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Mexican Students Shine at Int'l Mathematical Olympiad
The 60th International Mathematical Olympiad, held from July 11-22, 2019 at the University of Bath in the United Kingdom, brought together the brightest young minds from around the world, and Mexico's team brought home one silver and 3 bronze medals, as well as two Honorable Mentions.
Guadalajara, Jalisco to Host 9th Aneberries Conference
Jalisco, Mexico is the world's fifth largest producer of berries, which is why Guadalajara was once again chosen to hold the International Congress of Aneberries. This year's event, set to take place July 31 to August 2 at Expo Guadalajara, will focus on social responsibility and sustainability.
July 24 is National Tequila Day in the United States
Though celebrated on the third Saturday of March in Mexico, National Tequila Day falls on July 24th in the United States. So, no matter where you find yourself today, the most appropriate thing to do is to raise a glass to the first distilled beverage in North America.
Mexico to Implement 10-digit Telephone Dialing August 3
Timothy Real Estate Group
Things are about to get easier when making phone calls in Mexico. As of August 3, all telephone numbers throughout the country, whether land line or cellular, local or long distance, will have a total of 10 digits, according to the Federal Institute of Telecommunications.
Carnival Panorama Readies for Mexican Riviera Cruises
The final touches are being put on Carnival Cruise Line's brand-new, 3,960 passenger, Vista-class cruise ship, the Carnival Panorama, in preparation for the year-round, seven-night, Mexican Riviera cruises to Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, and Mazatlan that start sailing in December.
UNAM Scientists Make Medical Research Breakthrough
Scientists at Mexico's National Autonomous University (UNAM) have developed a chemical formula to preserve cadavers without the use of refrigeration. This new method of preservation maintains the flexibility of the bodies, which improves their usability for research and teaching.
Oaxaca a Microcosm of The Best of What Mexico Offers
Home to exquisite architecture, a living indigenous culture, spectacular Zapotec and Mixtec archaeological sites, diverse natural riches, world-famous cuisine and some of the country's most exceptional artisans, Oaxaca is a microcosm for the very best of what Mexico has to offer.
Retiring on the Beach Doesn't Have to Cost a Fortune
Most people who dream about retiring at the beach assume they can't afford it. But a new report by International Living identifies 21 worldwide beach destinations where living with the surf and sand steps from your door doesn't cost a fortune - and five of them are in Mexico.
T+L Names San Miguel de Allende Mexico's Top City
Three Mexican cities have made Travel + Leisure magazine's list of the world's top 15 cities for 2019. San Miguel de Allende, T+L's World's Best City in 2017 & 2018 came in at No. 2 this year; Mexico City jumped from 11th to 4th place, and Oaxaca City moved into fifth place.
Mexican Boxer Canelo Alvarez Wins 2019 ESPY Award
Canelo Alvarez, boxing's biggest star and the king of the middleweight division, has won the prestigious 2019 ESPY award for Best Boxer. This award is yet another achievement in what is becoming a historic career for the 28-year-old star from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.
Laredo and State of Jalisco Partner as Sister Cities
Officials from the City of Laredo, Texas and the State of Jalisco, Mexico came together this week to embark on a new partnership as Sister Cities. The partnership is ideal, as Laredo is the largest port in terms of trade in the US, and Jalisco the number one state in terms of manufacturing in Mexico.
Remittances to Mexico Break Monthly Record in May
Remittances to Mexico, one of the largest sectors of the country's economy, in May hit $3.203 billion dollars - the highest level for any individual month on record. According to figures released by the country's central bank, cash transfers jumped 1.5% over the same period last year.
Mexico Boasts 5th Best Health Care System in the World
Mexico's outstanding combination of great weather, magnificent beaches, world famous cuisine, fascinating culture and friendly people have made of it one of the best places to retire in the world. But did you know that it also has one of the best health care systems on the planet?
Last Volkswagen Beetle Rolls Off Assembly Line in Mexico
It's the end of an era - an era that has stretched on for a very long time, albeit with slightly different silhouettes. The last Volkswagen Beetle to be produced, a third-generation Denim Blue coupe, will roll off the assembly line in Puebla, Mexico, on Wednesday.
Avocados from Jalisco Export Procedures Streamlined
Mexico has streamlined the certification of origin process for the export of avocados produced in the state of Jalisco after the Apeajal complained about delays of up to five days in the issuance of certificates and the consequent impact they had on the export of perishables.
CFE Finds 140 Million Pesos in Customer Billing Errors
After investigating only 55% of the over 223,000 complaints from customers who claimed that billing for their power consumption had been excessive, the Federal Electricity Commission admits to having overcharged 27,000 customers by nearly 142 million pesos between 2011-2018.
Mexico Urged to Act Aggressively to Save the Vaquita
Animal Welfare Institute
The UNESCO World Heritage Committee on Wednesday approved an 'in danger' designation for Mexico's Upper Gulf of California, the last-remaining home of the critically endangered vaquita porpoise and the protected totoaba fish, whose bladders are considered a delicacy in Asia.
GAP: Passenger Traffic Up 9.0% in Mexican Airports
Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico has reported that the number of terminal passengers in June 2019 increased by 9.0 percent at GAP's 13 airports, compared to the same period of 2018. Domestic traffic increased by 10.1 percent, while international traffic increased by 7.4 percent.
Mexico Still Searching for Solution to Seaweed Problem
Travel Market Report
Mexico has spent $17 million to remove over half a million tons of sargassum seaweed from its Caribbean beaches, from Tulum to Playa del Carmen & Cancun. The problem - now affecting tourism and the environment - isn't going away, experts said at an international conference last week.