Mexican Governors Meet for Anti-Trump Contingency Plan

By: Elena Toledo - @NenaToledo - Jan 11, 2017, 10:36 am
Anti-Trump Contingency Plan
Mexican governors are hoping to strengthen ties with other nations should relations with the US falters. (Gulf Elite)

EspañolThe National Conference of Governors in Mexico is working on a strategy to address measures that could be put in place by President-elect Donald Trump regarding trade.

President of the Conference, Governor of Morelos, Graco Ramirez said Donald Trump’s attitude is an opportunity for the Mexican government as well as for the Mexican people to extend their vision and look for opportunities in other parts of the world.

Officials are reportedly planning a trip to China and Japan in hopes of bringing in new investment deals to protect the economy of various regions of the country should relations with the US falter.

“This is an opportunity,” he said at an event called the Dialogue and Agreement to Strengthen the Morelos Economy. “While Donald Trump wants to close the border, we are going to open new borders and have the Chinese here with us.”

According to Ramírez, in the state of Morelos, officials are looking for ways to generate more jobs through an investment of around US $36 million, and by trying to attract entrepreneurs with fiscal stimulus deals.

Next Monday, the governors of states along the northern border with the US will meet to create a plan to respond to Donald Trump’s potential impact on the economy.

As for the investments of national entrepreneurs, the governor said the National Finance for Agricultural and Rural Development can fund up to US $19 million worth of projects. They also have access to US $900,000 to carry out projects by young entrepreneurs focused on business incubation, among other plans.

Ramirez said that in Morelos, there will be facilities for all entrepreneurs to use to carry out their projects, as well as subsidies and other economic, financial and fiscal benefits.

Source: Milenio

Elena Toledo Elena Toledo

Educator by trade, social-media apprentice, activist for a democratic Honduras, and free thinker. Follow her on Twitter @NenaToledo.

Uruguay’s Israeli Committee Accuses UN of Inciting Terrorist Violence

By: Sabrina Martín - @SabrinaMartinR - Jan 11, 2017, 10:34 am

EspañolFollowing a terrorist attack in Jerusalem on Sunday, Uruguay's Israeli Committee addressed the United Nations Security Council, accusing its members of "fomenting terrorist violence," and criticized the countries where terrorism occurs for allowing death to continue — Uruguay among them. The condemnation came in response to an alleged assassination attempt, when a truck accelerated to kill young military men between the ages of 20 and 22 and left 17 other people injured. The Israeli Central Committee issued a statement against Arab Palestinian terrorism in response. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1459522593195-0'); });   This is the first time the UN Security Council has issued a resolution against Israel, and it was able to move forward without a veto from the United States. The letter from the Central Committee of Uruguay stated that "the words of the UN condemnation of Israel on December 23 still echo. Resolutions, instead of leading to peace, foment terrorist violence ... It is time for everyone who raises their hand in this international body to assume responsibility for the deaths it causes." Uruguay is part of the UN Security Council as a non-permanent member. It was one of the nations that voted against the advance of the Israeli settlements in disbuted areas. Source: El Observador 

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