Rubble is a fixture of most construction sites.

Rusting concrete rebar is a hidden danger

Second of a series entitled The Joy of Construction in Mexico, chronicling the writer’s first steps as a home inspector in Mazatlán. Becoming a home inspector in Mexico presented a number of unique FULL STORY

The ubiquitous five-gallon bucket, an essential piece of equipment.

The 5-gallon bucket: cornerstone of growth

Most of the modern civilizations across the globe have technology and industry as a cornerstone of their economic prosperity and growth. Railroads, communications networks, natural resources and transportation infrastructure are FULL STORY

Mexican protesters confront the marines sent in to disband them

Should the military be deployed as police?

There is nothing noble about war. In the words of the Spanish-American philosopher and poet George Santayana, it “wastes a nation’s wealth, chokes its industries, kills its flower,” and “condemns FULL STORY

Around 98% of the corn that Mexicans use to make tortillas and other staples of their diet comes from the US.

Reshaping NAFTA could be good for MX

Among other threats targeting Mexico during his election campaign, U.S. President Donald Trump harshly criticized the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a 23-year-old tripartite deal that removed tariffs and FULL STORY