Mexican consul: NC’s relationship with Mexico an important one

08/10/2016 The Daily Reflector

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The new Mexican consul general for the Carolinas said many people don’t understand the contributions that Mexicans make to the economy of North Carolina.

“Many people don’t know that Mexico is the second biggest export market,” said Remedios Gomez Arnau. “Many people don’t know that there are five big Mexican companies in North Carolina creating jobs.

“Many people don’t know that there are 200,000 jobs in North Carolina depending on the trade with Mexico,” Arnau said. “Many people don’t know that the migrant workers of Mexico that are working here, if they were expelled from North Carolina, it would cost a lot of money to the economy of North Carolina and that many jobs would be lost also.”

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U.S., Mexican diplomats emphasize trade ties

08/05/2016 Albuquerque Journal

us mex flagEL PASO – In a joint public address, top U.S. and Mexican diplomats called for greater cooperation during a U.S. political season in which rhetoric around border security and cross-border trade has often been active.

U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jacobson and Carlos Sada, Mexico’s ambassador to the U.S. – each sworn in to their posts in May – spoke about the importance of the two nations’ trade relationship.

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Mexico may offer fix for some U.S. exporters in Trump bind

08/02/16 Reuters 

us mex flagFor Allied Tool & Die Company, Donald Trump’s threats to tear up trade deals and impose steep tariffs if he becomes the next U.S. president means considering doubling down on Mexico as a base to manufacture for foreign markets.

The Phoenix-based aerospace supplier, and a small but rising number of U.S. companies with plants in Mexican industrial hubs like the border city of Mexicali, say they may have to increase their capacity in the country’s lower cost base to sell goods abroad if the Republican nominee wins the White House.

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A TALE OF RACIAL PASSING AND THE U.S.-MEXICO BORDER

07/21/2016 The New Yorker

cactusSome people knew him as William Ellis, and others as Guillermo Eliseo. He could be Mexican, Cuban, or even Hawaiian, depending on whom you asked. Everyone seemed to agree that he was spectacularly wealthy and successful. In the dime-store Who’s Who books that were popular at the turn of the twentieth century, his name, in one form or another, appeared regularly. He was a “Banker, Broker, and Miner,” who came to New York from the “Mexican frontier,” an exemplar of the self-made man.

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Western Union partners with Walmart in Mexico

Business Insider 07/07/16 

WalmartThrough a partnership with Walmart de Mexico y Centroamérica, Western Union will add 1,266 Walmart-owned stores across Mexico to its pickup locations, according to Finextra. The partnership, which expands upon the firm’s 13,600 agent locations in Mexico, will begin servicing customers in the third quarter.

Western Union has recently expanded in Mexico, which is a critical market.

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U.S. and Mexico to pilot joint inspections at Mariposa port

06/29/2016 Nogales International

Intermodal_Transport_by_Truck.jpgCustoms officials from the United States and Mexico plan to team up on a pilot program to conduct dual inspections of northbound commercial vehicles at the Mariposa Port of Entry.

 

Currently, Mexican customs officials inspect outbound commercial vehicles a few miles south of the port. But under the new plan, those revisions would be conducted in the United States in conjunction with U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials, who inspect the same trucks and cargo as incoming traffic.

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Look South: The Real Mexico Story

06/28/2016 The World Post 

ScottWalkerEarlier this month, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker spent a week in Mexico. Why Mexico? After all, the border is about 1,500 miles from his home state.

Like 28 other governors, Mr. Walker leads a state in which Mexico is either the number one or two export destination. Last year Wisconsin sent nearly $3 billion in exports south of the border, and in his state alone, 117,000 jobs depend on trade with Mexico.

This is a story repeated across the United States, making Mexico the country’s second-largest export destination, accounting for nearly 16 percent of worldwide sales. Without our Mexico trade, 6 million US jobs would be at risk.

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