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MEXICO CITY | By David Brunat | An explosive combination of fast-food sold in every corner of the country and soft drinks cheaper than water has made of Mexico the most obese country of all OECD country members, for the first time surpassing the United States (32.8% of Mexican population is severely overweight, against 31.8% in the US). Amidst a strong opposition from the industry, the Senate just passed a law to raise taxes to fast-food from 5 to 8%.