MATAMOROS, Tamaulipas - The director of new business development and marketing at Servicios Inmobiliarios para el Desarrollo Exportador (SIDEE) has explained why his company joined the Rio South Texas Economic Council. In fact, he said his interest came about through...
On Monday—just over one year since Mexico, Canada, and the United States officially began the NAFTA renegotiations—President Donald Trump announced the “The United States - Mexico Trade Agreement.” During an impromptu press conference in the Oval Office, Mexican and U.S....
There used to be riffs with terms like “Afta-NAFTA.” Now, via “breaking news” as the media loves to intone ad nauseam, the new term is “half-a-NAFTA” (Kevin Hassett, Chair, Council of Economic Advisers, on MSNBC News, 28 Aug 18).  In...
MCALLEN, RGV - Having had a successful meeting with Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s chief of staff in Mexico City, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez feels comfortable in inviting Mexico’s next president to the Rio Grande Valley. Gonzalez was part of a congressional...
REYNOSA, Tamaulipas - The State of Tamaulipas has inaugurated the largest wind farm in Latin America and announced that tourism has increased over the last year. The wind farm is known as Parque Eólico Reynosa (Reynosa Wind Farm) is owned...
It’s been over a month since President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador swept the election to become Mexico’s next leader. With 53 percent of the votes, López Obrador won every Mexican state except Guanajuato, and received a higher percentage of the overall vote...
“Abajo! Rapido!” My dance teacher shouted on a Wednesday afternoon. I was 14. “Hide! Fast!”  In the middle of warm-up, a firework-like-sound brought everyone in Ms. Rosa’s hip-hop class to a standstill. I did not realize what was happening until...
Imagine a Mexican “Magical Mystery Tour.” I was on one. I have just returned from a trip to magical towns in the fascinating, central Mexico state of Guanajuato. The magic arises from tradition-- pre-Hispanic era and colonial heritage. It is...
MCALLEN, RGV - Mexican President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s plan to cut the value-added tax (IVA) rate from 16 percent to eight percent and create a new economic zone near the Mexico-United States border could lead to an economic...
EDINBURG, RGV - Foreign direct investment, immigration, the war on drugs - these are just some of the areas where public policy could change once Andrés Manuel López Obrador becomes president of Mexico on Dec. 1. The leader and founder...

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