ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY

The National Water Commission (Conagua) reported that tropical storm "Kiko" is forming in the Pacific Ocean. The tropical storm is located 760 kilometers south of Baja California Sur with maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h.

The tax applied to sweetened beverages in Mexico is a "tax on the poor" and has not met its goal of reducing consumption, nor is there clarity on the destination of the funds collected, said the association of bottlers in the country.

Salma Hayek is visiting Mexico to promote the series "Monarca" of which she is the producer. During the presentation, she spoke about several topics, but without a doubt, the most important one was machismo, of which, she said, she was a victim.

The increase of the population and the deterioration of the cultivation zones will force that the controlled agriculture as the vertical farms, is a solution to provide food in the cities of Latin America, said this Tuesday Gary Stutte, expert in space cultures of the Aeronautical Agency and the Space of the United States (NASA).

The presence of contaminants in Mexico's water increased the rate of hospitalization linked to diarrhea by 7 to 12 percent. This, in turn, is associated with increased spending on health (a 22 percent increase), especially among households in 30 percent of the population with lower incomes, the World Bank reported.