Mexican Mining Policy and its Relationship with Canadian Investment

Currently, Mexico receives more international investment in the mining sector than any other Latin American country. Throughout the past five years Canadian private investment has accounted for between 70-75% of all international investment. This project aims to explore Canadian investment in the Mexican mining industry in order to determine how, why and when investment occurs. It is expected that the two most important variables of analysis will be the evolution of Mexico’s economic policies in the mining sector throughout the past 30 years, and a steep increase in the price of metals on a global scale in the 2000s. It is hoped that this research will allow government, business and nongovernmental actors to better understand the climate of Canadian investment in the Mexican mining industry which will lead to increased cooperation and partnerships.

Faculty Supervisor:

Laura MacDonald


Sean Cornelissen






Carleton University



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