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14
May

Los legisladores mexicanos están revisando las estrategias para atraer a los jubilados estadounidenses

Líderes mexicanos quieren que la economía del país prospere y están considerando varias iniciativas para incrementarla.

Líderes mexicanos quieren que la economía del país prospere y están considerando varias iniciativas para incrementarla. Por ejemplo, el Sun Herald informa que varios legisladores mexicanos están evaluando facilitar los límites de propiedad de la tierra para así atraer más jubilados estadounidenses al país.

La costa mexicana es una bonita zona escénica que es atractiva para muchos de los residentes de la nación. Sin embargo, esta área se encuentra actualmente disponible para su compra sólo para residentes mexicanos, pero la nueva legislación podría dar a los no ciudadanos oportunidades para invertir en estos bienes raíces de calidad.

Ambientes relajantes y sin estrés en México, son ideales para los jubilados estadounidenses, asegura el colaborador Barry Golson de la AARP The Magazine, quien recomienda la región de Puerto Vallarta para los jubilados norteamericanos. Esta zona ha sido un destino turístico muy popular desde hace años y sigue siendo un punto muy atractivo para los visitantes mexicanos que quieren disfrutar de la belleza y la cultura de la nación.

No sólo, Puerto Vallarta alberga numerosas playas de primera clase, sino que el comercio es un gran atractivo. Ya que son conocidos la vasta cantidad de bares y tiendas de curiosidades que se pueden encontrar en Vallarta. Golson pone énfasis en que la zona está llena de flores y plazas coloridas que ayudan a que el  lugar sea un paraíso maravilloso para los jubilados.

Jubilados estadounidenses podrán apreciar la belleza de México
Peter Glass, un ex ejecutivo de Procter & Gamble, vive con su esposa, Charlotte, en Puerto Vallarta. El matrimonio es uno de los muchos que goza del encanto de la región, lo que hace que sea un destino diferente en comparación con otros lugares de retiro de todo el mundo.

"Es un soplo de aire fresco proverbial," Peter Glass dijo a una fuente de noticias.

La belleza natural de México ayuda a que el país se diferencie de muchos otros en todo el mundo. Asimismo, los ciudadanos del país pueden beneficiarse significativamente si hay más jubilados estadounidenses viviendo en la zona.

Los dueños de empresas mexicanas podrian ver sus ganancias aumentar rápidamente, a medida que más jubilados puedan gastar el dinero en varias tiendas en toda la región. Además, los dueños de restaurantes mexicanos podrían mejorar notablemente sus ventas en períodos cortos de tiempo, gracias en parte al apoyo que podrían recibir de los jubilados estadounidenses.

Mientras tanto, los dirigentes mexicanos están revisando constantemente soluciones para ayudar a aumentar los ingresos de la nación. Si bien muchos países han luchado para recuperarse de la recesión económica de finales del decenio de 2000, los legisladores mexicanos  están dedicando el tiempo necesario para asegurar que los residentes del país y los que trabajan en los EE.UU. y realizan enviar dinero a sus familiares en casa, se beneficien de las reformas legislativas en los próximos años.

10
May

Mexican leaders eye banking sector reforms

Mexican leaders eye banking sector reforms

A banking sector overhaul could provide a wide variety of benefits to Mexico, and the nation's leaders are discussing several options that may help the country's economy.

According to The Associated Press, Mexican officials are actively pursuing solutions to make credit readily available to residents. Additionally, these administrators are studying ways to make credit cheaper, which could affect Mexican citizens who currently work in the U.S. and send money to family members in their homeland. 

While the economic recession of the late 2000s affected many nations, Mexico's financial crisis of 1995 had far-flung effects that still impact the country today. During the crisis, many of the nation's banks nearly went bankrupt, but federal leaders provided short-term financial assistance. Several larger Mexican banks were later sold to foreign investors, and five of these financial institutions have dominated the nation's banking segment since that time. 

"When the banking sector was opened to foreign firms, [Mexican leaders] thought it would increase competition, but [these banks] didn't compete," economic analyst Rogelio Ramirez told the news source. "What we need is a reform to have them compete more and make the market more attractive, but the banks are happy to just issue credit cards."

