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[28 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
Mexico “Walks the Talk” regarding Climate Change

In an unprecedented move, on May of this year the Mexican Congress approved a Climate Change Law. The law sets specific targets and country commitments on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing the use of renewable energy. With it, Mexico will gradually, but surely, reduce its carbon print and with it, its contribution to global warming.
The only similar legislation to have been enacted so far elsewhere in the world was introduced by the UK government. It is truly a worldly example of unilateral commitment, and shows the commitment that these …

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[13 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
Mexico is One of the Most Complex Economies in the World.

In Harvard University’s recent study “The Atlas of Economic Complexity: Mapping Paths to Prosperity”, Ricardo Hausmann and Carlos Hidalgo found that Mexico is within the select group of countries with one of the most complex economies in the world. According to the authors, there is a group of countries that manufactures products requiring a superior level of complexity in theirproduction chain, compared to other type of goods (such as commodities). Economies become more complex as they require more diverse types of competencies and specific knowledge to produce more sophisticated products with greater value added,and are not just growing by trading on increased quantity. From this point of view, economies …

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[15 Oct 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
Mexico is an Information Technology Powerhouse

Mexico has become a solid World manufacturing powerhouse, reaching high quality levels and competiveness that have positioned the country at the top levels in a series of industries. Such is the case of automotive industry and Aeronautic, where it is easily possible to appreciate the extent of the installed industry in the country and its impressive exports volume.
But, it has not only been in manufactures that Mexico has reached a leadership place at world level. During the last years, it has reached an every day more important role in the …

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[28 Jul 2011 | 5 Comments | ]
Migration from Another Point of View: A New Community

On the latest news there has been a lot of discussion about the data that shows a significant decrease in the number of migrants from Mexico towards the US. Mexican migration toward the US in 2000 was 500,000 on average annually. Last year it came down to 100,000.  And there are approximately only 9.5 million Mexican born citizens living in the USA.
There are many good explanations as to why we are experiencing this decrease. They go from pointing out the everyday lower salary differential between both countries, the surveillance increase at …

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[14 Jul 2011 | One Comment | ]
Environmental Performance: Mexico Under a New Light

According to the Environmental Performace Index, issued by collaboration of the Yale University and Columbia University with collaboration of the World Economic Forum and the Joint Centre Research of the European Union, Mexico ranks 43 out of 163 countries.
The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) loosk at performance indicators tracked across ten policy categories, covering both environmental public health and ecosystem vitality. These indicators provide a gauge at anational government scale of how close countries are to established environmental policy goals.
Mexico ranks 43 and has a 67.3 score, which represents the average …

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[23 Jun 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Mexico Moving Forward in Human Development: What Really Matters!

During the last years there has been a great debate in Mexico about the rhythm of its economic growth. It has been slower than some emergent countries and definitely lower than what has been reached by countries in LatinAmerica. One particular concern has been about its income per capita, which has also grown at a much lower rhythm than expected. This has been a source of severe criticism about the path of the economic policy and the future towards which the country is going.
Nevertheless, according to the UN, economic growth …

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[30 May 2011 | One Comment | ]
Mexico: A Middle Class Country!

It is always more challenging to understand oneself that engange in analysing others. It is also more productive. So, how would an X-Ray picture of Mexico come out? According to Cárdenas, Kharas and Henao from Brookings Institution, Mexico is and will be even more, a middle class country.
Latin America is not currently a middle class place; the average size of the middle class for the region is 36.%, with data for 2005. But Mexico, along with only three other Latin American economies has a large middle class. In fact, more …