News Around the Republic of Mexico
|Canadian Universities Delegation Heads for Mexico|
Exploring avenues for increased student mobility and research collaboration in areas such as climate change, energy sustainability as well as Indigenous issues are the core objectives of the upcoming Universities Canada mission to Mexico, happening from May 22 to 25.
Mexico Launches Biometric Check-in at 3 Busy Airports
The country's first digital biometric check-in kiosks were installed last month at three of Mexico's busiest airports: Mexico City, Cancun and Los Cabos. Airport officials say passengers using the automated registration system can now be checked in within two-and-a-half minutes.
Avocado Exports Will Continue With or Without NAFTA
The avocado trade between Mexico and the U.S. will continue with or without the North American Free Trade Agreement, even with the possible application of a tariff (which would be paid by US consumers), said APEAM adviser Ramon Paz Vega at the 2018 Mexico Business Forum.
Remains of Five Mammoths Uncovered in San Luis Potosí
Mexico News Daily
The arid landscape of San Luis Potosí, Mexico once attracted herds of mammoths, and scientists have the remains to prove it. A single rib, discovered in 2015 in the municipality of Cedral in the state's highlands, led to the discovery of five mammoths and other specimens of megafauna.
Is Air Pollution Making You Sick? 4 Questions Answered
Last year, a study found that more than 8 million people per year die early from air pollution exposure. This amounts to more deaths than diarrheal disease, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS combined. The evidence is clear: Air pollution is lethal and causes death across the world.
North Americans Can Retire Earlier in Latin America
A new report from the editors at International Living explores how US citizens are retiring early - as young as their thirties - with a move overseas. According to the report, the majority of these early retirees can be found in Latin American countries like Mexico, Ecuador and Panama.
U.S. Ambassador Jacobson Says 'Adios' to Mexico Post
Roberta Jacobson, who was sworn in as the United States' first female ambassador to Mexico on May 5, 2016, left the country May 5, 2018, retiring from the State Department and ending a two-year stint in the post during a time of tricky relations between the two countries.
75% of Mexico's Earthquake Damaged Homes Repaired
Almost eight months after September's devastating earthquakes, 75% of damaged homes have been rebuilt, Mexico's Civil Protection Coordinator Luis Felipe Puente said in a press conference last week. He also reported that all of the nation's quake-damaged roads have been repaired.
Caesars to Manage a New Beachfront Resort in Mexico
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Caesars Entertainment Corp. has signed an agreement to manage a non-gaming, beachfront resort in Mexico. The 500-room Caesars Palace in Puerto Los Cabos will feature a 40,000-square foot convention center, a full service spa, 3 restaurants, pools and amenities for sports and entertainment.
GAP: Passenger Traffic Up 12.9% in Mexican Airports
Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico has reported total terminal passengers increased 12.9% in its 13 airports during first-quarter 2018, compared to the same period of 2017. Domestic passenger traffic increased by 16.7%, while international passenger traffic increased by 8.8%
Rotarians Raise Funds for Jalisco Medical Facility
Brookfield-Riverside Rotary President Charles Ezell and other Chicago area Rotarians have helped make a difference in the everyday lives of those in Las Mesas, Jalisco, a small town about two hours outside of Puerto Vallarta, with the opening of a medical clinic and clean water center.