Banking sector changes could provide additional support to the Mexican economy
Agustin Carstens, Mexico's central bank governor, told Reuters that banking sector reforms could have immediate effects on Mexican residents. In fact, boosting credit across the nation may add 0.5 percentage points to the Latin American economy within two to three years. 

Increasing competition among banks could also encourage these financial institutions to provide additional loans to Mexican citizens. Meanwhile, The Washington Post reports that these banks may develop incentives for mid-sized businesses that list their shares on the stock market, which could deliver a substantial boost to the nation's economy. 

"The [objective] is … for banks to lend more, and more cheaply," Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto told the news source. "Credit is a key input for growth."

Mexican Bankers Association officials said that they would need to study the proposed banking sector reforms to determine exactly how Mexican residents would be affected. However, these leaders stated that they agreed with the goals of the reforms, but specific measures must be followed to ensure that Mexican residents will enjoy the benefits of various economic changes.

10
May

Journalist honors historic Mexican architect

Journalist honors historic Mexican architect

Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, a Mexican architect who passed away on April 16, 2013, had a style all his own that was showcased in a wide variety of structures. In the post-World War II era, the Museum of Anthropology in Chapultepec Park in Mexico City and Museo Amparo in Puebla are just two of his buildings that have withstood the test of time and continue to inspire architects around the globe. 

Elena Poniatowska, a world-renowned journalist and novelist, has plans to honor Ramírez Vázquez in the near future. According to the Los Angeles Times, Poniatowska recently shared her thoughts and views on Ramírez Vázquez with a Mexican newspaper to help others understand his impact on Mexican residents and those who live and work in the U.S. and send money to family members and friends back home. 

During his life, Ramírez Vázquez helped transform Mexican culture through his projects. He was even appointed the leader of the organizing committee for the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City and helped the country bolster its global reputation. 

How has Ramírez Vázquez affected Mexican citizens?
As a mid-20th century architect, Ramírez Vázquez had a substantial impact on Mexican residents. His creations have served many Mexican business leaders, citizens and government officials over the years. 

For example, The New York Times reports that Ramírez Vázquez designed the Institutional Revolutionary Party's national headquarters, which served the group as it ruled the country until 2000. This political party also commissioned Ramírez Vázquez to complete numerous government structures during his life. 

Additionally, Ramírez Vázquez was a political leader for a short period. He served as secretary of human settlements and public works from 1977 to 1982, and his accomplishments significantly impacted many Mexican residents. 

Professor notes Vázquez had big impact on architecture community
Luis M. Castañeda, a professor of art history at Syracuse University, said that he is one of many architecture professionals who has been affected by Ramírez Vázquez. In a 2012 interview, Castañeda noted that Ramírez Vázquez wore many hats, taking on multiple responsibilities to ensure that all of his creations met specific criteria. 

"To think of him as somebody who designed buildings is not to take account of all the roles he played," Castañeda told the news source. "He wasn't the one constructing the models or sketching the drawings; he was the one securing the commission from the president."

However, many Mexican residents may remember Ramírez Vázquez for the Museum of Anthropology, arguably his most prominent achievement. 

"Without any doubt, that's what he'll be remembered for," Miquel Adriá, director of the architectural magazine Arquine, told the news source. "He succeeded in projecting in modern form many aspects that we had found in Mexican architecture."

7
May

Energy reform is a hot topic in Mexico

Energy reform is a hot topic in Mexico

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has made energy reform a top priority for the near future. According to The Washington Post, Peña Nieto and other Mexican leaders are reviewing various solutions to help enhance the nation's energy segment. 

Since taking over as president in December 2012, Peña Nieto has sought ways to help the country boost its revenue. While Mexico is still the third-largest source of foreign oil for the U.S., Peña Nieto will embark on a massive system overhaul during the summer that could deliver long-lasting rewards to Mexican residents and those who work in the U.S. and send money to family members south of the border. 

