Tag Archives: Economics

Trump’s Plans Could Cripple Small Businesses on the Border

Last week when President Trump’s Press Secretary Sean Spicer dropped the possibility of a 20% tariff on Mexican imports to pay for Trump’s wall, pubic voices around the country cried out. Big corporations complained tariffs would ruin them. Experts said … Continue reading

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Canceled Ford Plant Adds To Mexico’s Economic Frustrations

San Luis Potosi state lost out on more than a billion dollars in investment and thousands of jobs when Ford changed plans and nixed a factory. Angry locals pin the blame directly on Donald Trump.

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Mexico Considers Retaliation Should U.S. Withdraw From NAFTA

MEXICO CITY, DF – Mexicans are anxious about the future of  the North American Free Trade Agreement, and how the incoming administration of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump may seek to change or even withdraw from the agreement. Mexican officials are now speaking with Asian … Continue reading

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West Texans Get In on Growing Texas Wine Industry

At Cathedral Mountain Vineyard in Alpine, volunteer grape-picker Susan Howard wants her title on the record. “Susan Howard, number one picker,” she laughs. “Be sure to put that down.” Howard is one of about sixty people who woke up early on … Continue reading

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Texas Farmworker: 1966 Strike ‘Was Like Heading Into War’

In the summer of 1966, farmworkers staged a historic march across Texas to protest low wages and poor working conditions. Fifty years later, some of them are telling their stories for the first time.

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Lorne Matalon, Texas Fronteras Desk Correspondent, Chosen as 2016-2017 UT Energy Journalism Fellow

Lorne Matalon, the Fronteras Desk correspondent for Texas based at Marfa Public Radio and West Texas Public Radio, has been selected as the next Energy Journalism Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin for 2016-2017. Matalon was awarded the fellowship opportunity … Continue reading

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Fronteras Desk In Colombia: How Microcredit Can Both Bolster And Burn The Poor

This story was produced by West Texas Public Radio and Fronteras: The Changing America Desk. Fronteras is a reporting collaboration of NPR member stations in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California focused on the US-Mexico border.  BOGOTA, Colombia — Microfinance … Continue reading

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Fronteras Desk In Colombia: Key US Ally Debates Peace Accord With FARC Guerrillas

This story was produced by West Texas Public Radio and Fronteras: The Changing America Desk. Fronteras is a reporting collaboration of NPR member stations in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California focused on the US-Mexico border. — BOGOTA, Colombia — … Continue reading

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Brewster County Judge Backtracks on “Done Deal” Comment, Pipeline Opposition Begins Fundraising

A week after saying the planned Trans Pecos Pipeline looks to be a “done deal,” Brewster County Judge Eleazar Cano says he’s not so sure that’s the case anymore. “Well, it’s not over ‘til it’s over,” Cano said at a recent … Continue reading

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The “Comic-Con” of Energy Conferences Wraps Up in Houston

The huge annual energy gathering known as CERA Week wrapped up on Friday in Houston. The conference, now in its 34th year, brings energy industry leaders and experts together alongside policymakers – and more than a few bomb-sniffing dogs – … Continue reading

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