Posts Tagged ‘Mexico’

Mexico also having high-speed rail problems

Monday, November 10th, 2014
Enrique Pena Nieto

California isn't the only place having problems building high-speed rail. So is Mexico. The Times reported: Bowing to intense criticism, the government of President Enrique Peña Nieto yanked a contract worth nearly $4 billion from a Chinese-led consortium to build a bullet train, billed as one of ...

Cartoon: Mexico and immigration

Monday, September 1st, 2014
Mexico, Brown, Immigrants, Wolverton, Cagle, Sept. 1, 2014

Mexico moves toward free-market oil

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
Mexico energy reform

After its 1994 peso crisis, Mexico could have chosen more socialism -- or move toward capitalism. It chose the latter and has been one of the world's growth success stories ever since. Tax rates actually are lower than in El Norte (although property rights still are not as secure -- for now). N...

Mexico loosens gun control

Monday, May 12th, 2014

One reason Mexico is so violent is that it has really strict gun control. Common people cannot defend themselves from well-armed criminals. The criminals don't follow the country's gun laws because they're already outlaws. The U.S. Consulate in Tijuana wrote: "Don’t bring firearms or ammunitio...

Gov. Brown will see Mexico’s low taxes in action

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
Mexico coat of arms, wikimedia

Gov. Jerry Brown today announced that in July he will lead a California trade mission to Mexico. He "will be joined by a diverse delegation of California government, business, economic development, investment and policy leaders on the Mission, which will be organized by the California Chamber of Com...

California’s international competition

Friday, December 27th, 2013
Foreign Affairs, Jan. 2014

Maybe the publication that is most influential among the global elite is Foreign Affairs, which is published by the Council on Foreign Relations. The new Jan/Feb 2014 number includes a symposium on, "Where to Bet Now: Six Markets to Watch." This is important for California because: 1) California is ...

Mexico to join shale/fracking revolution; will media keep CA out?

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

This spring, I did a two-week series for Cal Watchdog on the many nations around the world that are pursuing fracking in oil and gas exploration after witnessing its immense success in North Dakota, Montana, Texas, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Here's the last entry in the series, which has links to all th...

Mexicans revolting against telecom monopoly

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

June 25, 2013 By John Seiler As I've written a couple of times on our site, Mexico's economy now is growing faster than America's. The country has enjoyed almost two decades of capitalist reforms, contrasting with the equivalent plunge into socialism of El Norte. But I also noted there's one big ...

Middle class rises in Mexico — declines in U.S.

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013
Middle class rises in Mexico — declines in U.S.

As I have noted, in the United States, there has been no "economic recovery," and the American middle class is shrinking. But Mexico is booming, with a growing middle class. The latest from ABC News/Univision: "A new study on Mexico helps to explain the recent fall in Mexican immigration to...

Fracking watch: Britain figures out what CA hasn’t

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

May 9, 2013 By Chris Reed The 13th chapter of fracking watch will be the last installment for a while until some more nations around the world take up the issue of whether hydraulic fracturing is a bad or good thing. For this installment -- instead of focusing on a government that has figured out ...