Public Policy Perspectives (PPPs)
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Public Policy Perspective No. 10042 (revised): In an off-mike conversation at the OPIS conference that was held in Houston April 25-26, 2017, one of the speakers from Mexico City observed that he normally uses Uber taxis in preference to regular ones. “Even though they cost more than regular taxis, I use them because of the additional safety….”
Public Policy Perspective (PPP) 10041: Inquietudes relacionadas con el mercado de combustibles en México (sample pages) — El Mantra De La Reforma Energética en la narrativa populista de 2013‐14 fue “bajar precios.” Según nuestro análisis (ver lista de reportes), con la desregulación de precios de las gasolinas, el precio de la Premium (de 93 octano) va a subir en 25%. También, en las vecindades de casas doradas, como Lomas de Chapultepec, por donde hay pocas gasolinerías, todos los precios van a subir. Este patrón también pasará en las colonias de edificios ultra‐modernos, como Santa Fe.
Public Policy Perspective (PPP) 10040: Inventory of oil and gas reserves (sample pages) — During a presentation in Houston on February 9, 2017, of Mexico’s National Hydrocarbon Information Center, which is institutionally attached to the National Hydrocarbon Commission (CNH), one of the speakers commented that, in times past, geological data were regarded by Pemex as “confidential.” For decades, analysts observed that Pemex’s statistical data on reserves would be sanitized, that is, presented in such a way as to lack policy, commercial or scientific value. In general, such data were notional at best, ornamental at worst.
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Mexico Energy Intelligence® (ISSN 2380-6400), a research letter focused on institutional, legal and commercial issues in the energy sectors of Mexico, the United States and Cuba.Regarding Mexico, the letter offers a Houston/global perspective on the investment and regulatory frameworks in the oil and power industries. Subscribers are oil and gas companies, pipeline and gas distribution companies, regulators, trade associations, law firms and university libraries.
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Lexical Database of Mexico’s Energy Sector. Beginning in 2014, the new energy legislation of Mexico introduced hundreds of new terms and redefined many others. Some of these terms are not yet legally defined, such as Empresa Productiva del Estado. The database, with upwards of 2000 terms, permits customized glossaries, such as the Bilingual Glossary of Mexico’s Power Industry (prepared for the Gulf Coast Power Association for its Mexico City conference held on May 2, 2016.).
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- Workshops on Bilingual Proficiency for Energy Professionals — Workshops on Advanced English Proficiency have been held in Mexico in the private sector and in several government agencies, including CNH, CRE, Pemex and IMP. As an introduction to these workshops, we have prepared a video series. Drawing on linguistic theory and decades of listening to native Spanish speakers speak English, and native English speakers speak Spanish, these videos offer a fresh look at the challenges of bilingual proficiency.
Speakers of a 2nd language may go for decades without accurately hearing that language. With the help of linguistics, once the Mind is taught what to listen for, then the Ear begins to hear. Finally, when the Ear hears, the Vocal Cavity will echo what is heard in speech. Counter-intuitively, the starting point for learning to speak another language is to be found in understanding the phonological expectations of one’s native tongue.
Videos based on “The Thinking Person’s Guide to 2nd Language Acquisition.”
What are common issues in 2nd language acquisition? Why do native Spanish speakers say /es.treet/ and /es.top/? The fluid mechanics of language. The intervocalic consonant.
The secret for knowing how to say Marco in English. The challenge of unfamiliar blended consonants in English.
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