Mexican Hunger Crusade Raises Questions

Kids Photo Credit Kelly DonlanThe New York Times, 03/21/14

More than a year after President Enrique Pena Nieto launched what he called a national crusade against hunger, the government says 3 million Mexicans are eating better. However, independent experts say that number is questionable and the crusade against hunger appears to be doing far less than advertised.

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Mexico Regulator Targets Slim’s Phone Companies, Televisa

people networkWall Street Journal, 2/26/14

Mexican authorities are about to strike a bold blow to phone companies of tycoon Carlos Slim, and leading broadcaster Grupo Televisa, in a bid to stoke competition in their near-monopolistic markets, according to a person familiar with the situation. Mexico’s new telecoms regulator is expected to next week declare Televisa and America Móvil units Telmex and Telcel as dominant in their respective sectors.


Mexico’s victims’ movement will continue to exert pressure – #MexFacts

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“Mexico’s victims’ movement will continue to exert critical pressure for transforming the system into one that respects victims’ rights, addresses the social and economic roots of crime, promotes the rule of law, and ensures justice.” – Lauren Villagran, “The Victims’ Movement in Mexico”

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Quality of life gap between U.S. & Mexican border communities decreased between 2000 & 2010 – #MexFacts

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To learn more, join us TOMORROW, Thursday, May 23 beginning at 3:30pm (EDT) for the launch of “The State of the Border Report.”

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Long & unpredictable border wait times cost billions of dollars a year – #MexFacts

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Interested in learning more about “The State of the Border”?Join us this Thursday, May 23 starting at 3:30pm (EDT):

U.S.-Mexico trade grew from $71 billion in 1995 to $255 billion in 2010 – #MexFacts

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Immigration reform a regional matter – #MexFacts

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“While US immigration policy is a sovereign concern, the country does not function in a void. Major demographic, economic, and social changes are sweeping across Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras that are altering the dynamics of the regional migration system and challenging the status quo.”

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