News Around the Republic of Mexico
|Mexican Oil Reform Could Take Years to Materialize|
As Mexico works to denationalize its oil and gas market after 7 decades, billions of dollars of profits are waiting to be scooped up. However, swaths of people still oppose the change, and faced with cost and political challenges, the reform could take years to materialize.
Non-Profit Helps Mexico's Female Golfers Reach LPGA
Lorena Ochoa's rapid rise up the LPGA Tour ranks opened golf for young girls in Mexico. The success of this iconic champion from Guadalajara also shone a spotlight on the problems faced by aspiring female golfers from Mexico who wish to follow in her footsteps.
Special New Series 'Treasure Hunt Mexico' Announced
Herbert J. Kellner
The new original TV series 'Treasure Hunt Mexico' introduces recreational treasure hunters to the best places where treasure can be found, targeting areas such as islands formerly used as hiding places by famous pirates, old gold mines, mystic towns, rivers, and ruins.
Peña Nieto Unveils Holy Week Highway Safety Program
During the opening ceremonies of the newly renovated stretch of the Jerez–Tlaltenango highway in Zacatecas, Peña Nieto launched a federal plan to provide for the safety of Mexican nationals and foreign visitors as they travel on the highways during these Holy Week holidays.
Mexico's Rapid Shift to Green Energy Showing Flaws
Mexico has the world's fastest-growing wind power industry, making it an important study in the global transition towards renewable energy. In the Isthmus region of Oaxaca, this growth has been accompanied by ongoing social unrest - jeopardizing the future of these projects.
In Mexico, Artists Can Pay Taxes With Their Artwork
Mexico's 'Pago en Especie' program — the only one of its type in the world — allows artists to pay federal income taxes with their artwork. The program was hatched in 1957, during the so-called 'Mexican Miracle,' a 40 year period that saw sustained annual economic growth.
Linda Neil Presents Buying Mexico Real Estate Webinar
John K. Glaab
On Wednesday, April 23rd at 7:00 pm CDT, Linda Neil of The Settlement Company will be giving an informative online presentation on acquiring real estate in Mexico. She will give an overview of the market, as well as discuss the key issues associated with the purchase process.
Mexico Overtakes Japan as No. 2 Car Exporter to US
Mexico's auto industry has reached a major milestone, overtaking Japan as the number two car exporter to the US in the past three months. Analysts expected this landmark by the end of the year, but Mexico exported almost 20,000 more cars in the first quarter of this year.
Mexican Police Issue 'Ransom Ware' Virus Warning
Police in Mexico City have issued a warning about a new type of 'ransom ware' virus that can take over computers' cameras and make the user think they are under surveillance. The virus infects computers generally after they view or download sexually explicit material.
Derelict Market Transformed into Majestic Hideaway
The first market in Toluca, Mexico closed in 1975, leaving the beautiful 'Art Nouveau' style building with no purpose. That is until a local artist came up with an ingenious plan to transform the dilapidated building into the majestic hideaway now known as 'Cosmovitral.'
Hippest Winery in Mexico is Made of Recycled Boats
A lot of artists find inspiration in unlikely places. Architects Alejandro D'Acosta and Claudia Turrent, a husband and wife team who have secured a niche designing upscale wineries in Baja's Guadalupe Valley, most often find theirs digging through dumpsters and junkyards.
Mexico Rejects Holy See's UN Review Recommendations
Mexico's Government released a report rejecting the Holy See’s recommendations to 'respect and defend life from its conception to natural death,' and to preserve and protect 'marriage as the conjugal union of a man and a woman' made during the UN’s Universal Periodic Review.
Jalisco Deputy Seeks to Prohibit Animals in Circuses
A Federal Deputy from the state of Jalisco, announced she would be submitting an initiative to reform the Federal Wildlife Law to ban animal from circuses. The initiative adds to the growing support throughout the country for banning performing animals in Mexico’s circuses.