News Around the Republic of Mexico
Jalisco Beaches, Activities Restricted for Semana Santa
The Jalisco State Health Board on Wednesday presented the guidelines for Semana Santa 2021 with the aim of avoiding further COVID infections. Restrictions include the prohibition of religious pilgrimages, as well as limited hours for beaches, bars, restaurants and cabarets in Puerto Vallarta.
Judge Orders Suspension of Maya Train Construction
Mexico News Daily
A federal judge has ordered the definitive suspension of the Maya Train railroad project in three Yucatán municipalities. In a decision handed down last week, Yucatán-based Judge Karla Domínguez Aguilar ordered a halt to construction work in Mérida, Izamal and Chocholá.
Mexico Starts Administering Russian Sputnik V Vaccine
Mexican authorities administered their first shots of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine Wednesday to residents of the capital, with people lining up at a vaccination station on the city's south side, eager to get any protection they could.
Velas Mexico Resorts 'Let's Be Thankful' Campaign
Mexico's Velas Resorts is showing appreciation for healthcare workers by rolling out a new 'Let's Be Thankful' campaign. The goal for the promotion is to give at least 100 free all-inclusive stays at Velas Vallarta to those who have fought tirelessly against the coronavirus pandemic.
Near-Shoring: Will China's Loss Be Mexico's Gain?
Supply Chain Brain
As a favored source of low-cost manufacturing for U.S. markets, Mexico seems to come and go. Activity slackened when U.S. companies began shifting production to China, where labor rates were cheaper, but recent geopolitical shifts suggest Mexico might be poised for another surge of manufacturing activity.
First Shipment of Sinovac Vaccines Arrive in Mexico
The 200,000 anti-Covid vaccines from the Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac that arrived in Mexico on Saturday will be applied in their entirety to people over the age of 60 who live in Ecatepec, Mexico State, reported José Luis Alomía Zegarra, the country's general director of Epidemiology.
US - Mexico Border Restrictions Extended to March 21
The U.S. land borders with Canada and Mexico will remain closed to non-essential travel until at least March 21, the one-year anniversary of the restrictions to address COVID-19 transmission concerns, the U.S. government said on Friday.
DEKRA Opens First Vehicle Inspection Station in Mexico
The first DEKRA-powered vehicle inspection station in Mexico has opened in Guadalajara, with five additional stations set to open by May 2021, bringing 240 new jobs to Mexico's second largest city. The stations are part of 'Jalisco Respira,' a state program to reduce emissions and improve air quality.
Coronavirus Takes its Toll on Job Creation in Mexico
Mexico News Daily
Mexico had its worst January in 7 years in terms of job creation as a spike in coronavirus cases and a consequent tightening of restrictions put the brakes on the country's economic recovery. It was the worst performance since January 2014 when only 22,000 new jobs were created.
Jalisco-inspired Redesign at Guadalajara Int'l Airport
With ambitions to create the 'best airport in Mexico' at its home base in Guadalajara, Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico has partnered with The Design Solution, and plans to invest 10 billion Pesos before 2026 in the development of Guadalajara Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport.