A View from Mexico: Former President Vicente Fox

Vicente Fox

September 27, 2017 7:00 PM    Dinner

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Vicente Fox, former President of Mexico, will talk to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council over dinner on September 27th about how Mexico views the United States today, and how he sees the future of relations between the US and Mexico, its third largest trading partner. He will address the issues of immigration, trade and a possible renegotiation of NAFTA – and the relative chances for Mexico and the US to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. He will also talk about his views on a “humane” drugs policy.

Since leaving the Presidency – with 70% approval ratings - Fox has been outspoken about politics in the US and across Latin America. He has been critical of the Trump administration in Washington, particularly in reference to the planned wall along the border. In July, Fox was “banned forever” from Venezuela for expressing his support for opposition forces protesting against the embattled government of Nicolas Maduro.

Vicente Fox served as Mexico’s 55th President from 2000-2006, the first head of state in 71 years who did not come from the country’s Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). Fox started his career as a delivery driver for Coca Cola, rising quickly to head the company’s Mexican operations and ultimately to become head of all of Latin America for Coca-Cola. He was elected governor of the state of Guanajuato in 1995 before running for the presidency in 2000. Fox has a bachelor’s degree from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and a diploma in Management Skills from Harvard Business School.  

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Photo Credit: AP/Danny Johnston