In This Review

The Politics of Mexican Oil
The Politics of Mexican Oil
By George W. Grayson
University of Pittsburgh Press, 1981, 283 pp
U.S.-Mexican Energy Relationships
U.S.-Mexican Energy Relationships
Edited by Jerry R. Ladman and others
Lexington Books, 1981, 237 pp

George Grayson's book is a full analysis of the oil sector in Mexican domestic and foreign affairs, covering PEMEX, labor aspects, the OPEC relationship, the Ixtoc blowout and more. The author remarks that there has been a remarkable and largely ignored record of cooperation in energy matters between Mexico and public and private groups in the United States. In the second book, these papers presented at a 1979 conference at Arizona State University are more diversified and representative than usual. The sections on Mexican and U.S. perspectives and changes in Mexico's external relations consist of basic papers, comments thereon and summaries of discussions.