News Around the Republic of Mexico
|Polish President Looks to Develop Trade with Mexico|
Polish President Andrzej Duda began an official visit to Mexico on Sunday, aimed at developing trade relations between the two countries. Interdepartmental and economic contracts, related to economic cooperation, investment support and investment loans, are expected to be signed.
Expats: Safeguard Visa Status When Leaving Mexico
The Guadalajara Reporter
Foreign citizens who have obtained residency visas in Mexico may run the risk of losing that legal status whenever they travel beyond the country's borders. All it takes is a minor clerical error committed when going through immigrations to get switched from resident to visitor status.
Patrón Tequila Announces 2017 'Margarita of the Year'
The search for this year's 'Margarita of the Year' began on International Margarita Day when 7 top bartenders from around the world were selected to create their own interpretations of the perfect margarita. With Cinco de Mayo just weeks away, Patrón Tequila shares the winning recipe.
Raiders to Host Patriots in Mexico City November 19
The NFL will soon be returning to Mexico. The Super Bowl champion New England Patriots will travel to Mexico City in November to play the Oakland Raiders at Estadio Azteca on the 19th, the National Football League said Thursday when it released the new season's schedule.
NAFTA World Cup? Just the Thing to Improve Relations
Arturo Sarukhan - LA Times
For Mexico, the U.S. and Canada, a joint bid for the 2026 World Cup would be about more than just soccer. It would be about shifting mutual perceptions first and foremost, about the three nations becoming better neighbors, and about creating a sense of common purpose.
San Miguel de Allende Launches Food and Art Festival
An ambitious new Mexican food and art festival, that is expected to become an annual event, is being launched July 13-16, 2017 in San Miguel de Allende. According to event organizers, the 'Market of Arts & Gastronomy' will be the grandest and most dynamic food and art festival in Mexico.
New Customs Procedures Simplify Entering Mexico by Air
In an effort to improve service to air travelers, a pilot program has been launched at the Mexico City airport that includes elimination of the 'traffic lights' that randomly select people for a baggage search at Customs and the the elimination of Customs declarations forms.
Reshaping NAFTA Could Be Good for Mexico's Economy
Cecilia Tortajada - The Conversation
Overall, NAFTA has been beneficial to Mexico, Canada and the US alike. Since it was signed in 1994, foreign direct investments in Mexico have averaged 2.6% of GDP (compared to 1% before NAFTA). At present, annual bilateral trade between the US and Mexico is at US$580 billion.
Mexico-to-United States Tourism in a 'Trump Slump'
Mexican tourism to the U.S. has declined since President Donald Trump took office, Tourism Economics reports, adding that lost visits this year will total 1.8 million, a 7% drop from 2016. The decline in tourism is expected to have a direct economic loss of US$1.1 billion for the U.S. economy.
Mexico Makes Last Ditch Effort to Save the Vaquita
In a last ditch effort to save the vaquita, an endangered species of small porpoise whose population may be down to just 30 animals, Mexico has extended the two-year suspension of commercial fishing with the gillnets used on small fishing boats at the northern end of the Gulf of California.
Sammy Hagar & Adam Levine Create Tequila-Mezcal Blend
The Daily Meal
The blending of tequila and mezcal hasn't been done before, at least commercially. But when two tequila drinkers of some renown, Hall of Fame rocker Sammy Hagar and Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine, thought of bringing the two agave spirits together, Santo Mezquila was born.
Delta, Aeromexico Build 6 Homes in Chulavista, Nayarit
Delta Air Lines completed its 13th Global Build with Habitat for Humanity last week with the construction of six homes in Chulavista, Nayarit, 35 miles north of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Sixty-five volunteers participated in the joint build with Delta's alliance partner Aeromexico.
Luxco Building New Tequila Distillery in Jalisco
Luxco Inc., a St. Louis-based producer, importer and marketer of beverage alcohol products, this week announced that the company is finalizing construction on a new tequila distillery located just outside the city of Arandas, in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico.
Jalisco Avocado Production Growing 21.3% Per Year
The director of the Association of Avocado Producing Exporters of Jalisco, Ignacio Gomez Arregui, said that the state had only 1,000 hectares planted with avocado 2000. In this sense, he said, the cultivated area has had an average annual growth rate of 21.3% in the past 16 years.
New Rules Promote Small Solar Energy Systems in Mexico
Mexico recently introduced new guidelines for the interconnection of small solar systems to the national electricity grid. The revised regulations are designed to boost rooftop installations by making it easier for residential and commercial consumers to invest in solar energy.
Editorial: UC Mexico Initiative, Cooperation over Confrontation
Janet Napolitano - Sacramento Bee
I've just returned from three days of talks in Mexico City with leaders in the Mexican government, in public and private education, in energy, and the business sector. At each stop and in every conversation, uncertainty about the Trump administration underpinned the tone.
State Department Pursues Biometric System for Mexico
The U.S. State Department is conducting market research for a biometric system for the government of Mexico that could interact with those of several United States government agencies, including the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense.