May 2009 | Silvia Chavez & David Robillard, Mexico City
Foreign mining operations in Latin America can be reputational powerkegs unless companies work hard at building local community relations and goodwill. Some Canadian firms in Mexico have learned that lesson the hard way.
A New Growth Industry: Carbon Fraud
May 2009 | Shanti Salas, Miami
As the US Congress considers a cap-and-trade system aimed at reducing emissions of carbon dioxide and other global warming gases, fraudsters are licking their lips at the multi-billion dollar potential for gaming the system..
The Colombianization of Mexico
May 2009 | Andrés Otero, Miami
As the Mexican drug cartels extend their power and corrosive influence, look south to Colombia to understand where Mexico is headed. But, while drug-related violence will likely continue unabated for some time, there are reasons to take solace in the example of Colombia, where the government learned to take back the country.
Mexico Insecurity – Taking the Pulse
May 2009 | Guillaume Corpart Muller & David Robillard, Maxico City
According to a survey conducted by Kroll for the American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico, 75% of executives believe that the country's deteriorating security is hurting their businesses and 15% say it's having a severe impact. But so far there is no evidence that investments are fleeing..
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