News Around the Republic of Mexico
|Rental Income Can Pay for Your Second Home in Mexico|
MEXLend Mortgages for Mexico
Between easily accessible home financing and the hot vacation rental market, owning a second home in Mexico is now well within your reach. In fact, many buyers can purchase a vacation rental property in Mexico and have it paid off entirely from rental income in time for their retirement.
U.S. to Allow Avocado Imports from All of Mexico
The approved entry for avocados from all Mexican states into the United States was met with a great deal of fanfare last week, in a move that in the short-term will allow for Jalisco growers to build on the success of their Michoacán counterparts.
MoneyGram & Walmart Mexico Extend Agreement to 2018
MoneyGram and Walmart Mexico have extended their agreement to provide MoneyGram receive services at many Walmart locations in the country until 2018. MoneyGram receive services have been available inside Walmart's 5 different branded stores in Mexico since 2000.
Quixote Illustrations Adorn Mexico City Cathedral
The 'El Quijote. Imagenes y artistas' exhibit, inaugurated Tuesday by the Cultural Center of Spain in Mexico and the Mexico City-based Franz Mayer Museum, features illustrations from different Don Quixote editions in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the death of Cervantes.
Jalisco to Send First Shipment of Raspberries to Dubai
The general manager of Mexico's National Association of Exporters of Berries (Aneberries), Blanca Nelly Partida, said that the Splendor Produce company would be sending their first shipment - a half a ton of Jalisco-grown raspberries - to Dubai next week.
Mexico's Second City By No Means Second Fiddle
The capital of the State of Jalisco, also known as Mexico's Second City, is often considered Mexico's most quintessential destination. Jalisco is the birthplace of tequila, mariachi and charreria, the official national sport of Mexico, and Guadalajara is at the heart of it all.
Celebrate Memorial Day - No Matter Where You Live
For most Americans, Memorial Day is an annual holiday to honor all who died while defending our nation and its values. For others, it marks the start of summer. Whatever you do, and wherever you are this holiday weekend, there are ways to acknowledge this annual observance.
Mexico City Hosts Major Arts & Sporting Events in 2016
As the number one destination on The New York Times '52 Places to Go in 2016' list, there's never been a better time to visit Mexico City. From decades-old traditions to newer, artistic events and major sporting events, Mexico's capital has something for everyone this year.
Mayra Gonzalez Nissan Mexicana's First Female President
The next president of Nissan Mexicana, 39-year-old Mayra Gonzalez, is as proud of her brand as she is of her country. Gonzalez's promotion to president, effective July 1, makes her the company's youngest executive, and the first woman to lead a Nissan group country operation.
ACLU Alleges 'Unchecked Abuse' at US-Mexico Border
The Washington Post
A complaint filed by the ACLU and Southern Border Communities Coalition details 13 allegations of 'unchecked abuse' at the southwest U.S.-Mexico border. The advocacy groups are calling for an investigation by the US Dept. of Homeland Security & Customs and Border Protection.
Saudi Arabia and Dubai Looking at Jalisco Foods
After heading a trade mission to four countries of the Arabian Peninsula earlier this month, Mexico's Secretary of Agriculture, José Calzada, estimated Mexican agrifood exports to that region will grow 50 percent on a year-on-year basis reaching a billion dollars in the next decade.
'Ángeles Verdes' Mexico's Government Sponsored AAA
Timothy Real Estate Group
Anywhere in Mexico, a car on the side of the road will not likely be stranded long. The 'Angeles Verdes' (Green Angels) are a government sponsored AAA, the guardians of road travelers, patrolling all federal and toll highways throughout the country. Sound wonderful? It gets better. It's free.
Mexico Could Soon Take a Monumental Step Forward
In honor of the International Day Against Homophobia, Mexico's president Enrique Peña Nieto held a roundtable with leaders of Mexican LGBT rights group. And what he had to say was big. He not only spoke out against LGBT discrimination but also pledged to bring marriage equality nationwide.
AT&T Introduces Free Roaming to Mexico and Canada
AT&T Monday announced new roaming benefits for customers who want to use their phones on their home network while they're in Canada or Mexico. Starting May 20th, customers can get AT&T's Mexico roaming feature for free when they switch to its new Mobile Share Value plans.
World Cup Bid Could Pull US & Mexico Closer Together
Calls for the U.S. and Mexico to co-host the 2026 FIFA World Cup are not new, but buzz for a potential U.S.-Mexico bid has grown this month following the 66th FIFA Congress held in Mexico City, where officials from both soccer federations held meetings on the subject, says ESPN.
Relief for San Ysidro's Pedestrian Crossers on July 15
San Diego Union Tribune
Border crossers walking into San Ysidro from Tijuana can expect some relief this summer with the opening of the new PedWest entrance. U.S. and Mexican federal officials announced last week that they will begin processing pedestrian crossers in the new inspection lanes on July 15.
Despite Mexico's Efforts, Vaquita Nears Extinction
Environmentalists warned last Friday that Mexico's vaquita marina, the world's smallest porpoise, was close to extinction as the government reported that only sixty were now left. The vaquita is threatened by gillnet fishing for totoaba, a fish whose swim bladder is prized in China.
Mexico's New Ambassador to U.S. Takes Over Duties
Mexico's new envoy to the U.S., Carlos Sada Solana, took charge of the embassy in Washington last Thursday. Sada, appointed as Mexico's new ambassador in Washington by President Enrique Peña Nieto in April, began his tenure by meeting with the diplomatic personnel posted to the embassy, located quite near the White House.
Baja Sur: Cabo San Lucas vs San José del Cabo
MEXlend Mortgages for Mexico
Though geographically close, Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo are very distinct and both are appealing in different ways. The Baja Sur MEXlend office, offering mortgages in Los Cabos and beyond, offers a brief guide to the differences between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo.
Hotel Matilda Dinner Kicks Off San Miguel Food Festival
The San Miguel Food Festival is one of the biggest and most anticipated annual culinary events in Mexico, and this year the gala gourmet gathering will get underway on Thursday, July 14, with a 'Kick-Off Dinner' at Hotel Matilda's Moxi restaurant featuring two of the country's top chefs.
Cruise Passenger Arrivals in Mexico Rise 2.1% in Q1
Latin American Herald Tribune
A total of 750 cruise ships have called on Mexico's principal tourist ports in the first quarter of this year, up 2.1% from the same period last year. A total of 2,175 ships and 5.92 million foreign tourists are expected to visit Mexico's ports by the end of 2016, the Tourism Secretariat said.
Guadalajara's 1st EGS an Amazingly Successful Event
Electronic Game Show (EGS), the largest video game event in Mexico, held its first edition in the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco on May 7. More than 7,000 came to Expo Guadalajara to explore the trade show's experience areas and exhibitions, such as Freeplay, EGS Kids and EGS Retro.
Mexican Food Exports are Key to the Country's Future
Mexican food exports are key to the future of the country, according to the country's top agriculture official. In 2015, according to SAGARPA figures, the U.S. received 80.1% of Mexican agri-food and fisheries exports. Canada ranks 2nd, receiving $1.5 billion a year from Mexico.