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Mexican authorities said here Tuesday they would hold auctions in the near future for five new natural gas pipelines, which are to be built at a cost of $2.25 billion. The CEO of Comision Federal de Electricidad, or CFE, Enrique Ochoa, said in a statement that the state-owned electric utility and the Energy Secretariat would...
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Mexico’s new food labeling rules were supposed to help fight an obesity epidemic, but activists and experts said Monday they may actually encourage the public to consume high levels of sugar. The debate over sugar has grown bitter, in a country with one of the highest obesity rates in the Western Hemisphere. The new label...
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According to InternationalLiving.com’s annual Global Retirement Index, the quality of Mexico’s health care is ranked among the top five nations in the world, following France, Uruguay, Malaysia and Costa Rica. “Given the galloping rise in health care costs in the U.S. and elsewhere, Mexico’s affordable and top-notch health care is a huge benefit to living...
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It seems like Mexico is always making news for its growing list of mind-blowing archaeological discoveries, which most recently include what may be the oldest known footprints in the Americas, as well as a treasure trove of new ancient Mayan artifacts and human remains. The footprints were found running through the remote Coahuila valley of...
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Naming 2014 “the year of reactivation for the housing sector” in Mexico’s already booming real estate markets, President Enrique Pena Nieto has announced that the federal government will provide more than $23 billion in an effort to boost home loans this year. “The investments destined for individual mortgage credits will increase by more than $19.5...
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The vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum will begin on Sunday a visit to Mexico which will be followed by visits to Brazil, Argentine and Chile, state news agency WAM reported on Saturday. The vice president of the UAE will be accompanied by a high-...
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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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