Jalisco exporting avocado crop to U.S. states.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
May 31, 2016
Milwaukee, WI – On Tuesday, Jorge Aristóteles Sandoval Díaz Garcia, the Governor of the State of Jalisco, Mexico confirmed that Jalisco is exporting their avocado crop to most U.S. states and will be meeting with Governor Scott Walker (R) to discuss a trade agreement between Jalisco and Wisconsin. Jalisco Governor Díaz Garcia spoke to Mexican nationals from Jalisco and local business owners at the Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation (WHSF), which sponsors Mexican Fiesta and assured that he will let Governor Walker know his stand against anti-immigrant legislation. He told those in attendance that working together, “we can defeat anti-immigrant bills.”
Jalisco has gained about 220,000 jobs under Governor Díaz Garcia’s administration compared to two previous administrations, which added 80,000 jobs each.
The State of Jalisco is well known for its state government transparency compared to other states in Mexico, according to Governor Díaz Garcia.
Governor Díaz Garcia also stated that Wisconsin and Mexico have a $6B commerce trade agreement and Jalisco want to be part as well.
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative with the Executive Office of the President reported the following facts between the U.S. and Mexico Trade agreements. The U.S. goods and services trade with Mexico totaled an estimated $583.6 billion in 2015. Exports were $267.2 billion; imports were $316.4 billion. The U.S. goods and services trade deficit with Mexico was -$49.2 billion in 2015.
Teresa Mercado, the executive director of Mexican Fiesta added that Fiesta has brought more than $8M of revenue to Milwaukee during their annual three-day festival that promotes education and Mexico’s cultural tradition at the Summerset grounds in Wisconsin. This year’s Mexican Fiesta theme in late August is based on the State of Jalisco.
Several years ago, the WHSF and the National LULAC began to allow for registered DREAMers to apply for scholarships after Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) first reported that DREAMers had been denied scholarships from both non-profit organizations.
Other topics and issues discussed at the gathering with Governor Díaz Garcia were, tourism, education, soccer and discussing the possibility for Wisconsin to accept the Mexico’s Consulate Matricula as a form of ID for Jalisco nationals residing in the state.
Video: Presentación del Gobernador del estado de Jalisco, Jorge Aristóteles Sandoval Díaz Garcia en Milwaukee, WI https://youtu.be/fAYVzaW9xl4