Ebrard viaja a Estados Unidos para reunirse con Blinken

16/12/2022

Fuente: The San Diego Union-Tribune

El titular de la Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores (SRE) de México, Marcelo Ebrard, está viajando a Washington D.C. para reunirse con el secretario de Estado de Estados Unidos, Antony Blinken, informaron a EFE fuentes de la SRE.

El pasado 12 de septiembre Blinken visitó la capital mexicana para una reunión económica y un encuentro con el presidente, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, en un viaje que, seguró, promovería “la prosperidad” para Norteamérica.

Este jueves, 24 asociaciones estadounidenses vinculadas con la producción de maíz pidieron al presidente de Estados Unidos, Joe Biden, que impida restricciones a las importaciones de maíz transgénico a México, por lo que la reunión entre Ebrard y Blinken podría tratarse de este tema.

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Biden celebra los 200 años de relación con México con la vista en el futuro

10/12/32022

Fuente: The San Diego Union Tribune

El presidente estadounidense, Joe Biden, celebró este lunes los 200 años de relación bilateral con México con la vista puesta en el futuro y la seguridad de que, si ambas naciones siguen trabajando juntas, podrán conseguir todo lo que se propongan.

En un comunicado, el mandatario recordó que, a lo largo de la historia, México y Estados Undios han demostrado que son “más fuertes” y están “más seguros” cuando permanecen uno al lado del otro.

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Biden defiende no ir a la frontera con México ante críticas de conservadores

07/12/2022

Fuente: The San Diego Union-Tribune

El presidente de Estados Unidos, Joe Biden, defendió este martes su decisión de no ir a la frontera con México ante las críticas de algunos miembros de la oposición republicana.

El mandatario visitará este martes las instalaciones de una empresa taiwanesa que fabrica chips en Arizona, a unos 300 kilómetros de la frontera, y ha recibido críticas de algunos republicanos por no aprovechar esa visita para ir a la frontera.

Un periodista de la cadena conservadora Fox preguntó este martes a Biden por qué no se acercará a la frontera, ante lo que el mandatario respondió: “Porque están pasando cosas más importantes”.

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México busca más diálogo con EEUU sobre disputas comerciales

02/12/2022

Fuente: Associated Press

La Secretaría de Economía de México propuso el jueves una nueva ronda de negociaciones con Estados Unidos para resolver una disputa en torno al sector energético mexicano.

México espera evitar un reclamo comercial a gran escala bajo lo establecido en el acuerdo comercial T-MEC.

En un principio, Estados Unidos solicitó el diálogo en julio, pero hasta el momento no se ha llegado a una solución. Washington podría exigir un panel de arbitraje y la disputa podría culminar con sanciones comerciales para México.

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Mexico’s planned GM corn ban ‘deep concern’ for US

12/01/2022

Source: BBC News

A row between the US and Mexico over a plan by the latter to ban imports of genetically modified corn by 2024 deepened on Monday.

US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack warned Mexico’s president that the US would be forced to take legal action if no “acceptable resolution” was found.

Mexico argues that genetically modified seeds are a threat to its own ancient native corn varieties.

But on Tuesday, Mexico’s president said he would seek a deal with the US.

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U.S. threatens legal steps over Mexico’s planned GMO corn ban

11/29/2022

Source: Reuters

The United States on Monday threatened legal action against Mexico’s plan to ban imports of genetically modified corn in 2024, saying it would cause huge economic losses and significantly impact bilateral trade.

The countries are already in dispute resolution talks over Mexican energy policies, which the United States argues violates the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade pact.

Citing the “deep concerns” of U.S. farmers over Mexico’s impending ban on genetically modified corn, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said in a statement following a meeting with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador: “”We must find a way forward soon.”

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Mexico not buying U.S. yellow corn as GM ban looms, Lopez Obrador says

11/10/2022

Source: Reuters

Mexico’s government cannot make purchases of yellow corn from the United States because it does not want genetically modified (GM) corn, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday, amid pressure from its top trade partner over the future of the imports.

The United States wanted to sell Mexico more yellow corn and Mexico declined, Lopez Obrador said in a regular news conference.

“There is a market for it, but the government cannot make a purchase because we do not want GM,” Lopez Obrador said, citing a lack of scientific investigation into its effects.

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U.S.-Mexico nuclear cooperation agreement enters into force

11/03/2022

Source: Reuters

A bilateral agreement on nuclear energy between the United States and Mexico entered into force, the U.S. State Department said Wednesday, adding that it will enhance cooperation on energy security.

The agreement is the “first bilateral agreement for peaceful nuclear cooperation” between the two countries, the department said in a statement. Known as 123 agreements, such accords pave the way for delicate issues such as the peaceful transfer of nuclear material, equipment and information from the United States in adherence with nonproliferation requirements.

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Mexican president urges Twitter to repair ‘damage’ done to Trump

11/02/2022

Source: Reuters

Twitter should undo the “damage” done to former U.S. President Donald Trump by the cancellation of his account, Mexico’s president said on Monday, as he expressed hope that new owner Elon Musk would curb censorship on the social media platform.

The remarks by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador came just days before U.S. midterm elections in which the Republican Party is forecast to make congressional gains against President Joe Biden’s Democrats.

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How Texas’s gun laws allow Mexican cartels to arm themselves to the teeth

10/19/2022

Source: The Guardian

Saying he wants to make the US-Mexico border as safe as possible for his state, Texas’s governor Greg Abbott last month signed an order designating Mexican drug cartels as “terrorist organizations” and urged the Joe Biden White House to do the same.

But the same border that Abbott insists he wants to make safer is actually being destabilized by Texas’s lax gun laws, which the governor defends and which the Mexican cartels exploit to arm themselves – legally – to the teeth, according to officials left to grapple with the situation.

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