"This is about a practical reform that will allow for the introduction of new technology, which we lack, and accelerate the growth of our energy resources in order to lower electricity costs for Mexican families and businesses, and give us a more dynamic energy industry," Peña Nieto told the news source. 

Peña Nieto looks to accelerate energy industry growth
Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), the largest oil company in Mexico and Latin America, significantly affects Mexico's economy. As part of the nation's energy reform efforts, Peña Nieto may help Pemex reduce its taxes to ensure that the firm can effectively support the country and its citizens. 

GlobalPost reports that nearly 60 percent of Pemex's revenue currently goes into the Mexican treasury, and this total represents roughly 40 percent of the government's income. Meanwhile, Pemex earns approximately $100 billion a year in revenue, but the company could further increase its profits by receiving tax breaks from the Mexican government. 

The lack of competition among energy oil providers is a major consideration among Mexican leaders as well. Pemex has a monopoly in the country, and George Baker, a global oil industry expert, states that Mexico must attract foreign investors to increase its energy sector profits.

"If you only make Pemex more efficient in Mexico, that's not enough," Baker told The Washington Post.  

Former U.S. ambassador Tony Garza has encouraged the Mexican government to diversify its energy industry investments. By promoting competition among oil companies, more jobs could become available across the nation, which may deliver a substantial boost to the country's economy. Additionally, diversification could help keep electricity costs lower for Mexican business operators and citizens around the country and enable the nation to improve its revenue without delay. 

2
May

President Obama will discuss immigration in Mexico

President Obama will discuss immigration in Mexico

Building a strong partnership between the United States and Mexico is vital for residents in both countries, and President Barack Obama is increasing his efforts to improve relations between these nations. According to ABC News, Obama will visit Mexico on May 2, 2013, and discuss economic and immigration concerns with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.

"A lot of the focus is going to be on economics," Obama told the news source. "I think we forget [Mexico] is a massive trading partner responsible for huge amounts of commerce and huge numbers of jobs on both sides of the border. We want to see how we can…maintain [an] economic dialogue over a long period of time."

In many cases, Mexican immigrants who are working in the United States send money back home to support their families. As the global economy continues to recover from the downturn of the late 2000s, new employment opportunities could become available in the U.S., which could lead more people to pursue jobs around the country. 

Meanwhile, U.S. officials are exploring options to improve their immigration system without delay. Ben Rhodes, deputy national security advisor for strategic communications at the White House, said that U.S. leaders are working closely with Mexican administrators to identify immigration issues and quickly remove these problems. 

"Mexico is an important partner in immigration reform given that we work with [Mexican officials] every day to secure our border," Rhodes told the news source.

The impact of Obama's visit to Mexico
Obama's trip to Mexico could have far-flung effects around the globe. By working with Peña Nieto to review immigration in the U.S. and Mexico, both countries can take steps to help their citizens. 

NPR reports that Mexico is the second-largest market for U.S. goods and services. During his visit, Obama and Peña Nieto will evaluate strategies to further improve the border between the U.S. and Mexico and deliver significant support to the global economy.

"If the Mexican economy is growing, it forestalls the need for people to migrate to the United States to find work," Rhodes told the news source. 

U.S. Chamber of Commerce chief executive officer Thomas Donohue stated that roughly six million jobs are based on U.S. relations with Mexico. By taking steps to improve interactions between both countries, residents in the U.S. and Mexico could reap the rewards of gradual improvements to their local economies. 

1
May

Radio Personality Piolín Named a Xoom Endorser

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“Piolín” recommends Xoom.com as the convenient money transfer service for immigrants living in the United States

SAN FRANCISCO, May 1, 2013 – Xoom Corporation (NASDAQ: XOOM), a digital money transfer provider, today announced that Mexican radio personality Eddie “Piolín” Sotelo, has become an endorser for the company. Piolín is starring in a series of radio commercials for Xoom and, during his radio show, he provides live shout outs for Xoom.com, advocating how convenient, safe and fast it is to send money home to Mexico and Central America using Xoom.

