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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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[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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[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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[9 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
Mexicans Among the Most Hard Working in OECD

Sometimes, Mexicans have been portrait as a nation of lazy people. This is a deeply rooted perception that some Mexicans have of themselves. They make jokes about it and there is no one lazier than a Mexican, just another Mexican. There even exists a stereotype, which has circled around the world of a Mexican, taking a nap in a hammock between two cacti.
However, figures don’t lie. Contrary to some stereotypes, Mexicans are far away from being lazy according to world standards. Studies by the organization for Economic Cooperation and Development …

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[14 May 2010 | 15 Comments | ]
Does Mexico want to look like the BRIC or does the BRIC want to look like Mexico?

Mexico and Brazil are quite similar countries with economies that are competing globally to become new economic powers. Both nations have been affected by the financial crisis in 2008. We could even say that due of the nature of their business and because it was in the U.S., its largest trading partner, precisely where the crisis originated, Mexico has been more affected.
Brazil is part of the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) emerging bock countries. According to several specialists, these countries have the greatest potential for growth and development. Some …