Ask a Mexican

This week we asked: What do you think the future holds for U.S.-Mexico relations? What do you think could be done to improve them?

askamexie72017.PNGDiana Carrillo, 26, receptionist

I think with Trump as president, things are going to hell. Now is the time when Mexicans are the unhappiest with the government since the revolution, and that man is not making things easier. I sincerely hope he does build that wall so we can open our eyes and stop thinking the United States is so much better than us and start taking our country more seriously.

Andres Sepulveda, 26, bartender

I don’t think things will change much. It’s not like Trump is working by himself and there are some things even he will not be able to change. If we wanted to improve the relationship, we should make Mexico great again and stop people from wanting to emigrate to the U.S so badly, so Americans will stop complaining about immigrants.

Francisco Juarez, 21, self-employed

I think the relationship will only get worse. If we want to improve, we should do it in the agricultural aspect. Mexico should get paid more fairly for its produce, because after all it is our hands that are feeding Gringos. And they hate us so much, we should step up and make them conscious of the fact that this needs to be a fair relationship.

Paulina Zepeda, 31, therapist

I don’t see how things can change, honestly. Our president has no balls to change things for the better in our country, why would he suddenly do it now? To make the relationship stronger both countries should get new presidents and start over, things are too damaged now.

Josue Gutierrez, 27, salesman

I don’t know what the future holds, but we shouldn’t try to make the relationship between Mexico and the U.S. better. I would rather make relationships with other countries that have way more to offer stronger than make things better with a neighbor who hates most of us and who is not conscious of how much they really do need us.

Diego Hurtado, 39, unemployed

If Mexico and the United States worked on the drug cartel problems together, that would not only make the relationship better, but also stronger. If we could work like Germany does, crime would stop and it would help both economies.