Tag: Enrique Peña Nieto

Enrique Peña Nieto
Thursday, February 20th 2014 - 04:11 UTC

North American partners meet to celebrate NAFTA 20 years, but the agenda has many frictions

The three leaders pose for the family picture at Toluca

US President Barack Obama joined the Mexican and Canadian leaders Wednesday for a North American summit focused on trade but marked by friction between the “three amigos”. Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto shook hands with Obama in an ornate state government palace in Toluca, near Mexico City, for private one-on-one talks before Prime Minister Stephen Harper joined them later.

Wednesday, February 5th 2014 - 08:54 UTC

Pacific Alliance summit will remove tariffs from 92% of goods and services

 The four presidents at the previous summit

The four presidents of the Pacific Alliance are scheduled to sign next Monday the trade group's Additional Protocol which will remove tariffs on 92% of goods and services, effective immediately, announced Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos who will be hosting the summit in Cartagena.

Thursday, October 31st 2013 - 18:39 UTC

A Pope, two presidents, a businessman and a drug baron, the Latin-Americans that made it to Forbes list

Pope Francis, Dilma; Peña Nieto and Slim four of the powerful' list

Pope Francis ranks as the fourth most powerful person in the world and the most powerful Latin-American, according to Forbes’ annual Most Powerful in the World List which this year had Russian President Vladimir Putin ranked number one ahead of President Barack Obama and the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Xi Jinping, number three.

Wednesday, August 14th 2013 - 03:06 UTC

Mexico to open state-run oil industry to private sector ending 75-year constitutional ban

President Peña Nieto administration challenges the country’s most ‘sacred cow’…which has seen production drop 25%

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is making the most daring gamble of his 8-month-old presidency with a proposal to lift a 75 year-old ban on private companies investing in the state-run oil industry, a cornerstone of Mexico’s national pride that’s seen production plummet in recent decades.

Saturday, August 3rd 2013 - 02:17 UTC

Mexican government prepares sweeping reform for the energy sector

Peña Nieto expects the initiative to be debated in mid August during a special legislative period

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has announced a sweeping energy reform, which is expected to include constitutional changes to lure private investment and boost output, will be presented to Congress next week

Wednesday, July 31st 2013 - 05:49 UTC

In Mexico, Latam second largest economy over half the are catalogued as poor

Last year 53.3 million our of 117.3m Mexicans were poor and 11.5 million lived in extreme poverty

Poverty in Mexico, including extreme cases, decreased slightly between 2010 and 2012, reported the National Council for Evaluation of Social Development Policy. Official stats show that poverty in Mexico, Latam’ second largest economy went from 46.1% of the population in 2010 to 45.5% in 2012, while extreme poverty fell from 11.3% to 9.8%.

Friday, June 7th 2013 - 08:03 UTC

Mexico and China leave behind mistrust and agree on strategic partnership

Xi Jinping and Peña Nieto exchange gifts and smiles during a formal presentation

Leaving behind an atmosphere of mistrust, China and Mexico agreed this week to upgrade bilateral ties to comprehensive strategic partnership, and thus opening broad prospects for economic and trade cooperation between the two countries.

Monday, June 3rd 2013 - 05:13 UTC

Xi Jinping visits Mexico to try and improve political and trade cooperation

Xi Jinping: ‘has never intentionally sought surplus in bilateral trade’

The leaders of Mexico and China will meet for the second time in two months this week, a sign of deepening cooperation, even as the Latin American nation seeks to close a huge trade deficit. Chinese President Xi Jinping will be treated to a lavish two-day state visit in Mexico that begins on Tuesday, with an event at the Campo Marte military field with President Enrique Peña Nieto and a speech to Congress.

Friday, May 3rd 2013 - 06:11 UTC

Obama supports new Mexican drugs security policy to cut down on killings and violence

Obama and  Peña Nieto more interested in fostering trade, investment and jobs

President Barack Obama gave his blessing to a new security arrangement with Mexican leader Enrique Peña Nieto, in which Mexico will make reducing violence a priority over hunting drug cartel kingpins in the war against organized crime. The two presidents said they also want to step up trade and business ties that have been overshadowed by the battle against drug trafficking.

Thursday, May 2nd 2013 - 08:18 UTC

Obama begins fourth visit to strategic Mexico with a full agenda of critical issues

In an unusual gesture to a foreign leader Obama received Peña Nieto in the Oval Office before he was even inaugurated

President Barack Obama leaves on Thursday for Mexico and Costa Rica, on a strategic mission to deepen trade ties and jobs’ creation but also hoping to discuss US immigration reform, security threats and drug wars.

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