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Mexico's Foreign Affairs Secretary Visits the Vatican
Vatican Radio

On Monday, Mexico's Foreign Affairs Secretary, Luis Videgaray, met with the Secretary of State of the Holy See, Cardinal Pietro Parolin. The meeting included a broad range of subjects, from Mexico's gratitude for the Vatican's earthquake support to Latin American concerns.

Puerto Vallarta Ranks in 2017 Traveler's Choice Awards

The Mexican Pacific Coast destination of Puerto Vallarta closed a successful awards season yesterday with the announcement that it has been ranked as one of the 'Best Cities in the World' and 'Top Small Cities Outside the US' in this year's Conde Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Awards.

Mexico City to Reinforce Earthquake Alert System

Mexico City will reinforce its earthquake alert system by installing 800-1000 new speakers on the streets, the government announced Saturday. Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said that this expansion will be focused on placing speakers near schools and in vulnerable parts of the city.

T-Mobile Changing its 'Mobile Without Borders' Plan

T-Mobile has announced it's bringing an end to its free unlimited LTE service for customers traveling in Canada and Mexico. Starting Nov. 12, the company's 'Mobile Without Borders' plan will have a 5GB data cap on LTE speeds when users visit the US's neighbors to the north and south.

Two Years after Grounding, Los Llanitos is Breaking Up

'Los Llanitos,' the 38,000-tonne freighter that was driven aground in Barra de Navidad, Jalisco by Hurricane Patricia two years ago, is falling apart and has split in two. But after an inspection, environmental officials say there is no sign of oil leaking from the 223-meter vessel.

12,000 Flautas Earn Mexico a New Guinness World Record

Last week a team of 89 cooks led by one chef at the BBVA Bancomer Tower in Mexico City set a new Guinness World Record for preparing and serving the largest number of flautas in eight hours. The goal was to make at least 5,000 of the crispy tacos, but they actually made 12,000.

GAP: Passenger Traffic Up 7.8% in 12 Mexican Airports
Business Wire

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico has reported total terminal passengers increased 7.8% in it's 13 airports during September 2017, compared to the same period of the previous year. Domestic passenger traffic increased by 8.9%, while international passenger traffic increased by 5.8%.

Avocados From Mexico Film to Premier at Fresh Summit
The Packer

Avocados From Mexico is putting on a show of its own at the Oct. 19-21 Produce Marketing Association's Fresh Summit convention and expo in New Orleans. In addition to talking to attendees about partnership opportunities, Avocados From Mexico will be debuting a short film, 'Avocadoland.'

Two New Tuberculosis Drugs Move into Human Studies
Citizen News Service

On the eve of the 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health, being held in Guadalajara, Mexico through October 14, the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development (TB Alliance) announced the ongoing Phase-1 clinical studies for two new drugs for Tuberculosis treatment it developed.

3rd Quarter 2017 Mexico Resort and Real Estate News
The Settlement Company

Welcome to The Settlement Company's Third Quarter, 2017 Mexico Resort & Real Estate Newsletter. In this edition we bring you articles on paying rental property income taxes, notice of real estate meetings, natural disasters and economic news.

Design Week Kicks Off in a Recovering Mexico City
The Architect's Newspaper

While earthquake recovery and mourning continues, Mexico City is ready to welcome international guest for Design Week. Taking place throughout the city, the festival will fill multiple art and design institutions with the work of contemporary designers from all over Mexico.

Mexico Annouces Expansion of Revillagigedo Marine Park

The Mexican government last week announced the creation of a new marine reserve in the Pacific Ocean, the largest protected area of its kind in North America. The park covers more than 57,000 square miles, a vast rectangle of ocean encompassing the four Revillagigedo Islands.

NAFTA: Mexico Warns U.S. Against 'Protectionist War'

Negotiators from Canada, Mexico and the U.S. are due to begin a fourth round of talks to renegotiate NAFTA in Washington this week. Mexican officials warned that U.S. proposals in ongoing negotiations would result in protectionism and higher prices rather than free trade.

Experts to Start Capturing Vaquita Porpoises in Mexico
Associated Press

U.S. Navy-trained dolphins and their handlers arrived in Mexico last week to participate in a last-ditch effort to catch, enclose and protect the few dozen remaining vaquita porpoises to save them from extinction. The dolphins are trained to locate the endangered marine mammals.

2017 Mexico Grand Prix will Showcase Mexican Culture

Since its 2015 return to the Formula 1 calendar, the Mexican Grand Prix has been a truly global event, with Mexico's rich culture making it stand out. But in the wake of September's two devastating earthquakes, the 2017 edition of the race has taken on additional symbolic importance.

Jalisco Avocado Exporters Ask USDA to Take Action

With support from U.S. importers and non-specialty crop ag groups, Mexican avocado exporters are asking Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue for swift action on a May 2016 final rule that approved avocado imports from Jalisco and other Mexican states. The USDA has not responded.

Mexico Plans Aid for Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria

Suffering itself after two major earthquakes last month, Mexico plans to send aid to Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. Mexico plans to send some 30 tons of bottled water, mosquito repellent and specialists in power generation, transmission and distribution from the state power utility.

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