Mexico: Making headlines now


*Moises Saba dies in helicopter accident: Mr. Saba was an Industry captain, member of the renowned line of impresarios with influence in diverse sectors , a prevalent figure in Mexican society. Bried history: He became president of  Unefon in ’99 a prominent mobile communications franchise.  Was a Board member for the internet provider Cosmofrecuencias .  Took part in the textile & communications industries as executive president of  Textiles Ayotla & Grupo Alsavisión, and by buying 50% de Radio Televisora Centro, S.A. de C.V,  a company which bought Television Azteca from the Mexican government.  Once owner of soccer team Veracruz, then team Morelia.  Also operated  Ecocinemas movie theaters and had two hotels in Acapulco : The Grand Hotel Acapulco Crowne Plaza. In Israel owned a television channel. He was killed in a helicopter crash in the outskirts of Mexico city last Sunday night. Four deaths were the result of the accident, with three victims being of the Saba family.

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*Mexico makes  the Top ten 10 in the list of  Happiest countries in the world: Mexico has ranked 7th in a study conducted by The World Database of Happiness. The results  the study are being attributed by many to the following conclusion :  Mexicans have the virtue of being capable of judging their quality of life positively. The ranking is as  follow:Happiest #1 = Costa Rica, #2  Denmark, #3Iceland,#4 Switzerland, #5Canada,#6 Norway,#7 Mexico, #8Finland,#9 Sweden, #10Panamá, #11Luxembourg ,  #12Colombia.

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*Severe  Weather Conditions :   Rain, sleet & snow!  Mexico is freezing over it seems , as the cold will not seize. The cold has gotten so severe that  in 10 states school was canceled. In 20 out of the 32 Mexican states the temperature is a least -5. Conditions are especially serious for young children and older citizens as they are more acutely affected by such conditions. 9 deaths is the sum so far attributed to the harsh weather. Among the affected state :Aguascalientes, Baja California, Baja California Sur, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Distrito Federal, Durango, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Jalisco, México, Nuevo León, Puebla, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, Sonora, Tamaulipas, Tlaxcala, Veracruz y Zacatecas.

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*Entertainment- Comedian Carlos Villagran to say goodbye to his  famous character “Quico” Mr. Villa gran who has just turned 66 is getting ready to set of on the last tour with his circus “Quico’s New Circus”. Here he plans to retire the character that made him famous & launched his career. “Quico” was a character which he played on

famous writer, producer, & comedian idol Roberto Gomez Bolaños’s program ” Chavo del 8″

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SPORTS: More Drama for Chivas : Amidst more drama , turmoil, confusion, and accusations surrounding the team, goal keeper Luis Michel is named new team captain.

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