News Around the Republic of Mexico
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Clowns Gather for 21st Annual Convention in Mexico City
Despite the recent rash of creepy clown sightings that have sparked fear around the world, the 21st International Clown Convention brought 450 professional clowns from 14 countries to Mexico City this week for four days of workshops and, well, just clowning around.
Mexico to Offer Undocumented Migrants Legal Residency
Immigration officials have announced the revival of Mexico's Temporary Program for the Regularization of Migrants. Starting next year, undocumented foreigners who can prove they entered the country before Jan 9, 2015 will be granted legal temporary residency status.
7 Great Destinations in Mexico for the Day of the Dead
The Daily Meal
Wondering how the living spend the Day of the Dead in Mexico? From Aguascalientes to Zacatecas, there are many Mexican pueblos famous for their Dia de Los Muertos festivities. Here are seven destinations where you can 'live it up' while enjoying traditional celebrations.
US-Mexico 2026 FIFA World Cup Bid Gets a Boost
Last week, FIFA's governing council voted to ban countries in Europe and Asia from hosting the 2026 World Cup. This, along with FIFA President Gianni Infantino's support of the US-Mexico bid, significantly increases the chances for the US and Mexico to co-host the 2026 tournament.
Ancient Chinese Porcelain Discovered in Acapulco
Mexican archaeologists have uncovered thousands of fragments of a 400-year-old shipment of Chinese 'export-quality porcelain' that was buried in Acapulco. The shipment of rice bowls, cups and plates dates from the reign of the Ming Dynasty's 13th emperor.
Latino Musicians Rock Out at US-Mexico Border Concert
During Saturday's 'Riseup As One' concert, held just feet away from the U.S.-Mexico border fence in Otay Mesa, California, an all-star cast of Latino musicians called for Hispanics to become politically active and to celebrate their cultural diversity.
Milagros Caninos Gives Wounded Dogs Sanctuary
Throughout the world, many animals - including dogs - bear the wrath of human cruelty. On the outskirts of Mexico City, there is a special place for some of the most severely injured. It's run by a charity organization called 'Milagros Caninos' - and it's kept alive through donations.
Aeroméxico's New Plane will Promote Mexican Culture
Mexico News Daily
Mexico's largest airline, Aeromexico, has taken delivery of its first Boeing Dreamliner 787-9. The first in the history of aviation to bear a mural on its fuselage, the modern aircraft, christened 'Quetzalcoatl' after the Aztec god, will promote Mexican culture wherever it flies, the airline said.
Mexican Airlines Offering New US-Mexico City Flights
A flurry of new flights to Mexico from the US have been announced since late August, when the air accord between the US and Mexico cleared the way for airlines on both sides of the border to set their own prices and fly any routes between the two nations with unlimited frequency.
International Day of the Girl Kicked Off National Campaign
On October 11, as part of the International Day of the Girl Child, UNICEF and the Mexican company Saba signed an agreement to start a national campaign to raise awareness and disseminate information about feminine issues, including general health and teen pregnancy.
Borderlands Food Bank 'Rescues' Unwanted Mexican Produce
Arizona Sonora News
Farmers from Mexico bring nearly 20 million pounds of produce across the border into Nogales, Arizona each year. But a shocking amount of it gets thrown into landfills - unless it is 'rescued' by the Borderlands Food Bank, where it is distributed to people who need it.
GAP: Passenger Traffic Up 20.7% in Mexican Airports
Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacífico has reported total terminal passengers increased 14.6% in its 13 airports during September 2016, compared to the same period of the previous year. Domestic passenger traffic presented a 25.2% increase, while international traffic increased 12.0%.
The Riviera Nayarit Beyond Punta Mita and Sayulita
Mexico's Riviera Nayarit is a beach bopper's playground, dotted with one sleepy beach town after the next. And while surely you're familiar with Punta Mita and Sayulita, there are several other beach towns - minus all the crowds - that are worthy of your time.
President Inaugurates Mexico's First Cable Car System
President Enrique Peña Nieto on Tuesday inaugurated Mexico's first cable car public transit system. The so-called 'Mexicable' has the capacity to move as many as 6,000 passengers an hour and is expected to transport some 29,000 people a day between seven stations.
Latin Stars Team Up for US-Mexico Border Concert
Fox News Latino
Top names in Latin music will perform next week at the US-Mexico border in a live-broadcast concert hosted by Univision. The 'RiseUp As One' concert will celebrate 'the connectedness of our world and the positivity that occurs through empathy, respect and openness to one another.'
44th International Cervantino Festival in Guanajuato
The 44th International Cervantino Festival kicked off last weekend in Guanajuato, and continues until October 23 with a program that includes some 700 activities, in which around 3,500 artists from 38 countries will take part from the worlds of music, visual arts, theater and literature.
6-8 Months Before Avocados from Jalisco Reach the US
Although the announcement was made last May that the U.S. would allow avocado imports from all certified Mexican producers beginning June 27, the export of avocados from Jalisco to the United States will take another 6-8 months to begin, according to the president of the CAJ.
Mexico Ranks #9 for International Tourist Arrivals
The World Tourism Organization's 'Tourism Highlights 2016 Edition' lists the top ten tourism-receiving nations by international tourist arrivals (how many tourists from other countries visited last year) and, with 32.1 million international visitors in 2015, Mexico is ranked at #9.
Researchers Reveal First Mars Rover Made in Mexico
The first prototype of a Mars explorer robot designed in Mexico has gained the recognition of NASA and the IAF. The development team consists of nine engineering students from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and one from the National Polytechnic Institute.
Mexico Receives Upgraded Panther Helicopter from Airbus
Airbus last week delivered the first of ten AS565 MBe multirole helicopters ordered by the Mexican navy. Naval Aviation will use the aircraft for search and rescue, disaster relief and evacuation, drug enforcement and coastal protection in the Gulf of Mexico and on the Pacific Coast.
Why Mexico is the Perfect Retirement Destination
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SolarCity Mexico Aims to Invest $1 Billion Over 5 Years
The Mexico unit of SolarCity, the rooftop solar developer controlled by billionaire Elon Musk, aims to invest as much as $1 billion over the next five years, the company said on Tuesday. SolarCity plans 50 megawatts-worth of Mexican solar projects next year, on top of 30 megawatts in 2016.
Apple Inc. Opens First Mexico Retail Store in CDMX
International Business Times
Apple on Saturday opened its first retail store in Mexico, its third outlet in Latin America. Located in the heart of Mexico City's entrepreneurial community, Apple Vía Santa Fe will offer hands-on training to entrepreneurs, developers and other business customers in a unique Boardroom.
Obama Presents Awards to Americans of Mexican Origin
On September 22, U.S. President Barack Obama presented the National Medal of Arts to Americans of Mexican origin Luis Valdez, Sandra Cisneros and Santiago Jimenez Jr., as well as the National Medal of the Chicano Humanities to writer Rudolfo Anaya.
Manejando tu Salud Brings Health Care Services to CDMX
'Manejando tu Salud,' a mobile health program that deploys medical teams to communities in Mexico City with limited access to health services, was launched last week by The Baxter International Foundation and the global humanitarian organization Direct Relief.
Mexico Delivers Ratified Paris Agreement to UN
Mexico's Environment Secretary delivered the country's ratification of the Paris Agreement to the United Nations on Wednesday, bringing Mexico into the fold of the now-60 countries who have ratified this groundbreaking treaty to combat global climate change with domestic action.