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August 12, 2014
Mexico recorded a 29% year-on-year increase in its avocado exports in the first half of 2014, thanks to huge growth in shipments to markets like the U.S., Japan and Canada. The country’s Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fishing and Food (SAGARPA) reported that exports between January and June this year were around 353,000 metric...
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Representatives of Mexico’s indigenous people have issued a new declaration and announced upcoming mobilizations to further their cause. Unveiled on August 9, the UN-celebrated International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, the declaration followed a week-long meeting between the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) and National Indigenous Congress (CNI) in the southern Mexican border state...
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The government has replaced local police forces with army troops in a rural area about 100 kms (62 miles) southwest of Mexico City that has been plagued by drug gangs. The strategy announced late Monday is the first time the tactic has been used so close to the Mexican capital. Army troops have replaced generally...
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It doesn’t sound like much, but Mexico City’s mayor has raised hackles with a proposal to increase the country’s $5 per-day minimum wage to $6 per day. Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera says the city will propose raising the 67.29 peso minimum wage to 80 pesos per day. That’s about the price of a hamburger meal...
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President Enrique Pena Nieto signed into law on Monday new rules governing a historic opening of Mexico’s state-run oil, gas and electricity industries to foreign and private companies. Pena Nieto said the government will let potential investors know by Wednesday which blocks of gas and oil fields will be open for them. The state-owned oil...
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