Mexico food labeling rules draw fire on sugar

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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Mexico is Among Top 5 Countries to Provide World’s Best Healthcare

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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Money Morning Names Mexico a “Major Magnet for International Financing”

Mexico is quickly becoming a hotspot for international investors and financial institutions worldwide following a slew of historic reforms in late 2013 that opened up Mexico’s national oil company (PEMEX) to foreign investment in its considerable oil and gas reserves for the first time in 76 years. “According to the latest estimates from the U.S....
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Archaeologists Discover New Ancient Treasures in Mexico

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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Mexico to Provide $23 Billion in Home Loan Boost

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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UAE vice president to visit 4 Latin American countries

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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Artisan-Driven Boutique Production in Coastal Mexico

“I personally have two missions: The first is to help people, the second is to make beautiful things,” said Sellers, founder of Quality Skills Center in Higuera Blanca, Mexico. “My priority is to keep these artisans and apprentices of Quality Skills Center working.” There are a myriad of things that can go wrong in the...
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Rodolfo Gonzalez Munguia Named Managing Director of Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Rodolfo Gonzalez Munguia has been named Managing Director of the Grand Velas Riviera Maya. The appointment is effective immediately. “We look forward to his talented leadership helping us reach even higher levels of distinction, service and excellence in our “Beyond All Inclusive, Beyond all Compare” resort, ” said Eduardo Vela Ruiz, President of Velas Resorts....
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Latin America’s Middle-Class Growing Pains

Recently, the World Bank released statistics revealing, for the first time in history, that by 2016 Latin America’s middle classes will outnumber the region’s poor. For a region that has been marked by exclusion, poverty and inequality this is no small matter. The rise of this arriviste class comes from more than two decades of...
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Hail wreaks Easter travel havoc in Mexico City

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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All Eyes On Mexico Energy Reform Creating Opportunities

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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Association helps young female golfers from Mexico

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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