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UPS Facility to Expand Cross-Border US-Mexico Service
UPS Inc. began development of a $41 million facility in El Paso, Texas. The new facility will support the UPS Trade Direct Cross Border service, which allows for shipments to bypass distribution centers and be shipped directly to retail stores or end consumers in the US, Canada and Mexico.
Airlines Complain About Mexico Arrival Fee Increase
Aviation industry groups are pressing Mexico's government to reverse a January fee increase for international passengers arriving in Mexico City, claiming it is hurting the airlines' economic competitiveness. The fee was raised 25% to help finance construction of the new airport.
Is it Cheaper to Live in Mexico? Expat Survey Says 'Yes'
Mexico News Daily
What is the true cost of living in Mexico? While it can vary considerably depending on location and lifestyle choices, the vast majority of expatriates contacted for a survey conducted by 'Best Places in the World to Retire' agreed that it is lower than in their home countries.
Mexican Tetra May Help Scientists Understand Insomnia
Two new studies of Mexico's blind cave fish, Astyanax mexicanus, have offered new clues as to why some animals sleep more than others. The research could aid scientists' understanding of sleep disorders in humans. Both studies were published in the journal eLife.
Bengal Cub Found in Plastic Box, Ready to be Shipped
During a routine inspection at a parcel shipping company in Guadalajara, police officials found a two-month-old Bengal tiger cub in a blue plastic container. The sedated cat was packaged to be shipped to Queretaro from the Nueva Central de Autobuses (bus station) in Tlaquepaque.
Tequila Don Julio to Toast the Stars on Oscars Night
Tequila Don Julio will sponsor the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Governors Ball following the 90th Oscars on Sunday, March 4. Globally acclaimed mixologist Charles Joly has created a specialty cocktail worthy of Hollywood's biggest night, and shares his recipe.
'Guac' the Top Super Bowl-Related Word Used Online
Avocados from Mexico was the most mentioned Super Bowl LII advertiser online and had the most logos shared across Twitter and Instagram, Salesforces said Monday. #Guacworld was the most used hashtag, and the top Super Bowl-related word used online was 'Guac.'
Mexico Developing 3D Printer that Creates Edible Food
Latin American Herald Tribune
Mexican scientists are developing a 3D printer that, using an additive manufacturing process, will be able to create edible food and provide health benefits, the National Council on Science and Technology (Conacyt) announced last week. The printer cartridge is still in the prototype phase.
Mexico's Agave Shortage Could Affect Price of Tequila
Reuters reported last week that Mexican farmers who grow Agave tequilana, more commonly known as blue agave, don't have enough supply to keep up with the worldwide demand of tequila. The price of the plant has risen six-fold in the past two years, according to the report.
Chiefs-Rams to Play in Mexico City Next Season
On the heels of successful games in Mexico in 2016 and 2017, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the Kansas City Chiefs will play the Los Angeles Rams at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City next season. The date and time for the game will be announced later this offseason.
Interjet Announces New US-Mexico Nonstop Flights
Mexico-based airline Interjet recently announced new non-stop service from two U.S. airports - San Francisco and Chicago - to two popular Mexican destinations - Guadalajara and Cancun - in an effort to better serve both the international business and leisure traveler.
Kia Plans to Ramp Up Mexico Auto Production by 40%
South Korean automaker Kia plans to increase its production in Mexico by 40% this year, Horacio Chavez, its director general in the country, announced Monday. This would take Kia's share in the Mexican market from 5.7 to around 10%. It is currently the 7th-largest car seller in Mexico.
Comex Mural Aims to Break Guinness World Record
Mexico News Daily
A community art project near Guadalajara will aim to beautify the urban environment and break a Guinness World Record at the same time. Comex is sponsoring an effort to create the world's largest mural in Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, Jalisco, as part of the company's México Bien Hecho program.
Rare Baby White Lion Born at Mexico's Altiplano Zoo
The Altiplano Zoo in Tlaxcala, Mexico recently introduced their newest addition - the first white lion to be born in capitivity in Mexico - to the press. The cub was born at Tlaxcala's Altiplano Zoo on October 28, 2017 and, at almost four months old, is in good health.
Avocados From Mexico, Inmoji Team Up for Super Bowl
Avocados From Mexico has already announced it will return to the Big Game this year, and now the brand is divulging its digital plan for Super Bowl LII. AFM has partnered with Inmoji, a company that creates clickable, branded icons, to bring a big part of the campaign to life.
'The Shape of Water' Nominated for 13 Academy Awards
Mexico News Daily
Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro is on a roll. His latest film, already the winner of three big awards, has swept the Academy Awards nominations with a total of 13. Best picture and best director are among the Oscar nominations for 'The Shape of Water,' his 10th feature film.
Despite Bans, Monsanto Continues to Grow in Mexico
Despite widespread protests and legal battles to stop its entrance into the country known as 'the corn cradle,' the Monsanto agricultural technology company has been growing in Mexico between 8-10% annually since 2015, according to Monsanto president & general director in Latin America.