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Zapatistas struggle for another Mexico
As in Colombia, evidence suggests paramilitaries act as enforcers for foreign corporations. Since NAFTA took effect, US and Canadian mining companies have acquired more than a million hectares of land in Chiapas, displacing thousands of peasants.
Big trade opportunity for Mexico and Brazil
Experts say a deal with Mexico could provide important access for Brazilian products to the US and Canadian markets through the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Mexico, Brazil launch talks toward bilateral trade deal
Brazil and Mexico said on Monday they would start talks toward a bilateral trade deal in a bid to draw Latin America’s top two economies closer together.
Mexico: Drug wars fuelled by free trade
In Mexico, a war involving rival drug gangs, law enforcement agencies and the national army has officially claimed 23,000 lives since 2006. The violence can be directly attributed to the corrosive impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Mexico opposition party and industry groups oppose new FTAs, including FTA with Brazil
After concluding an Economic Partnership Agreement with Japan, Mexico halted new FTA negotiations in light of pressure from private sector representatives and sensitive domestic industries, notably agriculture, who oppose ongoing trade negotiations with Brazil and South Korea.
Peru, Mexico to close FTA negotiations within next two months
Peru and Mexico administrations plan to close FTA negotiations within next two months, Peru’s Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism Martin Perez reported.
FTA talks likely to figure in Indo-Mexican meet
Free Trade Agreement (FTA) talks may be high on the agenda when Mexican foreign minister Patricia Espinosa arrives in India on Monday on a three-day visit.
Korea seeking to resume FTA talks with Mexico
President Lee Myung-bak will hold a summit with Mexican President Felipe Calderon Thursday (local time) to discuss an early resumption of talks on signing a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA), Cheong Wa Dae said.
Mexico interested in signing FTA with Peru, says Foreign Minister
Mexico is interested in signing a Free Trade Agreement with Peru and maintain a fluent political dialogue between both countries, Mexico’s foreign minister Patricia Espinoza announced Tuesday, after holding a bilateral meeting with her Peruvian counterpart, José García Belaunde.
Mexico interested in signing FTA with Peru, says Foreign Minister
Mexico is interested in signing a Free Trade Agreement with Peru and maintain a fluent political dialogue between both countries, Mexico’s foreign minister Patricia Espinoza announced Tuesday, after holding a bilateral meeting with her Peruvian counterpart, José García Belaunde.
Bolivia abandons trade agreement
Beginning June 7, Bolivia will terminate its free trade agreement with Mexico which has existed since 1994. No reason was given for why the Andean nation is taking this step.
Peru and Mexico take up meetings to close FTA negotiations
Peru and Mexico will restart negotiations on an FTA that adjourned in 2006.
Colombia, Mexico sign agreements on deepening FTA project
Colombia and Mexico agreed on Thursday to move ahead on the consolidation of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) project to boost trade between the two countries.
Brazil, Mexico may launch FTA talks next week
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and his Mexican counterpart Felipe Calderon may officially launch negotiations for a free trade agreement at a bilateral meeting in Cancun, Mexico next Tuesday, Lula’s spokesman said Friday.
India-Mexico FTA talks likely in May
India and Mexico will hold open talks for a full free trade agreement (FTA) in May, Jaime Nualart, ambassador of Mexico, said Monday.
Spanish firms launch ICSID dispute against Mexico over stalled toxic waste disposal project
Spanish firms Abengoa, S.A. and COFIDES, S.A. have launched a claim with ICSID against Mexico over the stalled opening of a toxic waste disposal plant built by them in the municipality of Zimapán, approximately 200 kilometres north of Mexico City.
Mexico seeks Brazil free-trade accord by 2012, official says
Mexico’s government aims to sign a free-trade agreement with Brazil by the end of President Felipe Calderon’s administration in 2012, said Rogelio Granguillhome, head of economic relations at Mexico’s Foreign Ministry.
Mexico revs up war on workers; Obama shrugs
Last Saturday night, October 10, several thousand Mexican government agents and police stormed into the headquarters and a hundred substations of the publicly owned electric utility, Luz Y Fuerza.
Claim by Cargill leads to another loss for Mexico
Mexico has suffered another loss in a series of investor-state arbitral disputes involving its sugar industry.
The great swine cover-up
Mexico has been considered the laboratory of globalization since it initiated the North American Free Trade Agreement in 1994. In April of 2009 a deadly virus germinated in that laboratory, finding ideal conditions to move quickly into a global pandemic.