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Mexico City COVID-19 update March 26

Mexico City lockdown

March 26, 2020, day whatever of the COVID-19 global crisis, and we’re here to report that Mexico City is still hopping.  We’re not going to say that things are normal — they’re not — but we took a bike ride up Av. Alvaro Obregon in central Colonia Roma at lunch time today and the stores and restaurants were open with customers.  There’s no question that foot traffic is way down (vehicle traffic was fairly heavy), but there were people out there ordering their glasses of wine or beer while perusing menus at outdoor cafes. The media are telling us that this is not the case in most of Europe right now, so maybe it’s no wonder that the occasional tourist couple can still be seen stubbornly sticking out the remainder of their Mexico City vacation.   Continue reading Mexico City COVID-19 update March 26

AMLO in OMG infrastructure reveal

On November 26, 2019, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) gathered dozens of business leaders at the National Palace to announce a National Infrastructure Investment Agreement (ANII) comprising approximately US$42 billion of private sector investment in the country’s infrastructure.  We’re pleased, of course, because we really need it, but there is a lot of background and context to the splashy announcement so here goes.  Continue reading AMLO in OMG infrastructure reveal

Economic slowdown the talk of the town

Ten years ago we were crawling around in the smoldering wreckage of the 2008 financial crisis, hoping to survive the economic nuclear winter on grubs and bark.  Heaven knows there were some lean times there but somewhere along the way things must have turned around because in more recent years, to hear the media tell it, the North American economy had become Biggie Smalls, spending its days smoking blunts and drinking Cristal with chickenheads in a jacuzzi and it was all good.  Biggie’s long dead of course and the media are now auguring a similar fate for the NAFTA-zone economy, and much like back-to-school, we feel like we’re not ready for the heady summer of fun to end. Continue reading Economic slowdown the talk of the town