The American Empire in a Changing World


Thursday, November 15, 2012

''The coca-colization of Mexico''

From Radio Netherlands

''It is a strange drink because it’s black. I like it more than other soft drinks”, says a teenager in a fast food restaurant in Mexico City, sipping from a cola drink. A girl next to him says: “The very first thing I do when I get up in the morning is take a soda from the fridge”.

Mexico is the world’s fattest country. Figures from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) show that more Mexicans are obese than in any other country. Consumption of soda and carbonated drinks, together with fast food, are a major contributing factor in this growing obesity epidemic.''

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