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Pew Report: Mexico's Favorability Climbs in the U.S.
According to data from the Pew Research Center, the percentage of Americans with a positive view of Mexico has jumped 12 points since 2010. Meanwhile, the number of Mexicans with a favorable view of the U.S. has rapidly declined, plunging from 66% favorable in 2015 to only 30% in 2017.
Debris Removal Slows Quake Reconstruction in Chiapas
During Monday's visit to the coastal community of Bahía de Paredón in Tonalá, Chiapas, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said that removing the massive amounts of rubble left by the Sept. 7 earthquake is slowing down the process of rebuilding, which is going to take longer than predicted.
Mexico's Hot Spots are Open & Ready to Welcome You
Despite being impacted by multiple earthquakes and hurricanes in recent months, the Mexico Tourism Board reiterated Monday that all of its tourism destinations - including Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, Cancun and the Yucatan, among others - are open for business.
Day of Dead Parade Pays Tribute to Earthquake Victims
An estimated 300,000 people attended Saturday's Day of the Dead parade in Mexico City, just weeks after two catastrophic earthquakes killed nearly 500 people. For some, the festivities were a way to escape from all of the heartbreak experienced over the last several weeks.
Toyota to Reduce Investment for New Plant in Mexico
Toyota Motor Corp. confirmed Wednesday that a planned Mexico auto plant is being scaled back. The investment for the Guanajuato plant, set to be running in 2019, falls to $700 million USD from the $1 billion commitment the company announced in 2015.
Study of Expats Living in Mexico Results Released
Best Places In The World To Retire recently announced the release of its research study of 1,129 expats who are currently living in Mexico, 'Expats In Mexico - Expectations, Worries... and How It All Turned Out.' Here's a look at some of the most surprising findings.
Amazon Launches Cash Payment Service in Mexico
Amazon.com Inc launched a cash payment service in Mexico on Tuesday, aiming to expand its customer base in a country where shoppers are wary of credit card fraud and often earn their living in paper currency. Now, shoppers can make cash payments at several convenience stores.
FAA Wants Airlines to Ban Laptops in Checked Luggage
According to the Associated Press, the FAA has filed a paper with the International Civil Aviation Organization, which sets global aviation safety standards, urging a ban on large electronic devices like laptops from checked luggage because of the risk of fire posed by lithium-ion batteries.
Interjet is Expanding its Flights from LAX to Mexico
Mexican airline Interjet announced Monday it is adding flights next month from Los Angeles International Airport to three new destinations in Mexico: Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos and El Bajío. The news could not be better given that these new flights will operate year-round.
Moving to Mexico: Culture Shock Lesson #105 - Holidays
Mexico celebrates more holidays than the countries north of the border. Holidays are festive times, right? So, why is this something that can create culture shock? Terry L. Turrell, author of 'Healthy Living in Mexico' & 'Retirement Before The Age Of 59: Healthy Living in Mexico #2,' explains.
New Mobile App Makes Tracking Mexico's Monarch Easier
Mexico News Daily
Monarch butterfly record-keeping is going high tech in Guanajuato, Mexico with the development of a mobile app to record sightings. MonarcaMX is designed to give volunteers and environmental authorities real-time data about the presence of the migratory insect in the state.
Pixar's Day of the Dead-themed 'Coco' Premiers in Mexico
Disney/Pixar's latest animated feature, 'Coco' took six years to make, but its directors Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina were rewarded for their efforts when they stepped out at the Day of the Dead-themed toon's world premiere at the 15th Morelia International Film Festival last weekend.
Aguascalientes' Week-Long Day of the Dead Celebrations
In honor of one of Mexico's oldest traditions, El Dia de Los Muertos, San Marcos Island in Aguascalientes, Mexico, invites its residents and visitors to a free family event which features over 70 activities, including parades, sports, theatrical performances, live music and more.
Searchers in Mexico Capture, But Release, Vaquita Calf
Researchers trying to catch and enclose the last survivors of the vaquita porpoise captured a calf but released it because it was too young to survive without its mother. The calf was returned to the area where it was captured and where several other vaquitas had been sighted.
'Incorruptible' Anti-Corruption App Introduced in Mexico
A number of civil organizations in Mexico have introduced 'Incorruptible' (Incorruptible), a new mobile phone application designed for citizens to report corruption. According to El Financiero, in addition to reporting corruption, citizens can also follow up on complaints they have filed.
Daylight Savings Time Ends in Mexico This Weekend
While the U.S. won't be 'falling back' until November 5, 2017, Daylight Saving Time officially ends in most of Mexico at 2:00 am on Sunday, October 29th. So, if you are living or vacationing here, be sure to set your clocks back one hour before going to bed on Saturday night.
Turning History & Experience into Tequila Perfection
Tales of the Cocktail
Originating in the indigenous populations, transformed by foreign invasions, and finally building an identity of its own, Tequila is Mexico's most renowned liquor - and the master distillers in the State of Jalisco are turning years of history and experience into tequila perfection.
U.S. Tech Companies Expanding Operations in Mexico
Amazon, Facebook and other U.S. tech companies are expanding operations south of the border. Oracle Corp plans to expand its offices in Jalisco and, in Guadalajara, a new group devoted to recruiting startups expects to have 10 new companies in the region by year-end.