News Around the Republic of Mexico
|JOYA by Cirque du Soleil Marks 1 Year in Riviera Maya|
Grupo Vidanta recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of JOYÀ by Cirque du Soleil, a first-of-its-kind culinary and theatrical experience in Riviera Maya. Located at Vidanta's Riviera Maya destination, JOYÀ is Cirque du Soleil's first resident show in Mexico.
U.N. Urges Mexico to Crack Down on Child Marriages
Although Mexico recently passed a federal law setting the legal minimum marriage age at 18, U.N. officials say this isn't being enforced in some states, where civil codes allow girls as young as 14 and boys as young as 16 to marry. The UN is urging Mexico to outlaw child marriages.
Think about Thanksgiving Leftovers. Yes, now.
If you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner, no doubt your focus is on the groaning table and your family's traditional dishes and must-haves. Yet for some of us, all we are thinking about are the leftovers, which can yield so much more than that beloved next-day turkey sandwich.
Despite Bike-Friendly Efforts, D.F. Lethal for Cyclists
Since 2007, Mexico City has been pushing a series of bike-friendly policies in an effort to curb traffic and pollution. But the accidental deaths of two bicyclists in as many days last week have sparked outrage about officials' inability to ensure cyclist safety.
Inflation Falls to Record Low Despite Peso's Tumble
Economists agree: the Mexican peso's age-old link with inflation has been broken. No longer does a plunge in its value trigger an automatic surge in consumer prices. In fact, the most recent data suggest that it causes almost no inflation at all.
Pew Research: More Mexicans Leaving Than Going To US
According to a new Pew Research Center analysis of newly available government data from both countries, more Mexican immigrants have returned to Mexico from the United States than have migrated to the U.S. since the end of the Great Recession.
Delta Plans to Acquire More Aeromexico Shares
Delta Air Lines said last week it plans to acquire up to an additional 32 percent stake in Grupo Aeromexico. Atlanta-based Delta currently owns approximately 4.1 percent of the outstanding shares of Grupo Aeromexico and holds an option to acquire an additional 8.1 percent.
Mexico City will host the fifth round of the second Formula E season, using a revised version of the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez Formula 1 circuit. The championship's first event in Mexico, which will also be its first race at a purpose-built venue, will take place on March 12.
Canada Commits to Lifting Visa Requirement for Mexicans
During a face-to-face meeting with Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto at the G20 summit in Antalya, Turkey last week, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau formally committed to removing visa requirements for Mexican citizens entering Canada.
Nationwide Look at Diabetes Paints Grim Picture
If diabetes in Mexico continues unchecked, at least one in three people, and as many as one in two, could be diagnosed with the disease in their lifetimes. UM School of Public Health researchers found that from 1960 to 2012 diabetes incidence in Mexico doubled every 10 years.
Mexico City Goes 'Hog Wild' for Miniature Pigs
Miniature pigs have been adopted as pets in other parts of the world, but they are a new sight in Mexico, where they have become a status symbol, selling for as much as $1,800. Veterinarian Jose Alanis estimates that there are 3,000 of the diminutive companions in Mexico City.
Mexico Showing 'Resilience' in Turbulent Times
International Monetary Fund
The IMF's 'Annual Health Check' hailed Mexico for showing 'resilience' in turbulent times – but lest anyone get carried away, it reckons that only translates into growth this year of about 2.2% and 2.5% in 2016. Over the medium term, the potential growth outlook is a rosier 3 to 3.5%
First Oil Pumped from Stranded Bulk Carrier in Mexico
Mexico's environmental agency, PROFEPA, reports that over the weekend approximately 150 cubic meters of oil was pumped from the wreck of the Mexican bulk carrier Los Llanitos, which ran aground October 23 near Punta Graham in the town of Barra de Navidad during Hurricane Patricia.
Detroit's Big 3 Plan to Build More Cars in Mexico
Detroit's Big Three automakers are accelerating plans to produce more small cars for the North American market in Mexico. Experts estimate that GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler will collectively produce 45% of their small cars for this market in Mexico by 2020, up from 18% in 2014.