Mexico City Air
Once the purveyor of the cleanest air in the country, then the denizen of the dirtiest air in the country, Mexico City is back on its way up. Here’s what McClatchy had to say about the air on the eve of the Cancun climate talks:
MEXICO CITY — Slowly and steadily, this sprawling city is cleaning up its air.
Joggers trot through parks in the... [Read more of this review]
Is it safe?
The LA Times has an ongoing section on their website called “Mexico Under Siege: The Drug War At Our Doorstep.” The most visible items on the opening page are a quotation from Mexican president Felipe Calderon (“It’s a war”) and the number of dead since January 2007 (30,196).
With that kind of carnage over a three year... [Read more of this review]
Abortion in Mexico City
According to LifeNews:
The members of the legislative assembly of the federal district of Mexico City voted to legalize abortions in 2007. Since then, abortion business have done approximately 34,000 abortions and those numbers are likely set to increase — though they have prompted a backlash in other Mexican states.
The legislative assembly,... [Read more of this review]
Gay Marriage & Adoption Approved in the DF
The LA Times reports that
Mexico City on Tuesday formally put on the books a law allowing same-sex couples to marry and adopt children, with Mayor Marcelo Ebrard rejecting demands he veto the controversial measure.
The law was published in the official government newspaper, and will go into effect in 45 days. It was passed by a comfortable margin by... [Read more of this review]
Religion in Mexico
The US State Department reports the following for Mexico “religious demography”:
Section I. Religious Demography
The country has an area of 1,220,663 square miles and a population of 109 million. According to the Government’s 2000 census, approximately 88 percent of respondents identify themselves as at least nominally Catholic. There... [Read more of this review]
To The Zocalo for the World Cup!
According to Nasdaq.com:
Mexico City received 10.4 million tourists in 2009 and expects that figure to increase to 14 million next year, helped by events such as free public viewing of World Cup games, according to city officials.
Last year was pretty ugly for tourism (worth 3.3 billion USD to Mexico in 2009) with the recession and the swine flu.
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