Before the NAFTA negotiations developed - back in the beginning of the 90’s - Mexico and the United States had a relationship full of misunderstandings and ups and downs - mostly downs.  The Salinas...
REYNOSA, Tamaulipas - McAllen Economic Development Corporation has assisted the State of Tamaulipas in bringing three new manufacturing operations to Reynosa, one from India, one from the United Kingdom, and one from Japan. Ralph...
Yesterday, President Trump appeared to back away from his threat to close the U.S.-Mexico border. The change of tone was a relief, especially for the North American business and border communities that would be paralyzed from the halted...
REYNOSA, Tamaulipas - After recognizing that the migratory phenomenon requires the participation of society, civil organizations and the three levels of government, the mayor of Reynosa demanded the federal executive assume its responsibility for programs helping migrants who arrive...
NUEVO PROGRESO, Tamaulipas – Nuevo Progreso and Rio Bravo tourism leaders are planning their best party ever for Winter Texans. This year’s Tourism Day is on March 21. It is an opportunity for Mexican traders, doctors, dentists and restaurant owners...
Factory workers in Matamoros had ample reason to be out on strike ahead of a huge victory that moved them somewhat closer to a living wage. On a bitter cold day last week, I joined a delegation of Texas and other...
“Not good,” was the answer I received from a contact in Matamoros when I called and asked how he was.  The company he works for had been closed for nearly three weeks. The strike in Matamoros is becoming a major...
USMCA, The path to passage. North America’s countries can expect continued uncertainty. On November 30, President Trump joined then-Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to sign the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade (USMCA). The celebratory...
Mexico’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, recently announced his much-anticipated border free zone program. Its formal name is “Decreto de Estimulos Fiscales Region Fronteriza Norte,” or “Decree of Tax Incentives for the Northern Border Region.”  For all of us in the...
REYNOSA, Tamaulipas - The head of the Department of Agrarian, Territorial and Urban Development (SEDATU) says $8 billion pesos will be allocated in 2019 to urban improvement, infrastructure, housing and renovation of property in15 cities across the country, ten...

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