“Piolín is truly a man of the people. Piolín has millions of Spanish-speaking fans of his radio show, with  a very strong influence in the Los Angeles community where his show is based,” says Julian King, Xoom’s Senior Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Development. “We are excited to be working with Piolín, as he shares our passion for providing immigrants with an innovative solution for sending money home.”

“I recently used Xoom to send money to Mexico, and I was amazed at the speed and quality of the service. No kidding! I told my friend who was driving, ‘I’m in the car and I’m sending money!’” says Piolín. “It’s companies like Xoom who, little by little, help our community to improve their lives in the United States.  Xoom.com is very convenient and completely accessible to any member of the community through their smart phones, tablets and computers.”

Piolín’s radio show “Piolín por la Mañana” runs weekday mornings on more than 50 Univision and non-Univision affiliate radio stations in the Spanish language format and online.  Piolín is also known for his activism in immigration reform, and has often discussed his own experience of immigrating to the United States on his radio program. He resides in Los Angeles and engages in peaceful political activism for immigration reform.

About Xoom
Xoom is a digital money transfer provider, focused on helping consumers send money in a secure, fast and cost-effective way using their mobile phone, tablet or computer. During the 12 months ended March 31, 2013, Xoom’s more than 840,000 active customers sent more than $3.6 billion to family and friends in 30 countries worldwide. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and can be found online at www.xoom.com.

1
May

La celebridad de Radio “Piolín” es nombrado patrocinador de Xoom

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“Piolín” recomienda Xoom.com como el servicio conveniente de envío de dinero para los inmigrantes viviendo en los Estados Unidos

SAN FRANCISCO, Mayo 1, 2013 – Xoom Corporation (NASDAQ: XOOM), un proveedor mundial de envíos de dinero por internet, anunció hoy que la personalidad de radio Eddie “Piolín” Sotelo se ha convertido en un patrocinador para la compañía. Piolín es la estrella en una serie de comerciales de radio para Xoom y, durante su show, hace menciones por Xoom.com, apoyando lo conveniente, seguro y veloz que es para enviar dinero a casa en México y Centro América usando Xoom.

Piolín es realmente un persona del pueblo. Piolín tiene millones de fans hispano-hablantes en su programa de radio, con una gran influencia en la comunidad de Los Angeles, desde donde basa su show,” dijo Julian King Vicepresidente de Mercadeo y Desarrollo Comercial de Xoom. “Estamos emocionados de estar trabajando con Piolín, porque el comparte nuestra pasión por proveer a los inmigrantes una solución innovadora para enviar dinero de regreso a casa.”

“Recientemente usé Xoom para enviar dinero a México y me impresionó la velocidad y calidad del servicio. ‘Estoy asombrado e impresionado!’ le dije a mi amigo que iba conduciendo, ‘estoy en el carro y enviando dinero’” dijo Piolín. “Son compañías como Xoom quienes, poco a poco, ayudan a nuestra comunidad a mejorar su vidas en los Estados Unidos. Xoom.com es muy conveniente y completamente accesible a cualquier miembro de la comunidad a través de sus teléfonos smartphones, tablets y computadoras.”

El show de radio de Piolín, “Piolín por la Mañana”, está al aire las mañanas de Lunes a Viernes en más de 50 estaciones de radio en español de Univision y afiliadas. A Piolín también se le conoce por su actividad en la reforma migratoria y varias veces ha discutido en su programa, su propia experiencia de inmigrar a los Estados Unidos. Hoy Piolín reside en Los Angeles, CA y lidera y apoya actividades políticas pacíficas sobre la reforma migratoria.

Sobre Xoom
Xoom es un proveedor digital de envíos de dinero, que se enfoca en ayudar a los consumidores enviar dinero de una forma segura, rápida y rentable usando su teléfono celular, tablet o computadora. Durante los 12 meses finalizando en Marzo 31, 2013, 2012, los más de 840.000 clientes activos de Xoom enviaron más de US$3.6 mil millones a familiares y amigos en más de 30 países alrededor del mundo. El centro de operaciones de la compañía está en San Francisco y puede ser encontrada en línea en www.xoom.com.

