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Mexico on verge of ratifying expanded FTA with Colombia
Mexico is close to ratifying an expanded free-trade deal with Colombia after three Senate committees gave the green light for the agreement, while progress is also being made in negotiations on a separate free-trade accord with Peru, Economy Secretary Bruno Ferrari said.
Is ‘another Egypt’ brewing in Mexico?
People in Chihuahua who were picked up under guidelines of the Merida Initiative on three-year-old warrants were charged not with drugs but with organizing anti-NAFTA protests!
Mexican opposition party to vote against FTA
One of Mexico’s opposition parties, the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD), has vowed to vote against a potential free trade agreement (FTA) with Peru, Colombia and Brazil on the grounds of food sovereignty, national public health, as well as food and plant sanitation.
Mexico-Brazil begin free trade talks on Feb. 28, Reforma says
The governments of Mexico and Brazil will begin formal negotiations on Feb. 28 to reach a free-trade agreement, newspaper Reforma reported.
US asparagus growers get help
California asparagus growers are eligible for a share of $15 million in federal funds to help offset losses suffered as imports from Mexico and Peru erode their market share due to FTAs.
Free trade: US corn flows south, Mexico exports men
"The government [of Mexico] didn’t so much pull the plug on corn. The government pulled the plug on family farmers who grow corn because the big guys who grew corn got massive subsidies and protection from imports," said Jonathan Fox, an expert on rural Mexico at the University of California at Santa Cruz.
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.