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Apeajal: Avocados from Jalisco WILL Enter the U.S.
El Economista

Regardless of what happens with the North American Free Trade Agreement, the avocados grown in Jalisco will be, sooner or later, exported to the United States; the only thing that will vary will be the tax that the consumers of that country pay for it, the director of Apeajal said.

The Heart-Touching Beauty of Mexican Cemeteries

Mexican cemeteries are like Mexican life... colorful, celebratory, unabashed and unrestricted. Their almost chaotic mosaic of structures, statues and flowers makes a beautiful whole, a delightful place-of-exit for those who have passed on, and a pleasant place for the living to visit them.

Bacardi Acquires Patrón Spirits Int'l for $5.1 Billion
Financial Times

Bacardi, the world's largest privately held spirits company, owner of the eponymous rum, Grey Goose vodka and Bombay Sapphire gin, has agreed to buy full control of Patrón Spirits International in a deal that values the world's top-selling ultra-premium tequila at $5.1 billion.

Verizon Unlimited Plan Now Works in Canada & Mexico

Verizon's latest 'unlimited' plans may have some undesirable limits, but at least you won't have to pay for the more expensive plan the next time you're on a North American vacation. As of Jan. 25, the Go Unlimited plan will include calling, data & text while you're in Canada or Mexico.

World's Largest Underwater Cave Discovered in Mexico

Divers in Mexico have discovered the largest known underwater, flooded cave in the world. The discovery could reveal more about the pre-Hispanic, ancient community that existed in the region. The Yucatan Peninsula, where the cave is located, still holds Mayan treasures.

Frontier, Volaris Announce Expansion Agreement
Denver Business Journal

Frontier has reached an agreement with Mexican airline Volaris to offer a first-of-its-kind code-share partnership in which customers can book flights on one airline through the other - a move that is expected to reduce the headaches of flying between the United States and Mexico.

Top 10 Best Places for Real Estate Investment in 2018
Boston Real Estate Times

Live and Invest Overseas, a resource on investment, real estate, retirement and living overseas, has released their ranking of the top 10 best places for real estate investment in 2018. It comes as no surprise that Mexico, and Puerto Vallarta in particular, made the list.

GM Hopeful on NAFTA, Sticking with Mexican Production
The Drive

GM's product development head, Mark Reuss told reporters the automaker plans to make use of all its North American plants - including those in Mexico. But the company is not ruling out a change in strategy in response eventual outcome of discussions to renegotiate NAFTA.

Tortillas Losing Ground in Mexico Due to Mass Production

In Mexico, the corn tortilla is a national symbol that's recognized the world-over. But the traditional staple faces an uncertain future between consumption dropping by 40% over the past three decades and the government warning of price hikes of as much as 25 percent for tortillas this year.

Emerging Mexican Technologies Electrified CES 2018
Business Wire

After huge successes for Mexican companies at the world's largest technology show, CES 2018, Jalisco's secretary of Innovation, Science and Technology announced the Mexican government's commitment to double the size of their presence at next year's CES 2019.

Mexican Director Guillermo del Toro Wins Golden Globe

Mexico's Guillermo del Toro won the 2018 Golden Globe Award for Best Director for his fantasy drama, 'The Shape of Water' at the 75th annual award show. Though not yet a box office smash, the film has racked up a slew of high-profile nominations and awards since its Dec. 1 release.

New US Travel Advisories Exempt Mexico Tourist Spots

The US State Department has updated their safety and security information system for international travelers. New Travel Advisories, published January 10, give detailed reports on what to worry about and where. The good news is that most of Mexico's tourist areas were spared.

Mexico's Innovative Technology Showcased at CES 2018

Mexico has proven itself to be a world leader in technological development and this year's Consumer Electronics Show, which runs through January 12 in Las Vegas, Nevada, will showcase 'MEXICO 4.0,' a cluster of cutting edge and innovative technology companies in Mexico.

'World's Longest Mural' on US-Mexico Border Wall
Business Insider

As the Trump administration seeks $18 billion over the next decade to more than double the length of the US-Mexico border fencing, one artist has another plan for the barriers. Mexican artist Enrique Chiu is working to cover the existing border wall in colorful murals.

Mexican Archaeologists Discover Underwater Sanctuary
Associated Press

Mexican archaeologists say they have excavated a stone sanctuary in a pond on the side of a volcano east of Mexico City that may have been built as a miniature model of the universe. In addition to the sanctuary, decorative pieces associated with the rain god Tlaloc were found.

Avocados From Mexico Return to Super Bowl in 2018

Avocados From Mexico is returning to the Super Bowl for the fourth consecutive year, continuing its effort to stick out in people's minds as they're busy sticking chips into bowls of guacamole. Mexico's avocado industry will run a 30-second spot during the February 4 game, according to reports.

Investing in Mexico Property Puts Nest Eggs to Good Use
MEXLend Mortages for Mexico

We all work extremely hard for our money, and one of the best feelings in the world is finally arriving at a place in life where there's some money to spare. The challenge is figuring out what to do with it. Investing in property in Mexico is one way to put all of those years of hard work to good use.

Waste Optimization Plant Planned for El Salto, Jalisco
Mexico Now

TransAct Energy Corp has signed a conditional purchase agreement for an 18.4 hectare site in the industrial zone of El Salto, Jalisco for a zero emissions waste optimization plant, a facility that turns solid waste into various products without any residuals returning to the environment.

Oscar Valdez, Jessie Magdaleno to Train in Guadalajara
Boxing Scene

World champions Oscar Valdez and Jessie Magdaleno are on pace to move their training camps to Guadalajara, Jalisco, and must report on January 7 to begin serious training for their respective commitments, according to their mutual manager Frank Espinoza of California.

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