104. The Contreras Report: Business Mexico

Episode 4 May 22, 2020 00:25:40
104. The Contreras Report: Business Mexico
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109. The Contreras Report: Business Mexico

Mexico elected to U.S. Security Council...USMCA Trade agreement starts...Lopez Obrador visits U.S...Lopez Obrador disapproval rates spike upward...President AMLO takes baby steps towards controlling elections...MX City Mayor announces multi-billion dollar spending...Remittances hit $15 billion...Is there child labor in Mexico?... Maya Train derailed...U.S. Trade organizations complain about Lopez Obrador's hamfisted policies...IMF predicts 10.5% GDP shrinkage...Mexico drought forces Mexico to import 100,000 tons of beans...Former Pemex CEO charged with massive crimes is being extradited from Spain...Arrest warrants for suspects in the disappearance of 43 students...Mexico City Police Chief attacked and wounded by pistoleros... Mexican resorts begin to open...Mexico ranks 6th in pandemic deaths... The host is Raoul Lowery-Contreras. ...

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May 01, 2020 00:23:29
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101. The Contreras Report: Business Mexico

SEGMENT 1 MEXICO SHUTS DOWN FOR CORONAVIRUS- In all, 18% of firms in Mexico are considered essential and are allowed to stay open. Alcalde said that of the remaining nonessential firms, 87% had closed and 13% had refused to do so. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador also said he didn’t like businessmen going out to seek loans from international lending agencies, further angering the business sector. Under U.S. pressure, Mexico pledged Friday to reopen automotive plants in a “gradual and cautious” process. On Monday, Labor Secretary Luisa Maria Alcalde praised some automakers for reducing or stopping nonessential parts of their operations. The U.S. government launched a campaign to get Mexico to reopen plants, suggesting the supply chain of the North American free trade zone could be permanently affected if they didn’t resume production. Mexico’s border assembly plants are key to the U.S. supply chain, including those of autos and defense contractors, and employees at some of the facilities have staged walkouts and protests because of fears over the coronavirus. Ellen Lord, U.S. undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, had voiced similar concerns Monday in Washington. “We are seeing impacts on the industrial base by several pockets of closure internationally. Particularly of note is Mexico, where we have a group of companies that are impacting many of our major primes,” she said Alcalde publicly shamed some textile and footwear firms, as well as a department store chain, for not obeying closure orders for nonessential businesses.   SEGMENT TWO Private business group arranged a huge loan to help small and medium size businesses affected by the coronavirus ...

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May 29, 2020 00:42:01
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105. The Contreras Report: Business Mexico

President Lopez Obrador...Manuel Bartlett...Enrique Camarena...Pemex...1st Quarter GDP contraction...Eight billion-dollar Maya Train...Mexico designs and manufactures ventilators for coronavirus victims for thousands of dollars less...Cancun back online...Seven Mexican governors unite to defeat Lopez Obrador/Bartlett sleazy takeover of all electrical generation in Mexico..."Blood will flow" say Mexican women if the government shuts down their electricity...Pemex oil refineries 4th and 5th worst polluters in the world...Mexican built cars exported to Azerbaijan...Lopez Obrador wants a nation survey to measure "happiness" ...American Department of Defense joins with American Legion Mexico City Post to feed needy... The host is Raoul Lowery-Contreras. ...

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