News Around the Republic of Mexico
|Super Bowl Exhibit Gives Fans a Little Taste of Mexico|
A few blocks from the Super Bowl, visitors can get a little taste of Mexico with their football fun. An exhibit has been set up that includes interactive entertainment, photo ops, prizes, and a 360 degree photo booth that makes it look just like you’re on vacation in Mexico.
10 Squats Get You a Free Subway Ride in Mexico City
Rafa Fernandez De Castro
People who complain the peso isn’t worth a squat are only telling a half-truth. In Mexico City the peso is worth two squats. To promote exercise, health officials are offering free subway rides - a five peso value - in exchange for 10 squats in front of a ticket-dispenser.
Formula 1 Will Give Mexico City $2 Billion Windfall
Formula One Grand Prix racing returns this year to the Hermanos Rodríguez circuit in Mexico City for the first time since 1992. The event will create more than 18,000 jobs and will directly contribute to 60 percent occupancy of the city's hotel room stock.
Mexico to Sanction Google Over Data Protection Breach
Graham and Sarmiento
Mexico's 'Federal Institute for Information Access and Data Protection' is imposing sanctions on Google Mexico after the company failed to erase an anonymous person's personal data from the search engine after being asked to do so by the individual and the government agency.
Environmental Concerns Shut Down Dragon Mart Project
Mexico's environmental protection agency has ordered construction of the Dragon Mart in Quintana Roo shut down due to the environmental damage caused by the project. The emporium would be the second biggest retail complex for Chinese products outside China if completed.
Mexico May See Record Numbers of US Tourists in 2015
Dora Hasan Mekouar
Thanks to lower gas prices and a stronger dollar, Americans are expected to take a record number of international trips over the next few years. Many of those visitors will drive to Mexico, as well as to Canada, the second most popular foreign destination for Americans.
AT&T to Acquire Nextel's Wireless Assets in Mexico
Michael J. De La Merced
AT&T Inc said on Monday it would buy bankrupt Nextel Mexico's wireless business for nearly $9 billion as part of its campaign to create a larger Mexican wireless player that will have a better chance of competing with Carlos Slim Helu's No. 1 America Movil.
'The Bachelor' to Film in Puerto Vallarta Next Season
Norma A. Hernandez
As part of the 'Vallarta-Nayarit Live It to Believe It' tourism promotion campaign, the Tourism Board of Mexico made an investment of $6 million to lure ABC's reality show 'The Bachelor' to Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit to film next season's entire series.
'Trusted Travellers' Used as Unwitting Drug Mules
Drug smugglers are turning people who are granted 'trusted travellers' status by the US government into unwitting mules; placing vessels with powerful magnets under their cars in Mexico and then recovering the illegal cargo far from the view of border authorities in the US.
Mexico's Plan to Reduce Number of Teen Pregnancies
Mexico has announced plans for a national campaign to prevent teen pregnancy in a country where one in three births are by mothers under the age of 20. The strategy represents an about-face in the predominantly Catholic country, where sexual education remains taboo.
President Launches Housing Plan for 6 Million Mexicans
President Peña Nieto has presented a housing plan geared toward ensuring the construction of 500,000 homes to benefit six million people nationwide. The program includes administrative and fiscal measures that will spark investment in the sector estimated at $25.5 million.
Mexican Writer Creates First Comic Book in Braille
The first Mexican comic book in Braille was released this past December. The brilliantly elucidated comic was published in order to approach Mexico's 1.2 million citizens who are visually impaired, as well as to raise awareness among the visually able population.