News Around the Republic of Mexico
Aeromexico & Delta Plan December US-Mexico Flights
Aeromexico and Delta Air Lines are planning to operate more than 4,300 flights between Mexico and the United States in December. If they manage to do it, the two airlines would have recovered 95% of their 2019 capacity in the transborder market.
Senate Gives Marijuana Legalization the Green Light
The Mexican Senate voted last Thursday in favor of a bill that endorses the recreational use of marijuana, increases the possession limit, establishes a regulation for at-home cultivation, and regularizes the sale of the plant and its derivatives.
Mexico Extends US Border Travel Ban until December 21
Non-essential travel restrictions on the Mexico-U.S. land border will be extended for another month. Mexico's Foreign Ministry announced via Twitter on Wednesday that both countries agreed to extend the restriction until 11:59 pm on December 21, 2020.
Allianz: Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Centers on Mexico
According to Allianz, although Thanksgiving holiday travel volumes have fallen compared to recent years, in 2020, Mexico will attract more Americans than any other international destination, with Cancun, San Jose del Cabo, and Puerto Vallarta taking the top three spots.
Jalisco Governor Announces New Anti-Covid Measures
Now that the 'Emergency Button' mandates have been lifted, and following the recommendations of the World Health Organization, Governor Enrique Alfaro Ramírez has announced the new measures that are now in place to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 in Jalisco.
Mexico on Track to Legalize Marijuana by December 15
Mexican legislators met virtually on Friday to discuss the latest version of a bill to legalize adult-use cannabis and, in doing so, comply with a Supreme Court mandate to pass a law by December 15. The new version of the bill is expected to be approved by Senate commissions on Wednesday.
Bank of México Puts New 100-Peso Bill into Circulation
Mexico News Daily
The Bank of México put the new 100-peso banknote in circulation last week. Featuring 17th century feminist Sister Juana Inés de la Cruz on one side, and monarch butterflies in a pine forest on the other, the new bill is made of polymer rather than paper.
Mexico's 'Vochol' Unique in the History of Popular Art
The 'Vochol,' a 1990 Volkswagen Beetle that was converted into a work of art in 2010, was the first objet d´art of Huichol art on wheels in the world. It is unprecedented and unique in the history of popular art, which dramatically enhances the cultural & artistic wealth of Mexico.
Mexico Improves Protocols for Avocado Exports to Japan
The Ministry of Agriculture of Mexico reported that the main avocado producers and exporters in Michoacan and Jalisco have agreed to reinforce the sanitary measures of shipments destined for the Japanese market. 90% of the avocados consumed in Japan come from Mexico.
Mercado Libre Invests $1B in Mexico Logistics Network
Mercado Libre announced an investment of one billion pesos to create its own logistics network that allows it to reach the entire Mexican territory in 24 hours. The platform's network will feature yellow planes and vans, as well as new distribution centers to cover the entire country.