Interview with JORGE G. CASTANEDA: Bordering On Friends:

JORGE G. CASTANEDA, Mexico's renowned author and academic, talks of the dangers and anxieties in a close yet often misunderstood relationship

Q. The title of your new book is Limits to Friendship: The United States and Mexico. Just what are those limits?

A. The limits are the resistance in each country to integration between the two. You have more people going from Mexico to the U.S., and you get a Simpson-Rodino ((immigration)) law. You have more drugs going to the U.S., and you get ditches. The limits are the fears and the objective interests in both countries against closer ties with each other. They exist on both sides.

Q. The perception in Mexico is that the U.S. thinks about Mexico for short...

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