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WHAT'S NEXT?: Mexico's economy and status with the U.S. faces uncertain times as a result of Donald Trump's recent election as America's next president. The impacts of Donald Trump's pre-election threats are already being felt by Mexico's economy and may have unforeseen consequences for both nations.

  • [New] Clearfield expects to open optical fiber production in its Mexico facility and begin production of optical cable in North America in early calendar year 2023. Inside Towers
  • [New] In recent years, a wide array of trade actions pursued by the United States, foreign and domestic policies of the United States and China, reputational risks, and supply chain breakdowns are driving a trend of more and more manufacturing moving from Asia to Mexico. JD Supra
  • [New] Governors of Texas and New Mexico are fighting against interim facilities in their states for fear of becoming permanent dumps. Times of San Diego
  • [New] Supply at Stake: With a five-year offshore leasing program, the Gulf of Mexico is projected to produce an average of 2.6 million barrels per day of oil and natural gas from 2022-2040. American Petroleum Institute
  • [New] The Mexican government has not only announced plans for a new international airport at Tulum but is also planning a new Mayan Railway that will take tourists to Mayan ruins not currently on the tourist track. The Baffler
  • [New] Oil production in the Permian basin of West Texas and New Mexico is climbing toward a predicted 5.7 million bpd in 2023 with U.S. crude trading around $100 a barrel. Reuters
  • [New] New Mexico is a hub for oil, natural gas, and wind and solar energy, and has been ranked in the top 3 states for best solar energy potential and ranked 13 in wind energy production. Energy Futures Initiative
  • [New] Empowering and employing Indigenous people will help their communities access and understand services, become more comfortable in their new homes, and contribute to the community both in the U.S. and Mexico. Grist
  • [New] Clean Cars rules will open new doors to cleaner air and healthier communities in New Mexico by reducing dirty vehicle pollution and addressing climate change. New Mexico Clean Cars | Clean Air
  • [New] The entire coastal United States from Brownsville to Boston may be at a greater risk for significant impact in 2022, although the smart money is on the Atlantic coast rather than the Gulf of Mexico. LinkedIn
  • [New] Wyoming and New Mexico, with their wind, solar, and natural gas resources, could focus on production while supplying offtakers in the larger, more urbanized states of Utah and Colorado. Utility Dive
  • The largest wildfire in the US has burned around 170 homes in New Mexico, and continues to threaten communities and businesses. Saudigazette
  • New Mexico's bourgeoning renewable energy sector could supply thousands of volts of power to urban markets to the west in California and Arizona. Carlsbad Current-Argus
  • Mexico has the potential to play a big part in the future of battery production, particularly due to its strong manufacturing industry, but by nationalizing its energy sector it will not play a major role in providing green energy for the global transition.
  • The high cost is the opportunity that Mexico is missing to take advantage of China's problems with the United States. Mexico Daily Post
  • Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says his administration will not impose sanctions on Russia because of its invasion of Ukraine. Al Jazeera
  • Agencies will most likely hold off on any more prescribed burns in spring as the devastating Hermits Peak / Calf Canyon wildfire continues to blaze through northern New Mexico. Albuquerque Journal
  • New Mexico featured the 10th highest number of violent threats and the 10th highest number of violent incidents at public schools in the United States. Intelligent
  • In five states - Colorado, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Virginia, and Wyoming - there are no legal protections for abortion and it's unclear how access will play out.
  • For example, in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico, between 340,000 and 2.5 million fed cattle will need to move out of formula contracts annually. Feedstuffs
  • The most critical fire danger remains the next two days across practically the entire state of New Mexico. AP News

Last updated: 24 May 2022