As NAFTA staggers, Arizona keeps pushing forward to maintain its trade relationship with Mexico

As NAFTA staggers, Arizona keeps pushing forward to maintain its trade relationship with Mexico

By  Andrea Jaramillo Valencia / Cronkite News As a border state, Arizona plays a dual role in some of President Donald Trump’s policy proposals. It wants the border to be shielded from drug smuggling and undocumented immigration, but still be open for trade with Mexico. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, a Republican who endorsed Trump during his campaign, […]

Nearly half of DHS uniforms bought south of the border

Nearly half of DHS uniforms bought south of the border

The Homeland Security Department buys more uniforms from Mexico and Central America than it does from within the U.S., a top watchdog said Tuesday, ducking the spirit of Made in the USA rules the government has on the books. Just 42 percent of the department’s uniforms are from the U.S., the Government Accountability Office said. […]

NAFTA renegotiation talks enter fifth round

NAFTA renegotiation talks enter fifth round

By Hayley Sledge / Heartland Institute Representatives from the United States, Canada, and Mexico will meet again in November to continue renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a trilateral trade bloc created in 1994. Standing with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland and Mexican Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo on October 17, U.S. Trade Representative […]

Include these cities in Mexico on your travel bucket list

Include these cities in Mexico on your travel bucket list

From Travel Pulse While most travelers head to Mexico’s fabled beaches in search of sun, fun and some tequila shots, true travelers know that a little extra exploration will pay large dividends. In fact, there’s more than one destination that merits a spot on your must-see list, all accessible when booking a trip with Funjet Vacations. Merida […]

US, Mexico reach agreement on managing the Colorado River

US, Mexico reach agreement on managing the Colorado River

LAS VEGAS — The United States and Mexico expanded a long-term agreement Wednesday that will allow both nations to continue using the Colorado River while also pushing more conservation efforts to ensure that water is available during droughts. The nine-year deal, which expands on a 1944 water treaty between the two countries, would see the […]

High-ranking Mexican cop warned drug cartel of surveillance, feds say

High-ranking Mexican cop warned drug cartel of surveillance, feds say

A former high-ranking commander in the Mexican Federal Police, who served as the agency’s point of contact with American law enforcement, stands accused of leaking details about Drug Enforcement Administration investigations to drug cartel members who were under surveillance, according to federal authorities. Ivan Reyes Arzate is charged with conspiracy to corruptly obstruct, influence, and […]

Why Trump’s election led to a weaker peso

Why Trump’s election led to a weaker peso

By Edgar Ortiz / Mises Wire The Mexican peso has not found itself in such a dire situation since 1995. Its depreciation is largely due to a trade deficit that has affected Mexico since mid-2014, when oil prices began to fall. Therefore, the peso’s depreciation could be attributed to trade of balance issues that took […]

The points of conflict between the US and Mexico

The points of conflict between the US and Mexico

Mexico City (dpa) – The relationship between the United States and Mexico could get rocky under President Donald Trump. The first test comes Wednesday, when Mexico’s foreign minister visits Washington ahead of a trip north by President Enrique Pena Nieto later in the month, and Trump announces plans for a border wall. Here’s a look […]

Mexicans are blaming “neoliberalism” for socialism’s failures

Mexicans are blaming “neoliberalism” for socialism’s failures

By Ryan McMaken / Mises Wire Protests have erupted in Mexico in response to rising gasoline prices, which many believe will lead to higher prices in general. This all comes at a time of growing fears over a possible recession in Mexico in 2017. Rising gas prices come in the wake of sizable reforms to […]

U.S., Mexico wildlife officials draft jaguar recovery plan

U.S., Mexico wildlife officials draft jaguar recovery plan

From The Westerner Blog A team of wildlife officials in the United States and Mexico on Monday released details of a proposed recovery plan for the endangered jaguar, prompting criticism from environmental groups who say more needs to be done to restore a breeding population of the elusive cats north of the border. While jaguars […]