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Mexico president gambles with left-leaning reform

Mexico president gambles with left-leaning reform | Haiti + Mexico: Jessica Huber | Scoop.it
Thousands rallied against the Mexican government's proposed energy reforms that would allow privatization of the energy sector.
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MEXICO-

 

P= Political

S=Social 

E= Economic 

ntk= need to know

 

P= President Enrique Pena Nieto was gambling that a surprise plan to increase social spending through taxes on the wealthy can quiet much of  the left-wing opposition, wanting the Mexico state oil company to private investment.

P= Mexico gained pension and unemployment plans, also new taxes including first capital gains tax, carbon tax, and tax on sugary drinks.

E= the tax plan also has loopholes and raises the tax rate on the country's highest earners.

P= The president worked with the country's opposition parties to pass reforms with education systmes and telecommunications.

S= Many dissident teachers flooded into Mexico City to protest against the educatin reform.

E + P= The government did not decide to impose on sales tax on food and medicine

 

 

ntk= what does dissident mean? dissagreeing, in opinion or belief. 

ntk= what is PRD? Product requierments document

 

mini summary= This article was about Mexico's president wanting to set up new taxes, and reforms. Also wanting to set up allies with his opposing countries. 

 

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World News: Mexico Takes Big Step to Open Energy Market --- Congress Passes Law to Give Foreign Firms Right to Exploit...

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MEXICO-

 

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P= Political 

E= Economic

S= Social

ntk= need to know

 

P+E= 75-year monopoly of the state owned oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos.

 E= Oil is one of the worlds biggest energy markets since 1938.

P= The bill for the treason passed on wednesday the 11th of december (2013). 

P=  Leftist party of the Democratic Revolution tried to prevent discussion about it. 

P= The Institutional Revolutionary Party and the conservative National Action Party had a meeting and decided to carry out their own quick and unexpected vote. 

P= The bill changed many partd of Mexico's constitution. 

S= Oil was a major part of Mexico until now, it used to pay 40% of their public spending.

P+S= Mexico wants to switch to a gas market instead of oil.

S= The change from oil to gas market will help energy consumers globally.

E= Mexico's economy is fast growing so this should help it. 

S= Mexico today shows that it is south of North America and not north of Latin America, they see themselves as people who are changing and giving themsleves the tools to do it. 

 

 

ntk= what does monopoly mean?  The exclusive possession or control of the supply or trade in a commodity or service. 

ntk= What are royalties?  A sum of money paid to a patentee for the use of a patent or to an author or composer for each copy of a book sold or for each public performance of a work. 

 

Mini summary= This is all about Mexico wanted to change from a oil market to a completly new one, which is the gas market, and how much this is going to help them and the world. 

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Haiti Three Years After the Quake: There’s Good News, Too | TIME.com

Haiti Three Years After the Quake: There’s Good News, Too | TIME.com | Haiti + Mexico: Jessica Huber | Scoop.it
Not surprisingly, it will take longer than anticipated to rebuild quake-ravaged Haiti—and the government has to step up. But President Martelly has made some smart moves that he and the country can build on.
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HAITI-

 

P= political

E= economic

S= social 

ntk= need to know 

 

S= Jan. 12, 2010 the earthquake in Haiti killed more than 200,000 people .

E= They are the poorest country

S= 350,000 Haitians still live in squalid tent camps

S= The people in Haiti are suffering from cholera epidemic 

E= Unemployment is at 70%

S= Three years of suffering 

E= They requested a 10 billion dollar "build it back better" to fix Haiti

P= Their president is martelly, who is a popular singer, with no political experience.

P&S= Created the Cooperation for Foreign Development Aid (CAED), a new agency that replaces the commission for Haiti.

E= Their economy is based off of visitors/ tourism 

E= Their president is wasting his time and money on cruise ships and things like that instead of helping Haiti.

