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The RSF Democratic Club takes a look at Mexican-American relations

RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Democratic Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. May 19 at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club, 5827 Via De La Cumbre.
The evening features guest speaker Richard Kiy, an economist with a background in United States public policy, who will discuss why the ties that bind the U.S. with Mexico go beyond immigration issues and drug enforcement.
Kiy will present the issues related to the U.S. bilateral relationship with Mexico regarding policies on education, health care and public health, the environment, renewable energy, energy security, and economic trade and commerce.
Kiy coordinated the border program for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of International Activities from 1991 to 1994. He also served as the agency’s environmental attache in the U.S. Embassy in Mexico. Kiy assisted former Congressman Bill Richardson with the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Currently, Kiy is the president of the International Community Foundation, with more than 80 percent of the organization’s grants focused on Mexico, and he is also the co-chair of the U.S. – Mexico Border Philanthropy Partnership.
Cost is $10 per person. To RSVP, call (858) 869-9515 or -email [email protected].