Mexico's tortilla prices rise on corn costs

Jan 12, 2007
Higher demand for corn-based ethanol is raising the price of corn. In Mexico, that means one of the country's staples, the tortilla, is getting more expensive. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Mexico

Mexican troops descend on 'Narcopulco'

Jan 11, 2007
Ah, Acapulco. White sandy beaches, cold Mexican beer . . . armed vehicles and the buzzing of military planes? Mexico is cracking down on drug traffickers in the resort. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada, Mexico

Pizza for pesos

Jan 8, 2007
If you've got Mexican pesos in your pocket and a hankering for a pepperoni pizza, then Pizza Patron's the place for you. Antonio Swad, the Dallas-based company's president, talks with Kai Ryssdal about the new offer.
Posted In: Canada, Immigration, Mexico, Retail

Pemex faces change or drying up

Jan 2, 2007
For the past 68 years, every drop of oil in Mexico has been controlled by Pemex, the national petroleum monopoly. But Pemex is deep in the red, and and it's running out of its most basic product. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada, Mexico

In Mexico, discrimination is part of business

Dec 21, 2006
U.S. workers may be protected against discrimination based on appearance, but in Mexico businesses openly hire and fire on the basis of such things as age and appearance. Jordana Gustafson reports.
Posted In: Canada, Mexico

Christmas tree surplus

Dec 13, 2006
A glut of Christmas trees on the domestic market has forced growers to look for sales opportunities abroad. Chris Lehman reports.
Posted In: Mexico

Swift's meat-plant employees questioned

Dec 12, 2006
U.S. immigration officials raided six meatpacking plants owned by Swift & Co. today — surprising since Swift is in a voluntary pilot program aimed at rooting out undocumented workers. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Crime, Immigration, Mexico

Mexico's housing market is on the rise

Dec 12, 2006
America's housing market may be slumping but across the border in Mexico houses are going up in record numbers. The folks fueling the market have one foot in each country and benefit from new credit opportunities. Laura Belous reports.
Posted In: Housing, Mexico

Mexico contemplates new sin taxes

Dec 12, 2006
Production at Mexico's main oil field is down 15 percent this year alone and that's left world's No. 5 oil producer looking for new ways to raise money. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Mexico

Calderón takes office

Dec 1, 2006
Mexican President Felipe Calderón is being sworn in today — and inheriting a slowing Mexican economy. Franc Contreras looks at the challenges he faces.
Posted In: Mexico