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Latin America Monitor Mexico scrambles for eggs amid shortage

Mexico has the highest-per-capita egg consumption in the world. But ever since an avian flu wiped out 8 million hens, the staple has become more expensive and scarce.

By Correspondent / September 5, 2012

Alexandre Meneghini/AP

When a dozen women gathered for a brunch-hour baby shower over the weekend, the recurring topic wasn’t the mother-to-be but the casserole dish of scrambled eggs.