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[OP-ED]: Trump’s NAFTA delusion

 06/16/2017 - 08:41
El presidente mexicano, Enrique Peña Nieto agradeció la visita de la canciller alemana, Angela Merkel, en un "momento crucial" y destacó la visión compartida de ambos países en democracia, libre comercio, medio ambiente y derechos humanos. EFE
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The Trump administration is determined to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) -- which created a single market from Mexico’s southern border to the Yukon -- but the main political appeal of this policy rests on a popular myth: that “fair” trade requires the United States to have a surplus or balanced trade with both Mexico and Canada.

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Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto thanked the visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a "crucial moment" and highlighted the shared vision of both countries in democracy, free trade, environment and human rights. EFE

[OP-ED]: The education of Donald Trump -- and us

 05/02/2017 - 14:24
The larger education of Donald Trump and, one would hope, his supporters, is surely that government isn’t easy. EFE
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There are so many unusual, unprecedented aspects of Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office that it’s hard to know where to begin.

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The larger education of Donald Trump and, one would hope, his supporters, is surely that government isn’t easy. EFE

[OP-ED]: La enseñanza de Donald Trump ... y la nuestra

 05/02/2017 - 14:21
La mayor enseñanza de Donald Trump y, uno esperaría, que también de sus seguidores, con seguridad es que el gobierno no es fácil. EFE
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Hay tantos aspectos inusuales y sin precedentes de los primeros 100 días de ejercicio de Donald Trump que resulta difícil saber dónde comenzar.

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La mayor enseñanza de Donald Trump y, uno esperaría, que también de sus seguidores, con seguridad es que el gobierno no es fácil. EFE

Amid Venezuela Protests, GM says Authorities seized its car plant

 04/21/2017 - 02:22
 Fotografía de archivo de 19 de noviembre de 2008 que muestra el logo de General Motors World en la fachada exterior de su sede central en Detroit (EE.UU.). EFE/JEFF KOWALSKY/ARCHIVO

General Motors became the latest in a wave of international companies that have shut their doors voluntarily or under duress.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:15pm
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GM halts operations in Venezuela after accusing gov't of seizing factory.
File photo dated Nov. 19, 2008 showing the logo of General Motors World in the façade of its headquarters in Detroit, United States. EFE/JEFF KOWALSKY

[OP-ED]: The TPP lives -- maybe!

 02/16/2017 - 10:32
The US trade deficit of goods and services rose by 0.4% in 2016 to 502.3 billion dollars, which is the highest figure since 2012. The figure corresponds to the last year of government of the former president Barack Obama, who had promised to double the number of US exports by the end of his term in 2010, which has proven to be unfeasible.

Among President Donald Trump’s first acts was an order withdrawing from the TPP. This fulfilled Trump’s campaign promise to torpedo the high-profile agreement between the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries, led by Japan and Mexico. As important, it symbolized Trump’s conviction that ineptly negotiated trade agreements are at the core of America’s economy’s problems.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 7:45am
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The US trade deficit of goods and services rose by 0.4% in 2016 to 502.3 billion dollars, which is the highest figure since 2012. The figure corresponds to the last year of government of the former president Barack Obama, who had promised to double the number of US exports by the end of his term in 2010, which has proven to be unfeasible.

[OP-ED]: Trump’s senseless war on Mexico

 02/03/2017 - 08:10
 
Photo courtesy of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, who spoke during an event in Mexico City, Mexico, at the conclusion of the 33rd Ordinary General Assembly of the National Agricultural and Livestock Council. Peña Nieto remarked today that the country "doubles its commitment" to openness and free trade, despite opposing voices such as that of his counterpart Donald Trump and in the framework of the future renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement ( NAFTA). EFE / Presidency of Mexico

”Mexico braces for a trade war with Washington,” headline in the Financial Times, Jan. 31, 2017.

Let’s hope not, because a trade war triggered by President Trump would be an act of pure economic aggression, unjustified either by the United States’ economic and political interests or by Mexico’s behavior. It would be the economic equivalent of Russia’s seizure of the Crimea, a raw exercise in bullying.

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Friday, February 3, 2017 - 7:59am
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Photo courtesy of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, who spoke during an event in Mexico City, Mexico, at the conclusion of the 33rd Ordinary General Assembly of the National Agricultural and Livestock Council. Peña Nieto remarked today that the country "doubles its commitment" to openness and free trade, despite opposing voices such as that of his counterpart Donald Trump and in the framework of the future renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement ( NAFTA). EFE / Presidency of Mexico