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BUSINESS
March 20, 2013 | By Hugo Martin
Mexico ranked 10th among the world's most popular tourist destinations, according to the latest estimate by a United Nations agency. But the country's head of tourism said she fears Mexico might drop a couple of spots, falling out of the top 10 list. "We have indications that we may drop one or two places, but we're not sure because the figures aren't ours, they are from the World Tourism Organization," Mexico's Tourism Secretary Claudia Ruiz Massieu told the Associated Press Monday.
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FOOD
March 27, 2014 | By S. Irene Virbila
Terroir . Wild yeasts. Elevation. Who knew these terms could apply to mezcal as easily as to wine. In fact, "the vocabulary of mezcal is more like the vocabulary of wine than spirits," explains Ron Cooper, the California artist who founded Del Maguey single-village mezcals 20 years ago when the beverage wasn't on anybody's radar. "We're talking about terroir , about mouth feel," he says. "We're talking about aroma, nose. " He can go on for hours, recounting the long history of mezcal made in remote villages hours off dirt roads.
BUSINESS
July 6, 2011 | By Tim Johnson
U.S. and Mexican officials Wednesday resolved a cross-border long-haul trucking dispute that will lift punitive tariffs on about $2.4 billion in U.S. products. Under the agreement, which ends a nearly two-decade ban on Mexican trucks entering the United States, Mexico will halve the punitive customs duties within the next 10 days and remove the rest by the end of the summer. "The agreements signed today are a win for roadway safety and they are a win for trade," U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said.
SPORTS
March 15, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
Paul Arriola probably isn't the most representative example of a Mexican soccer player. Born in California, he played for two U.S. national teams and, as a teen, trained at the Galaxy's academy in Carson. Though he could see Mexico from his house in Chula Vista, he never spent much time there and his Spanish is very much a work in progress. But Arriola, in his second year with the Tijuana Xolos, is representative of the direction Mexican soccer is headed. Because in recent years that country's top club teams have recruited dozens of U.S. citizens just like him to come play south of the border - something that would once have been unthinkable.
SPORTS
March 17, 2010 | By Kevin Baxter
Mario Enriquez, his 9-year-old son Brian and a bulldog wearing a Mexican soccer jersey were all part of a sellout crowd of more than 30,000 that crammed Territorio Santos Modelo on Wednesday for a festival, a wrestling exhibition, competing mariachi concerts, a dressage demonstration and a celebration of Mexico's bicentennial. Oh, and not coincidentally, they followed that up with a soccer game in the adjoining stadium, one that saw Mexico score twice in the second half to beat North Korea, 2-1. "It's great to see this many people come out and support the national team," Enriquez said.
NEWS
December 27, 2012 | By Ted Rall
A group of American artists and Mexican children are painting murals to brighten up the Mexican side of the U.S.-Mexico border fence. ALSO: A breath of stale air from GOP Photo gallery: Ted Rall cartoons The Times' 2012 list of the naughty and the nice Follow Ted Rall on Twitter @TedRall
SPORTS
December 3, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
To the great surprise of no one, Miguel Herrera, the interim coach of Mexico's World Cup team, has seen his stay extended at least through this summer's tournament in Brazil. Teams owners in Mexico's domestic Liga MX, many of whom are on the board of directors of Mexico's soccer federation, met late Monday and decided to keep Herrera with the national team when his season as coach with Club America ends. The federation left open the possibility that Herrera could stay in the post through the 2018 World Cup as well.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 22, 2013 | By Mike Boehm
Another antiquities auction has turned into another international art dispute. This time it's the sale , scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Sotheby's in Paris, of the Barbier-Mueller Collection of Pre-Columbian art from Mexico and Central and South America. The Mexican government's National Institute of Anthropology and History is demanding a halt to the sale of 51 of the 313 works in the auction, according to the Associated Press, saying they are Mexican national property.
WORLD
November 15, 2013 | By Carol J. Williams
The amount of money U.S. immigrants send to their families in Latin America has more than doubled since 2000, and the cash flow home -- except to Mexico -- has recovered from a considerable drop during the Great Recession, a 13-year survey of remittance trends shows. For years, remittances have far outpaced foreign aid in helping lift people out of poverty in Latin America, the study released Friday by Pew Research Center notes. In 2011, remittances totaled $53.1 billion, more than eight times the amount of official aid, the report says.
NATIONAL
March 27, 2013 | By Kathleen Hennessey
WASHINGTON -- President Obama is scheduled to travel to Mexico and Costa Rica in early May to push for stronger economic ties, the White House announced Wednesday. In trip scheduled for May 2-4, Obama will meet with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, who was elected last year and took office in December. He last met with Obama at the White House in November. From there, Obama will head to Costa Rica, where President Laura Chinchilla will host a meeting of several Central American leaders.
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