Manufacturers Love U.S., Mexico

08/19/14 Forbes

manufacutiringWe’ve been hearing this for the past three years: multinationals are moving to the U.S. to manufacture goods of all kinds. China’s days as the globe’s low cost producer are over. Hurrah for labor.

Not so fast.

One reason why manufacturing is returning to the U.S. is stagnant wages. Other reasons are because of logistics, location to other markets the manufacturer is targeting, and high productivity due to automation.

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Una nueva era para la relación bilateral

Photo Credit: Jimmy Infante
Wilson Center by Jimmy Infante

By Duncan Wood, Animal Politico,  2/27/2013

Tanto el sector público como el privado en Estados Unidos están entusiasmados con el desarrollo económico de México. Ahora hay un interés mucho más alto en el porvenir de la economía mexicana que en cualquier momento desde la firma del TLCAN. Continue reading “Una nueva era para la relación bilateral”

Old Politics and New Government


Perspectives on the Americas, 1/23/2013

Mexico has a new government but not a new reality. Problems do not change just because a change in government has taken place. A new government, however, has the opportunity to make its own mark on national politics by exercising effective leadership to produce a change of attitude and, eventually, of reality.

Two characteristics of the new PRI are evident. The first consists of the presence of a team of politicians experienced in governmental functions. The second is the perception that the PRI activists know that the voters have granted them their last opportunity to vindicate themselves and if they fail to deliver satisfactory results, they will be voted out of power in the next election. Both traits suggest that there will be great activism and skill in the PRI’s management of public matters; however, nothing guarantees that they will do the things that are needed to achieve their objective.

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Mexico, US agree on Colorado River allotments

The Associated Press, 12/21/2010

The U.S. and Mexico have reached a deal to let Mexico defer part of the water it is due from the Colorado River until 2014.  The goal is to give farmers in the Mexicali area time to repair irrigation networks damaged by an April 4 earthquake.

Mexico can defer delivery of up to 260,000 acre-feet of water through 2013, and then seek to recover that in the next three years.

Mexico’s annual allotment under a 1944 treaty is 1.5 million acre-feet. The measurement equals enough water to flood an acre one foot deep.

U.S. and Mexican officials announced the deal Monday. Officials said they want to negotiate a full river management plan in 2011.

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