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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.