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Last Updated: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 08:25
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Salinas: Obama or Biden will be coming to border region soon
BORDER NEWS: Having met with President Obama and Vice President Biden at the White House last week, Laredo Mayor Raul Salinas is convinced one or both of them will visit the South Texas border region soon. Salinas was in Washington, D.C., to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month. He spent a couple of minutes chatting with Obama and 15 minutes with the Biden. He said both appeared to be interested and sincere.

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Cuellar: from migrant family to increasing clout in Congress
HOUSTON CHRONICLE: It's a humble little white house perched on one of the hills that give Laredo's Las Lomas neighborhood its name. From the crest of that little hill on Reynolds Street, you can see a world of opportunity. Martín and Odilia Cuellar raised eight children in this house. Three are in law enforcement; two are lawyers. Of those, one is a Laredo municipal judge; one is the Webb County sheriff.

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Zabalgoitia: Energy reform strengthens NAFTA, U.S. partnership
MIAMI HERALD: Twenty years ago, Canada, Mexico and the United States joined in the North American Free Trade Agreement. NAFTA helped transform Mexico into the leading exporting economy that it is today. By embracing NAFTA as a launching pad to take advantage of its strategic location bordering the world’s largest market, Mexico was able to increase sevenfold its exports.

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Yzaguirre: Border region can reap 'bonanza' from Mexico's energy reforms
BORDER NEWS: The South Texas border region can reap a “real bonanza” from the deregulation of Mexico’s energy sector, says former Enron Mexico President Max Yzaguirre. Yzaguirre cited startling numbers from a BBVA Research report published earlier this year when he gave the keynote speech at South Texas College’s Inno’ 2014 binational innovation conference. The event was held at STC’s technology campus in south McAllen on Friday.

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Yzaguirre: Mexico's energy reforms can succeed
BORDER NEWS: Former Enron Mexico President Max Yzaguirre says he is optimistic that Mexico’s energy reforms will work and will provide much greater prosperity for the nation. Yzaguirre was the keynote speaker at South Texas College’s Inno’ 2014 binational innovation conference, held Friday at STC’s technology campus in south McAllen.

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