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When Water Scarcity Leads to Conflict | America Abroad Media

When Water Scarcity Leads to Conflict | America Abroad Media | Border Economy | Scoop.it

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water and conflict

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U.S.-Mexico Border Delays Costing Economy Billions | Transport Topics Online

U.S.-Mexico Border Delays Costing Economy Billions | Transport Topics Online | Border Economy | Scoop.it
Delays at U.S.-Mexico border crossings cost the U.S. economy $7.8 billion in 2011 as improvements lagged behind traffic growth, Bloomberg News reported Wednesday.
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Investments in border infrastruture are way overdue.

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Mexico congratulates Brazil win in rival WTO candidacy

Mexico congratulates Brazil win in rival WTO candidacy | Border Economy | Scoop.it
MEXICO CITY: Mexico congratulated Brazilian diplomat Roberto Azevedo for his victory in the race to lead the World Trade Organization, confirming the defeat of its candidate, former Mexican trade chie...
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So it is, a Brazilian diplomat will lead the WTO. But didn't Mexico beat Brazil in soccer for the gold in the 2012 Olympics? That's some consolation, right...?

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San Diego Mayor Building Economic Bridges to Tijuana

San Diego Mayor Building Economic Bridges to Tijuana | Border Economy | Scoop.it
Mayor Bob Filner sees the border as a potential economic engine for the region, a remarkable shift in a city once viewed as a hotbed for illegal immigration.
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“We need to make the border the center, not the end — but the biggest problem we have is not security, it is openness and communication,” Mr. Filner said in an interview in his City Hall office.

 

Well said, Mr. Mayor.

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Brazil in tight race with Mexico to head WTO - FT.com

Brazil in tight race with Mexico to head WTO - FT.com | Border Economy | Scoop.it
Roberto Azevêdo of Brazil and Herminio Blanco of Mexico are scrambling to secure last minute votes in a tight race to become the next head of the troubled World Trade Organisation. The stakes are high.
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Oh, now this IS a tough one for me, having lived in both Mexico and Brazil. Mexico, Brazil? Brazil, Mexico?

 

From strictly a U.S. trade policy perspective, it would be of greater advantage to the U.S. if Blanco were to head of the WTO, as Mexico remains our #1 trading partner and pro North American and multilateral trade.

 

On the other hand, Brazil is both an economic powerhouse and the leader for the development of South American free trade, as in Mercosur and SAFTA. This would be a fantastic opportunity in favor of trade and economic development in the Global South.

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