On the Feasibility of a Bi-National Bond Financing Mechanism for Strategic Border Infrastructure: Reviewing the U.S. and Mexican Legal Frameworks
AbstractThere is a growing gap between infrastructure needs and available funding along the U.S.-Mexico border. A recent proposal to address the situation calls for the creation of a bi-national mechanism of bond financing to enable sub-national governments from both countries to issue bonds jointly. Creating the legal infrastructure to attain this goal requires an evaluation of key aspects of existing regulations. It also calls for a discussion of the feasibility of regulatory harmonization. This article compares bond issuance rules and investor protection mechanisms in both countries and discusses how these differences may affect the viability of a bi-national bond mechanism.
Copyright (c) 2015 Salvador Espinoza, José Mojica
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