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...
REYNOSA, Tamaulipas - Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Tamaulipas Governor Francisco García Cabeza de Vaca have started the Free Zone of the Northern Border program. Among other measures it includes a doubling of the minimum wage in along...
REYNOSA, Tamaulipas - The 43 municipalities that comprise the northern part of Mexico represent 7.5 percent of the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP), as well as being economically dynamic and the richest in terms of production. This was the message...
REYNOSA, Tamaulipas - Mexico's Secretary of Labor and Social Welfare made a number of promises on a visit to the border region on Friday. Luisa María Alcalde Luján said there would be an increase in the minimum wage, a decrease in...
REYNOSA, Tamaulipas (Notimex) - Recognizing that the support of the armed forces are necessary to face the problem of insecurity, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador asked the Mexicans for their support to create a National Guard. Announcing the start of...
Trump now threatens to close the entire southern border! Can you imagine the millions that would cost to try to implement? AND the billions lost in trade and jobs? So, no. Dios Mio, don’t let it happen! Instead, from me, a...
MCALLEN, RGV - The stereotypical view that nothing good happens in Reynosa could not be further from the truth, says a charity that helps children in need. At a recent Christmas party, Betsy Chacon of Children’s Haven International spoke about...
MCALLEN, RGV - The Rio Grande Valley Partnership should have a Mexican component to its three-day Valley Legislative Tour that takes place Jan. 24-27, 2019. That is the recommendation of state Rep. R.D. ‘Bobby’ Guerra. The McAllen legislator made the...
It's hard to believe that there are less than two weeks to go before the end of the year and the holiday season is now upon us. Over the past 12 months, I’ve been privileged to work with talented colleagues...

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