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Where Mexico is at as 2014 comes to a close

How about it?
How about it?

We are into late December here at the Mexico Business Blog Global Campus, which is either a sprawling, eco-friendly complex in central Mexico City or a fortified underground lair carved deep into the Ajusco mountain, depending on our temperament each day. Virgin of Guadalupe Day has come and gone already, which means most office workers’ minds here in Mexico are now fully focused on the customary end-of-year lunches, dinners and receptions that are taking the place of any kind of work that might otherwise have been performed or at least thought about. We, of course, are maintaining our usual stringent productivity standards but before we head out to the next punchbowl-centric holiday soiree, we thought we would comment briefly on some things that happened in Mexico over the past year. Continue reading Where Mexico is at as 2014 comes to a close

Mexico and France struggle to mend relations

Beaucoup de tsuris
Beaucoup de tsuris

French President François Hollande has had a lot of aggravation on his hands lately.  First he gets outed for cheating on his girlfriend and in the kerfuffle he throws her out of the Élysée Palace, sending her into a wiggy tailspin and she ends up in the hospital.  Then, the president’s Socialist party gets flogged like the family mule in municipal elections held March 23 and 30, in which not only the center-right UMP but the dread far-right National Front make big gains.  Someone throw this guy a bone!  So with newly-designated Prime Minister Manuel Valls hogging the flashbulbs recently, Mr. Hollande was probably relieved to be sneaking off for what turned out to be a fairly low profile state visit to Mexico last week. Continue reading Mexico and France struggle to mend relations