Tag Archives: Mexico

Nuestra Casa (Our House): A New Model for Self-help & Improvement Along the Texas/Mexico Border

In 2007, the Nuestra Casa program was evaluated by the Texas A&M Department of Landscape, Architecture and Urban Planning, with Dr. Cecilia Giusti as primary investigator. Her final report indicated that Nuestra Casa provides a highly effective model to improve …  More

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The Growth of Knowledge-Based Small Firms in Monterrey, Mexico

"The Growth of Knowledge-Based Small Firms in Monterrey, Mexico" by Elsie Echeverri-Carroll: Monterrey, in the Mexican state of Nuevo León, long has been known for its large industrial enterprises and heavy industry. Today, however, the city is transitioning to a …  More

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Medicare in Mexico: Innovating for Fairness and Cost Savings

This publication presents the results of a policy research project conducted during the 2006-2007 academic year that examined the availability of health coverage for U.S. retirees in Mexico. The project surveyed more than 1,000 retirees in Mexico, and students visited …  More

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Managing Used Oil Along the Mexico-U.S. Border

This report describes and assesses policies for management of used oil in both the U.S. and Mexico, with particular focus on the El Paso-Ciudad Juárez area. The report begins with an evaluation of Texas’s used oil management system, from the …  More

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Remote Sensing and Clandestine Tire Pile Identification

This report examines the waste tire problem along the Texas-Mexico border and explores the possibility of evaluating aerial imagery in GIS-based software in order to identify clandestine tire piles. Remote sensing technologies are promising for the continued effort to recycle …  More

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At the Crossroads: The Texas/Mexico Border Economy at Cameron County and Matamoros

Cameron County, Texas and Matamoros, Mexico face the Rio Grande River where it meets the Gulf of Mexico; it is a place of natural beauty and agricultural strength. The region has a strong economic and cultural heritage, established educational assets …  More

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Global Trends & Market Shifts: Texas, China, and Mexico

At the state level, the majority of Texas’ trade historically has been, and continues to be, with Mexico. Texas and Mexico have leveraged their common border to establish a relationship that shapes local economies and policies on both sides. But …  More

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Manifiesto: The Texas Sales Tax Rebate and Cross-Border Mexican Shoppers

Shoppers around the world cross borders from one country in order to shop in another. In fact, shopping is increasingly recognized as a primary motive for international travel. Nowhere is this more evident than at the Texas-Mexico border. A report …  More

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Banking Across Borders: The Future of the U.S.-Mexico Remittance Corridor

In 2004, Mexican immigrants in the United States sent a record of $16.6 billion dollars to their relatives in Mexico. Cross-border consolidation of banks has created the opportunity for migrants to send money home at no cost. However, most migrants …  More

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Ten Years Hence, Is NAFTA Succeeding?

In the early 1990s, the proposed North American Free Trade Agreement, linking Canada, Mexico, and the United States, prompted intense debate. Today, ten years after the agreement took effect, it remains a flash point, much criticized in both Mexico and …  More

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