Japanese automaker Nissan recently announced it will pour $2bn dollars into Mexico, with the country's grisly crime rate failing to deter additional major investments.
Honda is also investing in Mexico, as are soft-drink giants Coca-Cola and PepsiCo.
The Mexican economy has provided good news for a country that has endured a barrage of negative headlines in recent years.
Al Jazeera's Franc Contreras reports from a car factory in Mexico.
Source: Al Jazeera