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Mexican Tourism and the 40th Annual Tianguis Turístico
Allan Wall

This year's Tianguis Turistico, held in Acapulco as the vast majority of them have been, celebrated its 40th anniversary as Mexico's annual tourism trade fair. At the event's opening, President Pena Nieto said that Mexico is among the ten most visited countries of the world.

Slim Back On Top, But Dealing with Telecoms Reform
Allan Wall

Mexico's telecoms reform was not initially welcomed by Carlos Slim, but his interests are not limited to the telecoms business. Through his Grupo Carso conglomerate, Slim has holdings in real estate, retailing, finance and banking, mining, airlines and other fields.

Voting is Essential for All US Citizens at Home & Abroad
John Wilson-Bugbee

In 2008 there were 40 million more people who voted that year in the US presidential election than voted in the 2010 mid-term election cycle. 40 million! I am asking those US citizens who now live in Mexico and don't intend to vote in our elections to seriously reconsider that decision.

Peña Nieto Completes First Year as Mexican President
Allan Wall

Enrique Peña Nieto was the winner of the 2012 Mexican presidential election, and took office on December 1st of that year, which means he has now completed the first year of his six-year term. This milestone has given rise to analyses as to what has been accomplished and what may lie ahead.

Hoping to Lessen Obesity, Mexico to Impose a Fat Tax
Ed Schwartz

For many years, the United States bore the heavy honor of being the most obese nation on the planet. However, according to a new United Nations study, this dubious distinction now belongs to Mexico. But if all goes according to plan, Mexico will soon impose a so called 'fat tax.'

Mexico's PEMEX and Other State Oil Companies
Allan Wall

What is to become of PEMEX, Mexico's state petroleum monopoly? That's the question facing the Peña Nieto administration and the Mexican Congress. It's more than a question of economics. PEMEX is deeply tied into Mexican identity and the question of national sovereignty.

Peña Nieto Helps Mexicans Win Battle of the Bulge
Suzy Chaffee

After Mexico became #1 in obesity and diabetes in June, their new President Peña Nieto surprisingly recommended as a solution stevia, an herbal sweetener discovered by South American tribes. And while soda lovers criticized the newly proposed tax on sodas, many Mexicans cheered.

Mexico and U.S. Making Progress in Cleaning up Toxins
Suzy Chaffee

President Peña Nieto is finishing a fact finding campaign to clean up Mexico's 10 major ports, including Puerto Vallarta, perhaps after hearing that the whales that help attract millions of tourists to Mexican tourist resorts are suffering from the toxic buildup in our oceans.

Chinese Paramount Leader Xi Jinping's Visit to Mexico
Allan Wall

Now the world's 2nd-largest economy, the rapid growth of China in recent years has impressed many, including some Mexicans who see China as a positive example for Mexico. The recent visit of Chinese leader Xi Jinping to Mexico brings into focus China's relations with Mexico.

Kids Urge Ban on Trashing Space to Save Our Forests
Suzy Chaffee

For the last two hundred million years up until 1970, our home looked like a beautiful blue planet with 3 satellites orbiting it. Today, earth is shrouded with about 1100 satellites, most for cell phone companies, and most dangerous of all, some dumped nuclear waste.

A Different Spin on the Mayan Calendar Prediction
Hank A. Muffett

As we approach the long-awaited end of the Mayan long count calendar many people are feeling anxious. All of the latest thoughts and theories maintain that this is not the end of the world or human existence, but a major change in the way we think and behave.

The Race to Save Arctic and Snowsports
Suzy Chaffee

Some remarkable breakthroughs just happened to protect the Arctic Circle, its wildlife, and earth-honoring way of life of tens of millions of Arctic Aboriginals of Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Russia who have subsisted by fishing and hunting for eons.

U.S. Women's Equality Day Celebrated August 26
Marina Mecl

Women in the United States celebrate Women's Equality Day on August 26th. It was on that day in 1920 - eight days after it had been ratified - that the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was declared in effect, giving female citizens the right to vote in all U.S. elections.

Olympians and Stars Best Hope for Arctic
Suzy 'Chapstick' Chaffee

The magnificent Arctic is now in a battle for its LIFE, which will affect all life on Earth. On one side of the 'Arctic Ring' are the super rich oil companies whose only concern is profit. On the other side are heroic environmentalists, a million earth citizens, and 100 celebrities.

Mexico Maligned by U.S. Media's Myopia
Terry Denton

The US media's image of Mexico is blurred precisely because their focus is on one relatively small, admittedly ugly, reality and thus falls woefully short of the retina of responsible reportage. As an unrepentant lover of Mexico, I confess it is hard not to take this personally.

Once US Migrants, Now Mexico’s Middle Class
Washington Post

As Mexico provides more opportunity for upward mobility, more potential migrants are staying home. For the first time in 40 years, net migration is effectively zero. About the same number of Mexicans left the United States last year as arrived.

Open Letter to Navy to Find Moral Compass
Suzy 'Chapstick' Chaffee

The US Navy is deliberating on a plan to use high frequency underwater sound for testing in Hawaii and the coasts of California, the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico that is estimated to deafen more than 15,900 whales and dolphins and kill 1,800 more over the next 5 years.

Falling in Love with Punta de Mita Mexico
Leonora Corate

I recently fell in love with the town of Punta de Mita, Mexico for many reasons aside from the superlative fish tacos at Oscar's – including the relatively uncrowded and mellow surf, the achingly beautiful Bay of Banderas, the warmth of the locals, and the extremely laidback vibe.

Maya 2012 Revealed: The Maya Said What?
David Simmonds

If you’re like me, you may have been wondering what all the Maya 'it’s-the-end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it' controversy is all about. Fortunately, Jeanine Kitchel has written an engaging and scholarly book just in time to clear up the confusion.

'I Traveled to Mexico and Came Back Alive'
Kyle Ellison

One of the hottest topics in North American travel at the moment is the question of whether or not you should travel to Mexico. Two weeks ago Kyle Ellison did something 'absolutely crazy.' He got on a plane in the US, spent an entire week traveling in Mexico... and came back alive.

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