Trumped:  AZ and Mexico to launch a joint program designed to expedite trade at ‘Speed of Business’


Mayor of Nogales, Son., on the election; Tohono O’odham looking forward.

Source: Joint Effort Aims for Border Crossing at ‘Speed of Business’ – Arizona Public Media

By Lorraine Rivera

The border city of Nogales is setting a new standard in binational business with quicker, easier trade across the U.S.-Mexican border, two leaders say.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey toured the border with U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jacobson amid the launch of a program designed to expedite trade between the two countries at the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales.

Nogales, Sonora, Mayor Temo Galindo also shared his thoughts on the economy following the U.S. election.

“The people in Mexico, people in the privacy sector, they are nervous because what is going to happen when the new president of the U.S. assumes his charge?” Galindo asked. “So that is a reason because the peso is going to lose some of its value.”

Galindo also spoke about what Donald Trump’s presidency will mean for Mexico.

“His proposals in his campaign could put at some risk the relations with both countries, but we hope that in the practice of the president of the U.S. he could give continuity to all the programs we have, like this checkpoint between the two governments.”

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