News Around the Republic of Mexico
|CFE Removes Disincentive for Solar Panel Installation|
Mexico's Federal Electricity Commission has withdrawn its legal opposition to the regulations governing the sale of solar energy up to 500 kilowatts, meaning that people with small solar panel systems will soon be able to sell electricity they generate back to the state-owned company.
New Blueberry Plantations Are 'Cropping Up' in Jalisco
New agricultural businesses are 'cropping up' every day in the Valleys of Jalisco. The Bloomberry Farms and Esquiberries Farms companies, run by three young agro-entrepreneurs, are new producers in this region, and this is their second year working with blueberries.
AMLO to Attend Pacific Alliance Summit in Puerto Vallarta
During a press conference held in Mexico City on Tuesday, President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that he'll be taking a commercial flight to Puerto Vallarta to attend the 13th Pacific Alliance Summit, to which he was invited by President Enrique Peña Nieto.
P&G Moves Mexico Headquarters to New Offices
Procter & Gamble Co. has completed the move of about 400 employees to new corporate offices near Mexico City. The Cincinnati-based maker of household products and consumer goods is now leasing space for P&G's Mexico headquarters in a new building in Huixquilucan.
Mexico Joins Global Zero Emission Vehicles Campaign
Mexico City Mayor José Ramón Amieva is among the global leaders who are in favor of 'zero emissions' and urging the automotive industry to commit to accelerating and increasing the manufacture of electric vehicles to meet a growing demand from companies, cities, states and regions.
Baby Hippo a Star Attraction at the Guadalajara Zoo
Housing over 2,000 animals, the Guadalajara Zoo has been widely considered the most important zoological park in Latin America with respect to species population since 1998. Today, 'Beto,' a 56-kilo (123-pound) hippopotamus calf, is fast becoming the facility's main attraction.
Yucatan Peninsula 'Mayan Train' Project Back on Track
According to senator-elect José Luis Pech Várguez of Quintana Roo construction on a new rail line for the high-speed train that will connect some of the most popular tourism destinations in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula will begin in 2019 and should take about six years to fully complete.
Supreme Court Endorses Legal Purchase of Cannabis Seed
On Wednesday, July 4, Mexico's Supreme Court ruled that the 2017 reform to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes may also benefit those who want to consume it recreationally. The ruling establishes a solution for acquiring cannabis seeds for recreational use in a legal manner.
Lopez Obrador Sets $7.5 Billion for Youth, Elderly
President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador promised $7.5 billion for youth job training and aid to the elderly last Wednesday, keystone programs that could make Mexico's business sector one of the biggest beneficiaries of his first year in office, which starts when he takes office Dec. 1.
Oaxaca-Puebla Reserve a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Mexico News Daily
The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has declared the Tehuacán-Cuicatlán valley a mixed heritage site, the second to be designated in Mexico. Encompassing 30 municipalities in Oaxaca and 21 in Puebla, the valley boasts the richest biodiversity in all of North America.
Remittances to Mexico Surpassed $3 Billion USD in May
Remittances sent home by Mexicans working abroad - mostly in the United States - hit a record-high of $3.09 billion USD in May, up 19.8% over May last year. The amount was 17 percent higher than the previous record of $2.6 billion that was set in October of 2017.
Enormous Rack of Skulls Discovered Beneath Mexico City
A rack bearing thousands of skulls has been found beneath Mexico City. The discovery was made thanks to a Mexican law that states whenever someone wants to do a major construction project in downtown Mexico City, archaeologists get to excavate the site first.
Mexican Entrepreneurs Create No Rinse Laundry Detergent
Latin American Herald Tribune
A group of Mexican entrepreneurs have created a biodegradable laundry detergent that does not require rinsing, which save water & electricity. The young men, who live in Guadalajara, started developing the detergent in 2013 and selling it locally a year later. 'Newen' is now sold online.
Mexico Continues to Grow as LGBTQ Travel Destination
Mexico's LGBTQ National Association of Trade and Tourism revealed there are more than 9.5 million LGBTQ travelers visiting Mexico annually. Puerto Vallarta, Cancun and Riviera Maya are the most popular thanks to their gay community-focused cultural and entertainment activities.
Mexico Investing 20 Billion in IMSS Medical Facilities
Mexico News Today
The Mexican Institute of Social Security has announced that replacing more than 20,000 hospital beds will be part of the nearly 20 billion pesos to be invested in Mexico's medical facilities which, under the current government's infrastructure plan, includes 12 new hospitals and 40 new clinics.
Tax Tips for U.S. Citizens Living & Earning in Mexico
As with other countries the Mexican government expects nationals and foreigners alike to pay taxes on income in the country. But Americans living in Mexico must also contend with U.S. tax laws. Two experts share some important information for U.S. citizens living and working in Mexico.
International Living Debunks Mexico Real Estate Myths
Mexico has long been a top choice for North Americans buying property overseas, but there are many misconceptions surrounding the purchase and ownership of Mexican real estate. A new report from the editors at International Living sets the record straight.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is Growing Rapidly
More than 320 million metric tons of plastic are produced every year - and a disturbing amount ends up in the ocean, with much of it accumulating in places like the 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch,' a massive area measuring more than 1.6 million square kilometers.
Former Mexico President Fox Joins 'High Times' Board
Former Mexico President and longtime advocate for the legalization of marijuana, Vicente Fox, has joined the board of directors of 'High Times.' He praised the publication for building 'an empire in the dark,' adding that 'there's never been a better time to join the fight.'
NAFTA Negotiating Chiefs to Meet Again in July
'NAFTA negotiators will meet again in July,' Mexico's Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said during a recent gathering of Pacific Alliance envoys in Mexico City. The alliance, which represents 50% of the region's trade with the world, will hold its 13th summit in Puerto Vallarta on July 23 & 24.
Dunkin' Donuts to Open 100 Shops in Mexico by 2024
Dunkin' Donuts is betting on the millennial market as it plans to open 100 shops in Mexico by 2024. The doughnut and coffee chain already operates 5 franchises in Mexico City and, by the end of the year, new stores will open in CDMX, Morelos, Hidalgo, Querétaro & Jalisco.