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A Mexican breeze from the Sierra Madre, an American beer from Chicago and a French radio station from Nice. What’s not to like?

Beer is an international bond. Since ancient times in Egypt, people have made, consumed and enjoyed this simple brew. So, it goes as no surprise that beer is big in Mexico. And, it turns out that one company, actually now based in Belgium, controls most of the market. You may have heard of it. Anheuser Busch InBev. Over 200 brands worldwide. Bud, Beck’s, Stella. Here it’s ¬†the familiar: Grupo Modelo made up of Corona, Modelo,…

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On the importance of Downtown Grocery Stores

There is a fun website to play with, or to dream with, to determine the relative cost of living in cities throughout the world. It is called expatistan.com. And, the data is solid, based on, typically, thousands of price entries from large numbers of readers experiencing those prices. All you do is go to the site, plug in the two places you want to compare and check the tallies. For instance, if you query the…

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