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Peña Nieto Promises to Rebuild Tultepec Fireworks Market

President Enrique Peña Nieto has made a commitment to help the 300 artisans who lost their livelihoods after a deadly explosion last week destroyed the San Pablito fireworks market in Tultepec, a town on the outskirts of Mexico City. The cause of the December 20 blast remains unknown.

Avocados From Mexico Chalk Up a Win with 'Guac Nation'
Produce News

Avocados From Mexico and Old El Paso have teamed up for a third time to make the Super Bowl one for the guacamole consumption record books with 'Guac Nation.' Utilizing social media, the program will promote avocado consumption and offer a chance to win a variety of prizes.

Pointing Out the Origins of the Christmas Poinsettia

No flower says Christmas like the poinsettia, but do you ever wonder where the beautiful perennial we call the 'Christmas Plant' got its start? With the Christmas season here, and red floral displays everywhere, you may like to know the origin of this very intriguing plant.

Arkansas State Mexico Campus On Track to Open in Fall
Arkansas Online

Arkansas State University's $75 million campus in Queretaro, Mexico, is on track to open in the fall. Provost Brad Rawlins said 330 students have applied to attend school at the new campus, and the first round of acceptance letters will be sent out January 16.

12 Christmas Traditions - From Stockings to Mistletoe
Daily Times

There are numerous traditions associated with North America's favorite holiday. But have you ever wondered why we do them? From decking the halls to hanging stockings and kissing under the mistletoe, here's an explanation of how twelve Christmas traditions got started.

Explosion Rocks Fireworks Market Outside Mexico City

The huge explosion at Mexico's largest fireworks market on Tuesday afternoon has killed at least 32 people and left at least 70 others injured. The explosion occurred at about 3 pm at the popular San Pablito fireworks market in Tultepec, a town on the outskirts of Mexico City.

Western Union Continues to Expand Service in Mexico
Fronteras Desk

Western Union Co. continued its expansion of services in Mexico, with deals that allows the company to offer money transfers in more than 700 new locations. The Colorado company signed deals with Soriana & Comercial Mexicana, pushing its retail offerings to more than 27,000 outlets.

History & Symbolism Behind Mexico's Christmas Piñata
Timothy Real Estate Group

Piñatas are an essential part of a traditional Christmas in Mexico. Many of the pinatas used at 'posadas,' or Christmas parties, are manufactured in Nezahualcoyotl, on the outskirts of Mexico City, where the tradition of the modern piñata is said to have originated.

Fusion Media Group Brings its Cable Channel to Mexico

Last weekend, the Univision-owned Fusion Media Group announced it had launched the Fusion cable network in Mexico, marking the first international market expansion of the network. Through an agreement with Izzi Telecom, viewers will be able to watch the network on channel 234.

Easy to Make Traditional Mexican Christmas Recipes

Over the next week - and really, since the beginning of the month - everyone in Mexico has been enjoying lots of family time, parties, and above all, great food. Food plays a big part in any Mexican Christmas celebration, and these easy to make recipes are sure to impress.

Mexico's Obesity Rates Inch Up to 72.5 Percent in 2016

Mexico has one of the worst rates of overweight and obese people in the world, rivaling the United States, rising from 71.2 percent of people over 20 in 2012 to 72.5 percent this year, according to a recent survey conducted by the country's health ministry.

Mexico Sets World Record for Largest Floral Carpet

Poinsettia growers in the state of Morelos set a new Guinness World Record on Saturday for the 'Largest Floral Carpet in the World.' Consisting of over 130,000 plants, the poinsettia-shaped 'carpet' covers 153,000 square feet at the Jardines de México in Tehiuxtla, Morelos.

Mexico Scrambles to Save World's Smallest Porpoise

Mexican authorities and scientists are scrambling to save the world's smallest porpoise, the vaquita marina, from extinction by capturing illegal 'ghost' fishing nets. The navy, conservation groups and fishermen removed 103 nets between Oct. 10 and Dec. 7 in the upper Gulf of California.

Agreement Strengthens Conservation of Scarlet Macaws

Within the framework of the United Nations Conference on Biodiversity (COP13), the global biodiversity summit being held in Cancún through December 17th, an agreement was signed that aims to strengthen the recovery program of the scarlet macaw in the jungles of Mexico.

Senate Passes Medical Pot Bill; Sent to Lower House
Deutsche Welle

Mexico's senate on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly in favor of legalizing medical marijuana. The bill, which will now move to the Lower House for consideration, falls short of demands among some critics who argue that wider legalization can help the country reduce drug-related violence.

The Mexico Property Purchasing Process Explained
MEXLend Mortgages for Mexico

Buying property in Mexico may seem a little daunting and different than in your country. The key word is 'different,' not better, not worse, just different. The experts at MEXLend Mortgages for Mexico explain some of the terms and professionals that will be involved in the acquisition.

Volaris to Begin Milwaukee-Guadalajara Flights in 2017
Milwaukee Business Journal

Mexican-based carrier Volaris will begin international flights from Milwaukee to Guadalajara in March. Volaris, an ultra-low-cost carrier based in Mexico City, will become the first Mexican carrier to offer year-round scheduled service from Milwaukee's General Mitchell Int'l Airport.

Wal-Mart Mexico Looks to Boost E-Commerce Operations

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s e-commerce operations in Mexico will benefit from the retailer's decision to invest $1.3 billion in logistics improvements, which primarily involves building new distribution centers for e-commerce and expanding and updating its existing fulfillment facilities.

Mexico Culture Secretary Rafael Tovar y De Teresa Dies
Associated Press

Mexican Secretary of Culture Rafael Tovar y de Teresa, a diplomat, historian and promoter of the arts, died Saturday at the age of 62. President Enrique Peña Nieto expressed his condolences, calling Tovar 'a passionate and tireless promoter of Mexico and its culture in the world.'

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