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Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico James Jones, left, and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey talk about the importance of U.S.-Mexico trade at a Woodrow Wilson Center event in Washington.

Gov. Doug Ducey told a U.S.-Mexico diplomacy conference Wednesday that maintaining good trade between the countries is important, and he expects the state to have a “seat at the table” in any upcoming trade negotiations. Read more»

A sign opposing the Trans-Pecos pipeline hangs in a neighborhood near where the pipeline could run near Alpine.

A group of energy companies has cleared its last regulatory hurdle before piping West Texas natural gas beneath 143 miles of largely untouched Big Bend-area land and into Mexico. Read more»

A sign opposing the Trans-Pecos pipeline hangs in a neighborhood near where the pipeline could run near Alpine.

A coalition of Texas ranchers, environmentalists and other disgruntled landowners is claiming a small victory in its long-shot battle to block a hefty pipeline planned to carry natural gas beneath 143 miles of largely untouched Big Bend-area land into Mexico. Read more»

David Keller, an archaeologist at Sul Ross State University and head of the Big Bend Conservation Alliance, looks out over land in Brewster County, near the site of a planned pipeline that would send Texas gas to Mexico.

Companies run by two billionaires are teaming up to build a 143-mile pipeline to carry natural gas through the Big Bend region of Texas and into Mexico. An unlikely coalition of environmentalists, landowners and others is fighting to thwart the project. Read more»

Donald Trump

'They’re rapists,' Trump said of Mexicans while announcing his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. Read more»

Business tycoon Carlos Slim Helu says he supports Gov. Doug Ducey and predicts relationships between Arizona and Mexico will improve.

Carlos Slim Helu, a tycoon known as one of the world’s richest businessmen, talked international trade and gave advice to the Phoenix business community on Wednesday. In his talk, he spoke about the future of U.S.-Mexico relations, among other things. Read more»

State legislators across Mexico this week sealed a deal that will end the government’s 75-year-old energy monopoly, enabling Mexican and foreign enterprises to vie for a slice of the country’s oil, gas and electricity production. This is big, the stuff of history. Read more»

Carlos Slim Helú (right), President, Carlos Slim Foundation

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto vows big changes with the economic reforms he's pushing and they've already taken more than a little change from the pockets of mega-mogul Carlos Slim, who lost the title of the world's richest man. Read more»

Mexican telecom tycoon Carlos Slim, right, is the world's richest man.

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has sent a long-awaited telecommunications reform bill to Congress that proposes to shake up the TV and telephone markets. The proposed legislation could threaten Carlos Slim’s status as the world’s richest man. Read more»

Carlos Slim

Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim has again topped Forbes magazine's annual list of the world's billionaires. Read more»

Carlos Slim

Mexico’s Occupy protesters, who focus on poverty and workers’ rights, have failed to win many followers. The movement has been entirely ignored by Mexico’s mainstream politicians. And most Mexicans are more concerned with an end to drug violence. Read more» 2

Carlos Slim

At the top of the food chain sat the world’s richest man. At his flanks were Mexico's top TV moguls. But peace and prosperity broke down this year, with Slim trying to plunge into the TV market while the television kings pushed into his sacred phone business. Read more» 1