Garza served as the U.S. ambassador to Mexico from 2002 to 2009. He had previously served as chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission, as the Texas secretary of state and as a Cameron County judge. A South Texas native, he currently serves as counsel in the Mexico City office of White & Case LLP and as chairman of Vianovo Ventures, a management consultancy.

This event was recorded before a live audience in Austin on April 18, 2013. Our TribLive events feature discussions with our honored guests followed by questions from the audience. For more information on Tribune events, please visit http://www.texastribune.org/events/.

Texas Tribune donors or members may be quoted or mentioned in our stories, or may be the subject of them. For a complete list of contributors, click here.

Get The Brief

Never miss a moment in Texas politics with our daily newsletter.