News Around the Republic of Mexico
|7-Eleven Mexico Launches New Virtual Currency|
7-Eleven Mexico is launching their own virtual currency as part of a new marketing strategy to build its online presence. Called 'Big Coins,' the program aims to encourage interactions between 7-Eleven Mexico and its customers through the company's mobile app and social website.
Mexican Official Suspended Over Crocodile Shooting
A Mexican police officer has been suspended after a video posted on YouTube showed a man in uniform killing a crocodile with a machine gun. The incident happened at a water treatment plant in the Northwestern state of Sinaloa. An investigation has been launched.
BlackRock Looking to Invest in Mexico's Infrastructure
As Mexico has opened up to foreign capital in recent years, BlackRock Inc.'s infrastructure investment group sees an opportunity and is setting up a team of specialists to work out of its Mexico City office, according to sources familiar with the situation.
NFL Exploring Mexico & Other Markets to Host Games
The NFL is continuing its efforts to expand nationally with a look at Mexico, Germany and other countries as potential hosts of NFL games. The league could be considering NFL games in those markets, similar to the International Series that already takes place in London, in the future.
Mexico Crude Output to Fall to 2.29 M Barrels a Day
Fox Latino News
Mexican state-owned oil company Petroleos Mexicanos said it expects crude production in 2015 to come in at an average of 2.29 million barrels per day, down from 2.43 million bpd last year, the National Hydrocarbons Commission, or CNH, said.
President Enrique Peña Nieto Amends Mexico's Health Act
The Mexican government has amended the country's health laws, boosting the status of optometry and other health professions. The amendment was signed into law by President Peña Nieto, and highlights the importance of optometry in the country's healthcare system.
GM to Make Next-Generation Chevrolet Cruze in Mexico
Bernstein and Klayman
General Motors Company will build its next-generation Chevrolet Cruze compact in Mexico, the company said last week, as automakers look to expand in the Latin American nation to take advantage of low labor costs and free trade agreements.
Volaris Inaugurates New Guadalajara-Houston Flights
On March 23, Volaris, the ultra-low cost airline operating the most extensive domestic route network servicing the US and Mexico, inaugurated new international service between the cities of Guadalajara, Jalisco and Houston, Texas with flights on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.
Latest Bond Film Producer Denies Mexico Changed Script
The producer of the new James Bond thriller 'Spectre' denies that the script was changed to get incentives in Mexico. Officials in Mexico City have declined to comment on possible incentives offered on the movie, which began its Mexico filming last week.
Teen Pregnancies Continue to Rise in Mexico City
According to official figures of Mexico City Health Department, last year the Maternity Hospital of Cuautepec in Gustavo A. Madero district and the Regional General Hospital of Iztapalapa attended 816 and 811 cases of teen pregnancies respectively.
Travelers to Mexico are Getting Their Money Back
For many, shopping is an intrinsic – not to mention essential – element of the travel experience. In Mexico, the shopping experience also offers significant savings opportunities, thanks to MoneyBack, which provides value-added tax (VAT) returns to international travelers.
Three Ways to Play in Riviera Nayarit's Punta de Mita
Punta de Mita, Mexico is only 30 miles north of Puerto Vallarta, in Riviera Nayarit, but it's a whole different kind of scene. And while relaxation is a definite must here, there's no reason you can't have an adventure - or three - while on vacation.