Campeche joins Ford boycott

Campeche has vowed not to buy Ford vehicles for police use. (PHOTO:

Ford Motor Company lost some business last week to two Mexican firms. This week, a state joined the boycott. The governor of Campeche announced Tuesday Jan. 17  that the state would no longer buy Ford vehicles and that it was time to show “what Mexicans are made of.” Alejandro Moreno Cárdenas said 44 new Ford police patrol trucks will be delivered More...

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Baluarte San Pedro Campeche (PHOTO: Conaculta)
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Beach near Sabancuy, Campeche.
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Greenpeace activists and Mayans form a human chain to spell out the words ‘ma ogm’, which translates as ‘no gmo’ (genetically modified organisms). File Photo: Arturo Rocha/Greenpeace
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