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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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[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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[11 Feb 2011 | 6 Comments | ]
Mexican Wine is Harvesting Recognition!

Mexico is world know by the quality of the drinks that go with its food. Whereas we talk about unmistakable tequila or the extraordinary mexican beer. In the case of Mexican wine, though not as world reknown as those drinks, follows the same path of world quality and acknowledgement. Mexico has always had excellent natural conditions for grape growing and wine production is not a novelty. It started since the Colony, but was forbidden by Felipe II, King of Spain in 1595, given that its quality and quantity threatened the …

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[2 Feb 2011 | One Comment | ]
Mexican Entrepreneur Takes Coffee Drinking Experience Around the World!

Coffee came to Mexico from the Caribbean in the late 18th century, but it was not a grain that was exported in large quantities until the 1870s. Today, Mexico has about 100,000 small producers who reach a production of 972.000 tons of product each year. Mexico is the sixth largest producer of coffee worldwide and the leading coffee supplier to the United States.
Colombia and Brazil are the countries with the highest worldwide production with 17 million and 13.6 million tons, respectively. They are followed by Vietnam, Ethiopia and Indonesia. On …

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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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[17 Jan 2011 | 9 Comments | ]
Mexico Innovates with a More Powerful Tablet than its Competitors

In the growing and euphoric market of tablets devices, in which the best example is the Apple iPad; the Slate, of the Mexican Company Meebox, is making its path. We give special attention to this tablet, since its design, concept and manufacturing are of Mexican origin and distinguishes itself by its extraordinary characteristics. The Slate, designed and produced in Guadalajara, is a powerful alternative for the growing market to its closest and more famous competitors, including Apple’s iPad, Blackberry’s Playbook and Samsung’s Galaxy.
Meebox, a Mexican company with offices also in …

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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 …