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...
REYNOSA, Tamaulipas - Tamaulipas officials are scrambling to respond to a caravan of migrants from Central America that might arrive in the state within the next two weeks. An official in Gov. Francisco Garcia Cabeza de Vaca’s administration says the...
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...

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