News Around the Republic of Mexico
|Mexico Consumer Agency Targets Airline Bag Fees|
Mexico's federal consumer protection agency has fined five airlines for violating the rights of passengers. PROFECO explained that the sanctions were the result of charging travelers for their first checked bag, which should be free of charge, on flights from Mexico to the US & Canada.
The First Signs of US-Mexico Trade Trouble Surface
Delta Farm Press
With uncertainties over faltering trade relations clouding the future, many Mexican companies are turning to other suppliers, like Brazil, for replacements to U.S. agricultural products, at least until after NAFTA renegotiation efforts prove to be either a true success or a terrible failure.
Dog Fights & Related Activities Now Illegal in Mexico
In November 2016, the Mexican Senate green-lighted legal reforms which would see the organization of dog fights banned at the federal level. Two months ago, Congress approved the legislation, and last week the reforms became an official part of Mexico's environmental law.
Carrier Plant Still Moving Over 600 Jobs to Mexico
Carrier, the heating and air-conditioning manufacturer, is laying off more than 600 employees from its Indianapolis plant next month, the same jobs Trump vowed to keep on American soil. Those manufacturing jobs are coming to the plant in Monterrey, Mexico, as originally planned.
Entrepreneurship & Technology are Booming in Mexico
If you walk through the streets of Mexico City's hipster neighborhoods of Condesa or Roma, you are almost certain to bump into an aspiring entrepreneur. The entrepreneurial wave has hit Mexico hard and seems to be gaining momentum rapidly, and money is beginning to pour in.
George Clooney Sells Casamigos Tequila for $1B
London-based spirits company Diageo Plc has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Casamigos for up to $1 billion USD. The tequila company, co-founded by actor George Clooney, is the fastest growing super-premium tequila brand in the United States.
Mexico Has Legalized Cannabis for Medicinal Use
There will certainly still be hurdles to overcome on the bumpy road to medical marijuana, but Mexico just surpassed the biggest obstacle so far. On Monday, President Enrique Peña Nieto issued a decree that confirmed the legalization of cannabis for medicinal purposes.
Jalisco Sends First Shipment of Blueberries to China
In a sign of growing agricultural cooperation between Mexico and China, last week, Mexico dispatched its first shipment of blueberries to the Asian country on a flight from Guadalajara. The 630-kilo cargo comprised 420 boxes of the fruit cultivated in rural Jalisco.
Contest to Design Mexico City's Official Emoji Underway
In Mexico City, the local government is seeking to expand its iconography with an official emoji sticker pack that will represent the city. On Friday, CDMX's Laboratorio para la Ciudad announced an open design competition that asks participants to capture the city in 20 digital symbols.
Ford to Move Production of Focus from Mexico to China
Detroit Free Press
Ford Motor Co. said on Tuesday that it will produce its next generation Focus compact car in China instead of Mexico. The Dearborn automaker says it will save a total of $1 billion in investment costs by building the Focus in China and cancelling plans to build the Focus in Mexico.
Herradura, Ferromex Partner to Rebrand Tequila Express
A newly rebranded version of the Tequila Express, operated by Casa Herradura and Ferromex, debuted in late April and features eight refurbished passenger cars that transport visitors from Guadalajara to La Hacienda San José del Refugio in Amatitán, Jalisco - the birthplace of tequila.
'México' Exhibition at Dallas Museum of Art a Hit
Buzz is a big deal in the world of art museums, and there's plenty of it for the 'México 1900-1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde,' exhibit that opened on March 12 and continues through July 16 at the Dallas Museum of Art.
Fossil Suggests Ancient Mammals Migrated Across Mexico
Ancient teeth discovered in central Mexico belong to a water-loving otter that roamed North America six million years ago. Found 120 miles from the nearest coastline, the fossil opens up an entirely new discussion about the movements of mammals across the continent millions of years ago.
'Sheryl Sandberg of Mexico' is Inspiring Women in Tech
Since co-founding the largest IT vendor in Latin America in 1982, Blanca Trevino, the president and CEO of Softtek, has been working hard to elevate women in the IT workplace and has proved to be a role model for those looking for leadership roles in a male-dominated industry.
Mexico Among 10 Best Countries for Boosting Careers
Based on the insights of 14,300 expats given in the annual Expat Insider survey, InterNations, the world's largest network for people who live and work abroad, compiled a ranking of the countries with the best career prospects for expats - and Mexico is among the Top 10.
Jalisco Still Working to Get Avocados into the U.S.
The Association of Producers and Exporters of Avocado from Jalisco (APEAJAL) continues to work towards getting their product into the US after 120 tons of the fruit was denied entry days before Donald Trump assumed the presidency, the APEAJAL Commercial Promotion Director stated.