apart from the serious immigration issues brought on by a huge land border, Mexico’s proximity to the U.S. — as well as intertwined cultural heritage — offer serious investment opportunities for believers in free trade.

Mexico is the only up-and-coming emerging market that has such close economic connection to the U.S. With a growing population of 108.6 million, Mexico sends 78.7% of its exports to America and gets 49.8% of its imports from here. The only other economy with such economic leverage to the U.S. is Canada, yet it is well-developed and has a completely different investment climate.

via Mexico: Investors’ new China – MarketWatch.