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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.
Will new trade agreements reduce dependence on US?
Presidents Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of Brazil and Felipe Calderón of Mexico agreed recently to explore the possibility of a free trade agreement as part of a strategy to reduce their dependence on the industrialized world.
Corn Products awarded damages in NAFTA dispute
US-based Corn Products International has been awarded damages of over $58m in a dispute with Mexico over violations of the North America Free Trade Agreement.
Brazil-Mexico: Free trade to reduce dependence
Presidents Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of Brazil and Felipe Calderón of Mexico agreed Monday to explore the possibility of a free trade agreement as part of a strategy to reduce their dependence on the industrialised world.
Les présidents brésilien et mexicain appellent à une alliance stratégique entre les deux pays
Le président brésilien Luiz Inacio Lula de Silva et son homologue mexicain Felipe Calderon ont appelé lundi à une alliance stratégique entre les deux pays, sur la base du libre-échange et de la coopération entre les compagnies énergétiques d’Etat Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) et Petrobras.
Mexico’s president favor trade deal with Brazil
Mexican President Felipe Calderon says he supports the idea of a free trade agreement between Brazil and Mexico, the two biggest economies in Latin America.
Megaprojects and militarization: A perfect storm in Mexico
As Mexican security budgets inflate with US aid-to combat the rising power of drug trafficking and organized crime-rights groups say these funds are increasingly being used to protect the interests of multinational corporations.
A profitable epidemic
The new swine flu epidemic that threatens to spread to more regions of the world is nothing new. It is part of an overall crisis, and it stems from industrial animal farming, which is dominated by transnational companies.
Without corn there is no country: Open Letter to the President of the United States
We, the people of Mexico, also want to renegotiate NAFTA to protect our corn, the jobs of millions of farmers, and the way of life in the Mexican countryside
Mexican farm expert lobbies for NAFTA change
The goal is to reverse adverse effects of NAFTA: save and share traditional farming methods, restore food independence and halt the migration of Mexican farmers to the United States.
Taking the credit - how financial services liberalisation fails the poor
The report looks at how financial services liberalisation, and especially the entry and ongoing presence of foreign banks in the global south, as promoted at the World Trade Organisation and through European bilateral trade deals, leads to the prioritisation of richer customers and larger companies resulting in poorer customers losing out.
Could a sudden collapse of Mexico be Obama’s surprise foreign policy challenge?
A year-end report by the Pentagon’s Joint Forces Command names two countries as likely candidates for a “rapid and sudden collapse” — Pakistan and Mexico. Arguably, NAFTA is to blame for what could be Mexico’s impending destabilization.
Amendment to Mexico-Israel accord to ease trade
Recently it was reported that Israel and Mexio signed an amendment to their FTA of 2000 aimed at solving a problem faced by many companies that want to transit products made in either Israel or Mexico through a third country, such as the US or the EU.
Small Mexican towns hurt as global economy goes south
Amid the worldwide economic slump, many in Los Rodriguez and communities like it across Mexico that have heavily invested in trade with the United States are starting to feel - and fear - globalization’s sting.
Econo-protests paralyze Mexico City, Juárez-El Paso bridge
Thousands of campesinos from across Mexico blocked central avenues of the capital Jan. 30, many having traveled for days for the protest directed at President Felipe Calderón. Protesters decried that Calderón has instated a freeze on petrol prices, but not diesel-on which tractors and other farm equipment run. They also rejected Calderón’s free trade policies, which they say hurts the farm sector.