News Around the Republic of Mexico
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GAP: Passenger Traffic Up 16.8% in Mexican Airports
Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacífico has reported total terminal passengers increased 16.8% in it's 13 airports during December 2016, compared to the same period of the previous year. Domestic passenger traffic increased by 19.0%, while international passenger traffic increased by 13.7%.
Southern California Eyes Desalinated Water from Mexico
The United States imports vehicles, equipment, fresh produce and other goods from Mexico. That list may soon include water too, now that a San Diego County water district is looking south for help to diversify its supply via a proposed desalination plant in Rosarito, Mexico.
2016 Was a 'Berry' Good Year for the State of Jalisco
The Secretary of Rural Development of Jalisco, Hector Padilla Gutierrez, said that in 2016 the State was Mexico's leading producer of raspberries and blueberries. Between January and October, Jalisco's raspberry production increased 67.3% over the same period of 2015.
Slim's Cicsa Awarded CDMX Airport Terminal Contract
Mexico News Daily
The contract for the construction of the terminal building at Mexico City's new airport has been awarded to a consortium led by a company owned by billionaire Carlos Slim. Work on the 743,000-square-meter terminal building is to begin this year, with completion scheduled for 2018.
Mexico Knocks Panama Out of Top Spot for Retirement
There's a new best country in the world for retirement, according to the experts at International Living, an authority on retirement opportunities. In its Annual Global Retirement Index, Mexico - one of the most popular countries among U.S. expats - has edged out 2016's No. 1, Panama.
Renovated Punta Mita Resort a Magnet for Tech Execs
Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, an ocean-front property on the Riviera Nayarit purchased by Bill Gates in 2014, is close to completing a multi-million dollar renovation that will turn the secluded and exclusive property into a magnet for executives from high-profile technology firms.
Ford Motor Co. Cancels $1.6 Billion Plant in Mexico
Ford Motor Co., the second largest U.S. automaker, said Tuesday it is canceling plans for a new $1.6 billion assembly plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, but confirmed that the next-generation of its Focus compact will be produced at its Hermosillo, Mexico factory.
Mexico's Minimum Wage Increased Nearly 10% on Jan. 1
The Wall Street Journal
Mexico's minimum wage increased by almost 10% Jan. 1, but the raise is not enough in the eyes of many consumers, who head into 2017 facing rising fuel costs, higher interest rates and a weakening peso that closed 2016 near record lows against the US dollar.
U.S. & Mexico Strike Organic Imports Deal
In October, USDA and SENASICA established an agreement to require import certificates for all organic products traded between the United States and Mexico. The new requirement takes effect January 16 for all products entering the U.S. from Mexico.
Gasoline Prices to Rise as Much as 20.1% in January
Mexico's finance ministry said on Tuesday local gasoline prices will rise by as much as 20.1% in January as part of a fuel-sector-liberalization program. The move will phase out government-set gasoline prices, a practice that has prevailed in Mexico for decades, and replace them with market prices.
Cuisine of the Sun Set For Encore in Riviera Nayarit
Villa La Estancia will continue to elevate the Vallarta region's stellar culinary resume with an encore performance of Cuisine of the Sun, April 26-29, 2017. Attesting to its appeal are not only repeat performances by many of 2016's participants, but a roster of newbies as well.
Mexico's 'Fire Volcano' Erupts Twice Before Christmas
Santa's journey to western Mexico must have been a little smoky. On the Friday evening and Saturday morning before Christmas, the Colima or 'Fire' Volcano had a pair of eruptions. They each spewed out large columns of gas and ash more than 2,500 meters (8,200 feet) into the air.
Agenda Mexico 2030 Presented to President Peña Nieto
Office of the Mexican Presidency
The Global Enterprises Executive Council recently presented President Peña Nieto with the Agenda Mexico 2030. The plan contains proposals for achieving economic growth with greater inclusion, and to continue promoting the transformation and welfare of society.
Southwest Flights to Mexico Get Lost in Airline Shuffle
In a shuffling of airline allocations at Orange County's John Wayne Airport, Southwest will lose seven daily flights and nearly 1 million passenger seats in 2017. Gone from the Southwest roster will be the relatively new flights to Mexico City and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, among others.