Seattle, Telluride, Oakland, New York City, Australia, New Zealand, most of Europe, etc., etc. are all taxing, or working to tax, sugary sodas for the nastiness they cause and the public health costs to all of us for obesity, diabetes and more. Well, here comes Mexico, too!
Mexican President proposes sugar-sweetened beverage tax. On September 8th, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto proposed a special tax on sugary beverages. The bill would apply a tax of one peso (about eight U.S. cents) per liter of sugar-sweetened beverage. The effort has received international attention and pushback including a recent controversy over primary Mexican TV stations refusing to air anti-soda ads.