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Weird Life Found Trapped in Giant Underground Crystals
Associated Press

Scientists have discovered life trapped in crystals that could be 50,000 years old. The ancient microbes were found dormant in caves in Naica, Mexico, and were able to exist by living on minerals such as iron and manganese, said Penelope Boston of NASA's Astrobiology Institute.

Mexico Celebrates Color TV Inventor Guillermo Camarena

Mexico paid homage to Guillermo Gonzalez Camarena, the genius engineer who invented color television, on Friday, in celebration of the pioneer's birthday centenary. At just 23 years old, the Guadalajara-born engineer patented the device used to turn black and white televisions into color TVs.

Ford Goes Forward with Plans to Build Plants in Mexico
The Blaze

According to CNN Money, the CEO of Ford Mexico Gabriel Lopez announced that Ford will go forward with building two plants in Mexico. An engine plant in Chihuahua, and a transmission plant in Irapuato. The plants will cost $2.5 billion in construction costs, and will employee 3,800 workers.

Giant Stash of Weed Catapulted from Mexico to US

U.S. border patrol agents in Arizona seized forty-seven pounds of high-flying marijuana that had been catapulted - literally - from Mexico into the U.S. on February 10th. The catapult was attached to the top of a border fence near the Douglas Port of Entry, officials said.

U.S. Government Schedules Mexico Trip to Reboot Ties

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security chief John Kelly will visit Mexico on February 23 to reestablish 'constructive' ties that have been strained by U.S. President Donald Trump's vow to crack down on migration from Mexico and revise trade relations.

José Cuervo's Flotation Brings Cheer at a Tense Time
The Economist

Over the course of more than 200 years in the tequila business, José Cuervo will have been responsible for a fair few moments of giddy pleasure. Last week, it got one of its own thanks to a successful initial public offering that raised 18.6bn pesos in exchange for 15% of the company.

Delta Plans to Acquire 32% More of Aeromexico Shares
CNN Money

Delta is making a big bet in Mexico. The airline announced Monday it plans to buy 32% of Aeromexico, the country's oldest airline. Delta already owned shares of the Mexican airline, and its upcoming purchase brings Delta's total stake to 49% of Aeromexico's shares.

U.S., Mexico Healthcare Officials Talk about Zika
Brownsville Herald

Healthcare officials and epidemiologists representing 11 states from both sides of the United States-Mexico border met last week at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to plan a pilot program aimed at monitoring mosquitoes capable of spreading viruses such as Zika.

Mexico's Monarch Butterfly Numbers Drop 27% This Year
Associated Press

The number of monarch butterflies wintering in Mexico dropped by 27% this year, according to a recent study by government and independent experts. The decline could be due to late winter storms last year that blew down more than 100 acres of forests in central Mexico.

Mexico's Silicon Valley Trolls US-Based Tech Talent

While President Donald Trump's restrictive rules on immigration threatens to drive away highly-skilled workers, particularly from the tech industry, the State of Jalisco is making the case for technology companies and entrepreneurs to move to what's known as 'Mexico's Silicon Valley.'

Top U.S. Diplomat Meets Counterparts from Mexico, Canada

Washington's new top diplomat, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, met his Canadian and Mexican counterparts on Wednesday amid concerns over Donald Trump's trade policy. Canada, Mexico and the US are members of the NAFTA free trade bloc, which Trump has threatened to renegotiate.

NatGeo Ranks Playa del Amor Among World's Top Beaches
Riviera Nayarit CVB

National Geographic recently published its 2017 list of the 'Top 21 Beaches in the World' and Playa del Amor, the 'Hidden Beach' located off the coast of Vallarta-Nayarit at Las Islas Marietas Marine Reserve, was not only featured in the article, but topped the chart.

Carlos Slim, Bimbo Bakery to Build Electric Vehicle
Mexico News Daily

Uncertainty about where gasoline prices are going in Mexico this year may push more motorists to look for alternatives - such as the new made-in-Mexico electric vehicle being built by Carlos Slim's Giant Motors in collaboration with Bimbo and the Monterrey Institute of Technology.

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