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Mexico Completes US$1.6bn Guadalajara Light Rail Line

At his Monday morning press conference, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced that construction on a 31.5bn Peso (US$1.6bn) light rail line - which will nearly double the current size of the light rail system in the greater Guadalajara area - has been completed.

Avocados From Mexico Return to Super Bowl in 2020

Avocados From Mexico is returning to the Big Game for the sixth year in a row to not only fill viewers' bellies, but entertain during the Super Bowl with a new, humorous 30-second commercial that celebrates the American avocado obsession on Sunday, February 2, 2020.

Toyota Shifts Tacoma Production from Texas to Mexico

Toyota Motor has announced that they'll shift production of Tacoma pickup trucks from Texas to Mexico. The announcement comes a month after Toyota started Tacoma production at a new plant in Central Mexico in addition to the plant in Tijuana that's been producing the midsize pickups since 2004.

Mexico City to Open Free University of Health in June
Latin American Herald Tribune

Mexico City's government plans to open the University of Health, a free university that will train doctors and nurses to work in community-based medicine, Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said Monday during President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's daily press conference.

First Cruise has Sailed from Mexico's Puerto Peñasco

After much anticipation, the first cruiseship departed last week from Puerto Peñasco, Mexico. The Astoria Cruise Liner, owned and operated by Cruise and Maritime Voyages, is currently sailing around the Sea of Cortez and will return back to Rocky Point January 20.

HempMeds® Mexico Opens New Office in Mexico City
PR Newswire

HempMeds Mexico recently opened a new office in Mexico City. Pioneers in Mexico's cannabis industry, the Medical Marijuana, Inc subsidiary has been operating offices in Monterrey since 2017, capitalizing on Mexico's medical cannabis market, which was valued at $47.3 million in 2018.

Charros de Jalisco to Celebrate 100th Anniversary

Mexico's national sport, Charrería, will take center stage in Guadalajara this September when the Charros de Jalisco, Mexico's first-ever competitive charro group, celebrates its 100th anniversary and the capital city hosts a variety of events from September 10-20, 2020.

40 Year Old Mystery Solved: Gold Bar an Aztec Treasure

Almost four decades ago, a gold bar was found on land that used to be Aztec ruins in Mexico. Now, thanks to technological advancements in X-rays equipment, scientists confirm it was part of a plunder by Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés. You can see it at Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History.

GAP: Passenger Traffic Up 11.4% in Mexican Airports

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico has reported that the number of terminal passengers in December 2019 increased by 11.4% at GAP's 14 airports, compared to the same period of 2018. Domestic passenger traffic increased by 7.6% & international passenger traffic increased 15.9%.

Trade War Helps Keep Mexico Top US Trading Partner

Mexico continues to be the top trading partner for the United States, ranking No. 1 in total trade value through November, at $567.81 billion. It marks the 11th straight month Mexico has been in first, with Canada second and China third. China had led the list from July 2017 until December 2018.

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