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Airbnb Mexico Generated 26 Billion in First Half of 2018
Between January and June of this year, Airbnb hosts and travelers generated an economic activity of more than 26 billion pesos (US $1.39 billion) in Mexico. The most requested cities were Puerto Vallarta, Mexico City, San Miguel de Allende, Cancun and Playa del Carmen.
US & Canadian Retirees Can Get Their Pensions in Mexico
Warren Brander Real Estate
One of the benefits of retiring in Mexico is the affordable cost of living, meaning that retirement savings stretch further for a more comfortable lifestyle. For American and Canadian retirees, this includes government pensions, which can be received while living in Mexico.
$500 MXN Bill Boasts New Design, More Security Features
Images of former president Benito Juárez and a gray whale replace those of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera on Mexico's new 500-peso bill, which entered circulation this week. The banknote was redesigned because it is the most widely circulated and most counterfeited denomination.
Maya King's Mask Uncovered in Ancient City of Palenque
An ancient mask depicting a 7th-century Maya king has been discovered in the ancient city of Palenque in Chiapas, Mexico. The find was made in an architectural complex known as 'El Palacio,' where repairs to the archaeological site have been underway since May.
Indigenous Culture Takes Center Stage in Mexico City
The Festival of Indigenous Cultures, now in its fifth edition, was inaugurated on Saturday in Mexico City's Zocalo, where around 1,000 expositions from 29 indigenous groups, including the Mazatec, Otomi, Nahua, Huichol, Maya and Tzeltal, can be seen through September 3.
$99 Million Offered for Mexico's Presidential Plane
Mexico's leftist president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador wants to sell the jetliner that comes with the job, calling it 'a wasteful luxury,' and a businessman is ready to pay $99 million for the 300-seat Boeing Dreamliner executive jet, according to local media reports.
World's Best Job: Vidanta Seeks Professional Vacationer
Travel and Leisure
Aspiring social media influencers, say hello to your dream job! Grupo Vidanta is hiring an ambassador to vacation at their five-star resorts in Mexico, including Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, Los Cabos and Riviera Maya, for an entire year, and make a six-figure salary doing it.
Mexican Farmers Blame VW Hail Cannons for Drought
Mexican farmers have accused German auto giant Volkswagen of 'arbitrarily' provoking a drought in the central state of Puebla by using controversial weather-altering technology to protect its newly manufactured cars from hail - which has made them lose 2,000 hectares of crops.
Huicholes' Bead Mosaic Sets Guinness World Record
The 81 square meter bead mosaic that Wixarika artisans in San Sebastián Teponahuaxtlán, Jalisco created, in an attempt to earn a spot in the Guinness Book of Records for the world's largest mural, has done just that, bringing the state's total of world records to thirty-one.
Mexico's Bomberos are Battling Wildfires in Canada
Mexico News Daily
Mexico continues to help battle Canadian wildfires in the biggest-ever international deployment of Mexican firefighters. The National Forestry Commission says a record 434 bomberos have been sent to Canada so far this year under a bilateral support agreement.
Mexico Tourism Increases 7.3% in First Half of 2018
New tourism numbers announced Monday revealed an astounding 20.6 million international visitors arrived in Mexico through the first six months of 2018. Mexico's Ministry of Tourism said the first-half numbers represent a 7.3% increase when compared to the same period of last year.
Jalisco Congress Approves Statewide Anti-Noise Laws
The Jalisco State Congress Chamber of Deputies has approved a new Anti-noise Law, a state-wide ordinance that aims to cut back on the noise emitted from both businesses and private properties. Noise pollution will be regulated through municipally set schedules and decibel limitations.
Chapultepec the Largest City Park in Latin America
MEXLend Mortgages for Mexico
One visit to Chapultepec Park is a sure way to fall in love with Mexico City itself. Quite a bit bigger than Central Park in New York City, Parque de Chapultepec is an urban oasis of over 1,695 acres of forest - right in the middle of one of the largest cities in the world.
Mexican Students Develop a Shocking Self-Defense Coat
Four students at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education in Puebla, Mexico, have developed a jacket they say could protect those wearing it from attacks. Once armed, the sleeves of the coat can emit an electric shock, making anyone holding on to them recoil.
Applying for Residency in Mexico is Relatively Simple
Ever considered retiring in Mexico or living here part time? Many tourists who come to Puerto Vallarta decide to call it home. Meeting the immigration requirements to obtain a Mexico residency visa is a straightforward process that many expats have easily accomplished on their own.
Charros - An Important Part of Mexican Culture
The 25th International Mariachi and Charro Festival begins in Guadalajara today and continues through September 2. Charros are an important part of Mexico's history and culture, especially in the State of Jalisco, where their traditions are alive and well to this day.
10 of the Best Things to See and Do in Oaxaca City
The Culture Trip
For those who want to explore a Mexican destination that's outside of the typical tourism hot spots, Oaxaca City, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a gorgeous, culturally rich option that has a wealth of things to see and do, plus some exquisite and world famous cuisine.