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Mexico's Bomberos Battling Blazes Throughout the Country
Banderas News Team
Mexico is facing an extremely heavy season of brush and forest fires, with 4,425 blazes recorded so far this year. The Federal Environment Department said Wednesday that 3,800 firefighters are combatting an average of about 100 fires per day throughout the country.
Mexican Scientists Develop Mosquito Bio-insecticide
Mexican scientists at the National Polytechnic Institute have developed a bio-insecticide capable of stopping the development of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, preventing it from reaching adulthood and transmitting diseases like Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika.
Up to 24 Hurricanes Could Affect Mexico This Season
The 2019 Mexican Pacific hurricane season begins today, Wednesday, May 15. Up to 24 tropical cyclones are forecast for Mexico this year, according to Christian Dominguez, a researcher at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Center for Atmospheric Sciences.
PepsiCo, Inc. Plans to Invest $4 Billion in Mexico
PepsiCo, Inc. has announced plans to invest $4 billion in Mexico between 2019 and 2020 as part of a broad growth initiative focused on four strategic pillars. The initiatives program confirms the Group's long-term business philosophy and commitment to reinvestment in Mexico.
Mexico City Lawmakers Pass Ban on Disposable Plastics
Mexico City lawmakers have passed a ban on plastic bags, straws, utensils and other disposable plastic items that's scheduled to take effect at the end of 2020. This gives businesses in the Capital City more than a year to make the switch to biodegradable products.
Mexico Readies Tax Deal with Technology Platforms
Mexico's Finance Ministry plans to announce the roll-out of a landmark tax deal with Uber and other technology platforms in the coming weeks, a top official said. The program wouldn't create a new tax but would collect what drivers should already be reporting and paying monthly.
2019 Patrón Perfectionists Global Cocktail Competition
The 2019 Patrón Perfectionists Cocktail Competition launched May 7 with an even broader global reach. With bartenders from more than 30 countries invited to submit their recipes, this year's competition for the perfect Patrón Tequila-based cocktail is going to be, well... stiff.
GAP: Passenger Traffic Up 8.7% in Mexican Airports
Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico has reported that the number of terminal passengers in April 2019 increased by 8.7% at GAP's 13 airports, compared to the same period of 2018. Domestic traffic increased by 7.8%, while international traffic increased by 9.9 percent.
2019 Cruise Season Sees Mexican Riviera Traffic Spike
Cruise Industry News
The West Coast cruise market, primarily composed of sailings from California to the Mexican Riviera, is seeing traffic spike thanks to new cruise ships, new interest and new operators, according to the 2019 Cruise Industry News Annual Report.
Why Mexico and the U.S. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo
While Cinco de Mayo celebrates the unlikely defeat of elite French forces by an undermanned Mexican army in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, this victory may have also played a part in preventing French Emperor Napoleon III from helping the Confederacy win the American Civil War.
Lawmakers to Tackle Marijuana Legalization This Summer
Mexican lawmakers will hash out the details of a marijuana regulation bill during the upcoming summer recess, with the goal of passing the legislation ahead of an October deadline, according to a key committee leader. The recess begins on May 1 and lasts until August 31.
Daniela Soto Innes Named The World's Best Female Chef
Daniela Soto Innes, a 28-year-old Mexican chef who owns two restaurants in New York City, has been named the world's best female chef by organizers of The World's 50 Best Restaurants. Soto, the youngest winner ever, was commended for her 'dynamic and inventive' cooking.
Things to Consider Before Making Your Move to Mexico
Travel Daily News
With its gorgeous landscape, rich culture, friendly people, and deep history, Mexico is a dream destination for many Americans and Canadians approaching retirement. But there are a few things that you should consider before you make that dream a reality.
Mexico's Secretary of Tourism Shares New Strategies
The worldwide closures of Mexico Tourism Board offices left plenty of speculation as to what the country would do to retain its status as one of the world's leading tourism destinations. Miguel Torruco Marqués, Mexico's Secretary of Tourism, explains the new strategies.
Mexico Becomes Top US Trade Partner For The First Time
Mexico has long been Arizona's top trade partner. Now, for the first time, our southern neighbor is also the No. 1 trade partner with the United States. In January and February of this year, trade between Mexico and the U.S. accounted for $97.4 billion in imports and exports.
Summertime is the Best Time of Year to Visit Mexico
If a Mexico beach vacation is on your radar, the best time to go if you want to get a deal is late summer or early fall. That's according to the travel experts at Expedia, who have combed through vacation booking data to determine trends and offer helpful, money-saving advice.
Tlapiani: The First Telescope Designed & Built in Mexico
Mexico News Daily
'Tlapiani,' the first telescope to be completely designed and built from start to finish in Mexico by Mexicans, is 90% complete. When finished, the scope, whose construction was overseen by Autonomous University of Nuevo León scientists, will be used to study asteroids.
AMLO Explores Possibility of Bringing NASCAR to Mexico
Mexico Tourism Secretary, Miguel Torruco Marqués, announced that, instead of Formula 1, the government of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is exploring the possibility of bringing NASCAR races to Mexico as they are self-financing and don't require government resources.