Stories about Mexico from April, 2008
Daniel Hernandez of Intersections writes that he will be rooting for twin boxers, who will represent two different countries in this summer's Olympic Games. Javier Molina will represent the United States, and twin brother Oscar will fight for Mexico.
According to a recent survey, cigarrette and other tobacco products sales fell 42% following the passage of new laws prohibiting smoking in public spaces in Mexico, writes Vivir México [es].
A new super tunnel will be built in Mexico City with a distance of 18 km and for exclusive use of cars, and would supposedly help alleviate traffic. However, México Para Los Mexicanos [es] believes that it will only encourage increased car use and will increase pollution and gridlock.
Chilanga Banda [es] and DFinitivo [es] write about the prohibition of smoking in enclosed places in Mexico City, which took effect this past weekend. The ban especially affects bars and restaurants.
Across Mexico, youth part of an "emo" culture have been the targets of attacks by groups, who may have been incited by a popular television personality. The easily identifiable youth may have been targeted due to their dress, taste in music or other stereotypes. Local bloggers have provided coverage from the very first incidents, pro-active protests, and other reactions.
Vivir México [es] writes that the Mexico City government is considering raising public bus fare in accordance with inflation, but wonders why the government does not consider improving service at the same time.