The Trojan Triangle
Partnership for Prosperity (P4P)
Collusion, Treason, Grand Theft Country
|On January 30, 2001, the New York Times printed an article about the U.S. Mexican relationship and the plans for a meeting between GW Bush and Vincente Fox: (emphasis added)|
Presidents Bush and Vicente Fox will meet on
Feb. 16 at Mr. Fox's ranch, in Mr. Bush's first border crossing as
commander in chief.
Mr. Bush wants to greatly expand trade across the border, calling commerce ''the long-term solution'' for illegal immigration. Both presidents say that if Mexico's economy becomes stronger, fewer Mexicans will head north looking for work.
''The thing that really has to be done to solve this problem is to continue to help the Mexican economy grow, so that jobs are in the south, so that the great magnet is no longer just in the north, but it is also within Mexico,'' General Powell said today.
The goal should be to let them ''come into America legally to work, have their rights protected and accumulate human and financial capital to take back to Mexico,'' said Sen. Phil Gramm, a Texas Republican.
Mr. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have been talking for months about the need for a hemispheric energy policy -- ''an approach that looks at all of North America as one giant market,'' as Mr. Cheney put it. If both sides agree, the United States could invest in Mexican power plants and get cheap electricity in return.
All this is music to Mr. Fox's
politically attuned ears. He wants it all to happen -- and more, much
more. In time, he says, the two nations can be so integrated,
economically and politically, that the border would be more like the
common wall of adjoining homes and less like a militarized frontier.
On February 16, 2001, George Bush and Vincente Fox met Guanajuato, Mexico. Following the February 16th meeting between Bush and Fox, a joint communiqué was issued.
Partnership for Prosperity
Among our highest priorities is unfettering the economic potential of every citizen, so each may contribute fully to narrowing the economic gaps between and within our societies. We acknowledge the dynamism achieved through NAFTA, which has ushered in dramatic increases in trade that have transformed our economic relationship. After consultation with our Canadian partners, we will strive to consolidate a North American economic community whose benefits reach the lesser-developed areas of the region and extend to the most vulnerable social groups in our countries. To this end, we support policies that result in sound fiscal accounts, low inflation, and strong financial systems.
Migration is one of the major ties that bind our societies. It is important that our policies reflect our values and needs, and that we achieve progress in dealing with this phenomenon. We believe that Mexico should make the most of the skills and productivity of their workers at home, and we agree there should be an orderly framework for migration which ensures humane treatment, legal security, and dignified labor conditions. For this purpose, we are instructing our Governments to engage, at the earliest opportunity, in formal high-level negotiations aimed at achieving short and long-term agreements that will allow us to constructively address migration and labor issues between our two countries. This effort will be chaired by the Secretary of State and the Attorney General of the U.S. and the Secretary of Foreign Relations and the Secretary of the Interior of Mexico.
We attach the utmost importance to issues affecting the quality of life along our common border. We shall work for the economic and social development of our border communities, fight violence and strive to create a safe and orderly environment. We will form a new high level working group under the auspices of the Binational Commission to identify specific steps each country can take to improve the efficiency of border operations. We will begin immediate discussions to implement the NAFTA panel decision on trucking.
We will consult
with our NAFTA partner Canada regarding development of a North American
approach to the important issue of energy resources. Building on the
strength of our respective cultures, we will seek to expand our
partnership broadly in ways that help secure a better future for our
people. Education is a key to that future; we will increase exchanges
and internships that help develop human capital, and promote respect
for each other's rich cultural heritage. We will seek new cooperation
in science, technology, and the environment, on which much of our
economic progress and our people's well being will depend.
On May 8, 2001, U.S. Trade Representative
Robert B. Zoellick testified before the House Ways and Means
Subcommittee on the Bush(whacker) priorities on Trade. His written
statement can be read
On June 22, 2001 the U.S. State Department issued a joint communiqué concerning Mexican migration: (Excerpts)
U.S. -Mexico Migration Talks And Plan of
Action for Cooperation on Border Safety
Presidents Vicente Fox and George W. Bush,
in the "Guanajuato Proposal" issued following their meeting in February,
characterized migration as one of the major ties that bind Mexico and
the United States. Accordingly, our respective policies should work to
create a process of orderly migration that guarantees humane treatment
of migrants, provides protection of their legal rights,
The initial meeting of the High Level Working Group on Migration occurred in Washington, DC on April 4. The two sides began talks aimed at achieving the goal of safe, legal, orderly and humane migration as set forth by our Presidents in Guanajuato. The binational agenda includes discussion of border safety, the H-2 temporary worker visa program, ideas on regularization of undocumented Mexicans in the United States, alternatives for possible new temporary worker programs, and efforts on regional economic development.
Plan of Action
I. National and Binational Programs for Migrant Safety
III. Border Violence
Initiate a pilot program on use of non-lethal weapons by Border Patrol agents.
Strengthen bilateral cooperation on preventive actions in order to:
V. Cooperative Responses to Border Region Emergencies
On September 6, 2001, Vincente Fox addressed the U.S. Congress. Information on this speech and the implications of it are documented HERE.
Also on September 6, 2001, the White House issues a press release on the 'Partnership for Prosperity':
Forming a "Partnership for Prosperity": To help address some of the root causes of migration, Presidents Bush and Fox have agreed to form a public-private alliance to spur private-sector economic growth throughout Mexico. This "Partnership for Prosperity" -- led on the U.S. side by Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Kenneth Dam and Under Secretary of State Alan Larson, and on Mexico's side by Under Secretary Augustin Carstens and Under Secretary of Foreign Relations Miguel Hakim -- would draw upon the best ideas of U.S. and Mexican economists, businesspeople, development experts, and policymakers.
Importantly, this partnership would focus on ways to promote private sector growth beyond the border. Examples of the types of opportunities that could be explored include:
Presidents Bush and Fox have asked this group to report back with a concrete action plan by March 2002.
This effort should complement -- not supplant -- the many fruitful ways in which the United States and Mexico are working together in other areas, including enhancing our trade relationship; promoting macroeconomic stability; addressing migration and labor issues; protecting the environment, particularly along our border; and cooperating in the fight against drug trafficking, drug abuse, and organized crime.
In March of 2002, an international conference was held in Monterrey Mexico concerning cross-border banking and financial programs for the development of Mexico.
The 'Report to President Vincente Fox and
President George W. Bush' titled, "Creating Prosperity Through
Partnership" quoted Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill as saying:
|The U.S. State Department issued a Fact Sheet about the March Summit. The following are excerpts from it.|
The White House, Washington, DC
March 22, 2002
U.S.-Mexico Partnership for Prosperity
Origins of the U.S.-Mexico
Partnership for Prosperity
Leveraging the Resources and Expertise of the Private Sector
The action plan builds on the President's New Compact for Development. As President Bush said last week before the Inter-American Development Bank, "Most of the money for development does not come from aid. It comes from domestic investment, foreign direct investment, and, especially, from trade." The action plan, therefore, seeks to leverage private sector resources and expertise.
This one, you have to see because it includes lots of pictures and quotes and programs listed... HERE
June 17, 2010