S= Haiti is coming back together

 

ntk= what does "squalid" mean? extremely dirty and unpleasant 

ntk= what is "cholera epidemic"?  Due to lack of drinking water and lack of treatment for human feces 

 

Mini Summary= Its about Haiti finally coming back together after the earthquake three years ago, and how their president still is not focusing on them. 

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High-profile corruption cases fall apart in Mexico

High-profile corruption cases fall apart in Mexico | Haiti + Mexico: Jessica Huber | Scoop.it
Experts say a string of failed corruption prosecutions in Mexico are the product of a justice system dominated by political interests and hindered by questionable police work.
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MEXICO-

 

P= Political

E= Economic

S= Social

ntk= need to know 

 

S= Two cases in Mexico against public servants,  a former drug czar and a former No. 2 in Defense Department accused of links to drug cartels, were thrown out within days. 

S= The judge declared that witness testimonies were false in one, and the other dissolved because prosecutors couldnt find evidnece to support charges. 

S= There was a deficiency in the organization, in the presentation of investigations.

P+E+S= Mexico has a lack of organization and legal support.

P= Mexico's new government led by the Institutional Revolutionary party keeps dropping cases quietly. 

P= There were two cases that prove Mexico's new fortitude in fighting internal corruption, and their end came 5 years after justice reform that was supposed to bring everyone fairness and transparency. 

S= Mexico needed a new re-organization 

 

ntk= what is a defense department?  The federal department responsible for safeguarding national security of the United States.

ntk= what does deficiency mean? a lack or shortage

ntk= what does fortitude mean? change in pain or adversity

 

Mini summary= It was about Mexico's drug cases and how the government is dropping cases like flies. Not keeping any cases, just letting them go. The president is not doing anything about it, and the government won't stop unless someone brings it to their attention. 

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Haiti's contraceptive challenge ; Use of birth control rising, but social, religious taboos linger; post-abortion deaths still an issue

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P= Political 

E= Economic

S= Social 

ntk= need to know

 

S= Most women don't have access to birth control, and live in a male-dominated nation. 

S= Abortion is illegal, and their health industry is awful and non supportive 

S= No family planning is offered

S= For every 100,000 babies born in Haiti, 630 women die of pregnancy- related causes. 

S= The government started to add health clinics into Haiti so there would not be as many problems. 

S= UNFPA a health ministry added into Haiti

S= The new clinic offers basic services, including free contraceptives to postnatal care. 

 

 

ntk= what does contraception mean? The use of artificial methods or other technigues to prevent pregnancy. 

ntk= what is maternal mortality?  (maternal death) it is defined as the death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy. 

ntk= what does UNFPA stand for?  The United Nations Fund for Population Activities

ntk= What is postnatal care? Health care provided following childbirth to mother and infant. 

 

Mini summary= This article was about the health care problems in Haiti,  the amounts of deaths from childbirth, and how many children actually are born and the government can't keep up with it.

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Haiti quake: Why isn't aid money going to Haitians?

Haiti quake: Why isn't aid money going to Haitians? | Haiti + Mexico: Jessica Huber | Scoop.it
Three years on from Haiti's devastating earthquake, the country's UN special envoy has revealed little official aid money has gone to the country's government and organisations. Why is the funding bypassing Haitians?
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HAITI-

 

P= political

E= economic 

S= social

ntk= need to know 

 

E= Haiti does not get much funding help

E= Did not have enough monery to pay salaries for certain jobs

E= They needed support

P= The united Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is helping Haiti grow stronger. 

S+E+P= Haiti had a very weak government to begin with, and the earthquake just destroyed that even more. 

S= Somany people lost their lives, including many workers

E= Haiti was given billions of pounds of aid, but progress is slow. 

S= 358,000 people remain in temporary accommodations with little access to sanitation, health care, and education.

S= Haiti is starting to clean up, 53,000 people moved back into their neighborhoods with help from the government.

S= many people still remain in camps

 

Mini summary= It was just about Haiti gaining more help and money, becoming a safer and cleaner place, and getting people back into their neighborhoods and schools. 

 

 

 

 

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