News Around the Republic of Mexico
Mexico's Clocks Set to 'Fall Back' on October 27, 2019
If you are traveling to Mexico at the end of this month, you will literally be going back in time. That's right, Daylight Saving Time 2019 officially ends for most of Mexico at 2 am on Sunday, Oct. 27, while US citizens will not set their clocks back until 2 am on Sunday, Nov. 3.
Mexico Expected to Legalize Marijuana by Month's End
Mexico's Senate will vote on a bill that will fully legalize marijuana by the end of the month, Senator Ricardo Monreal said in an interview on Monday. He added that, if approved by the Senate and passed by the lower house, the bill would be enacted without delay.
Mexico City to Invest 4 Billion Pesos in Elevated Trolley
Mexico News Daily
Mexico City will invest almost 4 billion pesos in an elevated trolleybus that will connect the Metro stops of Constitución de 1917 on Line 8 and Santa Marta on Line A. The new bus line will benefit around 160,000 people in Iztapalapa and nearby municipalities who work in central Mexico City.
GAP: Passenger Traffic Up 9.1% in Mexican Airports
Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico has reported that the number of terminal passengers in Sept. 2019 increased by 9.1% at GAP's 13 airports, compared to the same period of 2018. Domestic passenger traffic increased by 8.9% & international passenger traffic increased by 9.3%.
Tiny Traveling Virgin Returns to Zapopan October 12
One of the most important annual religious celebrations in Mexico is taking place this weekend. On October 12, millions of pilgrims will accompany the Virgin of Zapopan on the last leg of her 4-month-long journey through Jalisco, a 5-mile trek from Guadalajara to the Basilica of Zapopan.
Cubico Renewable Energy Projects Go Live in Mexico
Cubico Sustainable Investments, a global investor in renewable energy backed by two of Canada's largest pension funds, recently announced that one wind park and one solar farm, with a combined capacity of 600 MW, have become operational in Mexico.
Avocados From Mexico Returns for Sixth Super Bowl
Avocados From Mexico is returning to the Super Bowl for a 6th consecutive year. Since its first Super Bowl commercial in 2015, the fruit marketer has seen U.S. sales of avocados in the four weeks leading up to the 'Big Game' increase by 73 percent.
South Lake Tahoe and Ameca, Jalisco to be Sister Cities
South Tahoe Now
Since many South Lake Tahoe, California residents have a relationship with the community of Ameca, Jalisco, they will soon become Sister Cities. Initiated in 1956 by US President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the program promotes friendship and understanding between people around the world.
Bank of Mexico Launches CoDi: Say Adios to Your Wallet
Say goodbye to your wallet! Now you can make purchases from your cell phone with the help of CoDi. Officially launched last week by the Bank of Mexico, the Digital Collections platform (CoDi), offers a secure, fast and efficient means of payment and purchase through mobile devices.
Berry People Announces New Sourcing Deals in Mexico
Berry People has announced new berry sourcing deals in Mexico to fill supply gaps in the North American market during the fall and winter. New supplies include organic blueberries from Jalisco and conventional strawberries from Guanajuato and Michoacán.