Atlanta-based Crawford & Company, which helps insurance companies manage claims around the world, has named a new general manager in Mexico. In addition to overseeing the company's operations in the country, Eduardo Kimsi will be responsible for the business development of its Global Technical Services group, which manages large, complex losses for companies in a Read more
With a large market just a three-hour flight from Atlanta, Mexico is a “natural option” for first-time exporters to get their feet wet in international sales, Georgia‘s new trade representative in the country told GlobalAtlanta. While many have set their sights on other emerging markets across the world, America’s neighbor to the south provides an Read more
The Georgia Department of Economic Development has named a career consultant as the state's new trade representative in Mexico. Fernando Hanhausen, a Mexico native who has spent a 20-year career helping foreign companies gain knowledge to successfully access his home market, will head up the Georgia office in Mexico City. Mr. Hanhausen is managing partner Read more
Guns and cash from the United States, drugs from Mexico. Two Atlanta men thought that was the trade they were making with Mexican drug traffickers, who turned out instead to be U.S. undercover agents. A federal jury in Atlanta on Sept. 14 convicted Mark Anthony Beckford, 43, and Randy Vana Haile Jr., 29 on drugs Read more
Mexican groups in Atlanta are gearing up for local events celebrating the country's bicentennial independence day on Sept. 16. El Club de Comerciantes, which provides online training for Hispanic entrepreneurs and helps companies reach the Latino market in the U.S., is hosting an event at the World Trade Center Atlanta. The club, translated as "The Read more
Atlanta-based PrimeRevenue Inc. has formed a partnership with Bancomext, Mexico's foreign trade bank, that will allow Mexican exporters to get cash quickly for their invoices through an online payment system. PrimeRevenue, launched in Atlanta in 2004, currently operates in 32 countries, in 11 different currencies, and has offices in Paris, London, Prague, Czech Republic and Read more
Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch is the daughter of Mexican immigrants who had 10 children and struggled to build a better life for them in the United States. At one point, the family lived in a railroad boxcar near a steel factory in Illinois where her father, a legal immigrant, was working. Despite the hardships, the children Read more
Guns and cash from the U.S. contribute to drug-related violence in Mexico, the Mexican consul general in Atlanta said Thursday, encouraging a cooperative effort to fight the problem.
"We cannot be successful unless we fight it together," Salvador de Lara told a breakfast meeting of the Mexican American Business Chamber held on March 18 at the Latin American Association on Buford Highway.
Atlanta-based law firm King & Spalding LLP has secured a $350 million arbitration award against Mexico’s national oil company. King & Spalding represents Commisa, a subsidiary of U.S.-based KBR Inc. Commisa signed an agreement in 1997, with PEP, a subsidiary of Mexico’s national oil company, to build two large offshore natural gas platforms and other Read more
A five-day suspension of “non-essential” activities in Mexico that started May 1 will further batter an economy already suffering from drops in trade and tourism associated with the swine flu outbreak, said Salvador de Lara, Mexican consul general in Atlanta. “In order to avoid contact the industry, the governments have stopped their usual activity.Â This Read more