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Arturo de las Fuentes

Ph.D. in Political Science, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) President of Cruces y Puentes Internacionales, S.A. de C.V.

Residency: September – December 2020

Research Project: Mexico - United States relationship: binational infrastructure instrumentation projects experiences

Research Interests: Mexico - United States relationship, binational cooperation, border issues, binational infrastructure projects


Arturo de las Fuentes graduated in economics from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and he has a Master in Planning of Cities by the School of Public Administration at San Diego State University. He has a Ph.D. in political science from UNAM; his thesis, which received an honorable mention, was entitled, “Brownsville - Matamoros Railway Project: challenges and political opportunities in the implementation of binational projects, and their impact on border Mexico - United States.” Since 2005, de las Fuentes has served as president of Cruces y Puentes Internacionales, S.A. de C.V., where he has coordinated binational infrastructure projects.

De las Fuentes is interested in the U.S.-Mexico relationship, with a focus on border relations and binational issues in the region. In particular, de las Fuentes studies binational cooperation on infrastructure instrumentation projects. His research looks at international crossings and bridges on the U.S.-Mexico border, and on the central role of cooperation between the institutions of both countries to construct and manage these crossings, in addition to proposing border infrastructure solutions for the future.