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Year after year, millions of North American monarch butterflies make their way on a 3,000-mile journey from locations across Canada and the United States to winter in Mexico, where they gather in oyamel fir trees in the states of Michoacán and Mexico. In recent years, scientists have noted a sharp decline in the number of...
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Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Monday raised his goal for infrastructure spending to 7.7 trillion pesos ($587 billion) by 2018, in a bid to boost growth in Latin America’s number 2 economy. The new target, which includes both public and private investment, is nearly twice the 4 trillion peso goal announced by Pena Nieto...
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“All Eyes On Mexico,” reads the latest headline from Forbes covering Mexico’s landmark energy reform legislation, which passed in late 2013 and will be finalized over the next two weeks as lawmakers release details surrounding how the reforms will be implemented. “Prior to the reforms, Mexico had [one of] the most closed energy regimes of...
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A zonkey, a rare cross between a zebra and a donkey, has been born at a zoo in northern Mexico. Reynosa zoo in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas said the animal, which they have named Khumba was born on 21 April. It said Khumba’s mother is a female zebra called Rayas while the father is...
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While energy reforms have opened the door for Mexico’s state-run energy company to expand overseas, its focus for now will be on developing its “low-hanging fruit,” the head of Pemex said on Thursday. Pemex Chief Executive Emilio Lozoya spoke in Washington, D.C., at the annual conference of the Export-Import Bank, the official U.S. export credit...
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In a major boost to science and technology research in developing countries, including India, the British government has launched a five-year, $630 million fund to support science and innovation partnerships with researchers that will focus on economic development. The Newton Fund, first announced in December 2013, will consist of money transferred from the Department for...
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Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim struck an 11th-hour deal with the Austrian government on Wednesday to pool their stakes in Telekom Austria, paving the way for Slim to take control of the Austrian phone company. Slim’s telecoms giant, America Movil (AMXL.MX), agreed to vote in favor of a 1 billion euro capital increase for Telekom Austria...
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Femicides, domestic violence, human trafficking and sexual crimes are investigated by the Policewomen’s Criminal Investigation Model Unit of the state of Morelos, a 26-member squad launched in November. “The main goal is to investigate and pursue crimes against women and in this way, improve their quality of life,” Morelos State Attorney General Rodrigo Dorantes Salgado...
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Mexican state-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos said Tuesday it is looking to forge partnerships and associations with domestic and foreign oil companies in a bid to bolster its competitiveness. “What we’re looking to do is to promote synergies between Petroleos Mexicanos and its suppliers, contractors, partners and technologists – as well as with higher education...
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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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