Adolfo Aguilar was a senior researcher in the Center for the Study of the United States at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He lectured and wrote extensively on U.S./Mexico relations. He was a regular columnist for the newspaper Reforma. He served as Mexico’s ambassador to the UN. He was ousted from his position in 2003 when he said the U.S. treated Mexico as “a backyard.” He died in 2005.