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August 26, 2014
The United States is set to slap import duties as high as 17 percent on Mexican sugar in a victory for the powerful U.S. sugar industry but a blow to U.S. candy and soft drink makers who face paying more for the sweetener. Mexican producers urged a deal to end the spat while the government...
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Mexico has the 14th largest economy in the world, a humming manufacturing sector, a newly opened energy sector that’s drawing worldwide interest and, at $144 a month, likely the lowest minimum wage in Latin America. “It’s ridiculously low,” said Jonathan Heath, an independent economist. The wages that Mexican employers pay those on the lowest rung...
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Researchers found that rather than thriving in areas with lots of vegetation, golden orb weaver spiders were larger and had more babies in the city. The study, published in the journal PLOS One, examined 222 spiders collected between April and June 2012. It found: “Habitat modifications significantly alter species distributions and can result in increased...
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Environmentalist groups have asked the Mexican government to declare a total and immediate ban on fishing nets in order to avoid the extinction of the vaquita, a rare species of porpoise found only in the northern Gulf of California. The International Committee for the Recovery of the Vaquita, known by the Spanish acronym Cirva, said...
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The fun never stops at Act II Entertainment! Our first year in the new building has flown by! Partners David Restivo, Elizabeth Ensor and Danny Mininni appreciate all of the community love and support! With your support, Act II will continue to provide year round entertainment for the people of Vallarta. Act II caters to...
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Mexico said on Monday it would use satellite imagery to monitor key railway lines running toward the U.S. border to ensure the safety of the tracks and to help stem the flow of illegal immigrants heading north for the United States. A top interior ministry official said a dozen satellite-monitored vehicles are to be deployed...
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The state is best known for its indigenous peoples and cultures. The most numerous and best known are the Zapotecs and the Mixtecs, but there are sixteen that are officially recognized. These cultures have survived better than most others in Mexico due to the state’s rugged and isolating terrain. Most live in the Central Valleys...
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