News Around the Republic of Mexico
|U4HK Targets Mexico's High Rates of Child Obesity|
Mexico has become the most overweight nation in the entire world. To fight the problem, Nestlé and agency Ogilvy Paris have created United for Healthier Kids (U4HK), the largest initiative ever to change the nutritional habits of an entire country.
Mark Ritchie Joins US Vote Foundation Executive Board
Former Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie has joined the Executive Board of the U.S. Vote Foundation, a nonpartisan organization which provides overseas and military voters with access to online voter information, registration and vote-by-mail ballot request services.
It's Sea Turtle Season in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Every June, sea turtles start arriving on the shores of Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit to nest their eggs. 45 days later, their eggs begin to hatch, attracting hordes of international visitors looking to take part in the Banderas Bay region's turtle hatching season.
Driverless Trucks Could Streamline Border Crossings
The Canadian Press
Trucks hauling cargo from Canada through the United States to Mexico and back navigate border crossings without the need for passports, visas or even a driver to steer them. It's an idea that's not too far-fetched, says a group that met in North Dakota last week.
Five Reasons to Visit Mexico During the 'Off-Season'
Heading North for the Summer is a common theme for "snowbirds" and retirees who Winter in Mexico, but they're missing out on some really good times... and some really good deals. Travel to Mexico from the U.S. or Canada in the off-season is a real bargain.
13 Dead After Tornado Strikes Ciudad Acuna, Mexico
Shortly after daybreak on Monday, a tornado ripped through the border city of Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, flinging cars like matchsticks and destroying homes with a ferocity that officials said hasn't been witnessed in more than fifteen years.
Dragon Mart Site Inspected for Environmental Damage
A team of experts has inspected the site of the shuttered Dragon Mart project near Cancun, Mexico for evidence of environmental damage. Evidence was gathered to determine the surface area affected by deforestation and its impact on ecosystems.
Fifth A.M.P.I. International Resort Real Estate Summit
The Mexican Association of Professional Real Estate Agents has announced its plans for its fifth International Resort Real Estate Summit. The Summit will be held at the Paradise Village Resort in Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico, June 25-28, 2015.
Why is Mexico Such a Popular Retirement Destination?
Mexico has been a top expat retirement destination for more than 60 years. Today, more US and Canadian expats live in Mexico than anyplace else in the world. There are many reasons for that, including an affordable cost of living and excellent healthcare.
Foreign Investment in Mexico Sets 1st Quarter Record
Though Mexican finance authorities have reduced their forecasts for economic growth this year, Foreign Direct Investment in the 1st quarter was the highest ever seen for the period, coming in at US $7.57 billion, according the Secretariat of the Economy.
Mexico to Pay China Rail Firm for Canceling Project
Mexico will compensate China Railway Construction Corporation, which headed the consortium that won a $3.75 billion high-speed rail contract last year and was later revoked, 20 million pesos (US$1.31 million), a transport ministry official reported.
Electric Scooters Help Beat Traffic, Pollution in D.F.
Econduce, the first electric scooter sharing service in Mexico City, is the creation of two Mexicans who want to transform traffic patterns and make it easier to get around, while saving commuters time and providing environmental benefits.
Mexico's Street Stands: Eat Cheaply and Safely
It's a weird, fun fact: The best food in Mexico is most likely found on the street. Dodgy as it may sound, street eating isn't just for intrepid travelers with stomachs of steel. Thanks to the proliferation of local food tours, it's now for everyone.
'Butterfly Corridor' will Help Monarch Migration
The US Department of Transportation and US Fish and Wildlife Service will help rehabilitate butterfly habitats alongside Interstate 35 — a federal highway that extends from the Texas-Mexico border to Duluth, Minnesota.