Mexico

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Texas Governor Gregg Abbott led a delegation to Mexico earlier this week to meet with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and other top-level officials. Up for discussion was strengthening cultural and economic ties.

Among the delegation was Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos. He spoke with Texas Public Radio’s Virginia Alvino about the impact of border tensions, and a shifting relationship with our southern neighbor.

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Texas-Mexico relations were front and center this as Governor Greg Abbott met with Mexico’s Foreign Secretary. Former-U.S. ambassador to Mexico Tony Garza says improving these ties will greatly serve Texas businesses and the state.

After serving as Texas Secretary of State and US ambassador to Mexico under George W. Bush, Garza went on to represent companies that have clients in Mexico and says a reform of the country’s energy sector has made it a place ripe with opportunity, especially for Texas companies wanting to help extract the country’s enormous oil reserves.

Ryan E. Poppe

Abbott’s announcement came last night following talks he held with Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs at the Governor’s mansion in Austin.

Abbott said he and José Antonio Meade Kuribreña discussed enhancing trade and infrastructure needs between Texas and Mexico.

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