Mexico, in geopolitical terms, faces fundamentally different realities than South American countries despite also being a former Spanish colony. Since gaining independence, Mexico has adopted a strategy of seeking closer ties with South America for primarily defensive motives. This regularly results in limited support from South American countries and Mexico refraining from responding to or interfering with domestic affairs in South America.
Mexico behaves as a North American nation and faces a different set of geopolitical realities compared to South American countries.
Pacific coast countries in South America – particularly Colombia, Peru and Chile – hold more strategic value for Mexico than Atlantic coast South American countries.
Mexico does not currently face any external existential threats but remains vulnerable to economic threats.
Latin America is an academic and cultural term used to categorize countries in the Western Hemisphe