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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First Holiday Inn Express Hotel in Puerto Vallarta Opens

Holiday Inn Express Hotel in Puerto Vallarta Announced. InterContinental Hotels Grouphas introduced one of its most successful brands to Puerto Vallarta with the opening of the 115-room, six-story Holiday Inn Express® hotel in Puerto Vallarta. Equipped with 15 suites, this is IHG’s second hotel in Puerto Vallarta, adding to the company’s hotels in the area....
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10 Latin American Women to Watch in 2014

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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Market Research: Travel and Tourism in Mexico to 2018

Travel and Tourism in Mexico to 2018 is a new market research publication announced by Reportstack. The global financial crisis in 2009 had a negative impact on the Mexican travel and tourism sector during the review period (2009–2013). Economic conditions improved and, in 2010, the tourism sector showed signs of recovery, with growth recorded in...
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Former President of Mexico Discusses the Economics of Climate Change

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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Modest February Industrial Growth, Reduces Recession Fears in Mexico

After a weak start in 2014, enthusiasm for Mexico, which passed a landmark energy reform and is undergoing anti-trust reforms in the communications industry, is fizzling out. Year-to-date, the iShares MSCI Mexico Capped Index (EWW) lost 6.9%, while the iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (EWZ) rewarded investors with 5.3%. Analysts have scaled back their growth...
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Mexico Discovers Missing Persons who Disappeared in 2008

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 leader in Mexico Amid Strained Ties

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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Oxxo, second in retail sales in 2013

The convenience store chain Oxxo, of FEMSA, ranked second retailer in terms of sales per square meter last year, behind Walmart, but above three of the major supermarket brands in the country, Comercial Mexicana, Soriana and Chedraui. According to the quarterly data from Invex Analysis and the businesses, last year, Oxxo’s average sales per square...
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