If America defaults on its debt this week, it won't be the first economic superpower to do so. Imperial Spain was a chronic defaulter in the 16th and 17th centuries, and this helped lead to its downfall.
The stakes are high in Mexico's upcoming presidential election. The candidates will meet Sunday to debate the issues, but many in Mexico won't be watching as the two largest television networks have chosen not to air them, in favor of regular programming.
Many Mexicans have already made their minds up about Donald Trump. But, they're also now angry to see their president treat the US candidate like an actual statesman, given Trump's words about Mexicans.