News Around the Republic of Mexico
UNAM to Provide Low Income Students with Tablets
Faced with the risk of an increase in school dropouts due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, the National Autonomous University of Mexico has developed a support plan to help students adapt to remote learning, including distributing tablets and strengthening connectivity.
Four Seasons to Open Resort on Mexico's Costa Alegre
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts recently announced plans to open a new luxury resort on Mexico's Costa Alegre - the pristine coastline between Puerto Vallarta & Manzanillo - an area that's acclaimed for its picturesque beaches, lush landscape and unique topography.
Velas Resorts Introduce Group Takeover Program
Velas Resorts has a solution for companies looking to energize staff, boost creativity & productivity, and change routines. They've introduced a Group Takeover Program that guarantees companies exclusive use of their boutique hotels in Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta.
Puebla Joins UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities
Puebla, Mexico has joined the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC), along with 54 other cities in 27 countries. The Mexican city has been recognized as an outstanding example of how lifelong learning can become a reality at local level.
Walmart Opens $42M Distribution Center in Chihuahua
Walmart recently opened a new omnichannel distribution center in Ciudad Chihuahua, aimed at strengthening its supply chain network in northern Mexico. The $42 million facility currently employs 700 workers and could eventually create 1,800 jobs.
Mascota-Puerto Vallarta Highway Repairs Completed
Traveling from Mascota to Puerto Vallarta will now take about one hour and 15 minutes, Governor Enrique Alfaro Ramírez said last week, after announcing the conclusion of repairs to the Mascota-Las Palmas-Puerto Vallarta section of State Highway 544.
Mexico Extends US Border Travel Ban until October 21
Mexico announced Thursday that its border with the U.S. will remain closed for another month to further prevent the spread of COVID-19. Travel restrictions only apply to land crossings, as flights between the two countries have largely continued since the early days of the pandemic.
Jalisco Mexico's 2nd Largest Generator of Jobs in August
The Jalisco Plan for Economic Reactivation, implemented on June 1, is beginning to show favorable results with 15,861 new formal jobs generated in August. This places the state in second place nationally for job creation, according to data from the Mexican Institute of Social Security.
Line 3 of Guadalajara Light Rail System is Now Open
The third line of Guadalajara's light rail system opened on Sept 12. The 13.3-mile, 18-station (13 elevated; 5 underground) line is expected to carry about 230,000 riders daily through the cities of Zapopan, Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque, with a 33-minute travel time, end to end.
The History of 'El Grito' Mexico's Cry of Independence
Independence Day is probably the most popular Mexican patriotic holiday. Since this year's celebrations have been cancelled due to the pandemic, we commemorate the occasion with a brief description of the historical events that sparked Mexico's war of Independence.