An inaugural ceremony to honour a statue of President Ho Chi Minh, gifted by the Mexican Labour Party was held at the Presidential Palace on June 15, to mark the 121st birth anniversary (May 19) and the 100th anniversary of the day Uncle Ho went abroad to seek ways for national salvation. Truong Tan Sang, Politburo member and permanent member of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Alberto Anaya Gutierrez, Secretary General of the Mexican Labour Party and representatives from the two countries' ministries and agencies attended the event. The bronze statue capturing the late President's image showing him working in a flower garden of the Presidential Palace was made by Mexican sculptor Pedro Ramirez Ponzanell, who also sculpted a life-size statue of President Ho Chi Minh for the History Centre of Mexico City in 2009. Speaking at the ceremony, the Mexican Labour Party Chief said that the gift expressed the affection of the Mexican people for the beloved Vietnamese President who was a … [Read more...] about Mexico presents statue of Uncle Ho to Vietnam
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Mexican telecoms tycoon Carlos Slim, whose wealth has taken a knock since the government on Monday unveiled a reform bill to overhaul the industry he dominates, said on Sunday he welcomed the plan as a boon for competition. Photo: Reuters Hailed as the biggest shake-up of Mexico's phone and television market in decades, the bill aims to boost foreign competition and give regulators the power to force firms to sell assets if they have more than 50 percent of the market. Slim, the world's richest man, controls about 80 percent of Mexico's fixed line business and 70 percent of the mobile market through his phone company America Movil. He declined to discuss the impact of the reform on his firm at an event in Mexico City. But speaking as co-president of the broadband commission of the International Telecommunication Union, an arm of the United Nations that seeks to expand access to communications technology worldwide, Slim praised the new bill. "The telecommunications law ... … [Read more...] about Mexico’s Slim welcomes planned telecoms reform
Seventeen Mexican drug gang members were killed near the U.S. border on Saturday, their bodies scattered along a road after one of the deadliest shootouts in Mexico's three-year narco-war. Rival factions of the Arellano Felix drug cartel in Tijuana on the Mexico-California border battled each other with rifles and machine guns in the early hours of the morning, police said. Fourteen bodies were lying in pools of blood on a road near assembly-for-export maquiladora plants on the city's eastern limits. The corpses were surrounded by hundreds of bullet casings and many of their faces were destroyed. The 15th body was found nearby. Two more men died in hospital on Saturday evening, police said. Six men were wounded and another six were arrested, but some gang members are thought to have escaped. Two of the dead were believed to be senior hitmen for the Arellano Felix cartel and were identified by large gold rings on their fingers. The rings carried the icon of Saint Death, a … [Read more...] about Seventeen killed in Mexico drug battle near U.S.
The death toll in a pipeline fire at a distribution plant near the U.S. border has risen to 29, Mexico's state-owned oil company said Wednesday. At least 46 others were injured, and more might be missing. Juan Jose Suarez, director of the state-owned Petroleos Mexicanos company, told local media earlier in the day that at least five workers had not been seen since the blast. On Tuesday, the company, known as Pemex, said in its Twitter account that a total of seven people were unaccounted for. President Felipe Calderon said the quick reaction of emergency teams prevented a "real catastrophe," by controlling the fire before it reached the huge tanks of a neighboring gas processing plant. The enormous fire Tuesday hit a distribution center near the border with Texas that handles natural gas coming in from wells and sends it to a processing plant next door. "The timely response by oil workers, firefighters and the Mexican army was able to control the fire relatively quickly and … [Read more...] about 29 dead, 46 injured in Mexico pipeline fire
HCM City has been listed among the world’s top ten cities for street food according to the USA's Food and Wine Magazine.Their world's top ten destinations for street food include: Austin, Texas South by Southwest put Austin on the map for its indie music scene, but the city is gaining just as much recognition for its street food such as Lucky J's fried-chicken waffle tacos (wrapped in a waffle shell) and kimchi fries from the Chi'Lantro Korean-Mexican fusion truck. Bangkok, Thailand Bangkok is the ultimate tourist destination for any street-foodie, It boasts thriving markets throughout the city, along with some of the most robustly flavored street snacks from neon-lit Yaowarat Road in Chinatown. Here, makeshift stands offer pork skewered on sugar canes; fragrant fish curries, and sweet bananas deep-fried in rice-flour batter; as well as the notoriously stinky fruit durian. Berlin, Germany Beer flows freely in Berlin, so there's almost always a … [Read more...] about HCM City in world top ten cities for street food