News Around the Republic of Mexico
|Mexico Delivers Ratified Paris Agreement to UN|
Mexico's Environment Secretary delivered the country's ratification of the Paris Agreement to the United Nations on Wednesday, bringing Mexico into the fold of the now-60 countries who have ratified this groundbreaking treaty to combat global climate change with domestic action.
Can the Bat Man of Mexico also be Tequila's Super Hero?
Like tequila? How about bats? Ecologist and conservationist Rodrigo Medellín has found a way to help save tequila and the lesser long-nosed bat - a threatened species that pollinates the blue agave plant from which Mexican tequila is produced - at the same time.
Mexico Closes 7 Sawmills in Monarch Butterfly Reserve
Mexican environmental authorities have closed seven sawmills operating illegally in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, the 193,000 acres in Central Mexico that serve as the wintering ground for the monarch that migrate from the United States and Canada each Fall.
Study: Tax Reduced Junk Food Consumption in Mexico
A study by researchers at the University of North Carolina and Mexico's National Institute of Public Health examines the first-year effects of a junk food tax implemented by the Mexican government in 2014. Results show an average reduction of 25 grams per person per month.
Mexico Honors AJC's Dina Siegel Vann with Ohtli Award
American Jewish Committee
On September 15, 2016, the Ambassador of Mexico to the U.S., Carlos M. Sada, presented one of Mexico's highest honors, the prestigious National Ohtli Award, to Dina Siegel Vann, Director of the American Jewish Committee's Belfer Institute for Latino and Latin American Affairs.
Why Mexico Should Be Your Next Holiday Destination
According to the Integrated System on Migration Operations, the UK ranks third among the countries from which most tourists come to Mexico. An article in the UK Telegraph recently listed 21 reasons why Mexico should be your next holiday destination. Here, we share the Top 10.
Films Selected to Represent Mexico at Oscars and Goyas
Jonas Cuaron's film 'Desierto' (Desert) and David Pablos' 'Las elegidas' (The Chosen Ones) have been chosen to represent Mexico in early 2017 at the next editions of the Oscars and Goya Awards, respectively, the Mexican Academy of Cinematic Arts and Sciences, or AMACC, said.
Ford Moving All U.S. Small Car Production to Mexico
During an event for investors and Wall Street analysts in Michigan on Wednesday, Ford Motor Co. President and CEO Mark Fields confirmed Ford will end small-car production in the United States by shifting it all to Mexico in the next two to three years.
Kia Inaugurates New Vehicle Assembly Plant in Mexico
Latin American Herald Tribune
South Korean automaker Kia Motors has officially inaugurated a new $3 billion plant in the state of Nuevo Leon. The newly inaugurated production facility, which began production in May 2016, will eventually have an annual production capacity of 400,000 units, Kia said in a statement.
Aeromexico Increases Service on its 3 Routes to Canada
Aeromexico, Mexico's global airline, recently announced plans to increase the number of flights it offers to its three Canadian destinations, starting in December 2016. The expanded service will start on Dec. 1 on the Vancouver and Toronto routes, followed by Montreal on Dec. 2.
Alfonso Cuarón to Shoot His Next Film in Mexico
Alfonso Cuaron, the director behind 'Children of Men' and 'Gravity,' is returning to Mexico this fall to start shooting a new, untitled project. He will be directing and also writing the film, which depicts a year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970s.
Mexico's 3rd Broadcaster Set to Launch Mid-September
The historic rupture of Mexico's decades-old TV duopoly of Televisa and Azteca is set for mid-September when Mexico's third broadcasting channel launches. Run by GEA's media unit Grupo Imagen Multimedia, the new channel will be competing for Mexico's lucrative $1.5 billion ad market.
Mexico Demonstrates Leadership at Climate Summit
Governors, ministers, business and community leaders from across the Americas, and the world, convened last week in Jalisco, Mexico for the 2nd Climate Summit of the Americas. During the summit, Mexico demonstrated once again that this country takes its climate reputation very seriously.
GAP: Passenger Traffic Up 14.6% in Mexican Airports
Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacífico has reported total terminal passengers increased 14.6% in its 13 airports during August 2016, compared to the same period of the previous year. Domestic passenger traffic presented a 22.0% increase, while international passenger traffic increased 3.4%
LGBT Confex Coming to Mexico City for the First Time
Gay Star News
Mexico's annual LGBT Confex will return for a two-day conference on October 26-27, 2016. This will be the conference's sixth annual meeting - and its first in Mexico City. Previous events have taken place Puerto Vallarta, Cancun, Guadalajara, Vallarta-Nayarit and Merida.
Hurricane Newton Hits Mexico's Pacific Coast, Mainland
Banderas News Team
Hurricane Newton roared into Mexico's Baja Peninsula Tuesday with winds of 90 mph, forcing tourists in Cabo San Lucas to take refuge. After passing over the resort area, Newton swept onto the Gulf of California, then made landfall for a second time Wednesday on Mexico's mainland.
Holland America Line Expands Mexican Riviera Cruises
Ports & Bows
Holland America's 1,916-passenger Westerdam will sail 13 week-long voyages to the Mexican Riviera out of San Diego starting in October through February 2017. The seven-day Mexican Riviera itineraries will call at Mazatlan, Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta.
Heineken Invests Millions in Jalisco Distribution Center
Mexico News Network
Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma Heineken recently inaugurated a new production line for cans as well as a distribution center at its plant in Guadalajara for an investment of 700 million Pesos, an amount that forms part of it total capital investment of $2 billion USD in Mexico.
The Huffington Post Launches HuffPost Mexico Site
The Huffington Post's Editor-in-Chief, Arianna Huffington, and CEO, Jared Grusd, unveiled a new Spanish-language website at an event held yesterday in Mexico City. 'HuffPost Mexico' will be led by editor-in-chief Laura Manzo, who has more than 15 years of experience in Mexican media.
Mexico's LGBT Community Rallies for Action This Fall
Hundreds of LGBT rights activists came together in Cuernavaca last weekend. In an unprecedented nationwide gathering, representatives from most of Mexico's 32 states and districts were drawn together by shared concern over surging hostilities towards their community.
Expat Insider 2016 Survey: Focus on Latin America
InterNations has just released its annual Expat Insider Survey, which ranks the world's best countries for expats based on their experiences living abroad. In 2016, Latin America is favored, with Ecuador, Mexico and Costa Rica among the Top 10 most desirable overall.