RAILROAD TRAFFIC UP FROM MEXICO

Editor’s note: This article is part of an occasional series examining U.S.-Mexico trade and the economy along the Texas-Mexico border. SAN ANTONIO — Anyone wondering which industrial sector is the most important in U.S.-Mexico border trade only has to see what the double-stacked freight cars…

CBP COMMISSIONER WORRIED ABOUT CORRUPTION

THE BROWNSVILLE HERALD    The U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner admits that the threat of Mexican drug cartels trying to infiltrate the government agency by attempting to corrupt the federal agents is all too real.    Alan D. Bersin, commissioner of CBP in the…

NEEDED COOPERATION IN IMPORTATION OF PRODUCE

Nogales- In order to reduce bottlenecks of commercial shipments at the U.S.-Mexico border, the government should improve inter-agency cooperation – including data sharing – and recognize the need to increase Customs & Border Protection staffing as a means to minimize crossing times. Those are two…

TEXAS REAPING BENEFIT FROM MEXICO TRADE

By DAVID HENDRICKS SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS May 31, 2011, 11:12PM Close [X] Editor’s note: This is the third in an occasional series examining U.S.-Mexico trade and the economy along the Texas-Mexico border. As the United States and Mexico edge toward a new cross-border trucking arrangement,…

DRUG WAR IN MEXICO DOES NOT HINDER TRADE

By Jason Buch, David Hendricks San Antonio Express News McALLEN — As the rest of the world tries to claw its way out of the economic downturn, businesses here and across the Rio Grande are hanging “help wanted” signs. It’s evidence that despite the drug…