Mexico's economy is struggling even more than ours, as 40 percent of the country's GDP is based on oil, and prices are plummeting (I saw gas in LA this week for only $2.25! Ay carumba!).
The economy also depends on money sent south from Mexican workers in the US, and those remittances are down. Drug wars are hurting tourism.
In the middle of this, the Mexican government is starting to take bids on a massive, privately funded project to build a huge port on its Pacific Coast. The port hopes to compete directly with the continent's largest port complex in Los Angeles, providing another entry point for goods from China.