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Cirque du Soleil's 'Luzia' Opens in Guadalajara Aug. 30

While Banderas Bay area residents and visitors eagerly await the opening of the Cirque du Soleil theme park that's currently under construction in Nuevo Vallarta, the show that the park will be centered around, 'Luzia, A Waking Dream of Mexico,' will start touring around Mexico in August.

Repairs to Quake-Damaged Monte Albán to Begin in July
Mexico News Daily

The New York-based World Monuments Fund has announced more than $1 million USD in funding to repair earthquake-related damage at the Monte Albán archaeological site in Oaxaca. Restoration work will start in July on 15 structures that were affected by the 2017 earthquake.

NextRadio App Now Available for Smartphones in Mexico
Radio & Television Business Report

The NextRadio app, which allows users to hear, see, and interact with live, local FM radio, has now been launched for smartphones in Mexico. For Android users, it is an added feature that goes beyond the utilization of an enabled FM chip and there's an iOS version for iPhone users.

Patrón Perfectionists Global Cocktail Competition

The fourth annual Perfectionists Cocktail Competition, sponsored by the Patrón Spirits Company, launched globally at 12:00 CST on May 22, 2018. The competition will run through January 2019, when the 2018 Patrón Perfectionist will be crowned at Hacienda Patrón in Jalisco, Mexico.

Mexico's FDI Jumps 19.6 percent, Sets New Q1 Record

Foreign direct investment in Mexico skyrocketed by 19.6% in the first quarter, to reach a record $9.5 billion USD for the period, the Ministry of Economy announced. In a statement, the ministry said the FDI for Q1 2018 had beaten 2017's $7.946 billion, according to preliminary numbers.

Tips for Starting Your Own Small Business in Mexico
MEXLend Mortgages for Mexico

When starting one's own business, you will be presented with a series of challenges you'll need to overcome in order to be successful. The experts at MEXLend Mortgages for Mexico outline what some of the most common challenges may be so you'll be prepared to take them on.

10.6 Million Tourists Visited Mexico in 1st Qtr 2018

The number of international tourists to Mexico in the first quarter of 2018 rose to a record high of 10.6 million, a 12.6% increase year-on-year, according to a statement by Sectur, Mexico's Ministry of Tourism. In the month of March alone, 4 million international tourists visited the country.

Canadian Universities Delegation Heads for Mexico

Exploring avenues for increased student mobility and research collaboration in areas such as climate change, energy sustainability as well as Indigenous issues are the core objectives of the upcoming Universities Canada mission to Mexico, happening from May 22 to 25.

Mexico Launches Biometric Check-in at 3 Busy Airports

The country's first digital biometric check-in kiosks were installed last month at three of Mexico's busiest airports: Mexico City, Cancun and Los Cabos. Airport officials say passengers using the automated registration system can now be checked in within two-and-a-half minutes.

Avocado Exports Will Continue With or Without NAFTA

The avocado trade between Mexico and the U.S. will continue with or without the North American Free Trade Agreement, even with the possible application of a tariff (which would be paid by US consumers), said APEAM adviser Ramon Paz Vega at the 2018 Mexico Business Forum.

Remains of Five Mammoths Uncovered in San Luis Potosí
Mexico News Daily

The arid landscape of San Luis Potosí, Mexico once attracted herds of mammoths, and scientists have the remains to prove it. A single rib, discovered in 2015 in the municipality of Cedral in the state's highlands, led to the discovery of five mammoths and other specimens of megafauna.

Is Air Pollution Making You Sick? 4 Questions Answered
The Conversation

Last year, a study found that more than 8 million people per year die early from air pollution exposure. This amounts to more deaths than diarrheal disease, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS combined. The evidence is clear: Air pollution is lethal and causes death across the world.

North Americans Can Retire Earlier in Latin America

A new report from the editors at International Living explores how US citizens are retiring early - as young as their thirties - with a move overseas. According to the report, the majority of these early retirees can be found in Latin American countries like Mexico, Ecuador and Panama.

U.S. Ambassador Jacobson Says 'Adios' to Mexico Post
Associated Press

Roberta Jacobson, who was sworn in as the United States' first female ambassador to Mexico on May 5, 2016, left the country May 5, 2018, retiring from the State Department and ending a two-year stint in the post during a time of tricky relations between the two countries.

75% of Mexico's Earthquake Damaged Homes Repaired

Almost eight months after September's devastating earthquakes, 75% of damaged homes have been rebuilt, Mexico's Civil Protection Coordinator Luis Felipe Puente said in a press conference last week. He also reported that all of the nation's quake-damaged roads have been repaired.

Caesars to Manage a New Beachfront Resort in Mexico
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Caesars Entertainment Corp. has signed an agreement to manage a non-gaming, beachfront resort in Mexico. The 500-room Caesars Palace in Puerto Los Cabos will feature a 40,000-square foot convention center, a full service spa, 3 restaurants, pools and amenities for sports and entertainment.

GAP: Passenger Traffic Up 12.9% in Mexican Airports

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico has reported total terminal passengers increased 12.9% in its 13 airports during first-quarter 2018, compared to the same period of 2017. Domestic passenger traffic increased by 16.7%, while international passenger traffic increased by 8.8%

Rotarians Raise Funds for Jalisco Medical Facility

Brookfield-Riverside Rotary President Charles Ezell and other Chicago area Rotarians have helped make a difference in the everyday lives of those in Las Mesas, Jalisco, a small town about two hours outside of Puerto Vallarta, with the opening of a medical clinic and clean water center.

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