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Mexico Top U.S. International Destination in 2014
LA Times

Mexico was the top U.S. international travel destination last year, with a record 25.9 million visitors from the United States. This represents an increase of 24 percent from the previous year, according to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Second Quarter 2015 Mexico Resort Real Estate Report
John K. Glaab

Welcome to our Second Quarter, 2015 Mexico Resort Real Estate Newsletter. In this edition, we bring you a Los Cabos market report courtesy Martin Posch of Windemere Realty, a report from the National Association of Realtors, and economic news from Mexico.

Texans Sickened by Cilantro Grown in Puebla, Mexico
MyEastTex.com

There have been outbreaks of cilantro-induced cyclosporiasis in both Texas and Wisconsin in 2015. Health officials believe the illness is caused by cilantro grown in the state of Puebla, Mexico. Similar issues with cilantro occurred in 2013 and 2014.

Mexico Cracking Down on Undocumented U.S. Boaters
LA Times

Crossing by boat from San Diego into Mexico might seem deceptively easy. Until now, violators have been issued warnings and told to turn around. But this week, the Mexican government announced its intention to crack down on violators.

Four New Indigenous Cases of Chikungunya in Guadalajara
informador.com.mx

The city of Guadalajara has four new indigenous cases of the chikungunya virus. 'These cases are being addressed, and they were isolated; there are very few cases in Jalisco in relation to other states,' the Jalisco Ministry of Health said on Monday.

Mexico Struggles to Clean Seaweed from Cancun Beaches
ElUniversal.com.mx

Authorities on Mexico's Caribbean coast said Monday they are redoubling efforts to remove tons of sargassum seaweed that has been washing ashore in recent weeks. By last week, the city of Cancun said it had already raked or shoveled up 500 cubic meters of sargassum.

CANIETI High-Tech Congress to be Held in Nuevo Vallarta
BanderasNews.com

The CCO of the ModusLink Corporation will be discussing the state of e-commerce in Mexico and across Latin America at the XX Congreso de la Industria de Alta Tecnologia, taking place from July 30-August 2, 2015, at the Grand Velas Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta.

Seven People Killed by Lightning in Central Mexico
Fox Latino News

Seven people died and two more were injured when struck by a lightning bolt on Friday in the Mesa Cuata community in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato, according to the state secretary of public safety, Alvar Cabeza de Vaca.

Authorities Bust Marijuana Growers in Nayarit & Jalisco
BanderasNews.com

Mexico's crackdown on marijuana made news over the weekend with authorities destroying 149 tons of marijuana in Nayarit on Saturday; and arresting 25 people at an air-conditioned farm for the cultivation of genetically modified marijuana in Jalisco on Sunday.

Why Amazon and Entrepreneurs are Bullish on Mexico
techcrunch.com

In a country with 100 million mobile phones, just 15 percent of residents have a credit card. More than half are under age 27, less than half have Internet. These are the opportunities and challenges for investors evaluating Mexico's emerging innovation economy.

Mexico, France Strengthen Agricultural Partnership
ThePoultrySite.com

During President Enrique Pena Nieto's official visit to France, Mexico's agriculture minister, Enrique Martinez y Martinez, and his French counterpart, Stéphane Le Foll, signed important agreements to enhance their collaboration on agricultural matters.

Chefs in Mexico are Exploring the World of Desserts
Mariana Orozco

Often utilizing only three ingredients: milk, eggs, and sugar, the story of Mexico's desserts would appear to have stopped in the 19th century. But there's still hope. Today, many chefs in Mexico have begun exploring the world of desserts to make ours better.

Drinking Mexico's Liquid Gold: Tequila Trail in Jalisco
VoyageVixens.com

July 24th is National Tequila Day. There's no better place to celebrate the holiday weekend than on Mexico's La Ruta del Tequila (tequila trail) - a scenic region in the state of Jalisco that connects the tequila-producing towns of El Arenal, Tequila and Amatitan.

DHL Launches Trans Border Connect Trucking Service
Michael White

As more international companies open shop in Mexico to serve both Latin American and U.S. markets, the air and ocean freight arm of DHL has launched Trans Border Connect, a service that helps shippers move less-than-truckload freight over the US-Mexico border.

Fishing Ban Ignored as Vaquita Nears Extinction
TakePart.com

Despite a ban on gill-net fishing — the leading cause of death for the vaquita, the world's smallest and most endangered porpoise — in the Gulf of California, Greenpeace activists patrolling the gulf said they came across multiple gill nets in the banned area.

Doctors Without Borders Help Fight Chagas in Mexico
EFE

Doctors and lab workers from the 21 state health systems recently gathered at the Palace of Medicine in the Mexico City for a training session on the diagnosis and treatment of Chagas disease. The event was organized by Doctors Without Borders and CENAPRECE.

Seven New Preserves on Mexico's List of Protected Areas
larazonsanluis.com

Seven locations in the north and northwest regions of Mexico will soon be officially declared as natural preserves, which will bring the number of protected natural areas (Areas Naturales Protegidas) in the country to 184, the ANP commissioner said last week.

Mexico to Step Up Pedestrian Border Inspections
Sandra Dibble

Mexican immigration officials are preparing to ramp up inspections of U.S. citizens and other foreigners entering the country on foot, requiring those crossing from San Ysidro to show travel documents such as a U.S. passport or passport card.


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