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Mexico's Cloud Forests Could be Lost to Climate Change
In as few as 25 years, climate change could shrink and dry 60-80% of Western Hemisphere cloud forests. In Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, warming would reduce cloud immersion in 100% of cloud forests, according to a study published April 17, 2019.
Chargers-Chiefs to Play in Mexico City November 18
It was previously announced that the Los Angeles Chargers would be taking on the Kansas City Chiefs in Mexico City this season, but the date is now official. The AFC West division rivals will play a Monday Night Football game at Estadio Azteca on November 18, 2019.
Two New Cruise Lines Will Explore Mexican Waters
Mexico's seemingly endless coastline - 58,000 miles that touch the Pacific Ocean, Sea of Cortez, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico - is known for its rocky cliffs, white sandy beaches and diverse marine life. Come December, two new cruise lines will help visitors get to know these waters.
Jalisco Environmental Officers Rescue Veiled Chameleons
Riviera Maya News
Environmental officials in the state of Jalisco have rescued 30 veiled chameleons from being shipped to Mexico City via a parcel company. Found to be in poor health, all thirty reptiles were transferred to medical facilities at a wildlife shelter for proper care.
Mexico's 10 Digit Phone Dialing System Begins August 3
Say 'adios' to telephone prefix confusion! A simpler, streamlined dialing process is less than four months away from implementation throughout Mexico. As of August 3, all phone numbers, whether landline or cellular, local or long distance, will have a total of 10 digits.
San Ysidro Pedestrian Path into Mexico Open to Public
San Diego Tribune
Border-crossers walking into Mexico on Monday enjoyed an open and green new pedestrian plaza and walkway near PedEast at the San Ysidro Port of Entry. The makeover is the latest project completed as part of a major overhaul of the San Ysidro land border crossing with Mexico.
Water Quality Tested at Semana Santa Beach Destinations
With hordes of nationals heading to the country's coastal states for Semana Santa, the Mexico Health Secretariat's Federal Commission for Protection against Health Risks (Cofepris) tested the water quality at 269 beaches to ensure they were safe for recreational use.
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma Plays Bach Along US-Mexico Border
Legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma brought his Bach Project to the sister cities of Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, last weekend. The project uses the centuries-old classical music of Johann Sebastian Bach to explore connections between cultures.
The Settlement Co.'s Mexico Resort Real Estate Report
In this edition of The Settlement Company's Mexico Resort Real Estate Report, in addition to giving us a real estate market update from Los Cabos, John K. Glaab comments on paying taxes on Mexico rental properties, and México's flourishing manufacturing industry.
Mexico City Police Dept. Launches New Drone Program
The Mexico City Police Department has launched a new drone program in partnership with Cape, a cloud platform for drone telepresence and data management. The program will focus on increasing operational efficiency and the safety of both CDMX police officers and the community.
Mexico Tourism Board Gutting a Hot Topic at Tianguis
At the opening ceremony of the 44th annual Tianguis Turistico, tourism executives confronted President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador about his dismantling of the Mexico Tourism Board, and reminded him that tourism contributes 8.8 percent of the country's GDP.
Merida a Favorite Spot for Buying a Home in Mexico
MEXLend Mortgages for Mexico
Rich in Mayan culture and history, Merida is perfect for those seeking to live out an active retirement, or those looking to raise a family immersed in the multi-culturalism offered by a city that has a moderate expat population, while retaining its authentic Mexican culture.
GAP: Passenger Traffic Up 5.7% in Mexican Airports
Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico has reported that the total number of terminal passengers increased by 5.7% at GAP's 13 airports, compared to the same period of 2018. Domestic traffic increased by 3.9%, while international traffic increased by 7.8%.
Daylight Saving Time Begins in Mexico on April 7, 2019
In most of Mexico, daylight saving time, or 'Horario de Verano,' begins at 2:00 am local time on Sunday, April 7, 2019. So, if you are lucky enough to be celebrating Spring 'South of the Border,' don't forget to set your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed Saturday night!
Record Number of Americans Want to Become Expats
According to a recent Gallup poll, a record-breaking number of US citizens want to be expats. If you've been curious about living abroad, then you're not alone. The latest data shows that 16% of Americans want to live the expat life - and many of them are choosing Mexico.
Mexico City Could Soon Have World's Largest Urban Park
Once the home of Lake Texcoco, the land on which Mexico City's new airport was to have been located could become the world's largest urban park, thanks to a 2010 project designed by Mexican architect Iñaki Echeverría and the support of the National Water Commission.
Trump Nominates New U.S. Ambassador to Mexico
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday nominated Washington-based attorney Christopher Landau to be the next U.S. ambassador to Mexico. If confirmed by the Senate, he would fill a position that has been empty since Roberta Jacobson resigned in May of 2018.