Businesses on US-Mexico border suffer as wait time’s jump 500%
EL PASO — Local businesses in El Paso, Texas, are already seeing the effects of truck congestion and border delays, despite Donald Trump walking back his threats to close the U.S.-Mexican border. Trump instead, gave Mexico a "one-year warning" to deal with what he has described as a "crisis" of ...
Chihuahua is the national leader in cotton production
Chihuahua occupies the 13th place in cotton production worldwide and the 1st place at national level with more than 1 million tons per year, which are grown in another 6 states of northern Mexico. According to Red Chihuahua, in 2018 the number of hectares for cotton cultivation in Chihuahua rose t...
Companies lose around US$4 million due to border crossing problems
CIUDAD JUAREZ – Delays in the crossing of goods between Mexico and the United States have accumulated losses between US$5,000 and US$4 million for companies located in Ciudad Juarez which transport their products to El Paso, Texas. Consejo Nacional de la Industria Maquiladora y Manufacturera de E...
Cross Border Xpress plans US$10 Million in improvements
TIJUANA – Cross Border Xpress, the binational bridge between San Diego and Tijuana International Airport, plans a US$10 million investment to support traffic growth. Nearly 290,000 travelers used the bridge in December, a 31% increase from the previous year, and officials are anticipating 18% to ...
Customs to detonate at the northern border
TIJUANA – Private initiative and authorities of the three orders of government created the Fourth Transformation of Mexico's Customs on the Northern Border, a working group to promote the free border zone. The president of Consejo de Desarrollo de Tijuana (CDT), Aram Hodoyán Navarro, explained t...
Delays at U.S.-Mexico border causing backlogs for automotive industry
CIUDAD JUAREZ – Long delays at the U.S.-Mexico border crossing for goods destined for American plants and consumers are hitting the U.S. auto industry, and the gridlock reduced by half the number of northbound trucks that crossed the entry point last week. Washington's decision to move some 750 a...
Free zone would enlarge regional gap
SONORA – In order for southern Sonora to develop its economy and not present a regional gap within the state, federal and state governments should work together to grant more tax facilities to this area, said Jose de Jesus Nares Felix, president of Cámara Nacional de Comercio, Servicios y Turismo...
Interpuerto Monterrey will receive three investment projects
Interpuerto Monterrey industrial park will receive three new investment projects in the upcoming months, in addition to the eight entrepreneurial projects that have already decided to become installed here. ...
Juarez protects foreign trade operations
CIUDAD JUAREZ – Due to the works of Project I-10 Connect the industrial sector in Ciudad Juarez will shield the operations of foreign trade, releasing operations by the international crossing Zaragoza-Ysleta, when it is required, informed Asociación de Maquiladoras (AMAC-Index Juárez). Sergio S...
Juarez stands out due to its customs system
CIUDAD JURAEZ – In recent days a very important meeting was held with the governor of the State of Chihuahua, Javier Corral, the mayor of Juárez, Armando Cabada and the general administrator of Customs, Ricardo Peralta in order to discuss the impact of exports on the border. The mayor stated tha...
KCS to build US$99 million cargo processing facility at U.S.-Mexico border
Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS) will develop a US$99 million cargo processing facility at the U.S.-Mexico border, aimed to improve traffic between southern Texas and the state of Tamaulipas in northern Mexico. Once the facility is completed, the company forecasts it can increase traffic from 24 ...
Maquiladoras carry out exports through other methods
CHIHUAHUA – Due to the partial closure of international crossings at the Ciudad Juárez- El Paso border, manufacturing companies must pay for other methods such as charters with costs ranging from US$35,000 to US$100,000 for their goods to arrive on time at their destination. The presidents of th...
Mexico has great potential in solar energy
With an annual solar exposure of 2,400 kilowatts per square meter, Mexico's geographic location is ideal for becoming a world power in solar power generation in the coming years. "The Solar Belt covers the entire country, mainly the northern states with the largest territorial extension such as Son...
Texas Needs Immigration to Grow Its GDP
Immigration and population growth are two trends that allow the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to grow in Texas. The Lone Star State also needs more prepared workforce to attract a variety of industries and to create wealth. Recently, the President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Robert ...
Texas Republicans warn Trump about ramifications of closing U.S.-Mexico border
TEXAS – As president Donald Trump threatens to shut down the U.S.-Mexico border, some of the highest-ranking Texans from within his own party are warning about the consequences of doing so. "Closing the border to legal commerce would be devastating to Texas, millions of jobs, in Texas and across ...
Traffic lights will be removed at customs
HERMOSILLO – In the middle of this year, customs in Mexico will stop checking randomly in land, air and sea ports, meaning that the traffic lights will stop working, according to the general customs administrator, Ricardo Peralta Saucedo. Peralta stressed that these measures were taken in order ...
US$1 million investment to equip schools with water purifiers
CHIHUAHA – With an investment of US$1 million, DIF Estatal Chihuahua delivered 1,589 microbiological water purification tanks to schools that have the School Breakfast Program, in its hot and cold modality, in the 67 municipalities of the state. This program was coordinated by Dirección de Alime...



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