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Mexican senate approves new taxes on junk food and soda

Mexico’s Senate passed a vast fiscal reform on Thursday to increase the government’s lackluster tax revenue through new levies on higher earners, junk food and soda. The reform was championed by President Enrique Pena Nieto to boost government coffers in order to invest in infrastructure and create a universal social…

Mexico leader to discuss alleged U.S. spying with Obama

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said Wednesday he would voice concerns about alleged US spying on his emails to US counterpart Barack Obama, warning it would be illegal if proven true. The two leader will come face to face at the Group of 20 meeting in Russia on Thursday, four…

Mexican president defends ‘grand transformation’ amid teacher strikes and protests

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto defended his sweeping reform agenda on Monday, urging his countrymen to back the changes after protests against his planned energy and education overhauls. Pena Nieto used his first state of the union address to tout the “grand transformation” of Mexico that his administration has pushed…

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