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[xxxix] Jaime Sánchez Susarrey, “De cuerpo entero,” Reforma, 18 January 2003, p. 27A.

[xl] I wrote two relatively lengthy analyses around these observations. See “Politics by Other Means: The ‘Why’ of Immigration to the United States,” Center for Immigration Studies Backgrounder, January 2003; and “Immigration and Usurpation,” Center for Immigration Studies Backgrounder, June 2006.

[xli] Castañeda, México: El futuro… op. cit., p. 153.

[xlii] Daniel Millán, “Plantea SRE conciliar principios e intereses,” Reforma, 28 June 2002, p. 4A.

[xliii] Víctor H. Michel, “México ya no puede ser antinorteamericano: SRE,” Milenio Diario, 19 November 2002, p. 4.

[xliv] Most notably the current president-elect. See Felipe Calderón Hinojosa, “La intervención de Cuba,” Reforma, 28 March 2002, 12A.

[xlv] Fernando Paniagua, “Dice panista que Castañeda utiliza a los ‘Amigos de Fox,’” Reforma, 21 May 2002, 7A.

[xlvi] (anonymous), “Sobre la creación de un nuevo partido social demócrata y su impacto en el Partido Acción Nacional,” document circulating in the PAN headquarters in Mexico City in the fall of 2000.

[xlvii] The 2002 polling data from Latinobarómetro reflects a generally positive attitude towards the United States in virtually all of Latin America, including Mexico. See Andrés Oppenheimer, “Los latinoamericanos y Estados Unidos,” Reforma, 20 August 2002, 25A.

[xlviii] David Munguía, “Critican a Fox política exterior,” Reforma, 14 September 2000, p. 3A.

[xlix] See the Green Party’s open letter in Reforma, 26 of February 2001, p. 9A, directed specifically at Castañeda and his then-ally Adolfo Aguilar Zinser.

[l] Patricia Méndez, “Lo mejor y lo peor del 2001,” Reforma/Enfoque, 9 December 2001, p. 21.

[li] In a survey conducted by Reforma of 622 “opinion leaders” with the question “If you could make changes in the Cabinet, Who would you remove?,” Castañeda was first choice. See “Rechazan líderes a Jorge Castañeda,” Reforma, 2 December 2002, p. 14A.

[lii] See for example, Ricardo Alemán, “Itinerario Político,” El Universal, 31 August 2000, p. 8A.

[liii] Miguel Ángel Granados Chapa, “Jorge G. Castañeda,” Reforma, 19 December 2002, 25A.

[liv] This according to a survey. See Miguel Angel Granados Chapa, “Dos años después,” Reforma,1 December 2002, p. 15A.