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Tri-National Agreement to Protect Endangered Totoaba
At a meeting last week in Ensenada, representatives of the Mexican, Chinese and United States governments agreed to create a tri-national task force to combat the demand and illegal trafficking of the endangered totoaba fish, whose fishing has also critically endangered the vaquita marina.
Cruise Ship Port on Isla Mujeres Growing More Likely
Travel Agent Central
For the past two years, a proposal to construct a cruise ship dock on the small Mexican island of Isla Mujeres has been in the works. Recently however, state officials told Riviera Maya News that, thanks to a presentation made to investors in March, the likelihood of construction is great.
Jalisco Aims for Guinness World Record Guacamole
Fresh Fruit Portal
Avocado enthusiasts will converge on the quaint Jalisco town of Concepción de Buenos Aires on September 3 to witness an attempt to prepare the world's largest guacamole. The Jalisco Secretary of Rural Development said the event aims to highlight the crop's rapid rise in the state.
Mexico Offers a Helping Hand to Harvey Victims
New York Post
Mexico has offered Texas a helping hand as Tropical Storm Harvey continues to ravage the Lone Star State. Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray expressed his support for Texas during a phone call Sunday night with Governor Greg Abbott, the Dallas Morning News reported.
Mexico Not Panicking Over Trump's NAFTA Threats
U.S. President Trump stirred the NAFTA pot yet again last week during his rally in Phoenix, Arizona. But, with the peso holding its own and 15.6 billion in Foreign Direct investment between January and June of 2017, Mexico's business community is taking Trump's latest threats in stride.
US State Department Issues Mexico Travel Warning Update
The U.S. State Department has issued an updated travel warning for Mexico, warning of the risk of traveling to certain parts of the country. Though Cancun and Los Cabos are on the list, most resort areas generally do not see the level of drug-related crime present in the border region.
Mexico Seizes Largest-ever Shipment of Fentanyl Drugs
The Mexican military seized a fentanyl shipment worth an estimated $1.87 billion just yards from the U.S. border last week. The shipment included 63.8 kilograms of pure fentanyl and nearly 30,000 pills made with the drug, according to the newspaper El Financiero.
How to Drink on Your Mexico Vacation: Just Use Caution
Boardwalk Realty PV
Recently there have been a lot of stories floating around the Internet about tainted alcohol in Mexican resorts. There's no doubt that bars often serve the cheapest spirits available. Regardless of where you drink, be it Cancun or Omaha, quality, as much as quantity, makes a difference.
Border Wall Will Kill U.S. Jobs, Business, Environment
Deepak Chopra, Kabir Sehgal & Paul Avgerinos
Since Donald Trump threatened to shut down the US government in order to secure funding to build his controversial wall during Tuesday's speech in Arizona, it's a good time to read an op-ed written by Deepak Chopra, who explains why Trump's Mexican border wall should be opposed.
Been Thinking About Moving Your Family to Mexico?
MEXLend Mortages for Mexico
Have you ever caught yourself wondering what moving your family to Mexico would be like? With private education opportunities and an overall lifestyle that can be a healthy change for young children, many cities in Mexico are fantastic places to raise a family.
A Coral Reef in Mexico Just Got its Own Insurance Policy
The Puerto Morelos coral reef, about 20 miles south of Cancún, is one of Mexico’s most popular snorkeling attractions. And so the beachside businesses that rely on tourism have decided to protect the coral reef as they would any other vital asset: with insurance.
Mexico, China, US Meet to Discuss Totoaba Protection
Mexico News Daily
Representatives from the Mexican, Chinese and United States governments will meet in Ensenada, Baja California, this week to discuss strategies to combat the demand and trafficking of the endangered totoaba, whose bladders are considered a delicacy in Asia.
America Movil Wins Telecom Battle in Top Mexico Court
Mexico's Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled Carlos Slim's telecommunications company America Movil should not be barred by law from charging competitors fees. The decision worried foreign companies, which have invested heavily in the market since the 2014 telecom industry reform.
Celebrities Choreograph Wedding Dances at Velas Resorts
Offering unmatched experiences for destination weddings, Mexico's Velas Resorts are upping the ante once again – offering couples the opportunity to have their first dance choreographed by a dancer from the hit shows 'Dancing with The Stars' and 'So You Think You Can Dance.'
Mexican Farmers Want NAFTA Agriculture Chapter Scrapped
Latin American Herald Tribune
With the market price of corn – one of Mexico's staple products – currently determined by the Chicago Board of Trade, thousands of Mexican small farmers are demanding that NAFTA renegotiations do away with that accord's agricultural chapter, saying it has caused economic hardship.
First Round of NAFTA Renegotiations Begin in Washington
The first round of NAFTA renegotiations between the Trump administration and counterparts from Mexico and Canada begin today in Washington, DC. The August 16-20 talks to redo the 1994 agreement, which eliminated trade barriers among the three countries, may be thorny.
Alaska Airlines Launches LAX to Mexico City Flights
Alaska Airlines is returning to Mexico City with the launch of new service to Benito Juarez International Airport from two major California hubs: the San Francisco and Los Angeles International airports. This fall, Alaska will add service from San Diego International Airport to Mexico City.