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The Mexico I am proud of

Last September 19, Mexico faced the strongest earthquake since 100 years. Even Mexico City, was on a certain extend prepared and had experience with this kind of natural disasters. Sadly 337 causalities* were counted and heavy infrastructure damages occurred, leaving thousands of people without a house. Amazingly, the earthquake took

Monthly interview – October 2017

I am talking today with H.E Fernando Jorge Castro Trenti who is since June 2017 Ambassador of Mexico to the Swiss Confederation. Q1. Ambassador, could you share with us about your diplomatic career? In which countries did you have the opportunity to represent Mexico? I have been Ambassador to the

Monthly interview – August 2017

I am talking today with H.E Ambassador Francisco Gormáz Lira, who leads the Chilean Diplomatic Mission in Bern. On November 24, 2016, Ambassador Francisco Gormáz Lira presented his credentials as Ambassador of Chile to the Swiss Confederation. Q1: Ambassador Francisco Gormaz Lira, could you tell us about yourself and your

Monthly interview – July 2017

NAFTA Modernization vs. Renegotiation Introduction: The influence of USA to Latin American Economy, especially Mexico, has been strongly present during the first 100 days of Trump’s presidency. One of the most discussed topics may be the renegotiation of the NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement). What should we understand under

Monthly interview – April 2016

Key players in renewable energy in Latin America- Potential for Swiss companies  Latin America is a key oil and gas producer with some of the world’s top 10 oil exporters. But, the rapid growth in energy demand amid energy security concerns and increasing climate impacts present Latin American countries with

Monthly interview – March 2016

Monthly interview –  March 2017 Even though there is a revolution in Latin America and the Caribbean towards a sustainable mix of renewable energy, the region mainly stills depends in hydroelectric energy and fossil. One of the leader countries in the implementation of alternative renewable energy sources is Mexico. At

Will Latin Americas be the leader in producing renewable energy?

Energy security, environmental sustainability and economic competitiveness are all at stake in the region’s delicate balancing act. With low technology costs, rapid policy learning curves and some of the world’s best resources, rising energy demand presents an opportunity for the region to move to a more sustainable energy system based

The Automotive industry in Mexico

The Mexican automotive industry is one of the main pillars of Mexico’s economic growth. By today it accounted 3.0 percent of Mexico’s GDP (vs. 1.9 in 1993).   The automobile industry in Mexico has been growing steadily through foreign investment. In 1993, ten plants of five different brands were built; 2015,

Latin America and China

Latin America and China China’s presence in the US “backyard” November, 2016. Xi Jinping, president of China, visited Ecuador, Peru and Chile, with the aim to further discuss trade deals with Latin America. The change of China’s foreign policy with Mr. Xi Jinping looks to a more power projection and