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[24 Mar 2011 | One Comment | ]
Mexico: Leading Country in Business Location Competitiveness!

According to KPMG, Mexico is the best site for business locations, among 10 countries and 112 cities studied in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. The firm, in its 2010 study, “Competitive Alternatives: Guide to International Business Location”, conducts an analysis measuring the combined impact of 26 significant cost components that are most likely to vary by location, as applied to specific industries and business operations.
“Selecting the best site for a business operation requires consideration of both cost and other factors, that significantly influence the competitiveness of locations for different …

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[9 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]
Mexico Making Progress in Gender Equality

The Gender Inequality Index (GII) is introduced this year in the 2010 edition of the Human Development Report of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). It measures the inequality between men and women and is designed to reveal the extent to which national human development achievements are eroded by gender inequality, and to provide empirical foundations for policy analysis and advocacy efforts. It varies between zero (when women and men fare equally) and one (when men or women fare poorly compared to the other in all dimensions).
The IGI measures inequality …

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[25 Feb 2011 | One Comment | ]
Mexico: Engineer Production Powerhouse!

Even though we think of Mexico as a country with no talent in engineering and innovation, data and facts from different international organizations prove us wrong. One of the main reasons there is a lot of talent in Mexico and great accomplishments have been achieved is the fact that 451.000 students are currently enrolled in technical and engineering careers. This result is surprising, considering that in the United States there are only 370.000 students enrolled in these careers. Mexico is focusing on the future with these engineers, taking into account …

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[17 Feb 2011 | One Comment | ]
Mexico Is a Healthy Place to Live!

Mexico has had one of the largest increases in life expectancy of its citizens in recent years. According to statistics from the Organization of the United Nations (UN), the life expectancy in Mexico has soared from 66.6 to 76.7 years from 1980 to 2010. Even among OECD members, Mexico has the highest increase in life expectancy over the past 20 years and occupies the first place among the big countries in Latin America.
When looking upon a longer period in history, during the last 60 years (1950-2010), Mexico has increased the …

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[7 Feb 2011 | One Comment | ]
Mexico Causing Results in COP16!

The XVI International Conference on Climate Change, or COP 16 (Conference of the Parties) was held in Cancun from November 29 to December 10, 2010. This conference, organized under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, aimed at concluding a legally binding agreement on the climate that applies from 2012, when agreements reached at the Kyoto Protocol will be concluded. It was programmed after the 2009 Copenhagen Conference failed to find such an agreement.
Unlike Last year´s conference in Copenhagen, in which too many expectations were drawn upon, the conference …

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[31 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]
Mexico 2011: Extraordinary Year for the Economy!

Mexico is a country that is clearly on the road to economic recovery after the difficult years it has had, according to various sources and experts. After the crisis of October 2008, which resulted in economic losses during the 2009 recession, 2010 was a year of adjustments and it seems 2011 will be a year of strong economic recovery for the country.
There is a consensus among financial institutions analysts that the country will grow at a much faster rate than originally predicted. According to the latest adjustment to the prediction …

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[7 Jan 2011 | 6 Comments | ]
Mexican Automotive Industry Accelerates with the Mastretta MXT

Derived from Mexico’s manufacturing production approach, the Mexican automotive industry has experienced unprecedented growth over the past 15 years. In fact, Mexico is the tenth global automotive producer, with production of 1,591,052 units in 2009, only behind China, Japan, USA, Germany, South Korea, Brazil, India, France and Spain, in that order.
According to a study by AT Kearney, Mexico can aspire to a growth in its automotive industry by 2015 from U.S. $ 78 billion dollars, and in 2030 of $ 118 billion, which would triple the industries actual value and …