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To fight high drug prices, Utah will pay for public employees to go fill prescriptions in Mexico
To save money on drugs, Utah is offering to cover travel expenses for public employees willing to go fill certain high-cost prescriptions in Tijuana. Amid a flurry of national proposals to bring exorbitant U.S. drug prices in line with other countries’ charges, one Utah insurer has a different option for patients: PEHP, which covers 160,000...
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Macho Mexico's Muxe Shake Up Stereotypes
Born men but living as women, the muxe community in Oaxaca, Mexico, long endured discrimination as a way of life. Younger members are challenging that. Naomy Méndez Romero is lucky — her first dress and heels were a gift from her father, and her university lets her wear what she likes. In macho southern Mexico...
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Meet Mexico’s Trinity of Death – Day of the Dead, Santa Muerte, and Catrina Calavera
The season of death is fast approaching. October is here and soon comes Halloween with its cavalcade of ghosts and goblins together with the Catholic holy days of All Saints and All Souls, known in Latin America as Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Included in these fall festivals are two familiar faces...
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New U.S.-Canada-Mexico trade pact promises to strengthen LGBTQ rights
Donald Trump’s new North American trade agreement could benefit an unexpected group: the LGBTQ community. Buried in the mammoth agreement is a requirement that the U.S., Canada and Mexico take steps to protect workers against discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual orientation and gender identity. The provision, if it survives in the final...
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If you like ancient architecture, Mexico offers plenty of it, and you can look into the ancient civilizations of the Mayans and Aztecs in Central America. Mexico’s Mayan civilization left a lasting legacy around the Yucatan Peninsula and Chiapas. During the empire’s golden age around the years 250-900, the Mayans built spectacular stone cities with...
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Gas shortages in southern Mexico will reach a critical point in November as Pemex natural gas production continues declining and users lack access to LNG terminals, industrial users in southern Mexico told S&P Global Platts on Thursday. Pemex is not nominating gas for several industrial users in southern Mexico as a result of decreasing production,...
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Bodies line popular Caleta Beach in Mexico
It’s a stunning resort town once frequented by the rich and famous, but these days it’s become the scene of unimaginable horror time and time again. The latest incident saw two men murdered on Caleta Beach in Mexico’s Acapulco region, but such scenes of bloodshed are becoming so mundane here that tourists barely batted an...
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Roku to resume sales in Mexico, following court ruling
Last year, Roku lost a legal battle in Mexico over piracy which resulted in a ban on sales of its devices in the country. Now, that ban has been lifted, the company says, following a favorable ruling from the 11th Collegiate Court in Mexico City. This will allow Roku to resume sales of its devices...
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Will NAFTA 2.0 Really Boost Mexican Wages?
NAFTA is no more. The North American Free Trade Agreement has a new name — the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA — and its rules have been updated and revamped. For Mexico, there’s one rule in particular that gives workers hope higher wages are coming. It says that 40 percent of a car must be...
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Former president of Mexico criticizes Trump, praises NAFTA in NU speech
Northwestern University hosted the former president of Mexico Vicente Fox Tuesday evening for the 29th annual Leopold Lecture. Fox served as president of Mexico from 2000-2006. A member of the National Action Party, he ran on a platform geared toward economic reform and ending government corruption. His election ended the 71-year reign of the Institutional...
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Fleeing electricity, Mexico’s Mennonites seek new home
The desert of northern Mexico seemed so perfect when the Mennonites moved here 26 years ago: a place free from electricity, television or cars. But then the government installed the first power lines. And now, this deeply traditional, tight-knit community is divided between those who want to stay in Sabinal, their far-flung, dusty village, and...
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Parts of Mexico will endure heavy rain and the risk for mudslides from newly formed Tropical Storm Tara. Tara is the 19th tropical storm to develop in the East Pacific this season and could become the 12th hurricane of the season later this week. While Tara is expected to remain off the coast of western...
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What To Do If You Get Sick or Hurt in Mexico
Have you ever wondered what you would do if you had an emergency while traveling through Mexico? WeExpats knows how concerning it can be to travel through Mexico without experience. Learn everything you can about the healthcare in Mexico before you travel in this convenient article. People get sick or hurt, and it’s always best...
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An entrepreneur’s guide to Chihuahua, Mexico’s tech scene
As the world’s most populous Spanish speaking country, Mexico is well positioned to be a startup power. Since the signing of the NAFTA in 1994, Mexico’s real GDP skyrocketed has risen to $1.3 trillion , placing the country second in Latin America and 15th in the world in terms of GDP. However, historically Mexico’s economy...
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Drones swamp US-Mexico border but federal agents powerless to stop them
The Department of Homeland Security and FBI identified this week unmanned aerial systems, or drones, as one of the greatest national security threats to America — rating it as severe a concern as cybersecurity hacks, critical infrastructure attacks, and terrorism. While drones are often thought of as techie toys, officials are becoming increasingly worried about...
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