Former President of Mexico Ernesto Zedillo Announced As Keynote Speaker at Border Summit

We are so excited to announce former President of Mexico Ernesto Zedillo will join our Center and the Borderplex Alliance in El Paso as the keynote speaker of this year’s US-Mexico Border Summit August 15. President Zedillo, distinguished for his handling of the 1994 Mexican peso crisis, will share insights on the economic, political, and cultural relationship between the two nations.

El Paso is a critical nexus of exchange between the U.S. and Mexico, and the Texas-Mexico Center hopes that the former president will be able to bring urgent attention to what both countries stand to gain or lose in the current climate of new leadership, a quickly shifting relationship, and retaliatory tariffs.

Read the story and register to attend the Summit.

Mexicans help create, not take jobs away from Texans. Our research featured in the DMN

Our Center presented its first research findings on April 6 in Mexico City. These are the first research findings stemming from our first call for research proposals last year. Some of the key findings presented include that Mexicans workers are complements to U.S. workers, not substitutes. You can read the story featuring our research highlights written by Alfredo Corchado published in the Dallas Morning News. Click here

Mexican news coverage on Center’s Symposium and research findings in Mexico City

The Texas-Mexico Center had its annual Symposium in Mexico City on April 6, where the first research findings were presented. We got great press coverage in  Mexican media, which you can read in the links below.

Dean Matthew Myers, Cox School of Business, Juan Gonzalez, Chairman of the Texas-Mexico Center Executive Board and Dean Thomas DiPiero of Dedman College in Mexico City at the Center’s Annual Symposium.


Fortalecen Mexicanos Economía de Texas

Migrantes mexicanos no quitan trabajo a estadounidenses: Mission Foods Texas-Mexico Center

Inmigrantes mexicanos no desplazan mano de obra

Migración, más empleos

Texas atrae a mexicanos para fortalecer economía

Texas atrae a mexicanos para impulsar economía

Migrantes mexicanos no desplazan mano de obra, crean nuevos empleos

Complementarias las fuerzas laborales de texanos y los migrantes mexicanos

Texas atrae a más mexicanos para fortalecer economía

Texas atrae a más mexicanos para fortalecer economía

“Mexicanos no desplazan mano de obra en los E.U.”

Migrantes mexicanos no quitan trabajos a estadounidenses: The Mission Foods Texas-Mexico Center

GRUMA, aportación bilateral

México y Estados Unidos se complementan en empleos

Texas atrae a más mexicanos para fortalecer economía

Mexicanos y la economía de Texas

México y EU se complementan en empleos

Las 5 noticias de economía y finanzas


Foreign Born Workers Important to Building Texas

Texas needs foreign workers in order to keep up with its construction boom. It’s the state with the second largest amount of foreign born workers in the nation. Out of these 452,382 foreign born workers, 1/3 comes from Mexico.

Michael Cox and Richard Alm from the SMU O’Neal Center for Economic Freedom make a case on why Texas benefits from immigrant workers. You can read the complete article in this link: 32 – Foreign-Born Workers Important to Building Texas

Texas-Mexico Center on the cover of Alliance Magazine – NAFTA

The Texas-Mexico Center made the cover of Alliance Magazine and in it, we give our perspective on how NAFTA has been critical for the economic growth for both Texas and Mexico. You can read the story in this link: 

Modernizing NAFTA would help Texas: Amb. Earl Anthony Wayne

After our event “Texas Factor: Key Variable in the NAFTA Equation,” Ambassador Earl Anthony Wayne wrote an article in the Houston Chronicle in which he states that Texas is the state that would lose the most if the ongoing NAFTA talks go wrong, but could have a lot more to gain if it spoke in favor of a modernized agreement. To read the article, click here.

Press coverage of Texas-Mexico Center’s NAFTA event

The Texas-Mexico Center featured Earl Anthony Wayne, former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, Chris Wallace, President of the Texas Business Association and Matthew Myers, Deans of the SMU Cox School of Business, in its event titled “The Texas Factor: Key Variable in the NAFTA Equation.” The event, done in collaboration with the Bipartisan Policy Center, focused on why NAFTA is key for Texas and why Texas should play a bigger part in the ongoing conversations. Read more about it in the press coverage both in Dallas and Mexico news outlets:


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Mexico Regional news:   (Baja California)  (Tamaulipas)  (Baja California)

Concurso para la promoción del voto de las y los mexicanos residentes en el exterior

El Instituto Nacional Electoral de Mexico (INE) lanzó una convocatoria para organizaciones de la sociedad civil establecidas tanto en México como en Estados Unidos para enviar proyectos que promuevan el voto de los mexicanos en el extranjero. El límite para recibir proyectos es el próximo 15 de noviembre. El monto máximo que recibirán los proyectos seleccionados serán de hasta un millón de pesos – o el equivalente en dólares en el caso de organizaciones en Estados Unidos.

Para conocer los requisitos, visita la siguiente liga: