NAFTA http://tpr.org en Obama's Trade Trip To Mexico Focusing On Economics & Investment http://tpr.org/post/obamas-trade-trip-mexico-focusing-economics-investment <p>President Barack Obama is in Mexico today for a day of trade talks with the other <span style="line-height: 1.5;">North American Free Trade Agreement </span> partner nations. But while the expectations are low for the summit, the stakes remain ever high.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 17:22:55 +0000 David Martin Davies 26964 at http://tpr.org How NAFTA Helped The Mexican Billionaires' Club http://tpr.org/post/how-nafta-helped-mexican-billionaires-club When the North American Free Trade Agreement was being negotiated, supporters promised it would increase the income of Mexicans. And the middle class did grow in Mexico over the past two decades. But it's clear that Mexico's ultrarich are among its big winners.<p>Mexico now claims the <a href="http://www.forbes.com/pictures/mgg45fefd/carlos-slim-helu/" target="_blank">richest man in the world</a> — richer than Bill Gates or Warren Buffett. He has six times the wealth of Mark Zuckerberg — but nowhere near the fame. Sun, 05 Jan 2014 22:13:28 +0000 Carrie Kahn 24592 at http://tpr.org How NAFTA Helped The Mexican Billionaires' Club Castro Meets Mexico's President Peña Nieto To Talk Trade/Immigration http://tpr.org/post/castro-meets-mexicos-president-pe-nieto-talk-tradeimmigration <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Looking to increase trade ties, San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro met with Mexican President Enrique Peña </span>Nieto<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on </span>Thursday<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Castro also updated the president on U.S. immigration reform.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Peña Nieto’s presidential term is only several months old and Castro said he’s looking for ways to improve the flow of trade between the two neighbors. Castro said he was in Mexico City looking to promote San Antonio as a major trade hub for Mexico.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 21:30:01 +0000 David Martin Davies 6788 at http://tpr.org Castro Meets Mexico's President Peña Nieto To Talk Trade/Immigration Border Shootings, NAFTA, Key Race in Arizona & Spanish Election Ads http://tpr.org/post/border-shootings-nafta-key-race-arizona-spanish-election-ads <p>A look at how border patrol shootings are investigated, how one border state is trying to tap into the global supply chain, and a report on a key competitive race in Arizona. Also, Las Vegas is being hit hard by Spanish election ads. Thu, 01 Nov 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Crystal Chavez 1182 at http://tpr.org Border Shootings, NAFTA, Key Race in Arizona & Spanish Election Ads Religion & Politics, Cracking Down on Human Trafficking & Border Towns Bounce Back http://tpr.org/post/religion-politics-cracking-down-human-trafficking-border-towns-bounce-back <p></p><p>A look at what drives the swing vote of the Latino Evangelical electorate, also&nbsp;Californians will vote on whether to impose harsher penalties for sex traffickers. After some sluggish years, NAFTA creates border boomtowns. And why some people are seeing more bears come to town. Thu, 25 Oct 2012 18:10:18 +0000 Crystal Chavez 955 at http://tpr.org Religion & Politics, Cracking Down on Human Trafficking & Border Towns Bounce Back NAFTA Environmental Concerns, the Smart Meters Debate & Arpaio's Challengers http://tpr.org/post/nafta-environmental-concerns-smart-meters-debate-arpaios-challengers <p>Utility smart meters&nbsp; help you and the electric company save money, but are they hazardous to your health and part of a sinister plot? The latest story in the NAFTA series examines the environmental impact that the monumental agreement has had over the past 20 years.&nbsp; Sheriff Joe Arpaio looks to still be in the lead heading into the final weeks before the election, but the challengers are making it interesting.</p><p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 19:47:34 +0000 Crystal Chavez 664 at http://tpr.org NAFTA Environmental Concerns, the Smart Meters Debate & Arpaio's Challengers Long Border Waits, Natural Healing and a Candid Conversation with Sandra Cisneros http://tpr.org/post/long-border-waits-natural-healing-and-candid-conversation-sandra-cisneros <p>A look at how infrastructure along the U.S.- Mexico border is struggling to catch up with trade. A group in El Paso is making plans for a new school where students can be trained in alternative healing methods. Also, Texas Public Radio’s David Martin Davies speaks with writer Sandra Cisneros about her new book and her plans to move from San Antonio, Texas.</p><p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 17:25:00 +0000 Crystal Chavez 112 at http://tpr.org Long Border Waits, Natural Healing and a Candid Conversation with Sandra Cisneros From Joe Arpaio to Nuevo Laredo, and everything in between http://tpr.org/post/joe-arpaio-nuevo-laredo-and-everything-between <p>Joe Arpaio has been sheriff of Maricopa County for two decades and is once again up for re-election; U.S. and Mexico address basic infrastructure needs in the border region with NADBANK; a study on voter ID laws reveals how voting rule changes may deter millions of Hispanic voters; and a new exhibit at the McNay Museum displays contemporary prints by Latino artists.</p><p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 18:25:54 +0000 Crystal Chavez 69 at http://tpr.org From Joe Arpaio to Nuevo Laredo, and everything in between