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Montevideo, February 23rd 2017 - 14:24 UTC

Tag: Mexico

  • Friday, February 17th 2017 - 10:25 UTC

    Mexico looking at Argentina and Brazil as an alternative for US corn

    Agriculture Secretary Calzada will be travelling to Argentina and Brazil and said that the Mexican government could explore quotas and changing the tariff regime

    Mexican politicians are saber rattling against the US agriculture sector, and it looks like Argentina is ready to fill the gap. In effect Mexico's agriculture minister said on Thursday he will lead a business delegation to Argentina and Brazil to explore buying yellow corn, part of a drive to lessen Mexico's U.S. dependence given uncertainty over President Donald Trump's trade policies.

  • Thursday, February 2nd 2017 - 11:17 UTC

    Mexico denies Trump threatened to send troops to stop the “bad hombres”

    Associated Press and Mexican website, Aristegui Noticias, reported earlier that Trump had humiliated Peña Nieto during a phone call between the leaders

    The Mexican government on Wednesday vehemently denied reports that President Trump threatened to send US soldiers into Mexico during a phone call with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. Such a threat “did not happen during that call,” said a government statement released on Twitter Wednesday night.

  • Saturday, January 28th 2017 - 09:21 UTC

    Trump and Peña Nieto agree to disagree on the wall but will not discuss it publicly

    In a joint statement the two presidents acknowledged “clear and very public differences” on who will pay for the border wall.

    President Donald Trump and Mexico's president, Enrique Peña Nieto, had a “productive and constructive” call on Friday morning, according to a joint statement released by the White House today. The two presidents discussed America's trade deficit with Mexico, “the importance of the friendship between the two nations,” and the need to work together to stop drug trafficking and illegal guns and arms sales, the statement said.

  • Friday, January 27th 2017 - 11:23 UTC

    White House considering a 20% tax on all imports to United States

    Spicer convened reporters to say that the tax was just one option under consideration to pay for the wall.

    With the conflict with Mexico escalating the White House on Thursday appeared to endorse a 20% tax on all imports to the United States, only to insist a few hours later that it was not endorsing the plan.

  • Thursday, January 26th 2017 - 19:49 UTC

    Mexican wall and migration dispute escalates: Peña Nieto cancels White House visit

    Peña Nieto announced that he had called off the 31 January trip after president Trump suggested he should do just that.

    Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has cancelled next week's trip to Washington to meet US President Donald Trump. His decision comes a day after the new US president unveiled his plan to build a wall along the Mexico-US border and insisted the US would recoup the costs for the barrier from Mexico, which has strongly objected.

  • Saturday, December 10th 2016 - 12:30 UTC

    Santander announces new investment in Mexico's banking market

    Santander Mexico CEO Hector Grisi announces new investment despite Trump-wave uncertainty

    Banco Santander has announced plans to invest 15 billion pesos ($735 million) in Mexico over the next three years despite market uncertainty as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration draws nearer.

  • Monday, November 21st 2016 - 12:06 UTC

    Peña Nieto says Mexico willing to discuss NAFTA with Trump

    Enrique Peña Nieto will waive the Nafta flag to talks with Trump

    Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is well aware of his country's need to take a new approach at bilateral relations with the United States under the coming Republican presidency of Donald Trump. “We’re at the stage of prioritizing dialogue as the path through which we may able to establish a new agenda for bilateral relations,” Peña Nieto said in Lima at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit.

  • Friday, November 4th 2016 - 07:14 UTC

    Trump not such an unlikely winner has Mexico drafting alternate plans

    Central Bank governor Agustín Carstens prepares for an “adverse” result in the US election.

    Central Bank governor and finance ministry are in the process of adjusting their economic policy should the Republican candidate be elected. Mexican Central Bank governor Agustín Carstens, notorious for having stated that a victory for Donald Trump would hit his country like a hurricane, admitted Thursday he is readying a contingency plan for an “adverse” election result in the United States' presidential elections.

  • Monday, September 26th 2016 - 10:56 UTC

    US Treasury Secretary on advisory visit to Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico

     “Our message is very much one about the benefits of ongoing economic reforms, and disciplined economic policies in these economies,” the Treasury official said

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew will urge his counterparts in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico to press ahead with economic and fiscal reforms aimed at restoring or strengthening growth, a senior Treasury official said on Friday. Lew will be visiting the four largest Latin American economies this week beginning with Argentina on Monday, recognizing efforts by President Mauricio Macri to reintegrate Argentina into the global economy.

  • Tuesday, September 13th 2016 - 10:44 UTC

    First OAS Electoral Observation Mission to the US next November 8

    Laura Chinchilla, the first woman president of Costa Rica, held office from 2010 to 2014. In 2015 she headed the OAS mission to Mexican federal elections.

    The former president of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla, will head the first Electoral Observation Mission that the OAS will deploy to the United States and that will observe the upcoming November 8 elections.