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Mexico's Alcatraz to be Turned into a Cultural Center

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Monday signed a declaration closing the federal prison on the Islas Marías, 60 miles off Mexico's Pacific coast. The former penitentiary will be turned into a learning center for the arts, culture and care of the natural environment.

Walmart de Mexico Solidifies Lead in Growing Market

While transportation and e-commerce are eating up costs for stateside retailers, the market in Mexico is clear of such margin-squeezing expenses. As a result one of Mexico's largest retailer, Walmart de Mexico, has solidified its lead in the growing market.

Mexico & Canada to Take Part in USDA Outlook Forum

Agriculture leaders of Mexico and Canada are scheduled to speak at the USDA's 95th Agricultural Outlook Forum, set to be held this week in Arlington, VA. The 'Growing Locally, Selling Globally,' theme highlights current issues and trends affecting agricultural production and global markets.

Netflix to Open Office, Produce More Shows in Mexico

In a much-anticipated move, giant streaming service Netflix has confirmed the launch of a Mexico City office this year. The company also has more than 50 projects in different stages of production in Mexico, some original content, others co-productions.

Nordex to Produce Wind Turbine Rotor Blades in Mexico
NA Windpower

The Nordex Group has announced plans to set up a wind turbine rotor blade production facility in Matamoros, Mexico. At full capacity, the plant will create around 900 direct and indirect local jobs, according to a statement released by the Germany-based company.

Seduce Your Valentine with Mexico's Aphrodisiac Foods

Valentine's Day is for lovers. In fact, the roots of this celebration go back more than 2,000 years to the Roman Feast of Lupercalia, when men hit on women by, well, hitting them. This Pagan festival included lots of drinking and foods thought to have libidinous effects.

F-1 Grand Prix Fuels Revenue for Mexico City Hotels

Despite the fact that Mexico City hotels recorded their highest-ever monthly revenue in October 2018, as a result of its F-1 Grand Prix, the government's recently announced plans to put the brakes on the race's funding could mean the end of Mexico's premier auto competition.

GAP: Passenger Traffic Up 4.9% in Mexican Airports
Globe Newswire

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico has reported total terminal passengers increased 4.9% in it's 13 airports during January 2019, compared to the same period of the previous year. Domestic passenger traffic increased by 4.3%, while international passenger traffic increased by 5.6%.

Jalisco, European Union Unite to Combat Climate Change
Guadalajara Reporter

Climate change is a real phenomenon as far as the European Union and the Jalisco State government are concerned. Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro met with visiting EU Ambassador Klaus Dieter Rudischhauser last week to discuss growing cooperation between the two entities.

Buying Undeveloped Land to Build Your Home in Mexico
MEXLend Mortgages for Mexico

Buying undeveloped land is an increasingly popular route to take for those wishing to buy property in Mexico. MEXLend, Mexico's most trusted and experienced mortgage and loan broker, provides loans for land owners who wish to construct a home anywhere in the country.

Avocados From Mexico One Of Super Bowl's Top 10 Ads

The $5 million Avocados From Mexico invested for a 30-second spot during the Super Bowl LIII game paid off. Keeping its comedic approach to win viewers' attention, this year's AFM ad ranked 5th among all of the big game's commercials, and generated the most online interest.

F-1 Grand Prix Race Might Leave Mexico City by 2020
Frontera Desk

If you are a Formula One racing fan, this year might be your last chance to attend Mexico City's Grand Prix, as the new government's plans to use the $21 Million race fee to help build a tourist train in southern Mexico might put an end to Mexico's premier auto competition.

Mexico to Celebrate Constitution Day on February 4th

February 5th is Mexican Constitution Day, commemorating the 1917 signing of the Constitución Política de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos. Nowadays, the official observance is on the first Monday in February, which in 2019 is on the 4th, so everyone can enjoy a long weekend.

Mexico Cruise Passenger Numbers Highest in a Decade
El Financiero

Cruise tourism hit a 10-year high in 2018, with more than 7.84 million passengers arriving at Mexican ports last year. Overall tourism numbers are expected to remain strong in 2019, with the federal government predicting that almost 45 million visitors will arrive this year.

Monarch Population in Mexico Increased by 144 Percent
Associated Press

The number of Monarch butterflies that reached wintering grounds in Mexico is up 144% over last year, experts said Wednesday. According to data presented by Mexican environmental authorities, this year, the butterflies cover 14.95 acres, up from 6.12 acres a year ago.

Olympic Channel, Claro Sport Team Up in Latin America

Bringing fans and viewers closer to the Olympic Movement, the Olympic Channel and Claro Sports have teamed up to offer year-round coverage of Olympic sports and athletes through both linear and digital programming across 17 territories in Latin America.

Southwest Airlines to Pull Plug on Mexico City Flights

Southwest Airlines will stop flying to Mexico City March 30, saying its leisure markets are outperforming this business-heavy travel destination. The airline will continue service to Mexican vacation destinations, including Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas.

Mexico #3 on 2019 World's Best Places to Retire List

The editors of International Living recently released their picks for the Best Places in the World to Retire in 2019. Out of the top ten countries listed on this year's Global Retirement Index, Latin American destinations took the top three spots - and Mexico came in at #3!

The Settlement Co's Mexico Resort Real Estate Report
John K. Glaab

In this edition of The Settlement Company's Mexico Resort Real Estate Report, John K. Glaab shares information about condominium HOA meetings in Mexico, Medicare in Mexico, the 2018 NAR and AMPI real estate conferences, and paying tax on Mexican rental properties.

Mexico Celebrates as 'Roma' Grabs 10 Oscar Nominations

Filmed in Spanish and the indigenous Mixtec language, set in Mexico City in the 1970s and filmed in black and white, Alfonso Cuaron's 'Roma' is not supposed to be the kind of movie that finds huge success in the U.S., but it garnered the most Oscar nominations of any film in 2018.

Starbucks Mexico is 'Perking Up' More Seniors' Lives

Starbucks Mexico has opened a second location that's operated solely by employees ages 52 to 66. Located in Zapopan, Jalisco, it's the second Starbucks store to be staffed by 'senior partners.' Their first senior-staffed coffee shop opened last year in Mexico City.

Avocados from Mexico Debunks Super Bowl Shortage
Fox Business

The president of Avocados from Mexico released a statement last week, saying that despite reports that fuel shortages will create an avocado shortage in the U.S. ahead of its biggest consumption day - Super Bowl Sunday - the group will not only meet its goal, but set a record.

AeroMexico Discounts for Americans with Mexican DNA
CNN Travel

AeroMexico, Mexico's national carrier, has unveiled a program called 'DNA Discounts,' which offers discounts on flights to Americans who can show by taking a test that they have Mexican DNA. The amount of the discount depends on the percentage of Mexican ancestry.

Canada Jetlines Plans Vallarta, Cabo, Cancun Flights
Travel Week

Canada Jetlines says it intends to provide future service to several sun destinations in Mexico including Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos & Cancun. The low-cost carrier says it has reached agreements with Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico and is aiming for a summer 2019 launch.

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