Last updateFri, 17 Nov 2017 11am

Support for Mexico’s LGBT community comes from foreign embassies, health authorities

The entire world seemed to be on the side of justice, compassion and tolerance in Mexico City during the Pride celebrations two weeks ago, inflicting, one fondly imagines, a rebuke to those who view the enjoyment of basic human rights to be a privilege only to be availed of by the slender pie wedge of humanity left after the rest has been carved away for the commission of a myriad of perceived moral trespasses.

Building costs go up

In the first five months of 2017, construction materials have risen by a yearly average of 15 percent, a hike not seen since 2008. Expect rents and housing prices to rise considerably this next year.

CFE shuns intelligent electric meters

In this country, four different firms are producing intelligent electricity meters, which not only conform to the standards of the Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE), but also insure you are getting efficient use of your juice, and reduce electricity loss or theft.

Mexico’s airports to receive high-tech security scanners

In the next 5 years, passports could become quaint objects of nostalgia, thanks to biometric technology, which will use facial and retinal recognition software to verify travelers’ identities. It’s only a matter of time, then — considering the speed with which the larcenous members of our species get around obstacles planted in their way by the relatively scrupulous members — for a market in forcibly extracted eye balls to emerge and thrive.

Have a brew with Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump has been good to the news business, pundents and late-night TV hosts, but Mexican businesses are also using his unpopularity with their countrymen to their advantage.