News Around the Republic of Mexico
|Peña Nieto Triples Mexico's Protected Natural Areas|
During the opening ceremony of COP13, the global biodiversity summit being held in Cancún through Dec. 17, President Enrique Peña Nieto tripled the size of Mexico's protected natural areas, signing four executive orders setting aside 65 million hectares of land and marine zones.
Southwest Debuts Los Angeles to Mexico Flights
After already making huge strides in the Mexico market in the past two years, Southwest Airlines continued to open the market further Sunday by introducing the first flights to Puerto Vallarta, Cancun and Los Cabos from Los Angeles International Airport.
Auto Sales in Mexico Surged 23 Percent in November
Sales of cars and light trucks set new records in Mexico in November and year to date as widely available credit and financing options helped automakers and consumers overcome rising interest rates and a weaker peso. About half of the cars sold in Mexico are imported.
Circular Temple to God of Wind Uncovered in Mexico City
Working at the site of a demolished supermarket in Mexico City, archaeologists dug 10 feet down to find a circular temple believed to have been built for Ehecatl-Quetzalcoatl, the god of wind, more than 650 years ago, researchers said Wednesday.
iTexico Receives State Honor from Governor of Jalisco
The governor of the State of Jalisco, Aristoteles Sandoval Diaz, recently awarded global software technology company iTexico with the 'Galardon Jalisco a la Exportacion,' an honor bestowed upon enterprises that promote the Mexican state of Jalisco as a center of business.
Felipe Calderón to be Featured on '24 Hours of Reality'
On December 5-6, former US Vice President Al Gore and The Climate Reality Project will host '24 Hours of Reality: The Road Forward.' Among the special guests to be featured on the 24-hour live event focused on climate solutions is former Mexican President, Felipe Calderón.
Guadalajara Hosts 30th Annual International Book Fair
The 30th edition of the most important publishing gathering in Ibero-America, the Guadalajara International Book Fair, (better known as 'the FIL' from its Spanish name: Feria Internacional del Libro de Guadalajara), was inaugurated on November 26, and will run until December 4, 2016.
50% of Undocumented Foreigners in Baja are Americans
So far this year, more than 3,000 foreign migrants have been placed in the custody of migratory stations in Baja California, and half of them come from the U.S. The other half are from Central America, China and Armenia, according to INM representative Rodulfo Figueroa Pacheco.
Mexican Senate Approves Bill to Prohibit Dog Fighting
The cruel yet lucrative pastime of dog fighting could soon be a thing of the past in Mexico. The Senate has green-lighted draft legal reforms which, if passed, will ban organization of events on the federal level. Activists hope the reform will see final approval within the next 3 months.
NFL's Return to Mexico Leaves Fans Wanting More
Wall Street Journal
Last Monday night, more than 76,000 fans - decked out in football jerseys and sombreros - poured into Mexico's most famous sports venue, the Estadio Azteca, to watch quarterback Derek Carr lead the Oakland Raiders to a dramatic 27-20 home victory over the Houston Texans.
Uber Drivers in Mexico City are Recording Air Pollution
Uber cars in Mexico City have been provided with a connected, smart air pollution sensor designed by Drayson Technologies that will enable drivers to document air quality levels outside their vehicles and upload to the cloud to create a broader map of pollution in the city.
Playa Hotels & Resorts' Holiday 'Thanks Giveaway'
Playa Hotels & Resorts, the leader in luxury all-inclusive oceanfront resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico, launched its first-ever Thanks Giveaway. The sweepstakes, which is open for entry through November 30, 2016 will award one participant with the ultimate winter retreat for two.
Turkey Has Been on the Menu in Mexico for 1,500 Years
On Thanksgiving Day, millions of Americans will sit down to enjoy a traditional turkey dinner. Although the U.S. holiday is only a few centuries old, archaeological evidence suggests that in Mexico's central valleys of Oaxaca, turkey was on the menu starting at least 1,500 years ago.