INTERVIEW-UK firms fancy Mexico despite drug violence -Clegg
By Gabriel Stargardter
MEXICO CITY, Feb 5 (Reuters) - British companies recognize
more focused on opportunities in a batch of economic reforms in
Latin America's No.2 economy, Britain's visiting deputy prime
minister said on Wednesday.
"Most of the investors I've spoken to accept there are parts
of the country where there is conflict, there is violence, there
is insecurity," Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg told Reuters in
an interview during a trade visit to the Mexican capital.
"But I think ... far from seeing threats, many, most, all of
the members of the delegation I've brought only see
opportunities in Mexico."
Grisly drug gang violence in Mexico has killed more than
80,000 people since 2007. But President Enrique Pena Nieto has
sought to shift attention toward an overhaul of the economy,
pushing through landmark reforms to spur competition in a
telecommunications industry dominated by billionaire Carlos
Slim, and to open up the state-dominated energy sector to