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Friday AM February 4th, 2011

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox visited Houston’s Greenspoint District to promote Mexican investment in the U.S.. Andrew Schneider has the story.

Mexican President Vicente Fox

Fox met with Alejandro del Valle, head of the Hispanic Business Center, a business incubator, and Mexican-based call center Contact Line. He praised HBC for its work in providing a base of operations for an expected 300 Mexican corporations seeking to do business in the U.S. and Canada.

“I would call this business a synthesis of NAFTA. I think it’s an idea that will build that future of prosperity and partnership that NAFTA’s been trying to build among our nations, but now is going to be done by the business community.”

Asked whether Mexican businesses were moving to the U.S. to escape drug violence at home, Fox had this to say.

“Violence in Mexico, at the very end, comes from drug consumption in this nation and the funds and resources that it generates to bribe Mexican authorities, to equip the cartels with the weapons, the ammunition, that comes from this nation.”

 Mexican President Vicente Fox

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Andrew Schneider

Andrew Schneider

Politics and Government Reporter

Andrew heads Houston Public Media’s coverage of national, state, and local elections. He also reports on major policy issues before the Texas Legislature and county and city governments across Greater Houston. Before taking up his current post, Andrew spent five years as Houston Public Media’s business reporter, covering the oil...

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