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Mexico Passes Junk Food Label Law

Mexico's Senate has passed changes to the health law aimed at reducing the country's obesity crisis. The bill, which requires processed foods with high levels of sugar, saturated fat, sodium and calories to have warnings on their labels, was approved Tuesday with only two abstentions.

Mexicos Marijuana Legalization Plan

Mexican Senate committees last week unveiled draft legislation for the marijuana legalization bill. According to the document, persons of legal age may obtain permits to possess cannabis for personal use, cultivate up to 4 plants and purchase marijuana from licensed retailers.

Mexico Looks to Expand Berry Markets

When Mexico's berry sector gathered for the annual Aneberries congress in early August, the mood was buoyant and rightly so. The outlook for Mexican berries is bright, with all four fruits - blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and raspberries - experiencing strong export growth.

2 Mexicanas 2019 Most Influential Women

Mexico's Oscar-nominated actress Yalitza Aparicio and computer programmer Paola Villarreal were on the BBC's list of the 100 Most Inspiring and Influential Women for 2019. To determine who would make the list, the BBC asked: 'What would the future look like if it were driven by women?'

Mexico to Vote on Marijuana Legalization

Mexico's Senate will vote on a bill that will fully legalize marijuana by the end of the month, Senator Ricardo Monreal said in an interview on Monday. He added that, if approved by the Senate and passed by the lower house, the bill would be enacted without delay.

Mexico Clocks Fall Back October 27

If you are traveling to Mexico at the end of this month, you will literally be going back in time. That's right, Daylight Saving Time 2019 officially ends for most of Mexico at 2 am on Sunday, Oct. 27, while US citizens will not set their clocks back until 2 am on Sunday, Nov. 3.

Mexico City Elevated Trolleybus

Mexico City will invest almost 4 billion pesos in an elevated trolleybus that will connect the Metro stops of Constitución de 1917 on Line 8 and Santa Marta on Line A. The new bus line will benefit around 160,000 people in Iztapalapa and nearby municipalities who work in central Mexico City.

Cubico Renewable Energy Projects Mexico

Cubico Sustainable Investments, a global investor in renewable energy backed by two of Canada's largest pension funds, recently announced that one wind park and one solar farm, with a combined capacity of 600 MW, have become operational in Mexico.

Ameca Jalisco South Lake Tahoe Sister Cities

Since many South Lake Tahoe, California residents have a relationship with the community of Ameca, Jalisco, they will soon become Sister Cities. Initiated in 1956 by US President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the program promotes friendship and understanding between people around the world.

Say Adios to Your Wallet with CoDi

Say goodbye to your wallet! Now you can make purchases from your cell phone with the help of CoDi. Officially launched last week by the Bank of Mexico, the Digital Collections platform (CoDi), offers a secure, fast and efficient means of payment and purchase through mobile devices.
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