News Around the Republic of Mexico
|Drone Services, Development Take Off in Mexico|
With a growing manufacturing and aerospace industry and low production costs, the drone business is booming in Mexico and fast becoming a testing ground for development. Drones are being used to help create maps, make videos and maybe one day deliver products.
Guadalajara to Bolster Security with High-tech Devices
The Mexican state of Jalisco will invest $850 million pesos in high-tech devices to strengthen security and combat crime in Guadalajara. Jalisco Attorney General, Eduardo Almaguer, presented the plan that includes the Center for Coordination, Command, Control, Communications and Computers.
Senate Confirms Jacobson as U.S. Ambassador to Mexico
The United States Senate has confirmed Roberta Jacobson, President Barack Obama's nominee to be U.S. ambassador to Mexico, and clears the way for the first woman to hold what is considered to be one of the country’s most important diplomatic posts.
AT&T Push into Mexico vs. America Movil Looking Good
AT&T said it added 529,000 wireless subscribers in Mexico in Q1, with one-fourth the higher-spending postpaid customers who are billed monthly. With the Q1 gain, AT&T has 9.2 million wireless subscribers in Mexico and could get even more after it finishes the 4G network upgrade.
Oakland Raiders to Announce Draft Picks in Mexico City
Fox News Latino
The Oakland Raiders will announce their third-day draft selections from Mexico City on Saturday. The draft announcements for the 4th through 7th rounds will be part of the Raiders' Mexico City fan fest, a kickoff for the team's activities leading up to this fall's game at Azteca stadium.
The Settlement Company Celebrates 25th Anniversary
The Baja Citizen
Real Estate in Mexico, especially in Baja California Sur, has come a long way since the turn of the millennium. One woman can be credited with being the catalyst for this change - Linda Neil, who opened The Settlement Company 25 years ago & was a founding member of AMPI Los Cabos.
Peña Nieto Introduces 'Viajemos Todos por México'
During the inauguration of Tianguis Turístico 2016, which was held April 25-28 in Guadalajara, President Enrique Pena Nieto unveiled 'Viajemos Todos por Mexico,' a national campaign designed to help Mexican people with limited resources travel within the country economically.
Mexico Unemployment Rate Fell to 3.74 Percent in March
Mexico's unemployment rate fell to the lowest in almost eight years in March, the latest sign of stronger growth in Latin America's second-largest economy. The unemployment rate fell to 3.74 percent in non-seasonally adjusted terms, according to a report published Wednesday by Inegi.
Cirque du Soleil Theme Park to Open in Nuevo Vallarta
During Tianguis Turístico 2016, held this week at Expo Guadalajara, CEO Daniel Lamarre gave details about the Cirque du Soleil theme park to be developed in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. The park will be centered around their newest show, 'Luzia: A Waking Dream of Mexico.'
Chapultepec Park Gatehouse Gets Grant for Facelift
Fox News Latino
Chapultepec Park in the heart of Mexico City is the oldest and largest public park in Latin America. Thanks to a World Monuments Fund grant, the park's 19th-century gatehouse is getting a facelift and will soon be transformed into a museum and orientation center.
'King' David Estrada's Comeback is Set For Jalisco
'King' David Estrada will headline the latest installment of the Teofista Boxing Series 'Mexico #3: Batalla en el Lago,' at the Coliseo Deportivo Municipal Luis Donaldo Colossi in Jamay, Jalisco on Saturday, April 30. This will be Estrada's first bout since 2013.
Fairmont Costa Canuva Hotel to Open in Late 2018
Luxury hotel operator Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and Mota-Engil Tourismo yesterday announced the development of a 250-room luxury hotel and private residences in the new master-planned 'Costa Canuva' community on the Riviera Nayarit. The hotel is slated to open in 2018.
China Studies Feasibility of Jalisco Industrial Park
State-owned China Communications Construction Company will extend by three months a feasibility study for a major industrial park in the western Mexican state of Jalisco. The plan calls for development of a 1236 acre site near Guadalajara for Chinese high-tech manufacturers.
Steve Aoki Thrills Crowd at Mexico City Movie Premiere
Steve Aoki surprised Mexican fans Friday during the red carpet premiere of Fernando Lebrija's new movie, 'Guatdefoc.' The internationally recognized DJ signed autographs, took photos, and showed no inhibition when chatting with followers screaming his name outside the venue.
Mexico Proposes Raising Limit on Allowed Cannabis
President Enrique Peña Nieto said Thursday that he will ask Mexico's Congress to raise the limit on decriminalized marijuana for personal use to 28 grams, or about one ounce. Currently, only possession of five grams, or less than a fifth of an ounce, is exempt from prosecution.
China-Mexico Fund Invests $140m in Citla Energy
Nearly 18 months after its inception, a $1.2bn China-Mexico private equity fund (CMF) managed by a World Bank unit has made its first investment. The $140m investment, in US-backed Citla Energy, is the latest private equity foray into the Mexican oil and gas sector.
MEXLend Can Help You Finance a Small Business in Mexico
As people continue to live longer and healthier lives, many retirees are looking at retirement as a time to transition into owning their own business. MEXLend Mortgages can help you with financing a small business in Mexico with commercial loans designed to meet your business needs.
Mexico City Taking Steps to Improve Air Quality
Earlier this month, in an attempt to limit emissions, Mexico City decided to expand 'Hoy No Circula,' a program aimed at restricting traffic, the main culprit for the city's notorious smog. For one day a week, and one Saturday a month, most people have to leave their cars parked.
New U.S. Consulate General Coming to Matamoros, Mexico
US Embassy and Consulates in Mexico
In an important symbol of enduring friendship with Mexico, United States Chargé d’Affairs to Mexico, William Duncan, U.S. Consul General in Matamoros Angela Kerwin, and local officials broke ground Monday on the new U.S. Consulate General in Matamoros, Mexico.
Pacific Coast Green Sea Turtles No Longer Endangered
Good News Network
Years of coordinated conservation efforts have paid off for the green sea turtle populations in Florida and the Pacific coast of Mexico. The Fish and Wildlife Service announced that the turtle species has fared so well they will no longer be considered an endangered species.
Google Maps Adds Routes for Cyclists in Mexico City
Fox News Latino
Cyclists taking to the road in Mexico City can now use the Google Maps app to plan their trip and find the most direct way of reaching a destination. Cycling routes have been added to the application, which already included automobile, public transportation and pedestrian options.
Opinion: Trump's Wall is Full of Holes
Donald Trump recently gave the Washington Post some details about his plan to build a wall along the Mexican border and force Mexico to pay for it. His goal would be to seal the border and stop illegal immigration. As with many of his half-baked ideas, Trump's plan is full of holes.
Artists in Mexico Can Pay Taxes With Their Art
If you really hate paying taxes it might be time to move to Mexico and become an artist. Artists in Mexico can participate in a unique program called 'Pago en Especie' (Payment in Kind) where they are permitted to pay federal income tax with their own artwork, reports The Atlantic.
Mexican Priest's Tomb Found Under Aztec Temple
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Archaeologists have found a massive stone slab covering the tomb of one of the first Catholic priests in Mexico following the 1521 Spanish conquest, a grave sunk into the floor of an Aztec temple in CDMX. The discovery suggests the extent to which the Spanish re-used Aztec temples.
JinkoSolar to Construct 3 Photovoltaic Parks in Mexico
Chinese solar products supplier JinkoSolar Holding Co Ltd won power purchase agreements for 188 MW of photovoltaic parks (PV) in Mexico in last month's power auction. JinkoSolar will be in charge of developing and constructing two PV parks in the state of Yucatan and one in Jalisco.