NAFTA

Fronteras Desk
11:22 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Obama's Trade Trip To Mexico Focusing On Economics & Investment

President Barack Obama is in Mexico today for a day of trade talks with the other North American Free Trade Agreement partner nations. But while the expectations are low for the summit, the stakes remain ever high.

This is the seventh time that the three leaders of the NAFTA nations have gathered for a summit. This time Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is hosting in Toluca with President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper attending.

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Business
4:13 pm
Sun January 5, 2014

How NAFTA Helped The Mexican Billionaires' Club

Carlos Slim Helu (left) talks with Steve Forbes of Forbes magazine. The magazine lists the Mexican telecom mogul as the world's richest man, with a net worth of $73 billion.
Jeremy Piper AP

Originally published on Mon January 6, 2014 2:50 pm

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.

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International Business
3:30 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Castro Meets Mexico's President Peña Nieto To Talk Trade/Immigration

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Looking to increase trade ties, San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Thursday. Castro also updated the president on U.S. immigration reform. 

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.

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Fronteras Desk
12:00 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Border Shootings, NAFTA, Key Race in Arizona & Spanish Election Ads

Arizona 9th Congressional District candidates Vernon Parker and Kyrsten Sinema attended separate primary election forums hosted by KJZZ Phoenix over the summer.
Tracy Greer Fronteras

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.

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Fronteras Desk
1:10 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Religion & Politics, Cracking Down on Human Trafficking & Border Towns Bounce Back

Sergio and Katia Ocanas lead The International Church Las Vegas En Español.
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A look at what drives the swing vote of the Latino Evangelical electorate, also 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.

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Fronteras Desk
2:47 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

NAFTA Environmental Concerns, the Smart Meters Debate & Arpaio's Challengers

The government confined, sealed off and buried the contamination deep underground, then put basketball courts on top because more intense construction on the site would risk digging up toxic materials.
Adrian Florido Fronteras

Utility smart meters  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.  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.

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Fronteras Desk
12:25 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Long Border Waits, Natural Healing and a Candid Conversation with Sandra Cisneros

An indigenous Tarahumara woman sells herbal medicines from a sidewalk in the downtown marketplace of Ciudad Juarez.
Photo by Mónica Ortiz Uribe

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.

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Fronteras Desk
1:25 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

From Joe Arpaio to Nuevo Laredo, and everything in between

Blanca Velázquez has operated a mini mart for 19 years in a Nuevo Laredo neighborhood that received street paving thanks to a NADBANK-funded public works project.
Hernán Rozemberg Fronteras

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.

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