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Former GM CEO Favored for US Ambassador to Mexico
The New American
U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jacobson announced on March 1 that she will be leaving her position on May 5. Multiple news sources report that Edward Whitacre Jr., the former CEO of General Motors and AT&T, is considered to be President Trump's nominee to replace Jacobson.
Mexico City 'Much Better Prepared' for Earthquakes
Five months after a large earthquake shook Mexico City, the capital is better prepared to deal with future tremors and is focused on tightening up building codes and improving its emergency response, according to Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera.
Mexican Telecom Company Telmex Enters Solar Business
Mexican telecommunications company Telmex, owned by one of the world's richest men, Carlos Slim, is offering all of its customers that pay a monthly electric bill of more than $2,500 pesos to state-owned power utility CFE the opportunity to purchase solar panels.
International Women's Day: Time to Press for Progress
Observed every year on March 8 International Women's Day is a worldwide event that celebrates women's achievements while calling for gender equality. Globally, women's education, health, and other issues ranging from equal pay to violence towards women, still have a long way to go.
Mexico Cancels US Trip After Heated Call on Border Wall
Tentative plans for a trip by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to the White House have been scrapped after he and US President Trump spoke by phone and tangled once again over Trump's plans to erect a border wall, according to US media news reports.
Mexico's Beach Resorts Safe for Spring Break
Riviera Maya News
With spring break just around the corner, the US media has been reminding students that a Mexico travel advisory is in place. What the headlines fail to say is that the advisory does not include popular destinations for college kids, such as Puerto Vallarta or Cancun.
Mexico Property Rental Taxes: Paying Them & Being Legal
The Settlement Company
Paying tax on your rental income from Mexican properties is a MUST, whether or not you live in Mexico. The Settlement Company's John K. Glaab answers questions about the payment of Mexican property rental taxes to help you get legal and avoid the consequences of tax evasion.
AI Robot 'Sophia' to Make Appearance at Jalisco Talent Land
Latin American Herald Tribune
Sophia, a robot equipped with artificial intelligence that enables it to respond to questions, will make her Latin American debut in April at Jalisco Talent Land, Mexico's main innovation and technology event, organizers said during a press conference held this week in Mexico City.
U.S. Teen Jailed for Smuggling Tiger Across Border
A US teenager has been sentenced to 6 months in prison after he was found guilty of trying to smuggle a Bengal tiger cub across the US-Mexico border. The six-week-old cub was found in a box on the floor of the teenager's car as he was crossing from Mexico into the US near San Diego.
An Introduction to the World of Quality Tequilas
If you haven't already been introduced to the world of quality tequilas, you're in for a treat. Whether you're looking to make the ultimate margarita or prefer to sip your spirit neat, ExpertReviews.co.uk offers tips on what to look out for before you make your purchase.
Southwest to Start International Cargo Shipping
Air Cargo News
US-based carrier Southwest Airlines intends to begin shipping cargo to international destinations from this May, subject to government approvals. Southwest expects to initially serve Mexico City, Cancun, Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta before expanding to more destinations.
Ancient Mayan Bones Uncovered in Underwater Cave
Archaeologists exploring the world's biggest flooded cave in Mexico have discovered human remains at least 9,000 years old and the bones of animals who roamed the earth during the last Ice Age. The Yucatan Peninsula, where the cave is located, still holds treasures from the ancient Mayans.
1st Stage of Mexican Wind Atlas Project Inaugurated
The first stage of the Mexican Wind Atlas project, the installation of seven 80-meter towers that capture temperature and wind speed data to help plan the use of Mexico's wind resource for large to small-scale power generation, was inaugurated on Friday by the Secretariat of Energy.
Mexico Holds Mournful Procession for Endangered Vaquita
Activists and artists in Mexico held a mournful, dirge-like procession Saturday for the critically endangered vaquita porpoise as the species' numbers fell below 30. With drums, chimes and a carved vaquita skull, hundreds of people made their way through a downtown Mexico City park.
13 Killed in Helicopter Crash After 7.2 Quake in Mexico
A 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico's southern Pacific Coast at 5:39 pm on Friday. No deaths or injuries were immediately reported, but 13 people were killed hours later when a helicopter carrying officials to Pinotepa Nacional, a town near the quake's epicenter, crashed.
JalisConnect Opens Doors for Start-Up Tech Companies
Near Shore Americas
Mexico's Silicon Valley, Guadalajara, has opened its doors to entrepreneurs and businesses in the US, and around the world, with Thursday's launch of JalisConnect and a new 'Tech Visa' for international business people that are utilizing JalisConnect's soft landing program.
Free App Translates Text, Voice into Sign Language
Latin American Herald Tribune
Young Mexican entrepreneurs from the western state of Jalisco have developed 'Sign'n,' a computer program that translates text and voice into the Mexican sign language. The program is currently accessible on the internet, but will be available shortly as a free mobile application.