News Around the Republic of Mexico
|Why Traveling to Mexico is Now More Important Than Ever|
Despite what may be happening in Washington, traveling to Mexico is more important than ever because we have the power to make a statement with our purchases and where we choose to frequent. A visit is a statement of support & friendship in a time when projecting kindness is vital.
Mexico: Land of International Investment Opportunities
Luis Qujano-Axle - internationalbanker.com
When it comes to investment opportunities, Mexico is a good bet. The combination of high technology and a qualified labor force has developed enough industries, such as automotive, appliance, telephonic and others, to become important and, in some cases, the world's major producers.
How Much Money Do You Need To Retire in Mexico?
More and more North Americans are retiring South of the Border to enjoy better weather, new experiences, relaxed lifestyles, access to affordable healthcare and a lower cost of living. Here, we take a quick look at how much money a couple might need to retire comfortably in Mexico.
Jalisco Mango Production is 10% Higher Than in 2016
The State of Jalisco, which in 2016 produced 114,000 tons of mango in an estimated 7,947 hectares, increased its production by 10% this year. Mexico is the world's fifth largest producer of the fruit, as one out of every 25 tons of mangos available in the world is of Mexican origin.
Mammoth Preservation Project Continues in Mexico
The excavation of an enormous wooly mammoth, which lived around 14,000 years ago, may provide evidence that ancient humans lived in Mexico at the time. Since its discovery in 2016, archaeologists have been painstakingly preserving the fossilized bones.
U.S. Warns Against Spring Break Travel to Mexico
With spring break underway, the US State Department and media have been reminding students that a travel warning for Mexico remains in place. And while it's true that parts of Mexico are in turmoil, what's lost in the uproar is that many Mexican resort areas haven't been affected.
March 20 a Mexican Holiday Celebrating Benito Juarez
March 20 is a National Holiday, with banks, government offices and many businesses closed as Mexico celebrates Benito Juárez, who rose from humble origins to occupy the Presidency of the Republic on several occasions during the turbulent second half of the 19th century.
Wal-Mart de Mexico Plans to Boost Investments
Retailer Wal-Mart de Mexico said Tuesday it plans to increase its capital expenditures this year, with investments in opening and remodeling stores and bolstering the firm's logistics and online commerce. The company said it would invest 17 billion Mexican pesos this year.
Alfonso Cuarón Wraps Filming of 'Roma' in Mexico City
Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuarón revealed at a press conference in Mexico City on March 14 that he has finished shooting his new film 'Roma.' Produced by Participant Media, 'Roma' is Cuarón's first Mexico-set film since his 2001 breakout 'Y Tu Mamá También.'
Mexico Granted the Trump Organization More Trademarks
On Feb. 19, 2016, while then-candidate Trump rallied against American jobs moving to Mexico, a law firm filed for trademarks that would authorize the Trump brand, should it choose, to set up shop in a country with which he has sparred over trade, migration and the planned border wall.
US Technology Industry's Interest in Jalisco Growing
Unlike other industries here, Mexico's technology sector does not depend on cheap labor, and the state government of Jalisco is now actively recruiting talent throughout California, attracting entrepreneurs and professionals to a state once best known for its Mariachi and Tequila.
Immigration From Mexico May Soon Plummet Without a Wall
Voice of San Diego
Donald Trump swept into office on a platform whose most clear plank was a promise to 'build that wall.' While this might have been a handy campaign slogan, the economic forces that push and pull people across borders are changing, so the wall could be a moot barrier before it is finished.
Samsung Planning to Shift 500 Jobs From Mexico to US
Citing several sources, the Wall Street Journal said Samsung, best known for cell phones, is in talks to move 500 manufacturing jobs currently operating in Mexico to the US. Though no commitment has been reached, they may also choose to shift other appliance production lines.
GAP: Passenger Traffic Up 10.9% in Mexican Airports
Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico has reported total terminal passengers increased 10.9% in it's 13 airports during February 2017, compared to the same period of the previous year. Domestic passenger traffic increased by 14.9%, while international passenger traffic increased by 6.3%.
Canadian Firefighters Considered Angels by Colleagues
Canadian firefighters can't imagine not having the proper safety gear before venturing into a burning building, but in Mexico that is the reality. Turner Valley Fire Chief Glenn Baxter was shocked at how little they have when he joined Angels for Mexico on a trip to Puerto Vallarta in 2009.
Amazon Now Offering Prime Membership Service in Mexico
Amazon's Prime membership service launched Tuesday in Mexico, offering subscribers unlimited shipping on over 20 million products. Prime's arrival in Mexico points to the continuing growth of online retail in the country, where companies like Home Depot have been expanding internet operations.
Steve McQueen's 'Bullitt' Mustang Found in Mexico
Missing for decades, the Ford Mustang GT that Steve McQueen drove in 'Bullitt,' one of the most sought-after cars in movie history, has been found in Mexico. Over the weekend, it made its way back to the United States for restoration ahead of the film's 50th anniversary.
Mexico and State Officials Urge Texas to Defend NAFTA
Texas has benefited from the North American Free Trade Agreement more than anywhere else in the U.S. and should defend the pact against attempts by Donald Trump's administration to undermine it, officials from the state and Mexico said Monday during a hearing at the State Capitol.
Global Mangrove Alliance Announced at World Ocean Summit
During the 4th World Ocean Summit, held in Bali, Indonesia Feb 22-24, 2017, it was announced that the 5th edition will be held next year in Mexico. There was also an announcement on the Global Mangrove Alliance, which aims to restore the world's mangrove habitats 20% by 2030.
Mexico Welcomed 35 Million Int'l Tourists in 2016
Mexico Tourism Board
A record-breaking 35 million international visitors traveled to Mexico in 2016, representing a growth of 9 percent compared to 2015. This growth is more than twice the global industry average, most recently reported at 3.9 percent by the World Tourism Organization in January 2017.
Club de Golf Chapultepec Hosts World Golf Championships
Last year, PGA Tour officials announced the World Golf Championship would relocate from Trump National Doral Miami, where it had been held since 1962. This week, the top 50 golfers in the world are set to tee it up at the Club de Golf Chapultepec in Mexico City for the WGC-Mexico.
Mexico Funds Water Infrastructure Project in St Lucia
Mexico is providing a US$5 million grant to undertake a water supply project in the east coast village of Dennery on St Lucia that is expected to bring relief to thousands of residents, some of whom will receive piped water for the very first time.