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InterNations 2015 Survey: Expats Feel at Home in Mexico
BanderasNews.com

InterNations has just released its Expat Insider Survey for 2015, which ranks the best countries for expats based on their experiences living abroad. When it comes to 'Ease of Settling In,' friendly and welcoming Mexico took first place for the second year in a row.

Immigration Shift Shows India, China Outpacing Mexico
Associated Press

Immigrants from China and India have overtaken Mexicans as the largest groups coming into the U.S., according to U.S. Census Bureau research released in May. The shift has been building for more than a decade and experts say it's bringing more highly skilled immigrants to the US.

Mexican Collectors Give Volkswagen Beetles Second Life
Yahoo News

Over 150 Volkswagen beetles were on display at the Driver's Volks held in Mexico City in August. Club members are now looking forward to a huge gathering on October 25 at Mexico City's Estadio Azteca, with as many as 1,500 customized vochos and 4,000 enthusiasts expected to attend.

Subway Plans to Open 500 More Franchises in Mexico
BanderasNews.com

Fast-food franchiser Subway has opened 40 new outlets in Mexico so far in 2015 and plans to open 60 more before year's end. The Mexican franchises employ more than 10,000 people who serve submarine sandwiches to more than 36 million customers a year.

Plunging Peso Means Bargains in Puerto Vallarta
Bay Area Reporter

Now is a great time to visit Mexico's most popular gay destination, Puerto Vallarta. Last week, the Mexican peso plunged to its all time lowest level, sinking to nearly 17 pesos per dollar. That means you can live it up at some of the city's finest restaurants and bars on the cheap.

Oscars 2016 Predictions: Mexico Shortlists 14 Films
LatinPost.com

The Academy Awards' race is officially heating up, as Mexico announced fourteen films have been shortlisted to compete for the foreign film submission. Among the selections are '600 Miles' by Gabriel Ripstein and '4 Moons' by Sergio Tovar Velarde.

New Cisco Operations-Engineering Center in Guadalajara
cisco.com

As part of their ongoing commitment to expand manufacturing in Mexico, Cisco announced Wednesday the opening of its Operations-Engineering Center in Guadalajara. The new Center will support the Cisco supply chain operation's expansion in Latin America.

Deforestation Triples in Mexico Butterfly Reserve
Associated Press

Illegal logging more than tripled in the monarch butterfly's wintering grounds in central Mexico, reversing several years of steady improvements, investigators announced Tuesday. Almost all of the loss occurred in just one rural hamlet in the state of Michoacan.

Cancun Takes Innovative Steps to Deal With Seaweed
BanderasNews.com

Some innovative solutions for dealing with the surge of Sargassum seaweed on Cancun and Riviera Maya beaches are producing some positive results. While offshore nets help keep it off hotel beaches, a plan to turn the kelp into fertilizer is underway.

US, Mexico Open First New Rail Link in Over a Century
Reuters

The United States and Mexico, which have nearly $600 billion in annual trade, opened the first new rail link between the two countries in more than a century on Tuesday in the Texas border city of Brownsville. The new rail link will largely carry freight, officials said.

Bud Light Launches Home Delivery App in Mexico
canal.la

Seeking to expand its distribution channel of beer in Mexico, Bud Light recently announced the launch of a new mobile application. Called 'ModeloNow,' the service offers no-cost home delivery of a wide variety of beer brands through a smartphone, tablet or personal computer.

Center for Biological Diversity Opens Office in Mexico
BiologicalDiversity.org

The Center for Biological Diversity, a leading U.S. wildlife-protection group, opened an office in Mexico this week to help save endangered sea turtles, porpoises and other wildlife from extinction. The office is the Center's first outside the United States.

Experts Unearth Ancient Aztec Skull Rack in Mexico City
TechTimes.com

The National Institute of Anthropology and History announced August 20 that a team of archaeologists working in Mexico City's historic center has unearthed an ancient skull rack, which has been mentioned in early texts dating back to the second half of the 16th century.

Mexico City to Build Cultural Corridor in Zona Rosa
ElEconomistaAmerica.com

Mexico City's government plans to build an elevated cultural corridor over the centrally located Chapultepec avenue with about 1 billion pesos ($60.5 million) in private investment, officials said. The project will break ground in September and be completed in 18 months.

LGBT Confex Fifth International Business Forum Update
Carlos Lopez

In a press conference held last week in the Mexican city of Merida, Mexico, organizers of the fifth edition of LGBT Confex's International Forum reaffirmed that the city and conference is ready to take place on September 18 and 19 at the Yucatan Siglo XXI convention center.

Mexico Will Deploy Drones to Stop Turtle Egg Poachers
International Business Times

Authorities in Mexico will deploy drones on southwestern beaches in Oaxaca to protect against a reported surge in turtle egg poaching of the threatened Olive Ridley turtle, which return to the country's coast each year to lay their eggs in the sand.

Bi-National Start-Up to Assist Expats Living in Mexico
BanderasNews.com

Young entrepreneurs in Baja Mexico have joined forces to make life simpler for expats and foreigners who own property in Mexico. SimplePay is a mobile app that will allow users to pay utility bills and services, as well as HOA fees, fideicomisos, etc. from anywhere in the world.

Jalisco Health Ministry Launches Free Surgery Program
NotiVallarta.com

For the third year in a row, the Jalisco Ministry of Health has launched '100 Jornadas Medico Quirurgicas,' a program that offers low-complexity surgical procedures to people with medical problems and low incomes. This year's goal is to perform more than 2,500 free operations.

U.S. Pedestrians Need Passports to Cross Into Mexico
NPR.org

Walking into Mexico at the nation's busiest border crossing with the United States is no longer an uninterrupted stroll for foreigners. As of last Wednesday, foreign pedestrians crossing into Mexico between San Diego and Tijuana must present a passport and fill out paperwork.

Efforts to Clean Seaweed from Cancun Beaches Continue
Lorena Sonrisas

If you have been thinking about vacationing on the Yucatan Peninsula this summer, you might want to think again. The sizeable surge of Sargassum seaweed, which has turned beaches all over the Caribbean from pristine white to coffee brown, just keeps on coming.

Nissan Exports 5 Millionth Car From its Mexican Base
ibtimes.com

On Monday, Nissan announced that a red NP300 pickup truck (also known as the Frontier or the Navara) became its 5 millionth Mexican-made export since the Japanese automaker began sending its vehicles from Mexico to the United States in 1972.

Discover the Magic of Chacala on the Riviera Nayarit
Lindy Laing

What is this magical place they call Chacala? According to those that have discovered the 'secret' beach halfway up the Riviera Nayarit coastline, just 62 miles north of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, this little piece of paradise holds an air of something rather mystical.

9-year-old Boy Studies Chemistry at Mexican University
laht.com

A nine-year-old boy is studying chemistry at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, or UNAM, the institution said in a statement. Carlos Santamaria Diaz, whose ninth birthday was on June 29, is the only student who attends class accompanied by his parents.

America Movil Extends 'Borderless' Plan to Prepay
Reuters

America Movil said on Sunday it removed roaming charges on calls to and data in the United States for 40 million Mexican prepay clients as it gears up to prevent new rival AT&T from stealing market share on its home turf.


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