Reuters - Planned free trade negotiations between Latin America's two biggest economies are in jeopardy as a result of the dispute over auto exports, Mexico's economy minister said.
Latin American Herald Tribune - Mexico’s imports of Chinese-made shoes climbed 151 percent in January, a month after compensatory quotas on those consumer goods expired. Mexican shoe manufacturers have asked for an analysis of "possible safeguards."
Reuters - Brazil and Mexico resumed talks to save a decade-old auto trade deal on Wednesday, but a Brazilian official told Reuters that Latin America's top economy was unlikely to back down from its demands.
Associated Press — The Brazilian government officially asked Mexico to set a $1.4 billion annual limit on autos shipped to Brazil, an official with direct knowledge of trade talks between the two nations said Friday.
Reuters - Mexican gross fixed investment rose in December as the measure of spending on machinery, equipment and new construction gained steam for the second month in a row. Gross fixed investment rose 1.8 percent in December from November.www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/07/mexico-economy-idUSL2E8E70UN20120307
PoliticalNews.me - Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American neighbors, Canada and Mexico, was 11.6 percent higher in December 2011 than in December 2010, totaling $74.2 billion.
The Trucker - Twenty-two Mexico-domiciled carriers have now applied to participate in the cross-border demonstration project, and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration officials have appealed for more Mexican carriers to apply.
Xinhua - Foreign ministers of the Group of 20 (G20) on Sunday convened in Los Cabos to discuss important issues including global governance, food safety, climate change and green growth.
Inquirer Global Nation - The Philippine and Mexican governments signed two bilateral agreements that include the establishment of a joint consultaton meetng and providing for an exchange of information and training.
Truckinginfo - Total cargo thefts in Mexico rose 13 percent for the year, according to the FreightWatch International 2011 Mexico Cargo Theft Report. It's actually a slowdown from recent years.