September 10, 2014
08/26/14 by Andrew Rudman, Managing Director, ManattJones Global Strategies, LLC
Are the five megatrends shaping pharma’s next decade in the United States also key change drivers for Mexico? Certainly, there are some commonalities for companies doing business in both countries—but there are also major variations. To succeed in Mexico, manufacturers can’t just “export” the strategies they adopt in the U.S. They must understand the unique challenges and opportunities that Mexico presents for life sciences firms—and craft plans customized to the demographic, economic, cultural and regulatory environment of the Mexican market.
August 27, 2014
08/26/14 The Washington Post
On the issue of the huge gaping chasm that opened in the Mexican desert earlier this month, scientists have assured us this does not herald the end of days.
The chair of the geology department at the University of Sonora, in the northern Mexican state where this “topographic accident” emerged, said that the fissure was likely caused by sucking out groundwater for irrigation to the point the surface collapsed.
August 26, 2014
08/25/14 BBC News
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An estimated 10,000 families in Mexico have been affected by Hurricane Marie, which has been moving along the Pacific Coast towards the United States.
A state of emergency has been declared in 10 of the worst-hit municipalities in south-western Oaxaca state.
Road and transport links have been damaged by landslides and localised flooding.
August 22, 2014
08/21/14 The Wall Street Journal
Mexican authorities are restricting food marketing to children on television and in movie theaters, part of an attack plan against rising health problems as Mexicans get fatter.
The new limits, which became effective in mid-July, go far beyond any measures taken in the U.S. to restrict food advertising. With a third of children in Mexico overweight, and the country’s entire population struggling with a high rate of Type 2 diabetes, the government of President Enrique Peña Nieto pitched the restrictions as a tough follow-on to the adoption this year of special taxes on sugary beverages and calorie-dense snacks.
August 18, 2014
08/18/14 Bloomberg Businessweek
Eighty-eight schools in a northern Mexico state will not open Monday along with the rest of the country because of the danger of water contaminated by the spill of 10 million gallons (40,000 cubic meters) of acids from a copper mine into two rivers this month.
August 18, 2014
08/15/14 Discovery News
A monster mouth doorway, ruined pyramid temples and palace remains emerged from the Mexican jungle as archaeologists unearthed two ancient Mayan cities.
Found in the southeastern part of the Mexican state of Campeche, in the heart of the Yucatan peninsula, the cities were hidden in thick vegetation and hardly accessible.
August 12, 2014
08/12/14 The Guardian
The world´s smallest porpoise faces imminent extinction unless the Mexican government eliminates gill-net fishing in its only habitat, the upper Sea of Cortez, scientists have warend.
Recent studies conducted using underwater acoustic technology show since 2012, the population of the vaquita marina – Spanish for little sea cow – has fallen to fewer than 100.