News Around the Republic of Mexico
|C-Section Births Up and Breastfeeding Down in Mexico|
While most countries in the developed world are moving towards more natural births and breastfeeding, Mexico is going in the opposite direction. A consumer group has reported that nearly half of all births in Mexico are by cesarean section, and the number has been rising.
First Ever UFC Fight in Mexico Sells Out in 8 Hours
It took a long time, but the UFC is finally putting an event in Mexico, and the response has been overwhelming. The main event of the show will be a heavyweight title fight between Cain Velasquez, the first Mexican heavyweight champion, and Brazilian Fabricio Werdrum.
World-Class Medical Care in Mexico's Hospitals
For most folks looking to move abroad, health care is a huge consideration. You want care as good as what you get at home, but how do you judge which hospitals are good in another country? And, when you’re looking at a country as big as Mexico, how do you winnow down the choices?
Mexico Minimum-Wage Likely the Lowest in Latin America
Mexico has the 14th largest economy in the world, a humming manufacturing sector, and a newly opened energy sector that’s drawing worldwide interest. But at $144 a month, Mexico’s minimum wage stands below nearly all of the countries in Latin America.
Mid-Calorie Coke to Launch in Mexico in September
Mexicans drink more Coke products than consumers in any other country, so the company's introduction of Coca-Cola Life - sweetened partly by the stevia plant - into the country in September, may be of some importance in the battle against obesity and related health problems.
Potential Pitfalls in Mexico's Historic Energy Reform
Mexico has finally passed historic legislation enacting energy reform, but it still remains to be seen how well it is going to work out. It would be prudent to take a look at the potential pitfalls that the legislation's enactment could face. Hopefully they can be avoided.
Mexico to Use Satellite Imagery to Monitor 'La Bestia'
Diaz & Garcia
Mexico is turning to satellite imagery to monitor key railway lines running toward the US border. The new technology is being used to ensure the safety of the tracks and to help stem the flow of illegal immigrants heading north on trains which are for cargo, not passengers.
Oil Thieves Cause Pipeline Leak, Pollute Mexico River
Thieves tapped into an oil pipeline in northern Mexico causing a spill which contaminated the San Juan River - a key irrigation source for farmers. A clean-up crew of 300 is in the process of mopping up the spill, but the operation is expected to take about three months.
10,000 Mexican Families Affected by Hurricane Marie
The southern Pacific coast state of Oaxaca requested federal disaster relief on Monday after about 10,000 homes were either damaged, flooded, or cut off by mudslides on the state's mountainous rural roads due to rains associated with Hurricane Marie over the weekend.
Update for Mexico Real Estate Buyers & Sellers
Following up on the 'Important News for Mexico Real Estate Buyers & Sellers' article we published on August 6th, we asked Tropicasa Realty's Maria O'Connor if there were any updates on the new requirements for buyers and sellers of real estate in Mexico.