Communism,Cuba,Energy,Foreign Affairs,History,Latin America,Mexico

https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1977-80v23

Documents foreign policy decision maker in the Carter Administration including an attempted coup in the Dominican Republic, efforts to normalize relations with Cuba, natural gas negotiations with Mexico, the Mariel Sealift, and the Jonestown Massacre.  From the State Department

 

Heroin Trafficking in the United States

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Homeland Security,Mexico

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44599.pdf

Describes the source and extent of the problem and the efforts to counter the trafficking.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Constitutional Right to an Education in Selected Countries

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/constitutional-right-to-an-education/constitutional-right-to-education.pdf

Describes the law of twenty countries on the right to education, and whether the right appears in the national constitution or in statutory law.  From the Law Library of Congress

(Argentina     Brazil     China     education     Egypt     France     Germany     Great Britain     Greece     India     Israel     Italy     Japan     laws/regulations     Mexico     Russia     South Africa     Turkey)

Health of Hispanic Adults: United States, 2010-2014

Categories: Cuba,Health/Medical,Hispanics,Labor/Employment,Latin America,Mexico,Puerto Rico,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db251.pdf

Covers selected estimates of health measures for all Hispanics and four subgroups: Central or South American, Cuban, Mexican, and Puerto Rican.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Trans-Pacific Partnership Opportunities by Market

Categories: Australia,Business/Economics,Canada,Chile,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Japan,Mexico,Treaties,Vietnam

http://www.trade.gov/fta/tpp/pdfs/full-country-report.pdf

Highlights benefits U.S. businesses can acquire when exporting to the 11 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries.  Covers each market’s top export sectors and explains how existing tariffs will be affected once the agreement enters into force.  From the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Commerce Department

 

National Parliaments

Categories: Australia,Canada,China,France,Germany,Govt Processes/Organization,Great Britain,Japan,Korea,Mexico

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/national-parliaments/national-parliaments.pdf

Describes major country parliamentary systems including historical background, structure and composition, political parties, role of officers and committees, elections, and legislative process

From the Law Library of the Library of Congress

 

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