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A freak spring hailstorm has caused havoc for thousands of people trying to leaving Mexico City for Easter weekend. The heavy storm hit Wednesday evening on the mountain pass west of Mexico City, halting all movement on the main highways toward cities such as Toluca, Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta. Thousands of people spent the night...
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In the next two weeks, Mexico’s lawmakers are expected to release a series of Mexico energy reform bills, known as the secondary laws, that should begin to delineate how the revolutionary energy reforms approved last December will be implemented. Prior to the reforms, Mexico had the most closed energy regime of any country in the...
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Lorena Ochoa’s rapid rise up the LPGA Tour ranks opened golf for young girls in Mexico. The now-retired professional golfer from Guadalajara earned more than $14 million, won 27 LPGA tournaments and was the world’s No. 1-ranked women’s player during a pro career than lasted 10 years. Ochoa’s success shone a spotlight on a problem...
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By Libby Leyden-Sussler There are more women in political office in Latin America than on any other continent. Yet the continent’s traditional patriarchal structure limits possibilities for further advances. Despite this, strides are being made as certain women are progressing in their respected fields. In the article from our Spring 2014 issue, “Latin American Women...
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During an address at the Business School on Monday, former President of Mexico Felipe Calderon argued that although private sector companies are often hesitant to adopt climate change initiatives, minimizing carbon emissions may prove extremely profitable. The conversation, which was titled “Climate Change and Business,” attracted dozens of graduate students from the Business and Kennedy...
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Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office said it has located three people who went missing six years ago from a children’s shelter in this capital, two of whom are now adults. It said in a statement that its organized crime unit and the local branch of the AG’s office in the central state of Puebla located the...
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French President Francois Hollande arrived in Mexico City late Wednesday for a trip aimed at renewing relations that were rocked by the case of a Frenchwoman accused of kidnapping. Hollande landed in the Mexican capital just before midnight for a two-day state visit that will include talks with President Enrique Pena Nieto, a visit to...
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A January 2014 report from the monarchs’ overwintering forest areas in Mexico indicated that only 1.65 acres were occupied by monarchs this winter. That makes this the third straight year of steep declines. The overwintering areas have been monitored since 1993 and the largest occupied area was 45 acres in 1996. A number of factors...
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By Marcelo Teixeira Chile’s government wants to impose a tax on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from thermal power plants, the second major economy in Latin America to resort to environmental taxation to discourage the use of carbon-intensive fuels. On Jan. 1, Mexico imposed a tax on several types of fossil fuels, including gasoline, averaging 3...
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by Christine van Reeuwyk – Saanich News Tears welling, a Mexican principal accepted keys to his new school. It’s a moment Saanich teen DJ Katz remembers best. He’s among those who worked four days in mid-March to build the new high school as part of a contingent from Saanich Baptist church. The church believes in...
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WASHINGTON, DC, April 4, 2014 — A joint initiative between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) aims to improve access to clean water and wastewater infrastructure for U.S. communities along the Mexico border. This initiative is part of the organizations’ ongoing partnership to increase the sustainability of rural drinking water...
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Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican judge has ordered an end to efforts to revive moribund Mexicana airlines through bankruptcy proceedings, saying no credible new investor has expressed interest in the carrier. Before it stopped flying in 2010 because of financial problems, Mexicana was among the world’s oldest continually operating airlines. Mexicana began...
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The Associated Press By BRIAN SKOLOFF NOGALES, Ariz. – Roman Catholic leaders made a rare visit to the border and celebrated Mass on Tuesday in the shadow of the fence separating the U.S. and Mexico, offering Holy Communion through the steel barrier to people on the Mexican side as they sought to bring attention to...
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It’s good to be number one, even if it’s only in Latin America. Just ask Carlos Slim. The Mexican billionaire may have lost his place as the world’s richest man to Microsoft’s Bill Gates, but he still sits atop the pile in his regional turf, according to Forbes magazine. While there are 114 billionaires in...
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