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In Latin America, the middle class grows

Jan 23, 2013
A recent report from the World Bank revelas a fifty percent increase in the size of Latin America's middle class. Broad economic growth brought more jobs and more women are joining the workforce.
Posted In: Latin America, Mexico, middle class

Mexicans returning from U.S. find challenges at home

Jan 16, 2013
Tougher enforcement of immigration laws in the U.S. and an economic downturn have persuaded many Mexican immigrants to return home, but some face hard times there despite Mexico's growing economy.
Posted In: Mexico, immigrants

Mexico's Carlos Slim funds Khan Academy in Spanish

Jan 15, 2013
Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, the world's richest man, wants to fund the translation of online Khan Academy classes into Spanish. He believes this will widen educational opportunity in Mexico.
Posted In: Carlos Slim, Khan Academy, Mexico, spanish, Education

The effect in Mexico of U.S. gun laws

Dec 20, 2012
New research suggests rising violence in Mexico could be tied to U.S. gun laws.
Posted In: guns, Mexico

Deportees get a one-way plane ticket to Mexico City

Dec 10, 2012
The U.S. spent a lot of money to fly Mexican detainees back to the interior of their country, instead of dropping them off just south of the Mexican border. Did it work?
Posted In: Mexico, deportation, Crime, Immigration

As U.S. pot laws evolve, some Mexicans question their policy

Nov 27, 2012
Recent votes to legalize marijuana in Colorado and Washington state have some Mexicans calling on their government to reconsider its drug policies.
Posted In: Mexico, drugs, war on drugs, marijuana, pot

States like Arizona hope to cash in on NAFTA supply chain

Oct 31, 2012
Exports from big states like Texas, California and Michigan have soared since the 1990s when the North American Free Trade Agreement opened U.S. markets to Mexico. But not every state has been as savvy promoting cross-border trade.
Posted In: NAFTA, trade, supply chain, arizona, Mexico, copper

NAFTA's promise slowed by lack of border infrastructure

Oct 29, 2012
Every day, more than a billion dollars worth of goods moves across the border between Mexico and the U.S. But customs wait times are inconsistent, which is a problem for manufacturers.
Posted In: NAFTA, Mexico, free trade

Arizona manufacturer sees Mexico as key to growth

Oct 29, 2012
It's been 20 years since NAFTA was signed. These days, the mantra is that more manufacturing plants in Mexico should be good for the U.S.
Posted In: Mexico, NAFTA, arizona, Small Business, manufacturing

Checking in on NAFTA's immigration promise

Oct 29, 2012
In 1992, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was signed. In the two decades since, the number of people living illegally in the U.S. has nearly quadrupled.
Posted In: NAFTA, Mexico, Immigration, free trade

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