Tag Archives: Mexico

Mexico: Getting ready for new business

  Recently, Dawson Strategic had the opportunity to visit Veracruz, Mexico. Located in the Gulf of Mexico, the city was once the gateway for the Spanish Conquistadors and the fall of the Aztec Empire. Nowadays, Veracruz is the most important maritime port in Mexico, and a modern multimodal transportation hub that offers new investment opportunities […]

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Is Mexico the New Norway?

On December 20, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto signed into law landmark energy reforms that will open up Mexico’s oil and gas sector to private investment.  Mexico has been closed-off to such investment since the sector was nationalized in 1938 and Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) has operated as a state-owned monopoly since that time.  Among […]

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North American Vision

For several months the Dawson Strategic Team has been involved in a special research project looking at the evolution of the NAFTA and future prospects for North American competitiveness. Together with my co-authors Christopher Sands (Hudson Institute) and Duncan Wood (Mexico Institute), we conclude that the best way for Canada, the United States and Mexico to achieve global competitiveness is by […]

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Isn’t that what diplomats are supposed to do?

In a May 10 OpEd for iPolitics, I questioned the fairness of Miningwatch’s criticisms of the Canadian Embassy in Mexico under the watch of Ambassador Guillermo Rychinski and argue that a timid foreign service is the last thing Canadian business needs when it is trying to develop a foothold in emerging markets.  Following is an excerpt: […]

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