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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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[1 Dec 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Mexico is a Major Contributor to the World´s Economic Growth

The world is going through a big change in which emerging markets are becoming more and more important. Mexico is one of these countries. According to a recent worldwide study by the financial group BBVA, Mexico is part of a select group of ten countries called EAGLES which stands for Emerging and Growth Leading Economies. This group is joined by a select group of countries that deserve particular attention for their individual contributions to global economic growth over the next ten years.
The EAGLES group consists of China, India, Brazil, Korea, …

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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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[15 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]
Mexico World Leader in Hunger Reduction!

The Global Hunger Index (GHI) has been issued by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) since 2006. The GHI evaluates hunger for 122 non-industrialized countries from a multidimensional perspective, considering three basic indicators: 1) the proportion of undernourished people, 2) the proportion of underweight children under five and 3) the infant mortality rate.
According to GHI, eradicating malnutrition is one of the main challenges in the world if we consider that child malnutrition can cause serious damage to health in the adult life, besides affecting the productivity and earning potential …

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[25 Aug 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
Mexico excelling in reducing teenage pregnancies!

Mexico has made strides in the last 10 years on diminishing teenage pregnancies. A study by the Swedish doctor and researcher Hans Rosling, with data from the World Bank’s World Development Indicators Online, shows how in Mexico teenage pregnancies rate per thousand women aged 15 to 19, has significantly lowered.
Today, there are 65.84 pregnancies per thousand teen women, while in 1996, 77.8 were observed; twelve teen pregnancies less per every thousand women each year.
Overall, Latin America has still high rates of teenage pregnancy. Moreover, according to Rosling, the Americas has …

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[19 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]
Mexico: A Safer Place for Employment

The global financial crisis of 2008-2009 has had a significant impact in all countries and, in particular, most levels of economic growth and employment have been significantly affected.
In the case of Mexico, given the close commercial link with the U.S. due to NAFTA, the effects of the mortgage crisis resulted in a lower level of exports and employment. The commercial link between the two countries is so great that the contraction of the U.S. economy impacted an economic decrease for Mexico by 6.5 per cent. This contraction rate has not …