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Statue of Our Lady in Tabasco Church Weeps for Mexico
Villagers in the Mexican village of Cupilco, Tabasco claim a statue of the Virgin Mary has started to cry and has moved its hands, following the 7.1 quake which shook Mexico City and claimed 361 lives. Hundreds of people have flocked to the church to witness the miracle.
Arriba Mexico the Airbnb for Homes Destroyed by Quakes
Arriba Mexico looks like the popular home rental site, but with one big difference: the homes offered were destroyed in Mexico's earthquakes. Visitors pick a rent-a-ruin and length of stay. The amount owed is their donation to a fundraising program to rebuild homes and help victims.
Amendments to Two Jalisco State Laws Expected to Pass
Proposed amendments to two state law presented to the Jalisco Congress on September 27 are expected to come into force before year's end. They are: an increase in fines for mobile phone use while driving and the collection of private property rental income taxes.
Free eBook Offers Firsthand Account of Living in Mexico
Best Places In The World To Retire recently announced the publication and availability for download of the free eBook, 'Our Year on the Road & Living in Mexico - Adventures, Challenges, Triumphs, Lessons Learned.' If you're considering living in Mexico, this book is a must read.
More than $36.9M Pledged to Mexico Earthquake Aid
Mexico News Daily
Donors big and small, corporate and individual, government and institutional had pledged more than US $36.9 million for earthquake aid to Mexico as of September 26, according to the business newspaper El Economista, which warned that its list was not exhaustive.
Mexico's Road to Recovery After Quakes Will be Long
In the span of just 11 days, Mexico was devastated by two major earthquakes that destroyed buildings and claimed lives across southern and central Mexico. Long after the dust settles and new buildings are erected, tens of thousands of Mexicans will continue to feel the impact.
Mexico Tourism Board Unveils Global Tourism Campaign
Mexico's new ad campaign, 'A World of Its Own,' represents the next chapter in Mexico's global tourism positioning. The promotion focuses on the vibrant vacation experiences that keep visitors coming back to Mexico and its hundreds of destinations, time and again.
Maná Donates $3.5M Pesos to Mexico Earthquake Fund
Mexican rockers Maná have written a check for 3.5 million pesos to benefit victims of Mexico's earthquakes. The band went public with the news in an effort to incentivize more people to donate more funds, as the Carlos Slim Foundation will multiply every peso donated by five.
Celebrities are Giving Back in Mexico's Time of Need
In times of need, Mexico's celebrities are giving back. Salma Hayek is donating $100,000 to UNICEF, and Mexican boxer Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez has donated $1 million worth of supplies, medicine and construction materials to help those affected by last week's 7.1 earthquake.
Oaxaca, Mexico Shaken by Three More Earthquakes
Three tremors that registered over 5.0 on the Richter scale struck the Isthmus of Tehuantepec region of Oaxaca before 9:00 am on Saturday, sparking new panic in Mexico, where over 400 people have been killed by massive earthquakes since the beginning of September.
Want to Help Oaxaca? Don't Cancel Your Travel Plans
Conde Nast Traveler
Oaxaca, Mexico's fifth-largest state, was hard hit by the September 7 earthquake, but the capital city is open for business - and needs it badly. Some 400,000 people across the state make their living from tourism, and people choosing to cancel their trip is causing a financial standstill.
Mexico Suffers Volcano Eruption During Deadly Quake
New York Post
As if the deadly earthquake in Mexico weren't enough, a volcano erupted amid the violent tremors. Popocatepetl - about 45 miles southeast of quake-ravaged Mexico City and some 30 miles from the temblor's epicenter - belched ash and gas as the quake rocked the country's central region.
Vallarta Joins Quake Relief Efforts - and You Can, Too
The USAR Puerto Vallarta team traveled to Mexico City Tuesday night to join in the search and rescue efforts after the 7.1 earthquake struck on the afternoon of September 19, turning buildings into dust and debris, and killing at least 240 people. Here's how you can help.
$840 Million Theme Park Planned for Riviera Maya
Developers in Mexico have announced plans for an $840 million theme park on the country's Caribbean coast just north of the resort city of Playa del Carmen. Located along the turquoise-hued coast, the park will have a wave pool, virtual sea and air tours, hotels and a shopping mall.
Millions Needed to Rebuild Mexico After Earthquake
Mexico's Government will spend many millions in repairing and rebuilding the massive structural damage that the September 7th earthquake caused. President Enrique Peña Nieto visited Chiapas on Saturday, where more than quarter of a million people are affected.
Mexico to Honor Former U.S. Rep. with Aztec Eagle
Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto has directed his secretary of State to bestow the country's highest honor to foreign nationals, the Aztec Eagle, on former U.S. Rep. David Dreier, pending approval of the Mexican Congress, a statement from Drier's office reported.
'Techos de Esperanza' Helping Victims of Mexico Quake
The 8.1-magnitude earthquake that rattled Mexico on September 7th was the strongest earthquake to hit the country in over a century, affecting some 800,000 people in Oaxaca. Your donation to the Techos de Esperanza campaign will help affected families get through another day.
Expats in Mexico Launches 'I Love Mexico' Video Contest
Expats In Mexico celebrated its first anniversary by launching an 'I Love Mexico' video contest on September 16. The winner of the contest will receive a $300 Amazon gift certificate. Second place will win a $200 gift certificate and third place a $100 gift certificate.