News Around the Republic of Mexico
|Which Mexican Beaches are Safe and Family Friendly?|
Are you ready for a vacation at a place that's beautiful, promises great eats, cultural attractions, fantastic beaches and enough adventures for any adrenaline junkie? Welcome to Mexico. But is Mexico safe, you wonder? I think so, especially in the resort areas.
Win a Trip to ISA World SUP Championship in Mexico
Liliana Lara Guzmán
Head over to the Riviera Nayarit's Facebook page from April 15-30, 2015 and enter to win an all-expenses paid trip in Sayulita, including airfare and all-inclusive accommodations for 5 days and 4 nights from May 14-17, during the ISA World SUP & Paddleboard Championship.
Mexico's Seniors Bag Groceries to Makes Ends Meet
Prudencio Diaz, a 66-year-old one-armed retiree, stuffs groceries into bags at a Mexico City supermarket, working for tips to complement his pension. Diaz is among 22,000 seniors who toil at checkout lanes across Mexico, hoping customers will hand them a few pesos.
New U.S. Travel Warnings Exempt Mexico Tourist Spots
The latest travel warning for Mexico, issued by the US State Department on April 13, 2015, exempts the tourist destinations of Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, Cabo San Lucas, Riviera Maya, San Miguel de Allende, Guadalajara and Mexico City from any warnings or advisories.
95% of All Mexicans Vaccinated During Public Health Week
For more than two decades, the Mexican Health Secretariat has promoted National Public Health Week and universal vaccination programs to help eradicate illnesses in Mexico. Health Secretary Mercedes Juan López said the immunization program covers 95% of the population.
Southwest Airlines Applies for Denver-Vallarta Flights
Southwest Airlines Co. filed an application Tuesday with the U.S. Department of Transportation to provide daily flights between Denver International Airport and Lic. Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Peña Nieto Praises Grupo Vidanta's Tourism Investment
At last week's press conference in Riviera Maya, President Enrique Pena Nieto praised Grupo Vidanta for bringing new tourist attractions, including premier golf courses, additional luxury resorts and theme parks animated by Cirque du Soleil, to Mexico.
Mexico Bans Commercial Net Fishing to Protect Vaquita
The Mexican government has announced a two-year suspension of commercial fishing with the gillnets, trawl nets or nets with multiple hooks used on small fishing boats at the northern end of the Gulf of California, in order to protect the vaquita porpoise.
Armed US Agents in Mexico Bill Clears Mexican Senate
U.S. federal agents could soon be working in Mexico with their service weapons holstered by their side after a hotly debated historic bill has been approved by Mexico's Senate. The bill is likely to make its way into law.
Concurso: 'American Idol for Mexican Opera Singers'
Every spring, dozens of young and undiscovered opera singers descend on San Miguel de Allende to sing their lungs out for the chance to be among the ten finalists in the 'Concurso,' an event dubbed 'American Idol for Mexican opera singers.'
First US-Mexico Rail Bridge in 106 Years Set to Open
Andrew V. Pestano
Although a series of complex twists and turns stalled the construction of the West Rail International Bridge between Brownsville and Matamoros, the project never derailed. The first rail bridge between Mexico and the US in 106 years is set to open.
Frida Kahlo's Love Letters Up for Auction in New York
Between August 1946 and November 1949, Frida Kahlo and Catalan artist Jose Bartoli exchanged love letters that touched on Kahlo's paintings, health and relationship with Diego Rivera. Twenty five of them are headed to auction on April 15 at Doyle New York.
Robbers Heist $8.5 Million in Gold from Mine in Mexico
Canadian-owned McEwen Mining Inc. is reeling from an armed robbery at its El Gallo operation in Sinaloa, Mexico, where thieves made off with about $8.5 million dollars worth of gold-bearing concentrate containing about 7,000 ounces of the precious metal.
U.S. Has Been Training Mexican Military Since 2009
U.S. military advisers have trained more than 9,000 Mexican personnel over the past five years in a joint initiative that cost the United States around $60 million, Milenio reported last week citing the figures released by the U.S. Defense Ministry.
Analyst: Scotiabank Possible Buyer of HSBC Mexico Unit
Bank of Nova Scotia, Canada's third-largest lender, could be a potential buyer if HSBC Holdings Plc sells its Mexico operations, according to a Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. analyst. Buying HSBC would increase Scotiabank's market share in Mexico to 13 percent.
Pemex, First Reserve Strike $1B Investment Deal
Mexico's state-run oil company and U.S.-based First Reserve are announcing a $1 billion deal to invest in the energy sector. The agreement covers potential projects including infrastructure, sea transport, cogeneration and processing, Pemex said.
Mexican Inventor Seeks Next Einstein Among Indigenous
Cristobal Miguel Garcia Jaimes, who just turned 19, says he was driven to build the world's cheapest particle accelerator by his interest in motivating other indigenous youths in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero.
Monterrey Art Expo Features Guns with Knotted Barrels
Replicas of a sculpture of a knotted pistol that was designed in honor of the late musician John Lennon are being displayed this month in Monterrey. The 'Non-Violence' expo features 13 pieces in a variety of designs made by individuals and organizations.
Toyota Plans New Factories in China and Mexico
Toyota is launching its first major investment in new car factories for five years with a $1.3bn plan to build new plants in Mexico and China. In Mexico, Toyota's factory in the state of Guanajuato will have a maximum output capacity of 200,000 cars a year, according to reports.
Stray Dogs Attend Animal Lover's Funeral in Cuernavaca
When Margarita Suarez, a 71-year-old animal lover from Merida, Mexico, passed away, her daughter held her funeral in Cuernavaca, Morelos. As the family sat around the woman's casket, a pack of stray dogs filed in and laid down around Suarez's body, and remained there the entire day.
Ask a Realtor: Can Foreigners Own Property in Mexico?
For nearly a century, foreigners have been unable to hold the deed to land near Mexico's borders or shoreline. In this edition of 'Ask a Realtor,' Boardwalk Realty Broker Michael Green answers questions about foreign ownership of Mexican property through the use of a Bank Trust.
Supermassive Blackhole Detector Ready for Business
After five years of construction, scientists in Mexico say the High Altitude Water Cherenkov Experimentor HAWC, is operating at full capacity. Funded by both public and private money from Mexico and the United States, HAWC hopes to trap gamma ray particles coming from space.
New Airport Set to Boost Mexico's Jet Set Destination
With a new airport in the works, Costalegre, an expanse of beaches, capes and bays between Manzanillo and Puerto Vallarta on Mexico's Pacific Coast, is about to become a bit more accessible. The new airport is expected to be up and running within two years.