15
Apr

Próxima pelea de Pacquiao sería fuera de Estados Unidos

Pacquiao quiere enfrentar este nuevo desafío, que vendría a completar su quinta pelea con Márquez.

Ya han pasado más de seis meses, desde que los fans del boxeador Manny Pacquiao realizaron enviar dinero a sus familias, para que estos pudieran ver la pelea por pay-per view  del boxeador y político, quien le ganó al mexicano Juan Manuel Márquez. Y si su entrenamiento va como él lo tiene previsto, volvería más tarde que temprano al ring para derrotar al hombre que lo noqueó en el sexto asalto.

De acuerdo con el diario The Philippine Star, Pacquiao quiere enfrentar este nuevo desafío, que vendría a completar su quinta pelea con Márquez. Sin embargo, esta vez  quiere enfrentarse con el mexicano de 39 años de edad en su país de origen y no en Las Vegas, donde la mayoría de sus peleas han tenido lugar.

El entrenador de Pacquiao, Freddie Roach, comparte el deseo del boxeador, "quiero que la última pelea  sea en México", dijo Roach en el Venetian Macao en China, ante  un grupo de televisión y prensa escrita. "Ese es mi sueño."

Mientras que los pensamientos y acciones de Pac-Man  están casi constantemente involucradas con el boxeo y el arduo entrenamiento para ser un mejor peleador, sus colaboradores dicen que en estos días está dedicando la mayor parte de tiempo a la política, ya que las elecciones están a la vuelta de la esquina en su país natal, Filipinas.

Bob Arum, quien ha promovido una gran cantidad de peleas de Pacquiao, dijo a los periodistas que una vez terminadas las elecciones,  Pacquiao, de 34 años de edad, se enfocará completamente en su entrenamiento y preparación física.

Singapur y Macao: otras potenciales ciudades para la próxima pelea
Mientras tanto, a pesar de que Roach y Pacquiao concuerdan en que les gustaría tener su próxima pelea en México – principalmente porque la tasa del impuesto sería más asequible allí que si lo tuvieran en Las Vegas – Arum dijo que está esperando una sede diferente. La Estrella de Filipinas señaló que "estaba esperanzado en que fuese Macao o Singapur", la próxima sede que acogerá la pelea del boxeador.

Donde sea la pelea de Pacquiao, las probabilidades de que se de en un lugar fuera de Estados Unidos son casi completas. Roach dijo en el Venetian Macao que la tasa impositiva en las Vegas, donde sus últimas peleas se han llevado a cabo, han subido desde el 31 por ciento a cerca del 40 por ciento en los últimos años.

Asimismo, la popularidad de Pacquiao ha incrementado en el ámbito internacional y hay muchas ciudades a las cuales, les gustaría auspiciar una de las peleas de boxeo más importante, con el orgulloso filipino como parte del evento.

Rosa Tamayo, representante de Pacquio también habló recientemente con la prensa de acuerdo a las apreciaciones de la próxima pelea del filipino.

"La lucha será definitivamente en septiembre", dijo Tamayo, de acuerdo al periódico del Reino Unido, Daily Mail. "Vamos a hablar sobre el rival y el lugar después de las elecciones del 13 de mayo".

Tamayo ha corroborado algunas de las declaraciones hechas por Roach y Arum sobre el boxeo en los EE.UU. y mantuvo que el costo de la tasa de impuestos en Las Vegas se ha vuelto demasiado prohibitivo. Asimismo, señaló que algunas ciudades consideradas para el próximo evento son: México, Macau, Dubai y Singapur.
Las personas cercanas a Pacquiao, así como expertos del boxeo, creen que Márquez será el próximo contrincante del filipino. En una entrevista, el ex boxeador de peso pesado George Foreman, dijo que tiene plena confianza en que Pac-Man podrá redimirse.

"Todas las probabilidades para convertirse en campeón otra vez, están a su favor", dijo Foreman.

Agregó que su ventaja es su condición física y la formación estelar, lo que según Foreman   permite a Pacquiao a recuperarse más rápido que el típico luchador en el ring.