(RAW STORY) — Prolific Mexican politician and intellectual Jorge Castañeda, Mexico’s foreign minister from 2000-2003 and a global distinguished professor of politics at New York University, believes that a greater North American community — a “North American Union” — with economies tied together under a European Union-style system, compete with open borders and a unified currency, is the wave of the future.
Often demonized as some type of “conspiracy theory” in mainstream American press, the so-called North American Union proposals have actually existed for some time. In May of 2005, the Council on Foreign Relations released a document entitled “Building a North American Community” in which it calls for an EU-like integration of Canada, the United States and Mexico. Though the group originally set out to achieve this goal by 2010, few in mainstream America are even aware of it today.
The CFR’s full proposal is available online. [PDF link]