Archive for the ‘Mexico’ Category

Brazil & Mexico: Transforming Latin American Convenience Stores

Via Emerging Markets Today, an interesting look at how Brazil and Mexico are transforming the usual Latin American convenience store: Convenience stores (or c-stores) in Latin America have been expanding consistently in recent years. Due to shifting consumer preferences, urbanization, and the rising demand for products that can be used on the go, convenience stores […]

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Mexican Gangs: Criminal Conglomerates

Via The Economist, an article on the growing influence and scale of Mexican gangs: On May 3rd Mexico introduced a law applying strict controls on the import of chemicals used by Mexico’s gangs to make synthetic drugs. The law is backed by harsh criminal penalties. This is a striking move by Andrés Manuel López Obrador, […]

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Mexico’s Brew Coup: The Real Reason Bud Light Sales Are Plunging

Courtesy of The Washington Post, an interesting look at Mexico’s global dominance in the beer market: After the Great Recession, the Dutch had a solid grip on the global beer market, powered by Holland hop heavyweight Heineken. But within a decade, the Netherlands — indeed all of Europe’s hoppy heartland — would be unceremoniously thrashed […]

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Mexico and Peru: Soft Fruit Superpowers

Via the World Economic Forum, a look at how Peru and Mexico boosted berry production hundreds of times over in just 10 years: Carlos Gereda didn’t know what he was starting when he brought some blueberries home to Peru from Chile in 2006. He wanted to know if they would grow in his native soil […]

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Mexico’s Lopez Obrador Accelerates Lithium Nationalization

Courtesy of Reuters, a report that Mexico’s President Lopez Obrador has ordered his government to step up lithium nationalization Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Saturday signed a decree handing over responsibility for lithium reserves to the energy ministry, after nationalizing lithium deposits last April. During an event in Sonora, Lopez Obrador signed the decree […]

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Mexico Will Benefit From Washington’s Chip Focus

Via Geopolitical Futures, a look at how Mexico will benefit from Washington’s focus on building a North American semiconductor supply chain: The United States is prioritizing the creation of a regional semiconductor production chain to give itself alternatives to Asian firms, especially those with ties to China. Even for the country that invented the semiconductor, […]

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Wildcats & Black Sheep is a personal interest blog dedicated to the identification and evaluation of maverick investment opportunities arising in frontier - and, what some may consider to be, “rogue” or “black sheep” - markets around the world.

Focusing primarily on The New Seven Sisters - the largely state owned petroleum companies from the emerging world that have become key players in the oil & gas industry as identified by Carola Hoyos, Chief Energy Correspondent for The Financial Times - but spanning other nascent opportunities around the globe that may hold potential in the years ahead, Wildcats & Black Sheep is a place for the adventurous to contemplate & evaluate the emerging markets of tomorrow.