Thomson ReutersNovember 1, 2013 01:51
By Miguel Gutierrez, Michael O'Boyle and Dave Graham
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's Congress on Thursday passed a package of measures aimed at bolstering the country's weak tax revenues, but only after watering down a plan that is expected to have a moderate impact at best.
The bill, which includes higher taxes on the rich as well as levies on junk food and stock market gains, is a central plank of an economic program spanning energy to telecoms that aims to ramp up growth in Latin America's No. 2 economy.