He is also a radical leftist who began as a communist and advocated anti-American and pro-communist policies in office. He has written a biography of communist terrorist mass-murderer Che Guevara. He has advocated undermining American immigration laws.
His anti-Americanism is most clearly expressed in a quote in an interview with Mexican journalists in 2002. He advocated destroying the sovereignty of the United States.
I like very much the metaphor of Gulliver, of ensnarling the giant," Castañeda told Mexican journalists in a November 2002 interview. "Tying it up, with nails, with thread, with 20,000 nets that bog it down: these nets being norms, principles, resolutions, agreements, and bilateral, regional and international covenants."Naturally, he refuses to stem the tide of illegal aliens coming from Mexico.
"No border security is possible without Mexican cooperation," declared Castañeda. "There can be no future cooperation beyond what already exists without some form of immigration package." He warned that border security is "very, very sensitive" to Mexicans.Castaneda's goal of ensnaring the United States in globalist agreements is not just theoretical. Former Mexican President Vicente Fox has admitted that the proposed FTAA was intended to create a regional merger. He also admitted plans for a North American Union and common currency.