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'World Walker' Crosses First Border - Now in Mexico
The Monitor

After walking about 2,800 miles across the United States in 184 days, New Jersey resident Thomas Turcich passed by the Rio Grande Valley before crossing into Mexico on Sunday. This marks the second country in his planned seven-continent, five-year-long, 25,000-mile solo World Walk.

Microsoft Announces 1 Billion USD Investment in Mexico
El Universal

During a meeting with President Enrique Peña Nieto in Mexico City on October 1st, Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, announced that the Microsoft Corporation will invest $1 billion USD in digital education and inclusion in Mexico over the next three years.

Legislative Proposal to Help Mexico's Southern States
Wall Street Journal

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto last week unveiled a legislative proposal to create special economic zones in Mexico's poorer southern states, which have historically lagged behind the rest of the country in education and living standards.

Day of the Dead Dinner at Hotel Matilda in San Miguel
Ed Placidi

The magic continues at Hotel Matilda in the heart of 500-year-old San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. The hotel's 'Black Dinner' by renowned Chef Martha Ortiz will be a highlight of the many Día de Los Muertos celebrations in San Miguel, notably the 'La Calaca' Festival.

Mexico Buoyed by the Success of Sept. 30 Oil Auction

Mexico's attempts to attract foreign companies to its oil sector finally appear to be paying off. After seeing only lukewarm interest in its first round of bidding on oil blocks in July, Mexico held a subsequent tender on September 30 that was largely deemed a success.

Mexico Primed & Ready to Enter Global 3D Printing Market

On September 30, Colibri 3D, a division of the Mexican company InterLatin, announced that it closed its first round of initial outside capital investment, raising $1 million to expand their worldwide market reach, and secure Mexico's place in the global 3D printing industry.

Jalisco Strengthens Agricultural Exchange with China

In order to strengthen trade between both countries, the Mexican Government, through the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Agricultural Cooperation with the People's Republic of China.

Democrats Abroad Back Bi-Partisan Fix for FATCA
Mike Heffron

Following yesterday's ruling from Judge Thomas M. Rose, Democrats Abroad (DA) have called for immediate action by Treasury and the IRS that would relieve the severe and unnecessary effects FATCA has on Americans living abroad. DA favors a switch to residency-based taxation.

Mexico Taking Steps to Lure More Chinese Travelers

The World Tourism Organization reports some 100 million Chinese are traveling abroad each year, and China's outbound tourism is growing. Mexico's Ministry of Tourism has taken some significant steps to lure Chinese travelers to its beaches, historic landmarks and colonial cities.

Sayulita, Talpa and Mascota Among New Pueblos Mágicos

At the Segunda Feria Nacional de Pueblos Mágicos held in Puebla last weekend, the Mexican villages of Sayulita, in the Riviera Nayarit, and Talpa de Allende and Mascota, in Jalisco, were among the twenty-eight new destinations added to the list of 'Magic Towns' in Mexico.

Plenty of Fun Things for Retirees To Do in Mexico
Glynna Prentice

When workaholics looking to retire in Mexico wonder aloud how they'll avoid boredom, I don't know what they're talking about. Recently, out of curiosity, I checked my local events calendar here in Guanajuato, and there were interesting activities every single night of the week.

Mexican Kids Spend More Time on Screens Than in School
Latin American Herald Tribune

A recent study shows that Mexican kids spend more time in front of small screens, whether television or computers with Internet, than at school. According to the report, children ages 6-12 spend 580 hours a year at school, and 1,580 hours watching television or on the Internet.

Mexico Eyes Construction of Two New Nuclear Reactors

Mexico is studying the possibility of adding two new reactors to the country's only nuclear power plant and could decide next year whether to seek permits to build them, a top energy ministry official said.

Mexico's First Power Auction to Offer Contracts in USD

Mexico's first-ever energy auction will award contracts priced in U.S. dollars in an effort to make the country's power industry more attractive to developers. Contracts priced in U.S. currency will help developers prepare proposals and arrange financing, the Energy Secretary said.

2016 NFL Regular Season Games: Mexico or Germany?
Palm Beach Post

While the NFL ponders eventually placing a franchise a London, the league will decide in the next 6-8 weeks whether to hold regular season international games in 2016 outside of the United Kingdom. An NFL executive said the league is considering Mexico and Germany as possibilities.

Study Suggests Tequila Could Provide Health Benefits
Lorena Sonrisas

Tequila. For some people the name conjures up images of lost weekends in Tijuana, wild nights at college parties, or self-medicating visits to dingy bars when life got too much to bear. That was then, this is now. According to new research, tequila could also provide health benefits.

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