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Expats in Mexico 'Mexico Moments' Photo Contest

Expats In Mexico celebrated its second anniversary by launching a 'Mexico Moments' photo contest on September 16. The contest is open to expats in Mexico, those who want to live in Mexico, and travelers who visit often. The best photo will win a $300 USD Amazon gift certificate.

UNAM Scientists Create Artificial Soils for Milpas
El Universal

Researchers from the UNAM have developed technosoils, a mixture of organic and inorganic waste, which are being used to create 'milpas,' Pre-Hispanic crop-growing systems, along with green rooftops and urban gardens to revegetate Mexico City and prevent its flooding.

Mexico Submits Alfonso Cuarón's 'Roma' for 2019 Oscar

No surprise here, but Mexico just selected Oscar winner Alfonso Cuarón's 'Roma' from Netflix as its official submission for the 2019 Foreign Language Film Oscar. Cuarón produced, wrote, directed and shot the black-and-white movie about his memories growing up in Mexico City.

GAP Wins Bid to Operate a Second Airport in Jamaica

Mexico's Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico on Wednesday said it won the bid 'to operate, modernize and expand' the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, Jamaica, but details need to be worked out with the Jamaican government before the 25-year concession deal is done.

DoD Releases Biennial Study of U.S. Voters Abroad

Yesterday the FVAP released its biennial Overseas Citizen Population Analysis estimating there were 3 million U.S. citizens of voting age living abroad in 2016 who cast approximately 208,000 ballots. The overseas voter turnout of approximately 7% compares to a domestic turnout of 72%.

InterNations Survey: Expats Feel at Home in Mexico

InterNations has released its annual Expat Insider Survey, which ranks the best countries for expats based on their experiences living abroad. In 2018, Mexico, a consistent favorite, ranked 4th overall, and was in the top 3 for personal happiness, ease of settling in, and cost of living.

Cacao Beans Trending on Mexico's Culinary Scene

Mexicans are taking more interest in their cultural roots, and chocolate is taking center stage as one of their ancestors' greatest contributions to world heritage. A renewed reverence for cacao not only inspires national pride, but also benefits the country's poorest farming communities.

Toshiba Expands Footprint in Mexico's Technology Hub
Business Wire

With the opening of a new 38,000 square-foot building in Guadalajara on Monday, Toshiba has invested 2-million U.S. dollars to further modernize the company's products and solutions development center. The move signals Toshiba's increasing presence in Mexico's technology hub.

Girl Power Drives Hotel Matilda's Day of Dead Dinner

On El Día de Los Muertos, November 1, 2018, guests at the Hotel Matilda in San Miguel de Allende will experience the Black Dinner Serenade, a one-of-kind culinary concert orchestrated by three female stars of Mexico's culinary scene, paired with Day of the Dead-themed music.

Johnnie Walker Special Edition a Tribute to Wixáritari
Mexico News Daily

London-based spirits company Diageo has launched a special edition of Johnnie Walker Blue Label scotch whisky in bottles that pay tribute to the Wixáritari, or Huichol, people and their culture during September, the month of Mexico's independence celebrations.

Starbucks CDMX Store 'Perks Up' Senior Citizens' Lives

Starbucks customers in Mexico City may notice something distinct about one particular coffee shop's employees: They're all seniors. Located in the Colonia del Valle neighborhood, the new store is part of the company's push to provide more job opportunities for seniors.

Avocados From Mexico Invites You to 'Savor Every Moment'
The Packer

Avocados From Mexico has a targeted line-up of retail and social media promotions - all designed to spur avocado lovers to 'Savor Every Moment.' The fall campaign offers in-store merchandising and promotions, as well as digital coupons, recipes and Facebook Live videos.

Maná Named Latin Grammys' 2018 Person of the Year
Herald Dispatch

Maná, an iconic Mexican rock band with a profound social and environmental consciousness that has been creating captivating music for over three decades, has been named the Latin Recording Academy's 2018 Person of the Year and will be honored at a star-studded gala in Las Vegas.

Mexico's Largest Dog Park Opens in León, Guanajuato

The barking of dozens of dogs heralded the dedication of the 'Perro Parque' in León on Monday in an event led by 'El Encantador de Perros,' César Millán, who said that the park, the largest in the country for canine recreation, represents the love that Mexico has for animals.

10 Tips for Anyone Thinking of Retiring in Mexico

More and more North Americans are retiring in Mexico to enjoy new experiences and a more relaxed lifestyle, as well as access to affordable healthcare and a lower cost of living. If you're thinking about joining them, here are 10 tips to help make your move and transition as smooth as possible.

Nuup Links Mexico's Small-scale Farmers with Buyers
Mexico News Daily

Linking small agricultural producers to buyers is the aim of Nuup, an online platform developed by three Mexican entrepreneurs. Oaxaca, Chiapas, Yucatán, Michoacán and Coahuila are among the 17 states where agricultural producers are using Nuup's resources to grow their businesses.

Commemorating Mexico's Independence from Spain

Every September, known as El Mes de la Patria (The Month of Our Nation,) cities throughout Mexico host a series of joyful, colorful and patriotic festivities celebrating the first and most significant episode of the country's history - Mexico's Independence from Spain.

Amazon to Launch Online Food and Drink Sales in Mexico
CNBC will begin selling food and drinks in Mexico, including snacks, sweets and wines, the online retailer said last week, a move that could intensify its competition with Walmart de Mexico to claim shoppers in the country's emerging e-commerce market.

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