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March 19 a Mexican Holiday Celebrating Benito Juarez
Banderas News Team

Benito Juarez's birthday (March 21) is a national holiday in Mexico and, to make a three-day weekend out of it, schools and government offices are closed on the third Monday of March, which this year falls on March 19th.

No Invitation Needed to Party in Oaxaca, Mexico

I like to immerse myself amongst the local people in countries I visit and try and experience their culture. In Oaxaca City this was easy. The people are vibrant, friendly and have a love of family. A party was a festive gathering for everyone - no invitation needed here.

Cruceros Maritimos Vacacionales Gearing Up in Acapulco
Cruise Industry News

Sailing under the brand name of Cruceros Maritimos Vacacionales, Cruise & Maritime Voyages and officials from Acapulco and the State of Guerrero have confirmed plans to launch service with the 1,400-passenger Magellan sailing from Acapulco during the winter season 2019.

Charrería and Lucha Libre Take Hold of Guadalajara

There's a guarantee of action in Guadalajara any given Sunday thanks to the wildly popular Lucha Libre matches and Charrería horsemen shows. This year, new direct flights have begun from both Chicago and Salt Lake City, making it easier to experience the fun.

Guacamania is Coming to Casa Velas Vallarta

Forget WrestleMania, it's time for Guacamania! With special avocado-focused menus, avocado-themed spa treatments, dedicated guacamologist and more, guests visiting Casa Velas, an adults-only boutique in Puerto Vallarta, in March will get to experience a tribute to the green fruit.

Mexico Seizes Mezcal Bottles With Reptiles Inside

Forget the worm at the bottom of your bottle of mezcal. Mexican environmental inspectors on Tuesday seized 15 bottles stuffed with reptiles, including a blood snake, ridge head snake, yellowbelly snake and a whip snake, at a market in the southern state of Oaxaca.

Take a Train Tour into Mexico's Tequila Country
Latin American Herald Tribune

The Jose Cuervo Express takes visitors on a train trip through the fields of agave to the town of Tequila, in the west-central state of Jalisco, where some of the secrets behind the production of the quintessentially Mexican beverage are revealed.

Voom Offers Helicopter Taxi Service in Mexico City
Mexico News Daily

Ride-hailing services broke ground in Mexico five years ago, but that was for ground transportation. Now, travelers can hail a helicopter thanks to Voom, an on-demand booking platform that operates five aircraft from several locations in Mexico City.

Barbie's New Line of Dolls Includes Lorena Ochoa
Golf Digest

In honor of International Women's Day, March 8, Mattel released a new line of Barbie dolls designed to to give young girls real role models to look up to. 7 of the 14 new 'Shero' dolls are athletes, and one of them is 27-time LPGA winner & World Golf Hall of Fame member, Lorena Ochoa.

Riviera Nayarit, Mexico's Lesser-Known Beach Haven
GQ Magazine

As of late, Riviera Maya has been Mexico's most talked-about strip of beach. But if you're looking for a beachy Mexican vacation where you won't be overwhelmed by fellow tourists, you should go west, young man, to another palm tree eden: The Riviera Nayarit.

Why Activists in Oaxaca, Mexico are Marrying Trees
ABC 7 News

A group of women in Mexico love trees so much they put a ring on it. Activists in San Jacinto Amilpas in Oaxaca are marrying trees in an effort to bring awareness to illegal logging practices. During the event, women donned bridal gowns to take vows under the boughs of their 'spouses.'

Mexico Tops List of 10 Best Countries for Career Women

What are the best expat destinations for women in search of great career opportunities? Drawing on the results of the Expat Insider Survey, InterNations has taken an in-depth look at the ten countries where women working abroad rate their career prospects most favorably.

8-Year-Old Girl Awarded for Solar Water Heater Design
Mexico News Daily

An 8-year-old girl from Chiapas has been awarded a prestigious prize for a solar water heater she designed and made. Xóchitl Cruz López of San Cristóbal de las Casas received the ICN Women's Recognition Award from the Institute of Nuclear Science at National Autonomous University.

An Active Hurricane Season Hurts Struggling Butterflies
The Weather Network

Every fall, the iconic monarch butterfly travels thousands of miles south to spend the winter in Mexico. But the changing climate is challenging its existence. Figures from an official Mexican government count in the winter of 2017 indicate a decrease of 14.7 percent from the year before.

Aeromexico-Delta Offering Ultra-Low-Cost Fares

The Delta-Aeromexico transborder joint venture began offering ultra-low-cost fares March 5 as Aeromexico launched its 'branded fares' concept and Delta Air Lines touted the increasing range of basic economy fares on what is now more than 50% of Delta's US-Mexico flights.

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