MISSION, RGV – Maki Ortiz may be at the other end of the political spectrum to the new president of Mexico but she is remaining calm about the situation. Speaking at the monthly meeting of INDEX Reynosa, the trade association...
MCALLEN, RGV - U.S. Reps. Henry Cuellar and Vicente Gonzalez have spoken about their attendance of the inauguration of Mexico’s new president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador. The two South Texas congressmen were part of a large delegation of U.S. dignitaries, headed...
Andrés Manuel López Obrador has been sworn in as Mexico president, the first leftist to run the country in seven decades. López Obrador, a former mayor of Mexico City and founder of the MORENA party, has a huge mandate, winning...
MCALLEN, RGV - It is vital that the Texas business community, state government and local municipalities engage heavily with the incoming administration of Andrés Manuel López Obrador in Mexico. This is the view of Duncan Wood, director of the Wilson...
Over the past few weeks, I've met with investors, corporate directors, and foreign-policy focused groups who are all acutely interested in Mexico's ongoing political transition. Regardless of the sector, everyone has questions on what to expect from the next Mexican...
MCALLEN, RGV - McAllen Economic Development Corporation stands ready to help Central American migrants traveling north in caravans through Mexico find work in the maquiladoras of Reynosa. Keith Patridge, president of McAllen EDC, and Ralph Garcia, the group’s vice president...
Uber (without the umlaut/diaeresis) may not be “over all” but is certainly a symbol of current economic fusion--and political controversy--in Mexico. After several satisfying rides in Uber (cabs) in Mexico City over this past weekend (plus a few in traditional taxis)...
MCALLEN, RGV - There was a fascinating off-stage conversation between South Texas College economics professor Kevin Peek and Mexico Institute Director Duncan Wood after Wood had given his analysis on Mexico’s President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador. The analysis came at...
MCALLEN, RGV - Andrés Manuel López Obrador, commonly referred to by his initials AMLO, wants to go down as one of the great Mexican presidents of all-time. That is the view of Duncan Wood, director of the Wilson Center’s Mexico...
MCALLEN, RGV - Maquiladoras along the U.S.-Mexico border are short 65,000 workers, according to a report by INDEX, the maquila trade association. In Reynosa, the vacancy rate is 13,000, while in Matamoros it is 6,000. INDEX has voiced its concerns about...

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