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El Paso mixes old with new in downtown

by Danielle Kutz , Journalism in July 2014 // July 25, 2014

El Paso mixes old with new in downtown

EL PASO — Since it’s opening in 2012, The Mix has created a new aura in the downtown neighborhood that has helped the community in ways beyond wardrobe selection. More…

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Downtown businesses getting new traffic from ballpark

Downtown businesses getting new traffic from ballpark

Spectators stopping in before, after games

by Jose Soto, The Prospector // July 3, 2014

The Southwest University Ballpark, conveniently located in downtown El Paso, opened on April 28 and baseball fans have been flocking to the stadium ever since. The local downtown attraction has proven to be both entertaining and lucrative for El Pasoans. More…

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In Chihuahua, a dry outlook for farm workers

In Chihuahua, a dry outlook for farm workers

Mexican farmers block international bridge in day-long protest on April 10

by Andrés Rodríguez // April 28, 2014

Workers in the agricultural sector have reached a turning point in Chihuahua, where they’re struggling to make a living selling apples, corn and beans to consumers at a fair price. They blame the demise of the agricultural sector on the Mexican government’s inaction and the increasing cost of production in the largely unfertile state. More…

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Mexican Economy Falters

Mexican Economy Falters

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // April 25, 2014

Only a few months ago, the Mexican economy was portrayed in the international press as poised for take-off as the next emerging global powerhouse. Stories appeared of a vibrant middle class primed to join the free-spending club of consumers. But as the spring of 2014 progresses, Mexico’s economy is stumbling. More…

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Overall economic weakness in Mexico continued in the 4th quarter of 2013

Overall economic weakness in Mexico continued in the 4th quarter of 2013

Consensus forecast predicts that GDP growth will accelerate this year

by Thomas M. Fullerton, Jr. and Adam G. Walke // March 21, 2014

Overall economic weakness in Mexico continued in the 4th quarter of 2013, with real GDP only 0.7 percent above the level attained during the last quarter of 2012. However, the consensus forecast predicts that GDP growth will accelerate this year, driven by higher government spending and an investment recovery. The consensus calls for 3.1 percent growth in real GDP. More…


NAFTA's Bad Apples

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // March 3, 2014

Facing ruin, apple producers in the Mexican border state of Chihuahua are mulling an anti-dumpring complaint against U.S. imports. Ricardo Marquez Prieto, president of the Chihuahua Regional Union of Fruit Growers, charged that unfair competition from Mexico’s partner in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) threatens the viability of the local apple industry. More…


Mexican business organization to discuss economic development in Ciudad Juárez

Coparmex's 45th Annual Assembly will be held on Jan. 30 at the Cibeles Convention Center

by Berenice Gaytán, El Diario de Juárez // January 28, 2014

The Employers Confederation of the Mexican Republic (Coparmex), a national Mexican business organization, will be holding its 45th Annual Assembly on economic development in Ciudad Juárez on Thursday, January 30. The event is open to the general public. More…


Border businesses eligible for disaster loans

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // January 20, 2014

Certain, small non-agricultural enterprises in the Paso del Norte borderland are now eligible for U.S. Small Business Administration loans because of the drought extending across the region. More…


Christmas orders boost maquiladora industry in Ciudad Juarez

2,923 jobs gained in October, jobs compensate for impacts of tax reform

by Berenice Gaytán, El Diario de Juárez // November 15, 2013


The high cost of candy: Death toll climbs in factory disaster

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // November 13, 2013


Fountains at Farah opens with a splash

by Lucia Quiñonez // November 8, 2013


Border candy factory explodes

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // October 25, 2013


U.S. crisis unsettles Mexico

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // October 11, 2013


O’Rourke, CBA welcome border-crossers on Paso Del Norte bridge

Congressman and downtown business group highlight importance of US-Mexico trade

by Alberto Tomas Halpern and Emanuel Anthony Martinez // September 2, 2013


New Mexico-Chihuahua Border Brouhaha

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // August 29, 2013


Higher Mexican sales tax opposed

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // July 23, 2013


Mass food poisoning at border factories

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // July 11, 2013