López Obrador llama a la integración económica de América Latina


Fuente: Excelsior

El presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador dijo que existen condiciones inmejorables para llevar a cabo una nueva política en América y llamó a implementar 3 elementos básicos; la integración económica para sustituir importaciones, el impulso a una alianza para la cooperación económica y el bienestar, además del respeto a las soberanías.

En conferencia de prensa matutina desde Palacio Nacional, el mandatario dijo que ya no deben aplicarse políticas como la de la Embajada de Estados Unidos en Perú, que emitió un mensaje “hablando de que se estaba alterando la legalidad en ese país”.

También criticó bloqueo de Estados Unidos a Cuba y calificó esas sanciones políticas como medievales que afectan a los pueblos, por lo que apostó a que “haya de verdad una comunidad en América”.


Mejora panorama del desempleo en estados del país


Fuente: El Universal

Pese a que la tasa de desocupación en México reportó un ligero aumento de julio a agosto pasado, el número de estados con un nivel de desempleo superior a la media nacional se redujo de 13 a 11 en ese periodo, como consecuencia de la recuperación del mercado laboral.

A nivel nacional, la población desocupada, es decir quienes se encuentran sin laborar, pero que buscan trabajo, fue de 2.1 millones de personas el mes pasado, lo que representó 3.5% de la Población Económicamente Activa (PEA), tasa ligeramente mayor a la de 3.4% reportada un mes antes, de acuerdo con datos del Inegi.


Mexican President is Considering Making Bitcoin Legal Tender, According to Senator

Date: April 7, 2022

Source: CryptoPotato

Samson Mow – former CSO at Blockstream – revealed the Bitcoin adoption plans of three different global jurisdictions on Thursday. One of them includes Mexico – where the nation’s president has extended an invitation to Mow to discuss the possibility.

Spreading Bitcoin Adoption Worldwide
Speaking on-stage at the Bitcoin 2022 conference, Mow explained how he’s spent the last month working on “Bitcoin nation-state adoption” ever since leaving Blockstream. He’s also launched a new Bitcoin tech company called “Jan 3”, named after the date that Bitcoin’s genesis block was formed.

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Can Mexico turbocharge pandemic nearshoring by US firms?

Date: February 18, 2022

Source: Aljazeera

Mexico City, Mexico – The CEO of the United States Business Association of E-Commerce (USBAEC), Tayde Aburto, has a message for the Mexican government: Encourage more US firms to move businesses they have offshored to China and Southeast Asia closer to home.

“Some of our members have been successfully nearshoring to Mexico for several years,” Aburto told Al Jazeera. “About 5 percent of our members had taken up nearshoring prior to the pandemic.”

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Arizona-Mexico trade relationship continues to boost border economies


12/02/19 – Chamber Business News

By Graham Bosch

Mexico is Arizona’s top trading partner, accounting for about 30 percent of the state’s exports to foreign markets, according to an extensive ongoing study by the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona.

With that in mind, it’s no wonder that business leaders, trade experts and economists agree the cross-border relationship is of the utmost importance to Arizona when it comes to trade, manufacturing, education, safety, tourism and more.

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Officials worried for possible economic impact of violence in Nuevo Laredo

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11/18/19 – KGNS

This weekend’s violence in Nuevo Laredo hit an all-time high with members of drug cartels fighting with Mexican military. Photos of the aftermath immediately began circulating on social media with the Mexican consulate and the City of Laredo issuing travel advisories to its citizens.

This is not the kind of publicity a U.S. border city wants to see, especially those that rely on its neighbors to the south to help boost their economy.

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Mexico’s auto production and exports drop sharply, battered by Ford

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11/06/19 – Reuters

By Julia Love and Sharay Angulo

Mexico’s auto production and exports fell sharply in October compared with the same month last year as production from U.S. automaker Ford Motor Co ground to a halt, according to data from the national statistics agency INEGI.

Auto production declined 16.35%, while exports dropped 19.52%, the data showed.

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GM laying off another 415 workers in Mexico as U.S. strike continues

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10/07/19 – Reuters

By David Shepardsonm

General Motors Co (GM.N) said Monday it is temporarily laying off another 415 workers in Mexico as a strike by 48,000 U.S. hourly workers enters its fourth week.

GM said it had partially idled its Ramos Arizpe propulsion plant, with the V8 engine line and the CVT transmission line not operating. The plant continues to build engines for the Ramos assembly plant, which is still operating, but GM previously laid off 6,000 workers in Mexico at a separate facility in Silao, Mexico.

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GM lays off 6,000 additional workers in Mexico due to UAW strike


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10/01/19 – CNBC

By Michael Wayland

General Motors on Tuesday idled a plant in Mexico that produces its highly-profitable Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 pickups, temporarily laying off 6,000 workers.

The automaker said the decision was a result of a parts shortage due to the United Auto Workers union’s strike against GM, now in its 16th day. A GM spokesman said the “primary focus is to get a deal and get everybody back to work” as soon as possible.

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Pence upbeat that Congress will pass USMCA trade deal this year


Vice President Micheal Pence poses for his official portrait at The White House, in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. (Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen)

09/18/19 – Reuters

By Andrea Shalal

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday said he believed Congress would act to pass a new U.S.-Mexico-Canada free trade agreement this year, providing important momentum for the U.S. economy.

Pence told a packed audience at the Heritage Foundation think tank that passage of USMCA would create jobs and trigger increased investment in the United States, while helping President Donald Trump reach a trade deal with China.

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