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Pena Nieto Back to Work After Gallbladder Surgery

President Enrique Pena Nieto left the hospital on Sunday after undergoing gallbladder surgery on Friday. He was released from the Central Military Hospital at midday, telling the press he was feeling good and thanking doctors and nurses for their professional care.

AT&T to Invest $3 Billion in Mexico's Mobile Network

At a June 25 press conference, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said AT&T will invest $3 billion to extend its high-speed, mobile Internet service to 100 million people in Mexico by 2018. President Peña Nieto said that the telecommunications reform enabled such investments.

Mexican Authorities Rescue Abandoned Circus Animals

Six Bengal tigers are among the 20 animals being sheltered at a zoo after they were found abandoned in cages on the outskirts of the southeastern city of Merida, Mexican authorities said. The animals are thought to belong to a circus, Profepa said in a statement.

$2 Million Birthday Package Caters to World's Most Elite

Catering to the pampered teens of the world's most elite, the Grand Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit are offering a new 'Billionaire's Birthday Package.' Coming with a $2 million USD price tag, the party pulls out all the stops for a teen's supersized coming-of-age celebration.

Nayarit Chef Betty Vázquez to Judge Master Chef Mexico
Riviera Nayarit CVB

Chef Betty Vazquez, Culinary Ambassador for the Riviera Nayarit, was named as one of three judges for the first-ever 'Master Chef Mexico,' which will air on Tv Azteca for 16 consecutive Sundays starting June 28, and throughout Latin America on Discovery Home & Health starting July 9.

Private Jet Sales Signal Bright Future for Mexico
Ricardo Acerco

With 873 registered business jets at the end of 2014, Mexico is cementing its lead as the world's second-biggest market for private jets. Mexico is snapping them up at a faster clip than Latin American rival Brazil as it benefits from stronger economic growth.

Pastor Takes 9000 km Journey on Horseback to Mexico
Orillia Today

Canada's Pastor Len Crow raised $150,000 for orphanages in five countries during a 9,000-kilometer journey on horseback. A year and 4 days after departing Prudhoe Bay, Alaska on horseback, Pastor Crow arrived last week in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Theranos Partnership Will Strengthen CASALUD Care
Business Wire

Theranos, Inc. and the Carlos Slim Foundation recently announced a partnership aimed toward improving patient care and reversing a chronic disease epidemic through better access to vital health information and Theranos' preventive care solutions.

Hook the Cure Returns to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

The Tenth Annual Hook the Cure powered by IOTEC will return to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on November 5, 2015. The four-day catch-and-release offshore tournament, an official event of the Redbone Celebrity Series, will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Gardening Added to Mexico City Anti-Obesity Program
Lorena Sonrisas

In the ongoing efforts to fight obesity and encourage better nutrition among school children in the Federal District, Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera Espinosa has instructed 110 public schools to install urban gardens in school -yards and -rooftops.

Mexico Deports More Central America Immigrants Than USA

According to a report released last week, Mexico now deports more Central American migrants than the United States, a dramatic shift since the U.S. asked Mexico for help a year ago with a spike in illegal migration, especially among unaccompanied minors.

Mexico's Sugary Drink Tax Makes a Dent in Consumption

There's a growing consensus that taxes that force consumers to reckon, via their pocketbooks, with their food and drink habits might be the way to go. When Mexico added a soda tax in 2014, purchases of sugary beverages dropped 12% compared to pre-tax trends.

Arizona, Mexico Agreement Extends I-11 to Mexico City
Phoenix Business Journal

One of the four international cooperation agreements to be signed by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and the Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs Jose Antonio Meade extends I-11 from Nogales, Arizona into Mexico to Hermosillo and Mexico City.

Borrow the Bling at Casa Velas' Puerto Vallarta Resort

Many hotels lend you a curling iron, a bathrobe, a cell phone charger, even a fan and a dehumidifier. Helpful, but boring. At Casa Velas boutique hotel in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, you can borrow the bling - as in designer bags and sparkling gems from Diamonds International.

Air Pollution Kills 20,000 People in Mexico Every Year

Air pollution kills more than 20,000 people each year in Mexico and can trigger asthma attacks, especially in urban áreas like Mexico City, one of the world's largest metropolitan areas, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography reported.

Five Romantic Beach Honeymoon Destinations in Mexico

Want a captivating honeymoon that's closer than most beach destinations? Try Mexico! South of the border, you will find all sorts of things to see and do, from strolling gorgeous beaches to dining at romantic restaurants and dancing until dawn at local hot spots.

Mexicans World's Largest Consumers of Bottled Water
El Universal

Thanks in part to sodas taxes and strong media campaigns promoting healthy lifestyles, Mexico was the world leader of bottled water consumption in 2014. According to consumer analysts, Mexicans spent $7.8 billion USD on bottled water last year.

Researchers Decoded Hieroglyphics on King Pakal's Tomb
The Yucatan Times

More than 60 years after the crypt's discovery in the Paelenque archaeological site, Mexican researchers say they have decoded the hieroglyphic name on the tomb of ancient Mayan King Pakal, revealing it to read 'The House of the Nine Sharpened Spears.'

Mexico Eases Requirements for US-Schooled Children
Mark Stevenson

Mexico on Monday enacted a measure meant to help hundreds of thousands of young migrants who have returned from the US, dropping a requirement that they provide government-certified, translated copies of foreign school records to study in Mexico.

New Texas Border Security Law will 'Promote Division'
Fox News Latino

The Mexican government says it regrets Texas Governor Greg Abbott's decision to sign into law an $800 million border security package that will mean more state troopers, cameras and a spy plane to patrol the U.S. state's 1,200-mile border with Mexico.

Airlines Launch New Seasonal Flights to Mexico
Lorena Sonrisas

Airlines are responding to increasing U.S. and Canadian demand for seasonal service to Mexico by widening service options to the country's many fascinating cities, including popular vacation destinations like Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas.

TOMS' Huarache Shoe Line Sparks Fashion Copycat Debate

Some Mexicans on social media are accusing popular brand TOMS of copying a traditional shoe design perfected by the country's indigenous tribes centuries ago. The California-based company is facing criticism after it unveiled a new line of huaraches.

Mexican Navy Trains Dogs for Ocean Search and Rescue

SAR and Docky, two of the few dogs in the world that are trained to perform search and rescue operations at sea, were part of the attractions at the Mexican Navy's 'Expo Mar 2015,' an interactive exhibition that was held in Mexico City last month.

Mexico, EU Aim for Deeper Trade Ties with New Accord

The European Union and Mexico agreed on Friday to launch negotiations toward a new free-trade agreement, as Mexico seeks to avoid being sidelined by Europe's bigger trade deals with the United States and Canada.

Mexico Conectado Giving Kids a High-Tech Future

Modern tales of invention and entrepreneurship often start in the family garage. But here in Mexico, it might just be a brightly lit classroom tucked into a deserted strip mall that produces the next generation of innovators - thanks to Mexico Conectado.

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