NAU “North American Union”.
There has been some talk, mostly rumors loosely based on finely filtered official press releases that the leaders of Mexico (Fox), US (Bush) and Canada (Martin) discussed more than what is recorded in the official transcripts. The "official report" states that the meeting in March '05 in Waco at Baylor University was to revitalize NAFTA and shore up a few associated issues. The rumor has it that informal discussions were held to explore the possibility of forming an “EU” style cooperative entity. This scheme involves more than just a free trade association like NAFTA. It encompasses open borders with free and open migration for citizens of all three countries, formation of a “union” parliamentary style government with a new “constitution” and all the administrative trappings (like a combined military force and judicial and executive powers and sovereignty). New currency would be introduced such as the “pesolar” as the dollar and peso would be phased out.
While I cannot find any corroborating news features on this rumor in the MSM, I can file this under the heading of “sheer speculation”.
I don’t think the public is ready to accept something like this at this time. Some of us might object due to nationalistic pride.
If it happened in Europe, why not here?
It does, however, place recent governmental activity in perspective. Some curious news events recently would lend some credence to this rumor. (1) The Bush administration having to be literally forced by outraged citizens on both sides of the aisle to act on the border issue. (2) The "elites" in the Senate want a "watered-down" border settlement with amnesty for illegal aliens claiming the term "illegal" does not apply to them. (3) The Mexican government’s recent focus on strengthening their southern border.
Can this rumor be credible?