Grupo Salinas Founder and Chairman Ricardo B. Salinas Addresses Society of American Business Editors and Writers with Message to Encourage U.S.-Mexico Business Opportunities

-- 'Mexico-U.S. Relations Must Move Beyond Drug Issues,' says Salinas during annual SABEW conference at Arizona State University, with a talk entitled 'U.S.-Mexico Business Relations: Looking to 2020'

Mar 22, 2010, 10:00 ET from Grupo Salinas from ,TV Azteca from from

PHOENIX, March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Grupo Salinas, a group of dynamic, fast growing and technologically advanced companies deeply committed to the modernization of the countries where they operate, is pleased to announce a successful talk by its chairman and founder, Ricardo B. Salinas Pliego to the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW), during the organization's annual conference held at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University.

During an address to SABEW members, students and faculty, Mr. Salinas presented a talk entitled "U.S.-Mexico Business Relations: Looking to 2020," with the message that there are many more economic and societal benefits to be had from a closer business relationship between the United States and Mexico.

Citing successful cross-border regional promotional efforts, Mr. Salinas said that by taking advantage of strengths of Mexico and the United States will lead to higher investment levels, increased economic growth and more jobs.

"Our two countries have a strong business relationship and it should grow," he said. "We share common opportunities and problems. We need to focus on the opportunities and build bridges, not fences."

He also emphasized further bilateral cooperation to reduce drug-related violence.

"The issue isn't one of pointing fingers, but of finding a solution to this cancer together."

Finally, he recommended to the audience a more open policy toward immigration.

"We live in a world of open borders when it comes to technology, goods, ideas and services. So why not immigration?"

The full video of the presentation will soon be posted to

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Grupo Salinas ( is a group of dynamic, fast-growing, and technologically advanced companies focused on creating shareholder value, contributing to building the middle class of the countries where they operate, and improving society through excellence. Created by Mexican entrepreneur Ricardo B. Salinas (, Grupo Salinas operates as a management development and decision forum for the top leaders of member companies TV Azteca (, Azteca America (, Grupo Elektra (, Banco Azteca (, Afore Azteca (, Seguros Azteca (, and Grupo Iusacell ( Each of the Grupo Salinas companies operates independently, with its own management, board of directors and shareholders. Grupo Salinas has no equity holdings. However, member companies share a common vision, values and strategies for achieving rapid growth, superior results and world-class performance.


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