Mexico says ready to update NAFTA with U.S. and Canada

07/25/16 Reuters

Claudia-Ruiz-Massieu-2Mexico is ready to update the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and United States, its foreign minister said on Monday, following a spate of criticism of the accord by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Foreign Minister Claudia Ruiz Massieu told reporters that since taking effect in 1994, NAFTA has boosted trade, created millions of jobs, drawn investment and made North America more competitive in the global economy.

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Common ground Poll finds U.S.-Mexico border residents overwhelmingly value mobility, oppose wall

07/18/18 The Dallas Morning News

fence at borderResidents who live along the U.S.-Mexico border overwhelmingly prefer bridges over fences and are dead set against building a new wall, according to a Cronkite News-Univision-Dallas Morning News poll.

Outsiders may warn of imminent danger along the U.S.-Mexico border. But the poll found people who live here view themselves as part of a misunderstood community that wants easy mobility for daily commuting, less waiting on international bridge lines and an easier path to U.S. citizenship.

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Mexican official: Integration with US ‘must continue’

07/13/2016 The Hill

calzada.jpgThe economic integration of the United States and Mexico will continue no matter who wins the White House in November, according to Mexico’s secretary of agriculture.

Secretary José Calzada Rovirosa told The Hill in an interview that immigration is no longer the crux of the U.S.-Mexico relationship. The emergence of the two countries as strategic allies, he said, “not only can, but must” continue.

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Heal the Relationship With Mexico

07/12/2016 Americas Quarterly

us mex flagIt will take much more than “xenophobia, irresponsibility and total disregard for facts” to derail the neighbors’ relationship, the former Mexican ambassador to Washington writes.

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Obama’s last ride as part of the Three Amigos

06/29/2016 Marketplace

nafta (2)The leaders of the three North American countries are gathering Wednesday for the “Three Amigos Summit,” a meeting during which President Barack Obama and his counterparts will discuss a wide variety of interests the nations share.

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Canada to lift visa requirement for Mexico as of December 2016

06/28/2016 The Canadian Press

trudeau.jpgOTTAWA – Canada will lift its controversial visa requirement for Mexican visitors before the end of the year, while Mexico has agreed to end long-standing restrictions on Canadian beef imports, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday.

Trudeau made the announcement standing alongside Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto after the two leaders held a bilateral meeting in advance of Wednesday’s North American Leaders’ Summit in Ottawa.

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Mexico and Canada settle disputes to forge closer ties ahead of US election

28/06/16 The Guardian

canada mexicoCanada and Mexico have agreed to settle a pair of protracted bilateral disputes in the run-up to a US presidential election in November that could shake ties between the three North American nations.

Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday that Canada would scrap rules obliging Mexican visitors to obtain visas, starting 1 December. The former Conservative government imposed the restrictions in 2009 to stop what it said were bogus                                                                      asylum claims.

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