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New AMPI President Installed in Mexico City Ceremony
The Settlement Company

At a recent ceremony in Mexico City, Beatriz Gamboa Lago was installed as President of the Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals. She is the second female president in AMPI's 60 year history. That same day, Vallarta's Silvia Elias was named President of FIABCI.

'Conan Without Borders: Made In Mexico' Airs March 1

In late January, Conan O'Brien announced a television special, and his intention was clear: to show Mexico in a positive light. Shot on location in Mexico City, with the aid of an all-Mexican staff, crew, guests, and studio audience, 'Conan Without Borders: Made In Mexico' will air March 1st.

Herradura Aspires to Turn Agave Waste into Fuel

Some tequila manufacturers are beginning to take note of the importance of sustainability factors in tequila manufacturing. One such company is Jalisco's Casa Herradura. They have been working on making several aspects of their production as eco-friendly as possible.

Magic Town Music Festival, March 9th and 11th, 2017

Magic Town Music Festival is back for the fourth annual weekend of concerts, bringing folk, rock, soul, jazz fusion, latin funk, blues, and reggae to the Spanish colonial town of San Miguel de Allende, to benefit Casa de los Ángeles, a local organization that supports working mothers.

March Brings Food, Fastballs and Film to Guadalajara

Modern, elegant, and refreshingly authentic, Guadalajara is considered to be the quintessential Mexican destination. This March, Guadalajara is bringing together the best in the worlds of film, sports, and culinary arts to offer travelers the ideal experience for a late winter getaway.

Weird Life Found Trapped in Giant Underground Crystals
Associated Press

Scientists have discovered life trapped in crystals that could be 50,000 years old. The ancient microbes were found dormant in caves in Naica, Mexico, and were able to exist by living on minerals such as iron and manganese, said Penelope Boston of NASA's Astrobiology Institute.

Mexico Celebrates Color TV Inventor Guillermo Camarena

Mexico paid homage to Guillermo Gonzalez Camarena, the genius engineer who invented color television, on Friday, in celebration of the pioneer's birthday centenary. At just 23 years old, the Guadalajara-born engineer patented the device used to turn black and white televisions into color TVs.

Ford Goes Forward with Plans to Build Plants in Mexico
The Blaze

According to CNN Money, the CEO of Ford Mexico Gabriel Lopez announced that Ford will go forward with building two plants in Mexico. An engine plant in Chihuahua, and a transmission plant in Irapuato. The plants will cost $2.5 billion in construction costs, and will employee 3,800 workers.

Giant Stash of Weed Catapulted from Mexico to US

U.S. border patrol agents in Arizona seized forty-seven pounds of high-flying marijuana that had been catapulted - literally - from Mexico into the U.S. on February 10th. The catapult was attached to the top of a border fence near the Douglas Port of Entry, officials said.

U.S. Government Schedules Mexico Trip to Reboot Ties

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security chief John Kelly will visit Mexico on February 23 to reestablish 'constructive' ties that have been strained by U.S. President Donald Trump's vow to crack down on migration from Mexico and revise trade relations.

José Cuervo's Flotation Brings Cheer at a Tense Time
The Economist

Over the course of more than 200 years in the tequila business, José Cuervo will have been responsible for a fair few moments of giddy pleasure. Last week, it got one of its own thanks to a successful initial public offering that raised 18.6bn pesos in exchange for 15% of the company.

Delta Plans to Acquire 32% More of Aeromexico Shares
CNN Money

Delta is making a big bet in Mexico. The airline announced Monday it plans to buy 32% of Aeromexico, the country's oldest airline. Delta already owned shares of the Mexican airline, and its upcoming purchase brings Delta's total stake to 49% of Aeromexico's shares.

U.S., Mexico Healthcare Officials Talk about Zika
Brownsville Herald

Healthcare officials and epidemiologists representing 11 states from both sides of the United States-Mexico border met last week at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to plan a pilot program aimed at monitoring mosquitoes capable of spreading viruses such as Zika.

Mexico's Monarch Butterfly Numbers Drop 27% This Year
Associated Press

The number of monarch butterflies wintering in Mexico dropped by 27% this year, according to a recent study by government and independent experts. The decline could be due to late winter storms last year that blew down more than 100 acres of forests in central Mexico.

Mexico's Silicon Valley Trolls US-Based Tech Talent

While President Donald Trump's restrictive rules on immigration threatens to drive away highly-skilled workers, particularly from the tech industry, the State of Jalisco is making the case for technology companies and entrepreneurs to move to what's known as 'Mexico's Silicon Valley.'

Top U.S. Diplomat Meets Counterparts from Mexico, Canada

Washington's new top diplomat, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, met his Canadian and Mexican counterparts on Wednesday amid concerns over Donald Trump's trade policy. Canada, Mexico and the US are members of the NAFTA free trade bloc, which Trump has threatened to renegotiate.

NatGeo Ranks Playa del Amor Among World's Top Beaches
Riviera Nayarit CVB

National Geographic recently published its 2017 list of the 'Top 21 Beaches in the World' and Playa del Amor, the 'Hidden Beach' located off the coast of Vallarta-Nayarit at Las Islas Marietas Marine Reserve, was not only featured in the article, but topped the chart.

Carlos Slim, Bimbo Bakery to Build Electric Vehicle
Mexico News Daily

Uncertainty about where gasoline prices are going in Mexico this year may push more motorists to look for alternatives - such as the new made-in-Mexico electric vehicle being built by Carlos Slim's Giant Motors in collaboration with Bimbo and the Monterrey Institute of Technology.

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