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Should Mexico Run a Tourist Train Through the Yucatan?
The Conversation

Mexico's president wants to build a train that will bring visitors from the beaches of Cancun to the colonial cities and archaeological sites on the Yucatan Peninsula. But the train must be designed in a way that respects the delicate ecology, indigenous history and social fabric of the region.

Mexico Replaces China as U.S.'s Top Trading Partner
AZ Big Media

As the United States and China continue to increase tariffs on one another, Mexico has become the US's #1 trading partner. Trade with the U.S. rose to $257.72 billion through the first 5 months of this year, 3.6% above its total trade during the same period of 2018.

Chavez Jr. Knocks Out Evert Bravo in First Round
Boxing Scene

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is ready to make up for lost time. The second-generation former titlist returned the ring for the first time in more than two years, the moment lasting all of 82 seconds as he tore through Colombia's Evert Bravo on Saturday evening in San Juan de los Lagos, Jalisco, Mexico.

Jalisco Coffee Shop Hires Youths with Down Syndrome
Dos Mundos

The first coffee shop staffed by people with Down syndrome in Guadalajara, Mexico, continues thriving as it nears its second year of operation. Named Coffee Cordica 21, the shop opened in 2017 as a space hoping to erase the idea that people with Down syndrome cannot live normal lives.

Mexican Berry Producers Explore the Chinese Market
El Economista

Faced with the scenario of uncertainty represented by the U.S. market, due to the economic policy of President Donald Trump, producers and exporters of berries in Mexico are analyzing the possible advantages of trading with other markets such as China.

Formula 1 to Race in Mexico City Until the End of 2022
BanderasNews.com

If you are a Formula One racing fan, you'll be happy to hear that the F-1 Mexican Grand Prix will continue to be held in Mexico City until at least the end of 2022. on Thursday, a new three-year deal between Formula 1, race promoters, and government officials was signed.

Could Cactus Solve the World's Plastic Problem?
Agence-France Presse

The prickly pear cactus could soon play a new and innovative role in the production of biodegradable plastics. A researcher in Mexico has developed a packaging material made from the plant that could be a solution to one of the world's biggest pollution problems.

Raicilla Gives Travelers a Taste of Traditional Mexico
Timothy Real Estate Group

Travelers along the western coast of Mexico near Puerto Vallarta occasionally happen upon roadside vendors of a distilled spirit called 'Raicilla.' Often referred to as 'Mexican Moonshine,' Raicilla is a Jalisco tradition that might not be as popular as Tequila, but it has a growing following.

GAP: Passenger Traffic Up 5.2% in Mexican Airports
BanderasNews.com

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico has reported that the number of terminal passengers in July 2019 increased by 5.2% at GAP's 13 airports, compared to the same period of 2018. Domestic traffic increased by 5.2%, while international traffic increased by 5.3%.

Jalisco to Host 18th Traditional Mariachi Encounter
BanderasNews.com

Jalisco, the birthplace of Mexico's Mariachi tradition, will host the 18th National Encounter of Traditional Mariachi from August 11-17. This year's event will feature 35 ensembles, music and dance performances and more, at 9 public venues in Guadalajara and surrounding areas.

Summer Tourism in 4 States will Generate $2 Billion
BanderasNews.com

This summer, the states that are home to Mexico's four main metropolitan areas, Mexico City, Monterrey, Guadalajara and Puebla, will welcome more than 9 million visitors, which will generate almost two billion dollars, according to the president of Concanaco Servytur.

Jalisco Bomberos Home After Putting Out Alberta Fires
Athabasca Advocate

About 100 bomberos from Jalisco headed back to Mexico on July 27 after spending five weeks helping fire fighting crews from across Canada extinguish the McMillan Complex Wildfire that started in May and burned through 273,045 hectares in the Slave Lake area of northern Alberta.

Celebrities Take Shots at Becoming Tequila Tycoons
Fox Business

Over the last twenty-plus years, tequila has gained a lot of popularity around the world. Since becoming more in demand, the spirit has been caputuring the attention of many celebrities who, hoping to become tequila tycoons, are eagerly investing in the business.

Mexico's Plan will Help Honduras Create 20,000 Jobs
Merco Press

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador met his Honduran counterpart Juan Orlando Hernandez in the State of Veracruz on Saturday to sign an agreement to extend a development program to Honduras, which includes a tree-planting program that's already active in Mexico.

Tourism Booms in Mexican Pacific, Falters in Caribbean
BanderasNews.com

Best Day Travel Group CEO Julian Balbuena reports that for his agency, which is Mexico's largest, the number of bookings to Caribbean beach destinations are falling, while those to Mexican Pacific resorts, such as Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos and Acapulco, are growing at double digits.

Mexico City Hosts 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science
Citizen News Service

Thirty-eight years and one month after the first case of HIV infection was detected in 1981, over 5000 delegates from 140 countries converged in Mexico City from July 21-24, 2019 to address issues around the global response to AIDS at the 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science.

Mexico's Julio Cesar Chavez Jr vs Evert Bravo August 10
Boxing Scene

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. will return to the ring August 10 after more than 2 years of inactivity. The location of the fight against Colombia's Evert Bravo has not yet been decided, but whether it's in Puerto Vallarta, Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco or Tijuana, the event will be televised by Azteca 7.


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