Mexicans are going on the Internet in droves, although from a low base in terms of online sales. That said, some categories of sales have been increasing impressively recently, particularly focused on health sites. Online health sites are big favourites for Mexican Internet users, partly because these cut the waiting times and costs of visiting doctors, and partly due to the higher aspirations of urban citizens.
For quite some years, the tyranny of protectionism and the nagging concerns about security have hindered the development of economic cooperation between Colombia and Asia. In light of the slowing momentum of the developed economies, both Colombians and Asians have nowadays much greater incentive to explore the somewhat uncharted territory of trade and investment with each other
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff signed a temporary measure MP 609/2013 to eliminate taxes and duties on certain basic food products. Brazil's treasury minister explained that "during the last few months, national and international economic adversities have increased product prices, hurting the poorest people and generating inflationary pressures."