When you are on a boat or a cruise, or on a yacht, you are not in a country of your own making.
The United States is your home.
But it is a foreign country, and you do not have the same rights and freedoms as Americans.
The US is the largest trading partner of Mexico.
The relationship between the two countries is so strong that when President Donald Trump announced in January that he was pulling the US out of NAFTA, Mexicans reacted by booing and jeering.
The new trade agreement with Mexico, known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), aims to modernise US trade with a focus on consumer goods.
But there are some concerns about how the pact will benefit Mexicans.
“If you want to talk about the US, it’s a very big country,” says Juan Luis, a member of Mexico’s National Assembly.
“It’s a big economy, a big society.
But at the same time it has a huge labour force and it is very difficult to get people in the US to understand what the benefits are.”
Mexico’s main trade union, the AFL-CIO, has also voiced concerns.
It has called for changes to the agreement, including the abolition of the quota system for workers, to ensure that workers do not suffer from unfair treatment.
According to a survey conducted by the US-based Pew Research Center, Mexicans in the workforce have the lowest level of pay in the OECD, and the second lowest in the world.
According to the survey, the median salary of a worker in Mexico is $3.75 an hour, compared to the US$7.00.
The United States, the most populous country in the Americas, is the world’s second-largest economy, after China.
According the World Bank, Mexico is the fourth-largest exporter of goods and services.
The TPP is an agreement between 12 Pacific Rim nations and five Asian nations.
It would be the first of its kind, and it would not have a permanent effect on the way trade is conducted in the Pacific Rim countries.
The agreement is expected to be signed this year, and Mexico is one of the signatories.
But not everyone is happy with the deal.
In a country where Mexicans speak more than 20 different languages, they are not used to having to understand the differences in US and Mexican politics, says Josefina Valle, a sociologist at the Autonomous University of Mexico-El Paso.
The government of President Enrique Pena Nieto is opposed to the TPP, which it fears will make it easier for the US administration to manipulate its negotiations.
“I don’t understand why they have decided to sign a pact with the United States that will make a political decision on us, without having the possibility of a negotiation in the first place,” says Valle.
“It’s not like we don’t have a history of negotiating with the US and that they are our allies.”
Mexico has been a major target of the US crackdown on organised crime, including drug trafficking and drug smuggling.
The Mexican state of Michoacan has been the scene of a wave of attacks on drug cartels and their victims, with scores of people killed in 2016 alone.
The violence has been blamed on the cartels.
The US is also a major user of Mexico, with a trade surplus worth more than $600bn (£385bn).
The US has been accused of trying to undermine Mexico’s government through the Transpacific Partnership (TTIP) trade deal, which would see US goods shipped from the US into Mexico.
President Pena, who has said the deal will be good for both sides, has been critical of the trade deal and has called it “a slap in the face to Mexico”.
Mexico has also been a focus of US-led efforts to crack down on drugs and organised crime.
The Mexican government has been working to create a National Intelligence Center (Ciudadanos Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas), a body to monitor and analyse organised crime activity.
The Ciudadano Naciana is set to be established this year.
President Trump has repeatedly criticised Mexico and accused it of doing too little to combat crime.
“Mexico is a country that has done nothing wrong,” Trump said during a visit to Mexico last year.
“We are the only ones that are doing nothing about it.
But the United Nations has been doing very little, they’re not even making any arrests, and they’re going to stop.”
Mexico is not alone.
In 2016, US trade deficit with Mexico hit $8.3bn, which is roughly a third of the $100bn the US trade surplus with the country.
Mexico has already seen some changes to its relationship with the rest of the world in recent years.
In 2013, the United Kingdom’s Foreign Office warned of “growing US influence over Mexico and Latin America” and criticised the “aggressive, aggressive behaviour” of the Mexican government.
The UK government said in 2015 that the US was “pushing for