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Puerto Vallarta Hotels & Beaches Reopen June 15th
María Francesca

The governments of Jalisco and Nayarit on Friday evening announced that the first step towards the revival of tourism will begin on Monday, June 15th with the gradual reopening of Puerto Vallarta and Bahía de Banderas hotels and beaches.

Jalisco Economic Reactivation Plan Suffers Setback

Last night, via his social networks, Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro Ramírez said that due to the increasing number of COVID cases in the state caused by relaxed health measures, 'we are not in a position to move into Phase 1 of the Economic Reactivation Plan.'

Guadalajara-Puerto Vallarta Highway 93% Complete

Budget cuts and environmental issues have caused delays in the construction of the long-awaited Guadalajara-Puerto Vallarta highway - but not the coronavirus. While most of the country came to an abrupt stop more than 80 days ago, work on the new road continued at full speed.

Six Magical Places in Mexico to Visit After Quarantine
MEXLend Mortgages for Mexico

Without a doubt, after the quarantine you will want to resume your travel plans and visit destinations that inspire freedom and tranquility. In Mexico, there are numerous places rich in culture and magical towns that, after confinement, will welcome you with open arms.

GAP: Passenger Traffic Down 90.7% in Mexican Airports

For May 2020, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, total terminal passengers at GAP's 14 airports (13 in Mexico, 1 in Jamaica) decreased by 90.7%, compared to the same period of 2019. Domestic traffic decreased 88.3%, international passenger traffic by 94.4%.

Largest & Oldest Maya Monument Uncovered in Mexico
Science Alert

A giant, almost mile-long, structure has been discovered in the state of Tabasco on the southern tip of Mexico. Researchers say it may be the oldest monumental construction ever found in the Maya area and the largest in the entire pre-Hispanic history of the region.

Governor Asks Citizens to Resume Isolation Measures
Diego Sancho

The detection of 322 new COVID-19 cases and the death of 16 people on Tuesday is an indicator that the people of Jalisco are relaxing the isolation measures, and that could put the pandemic out of control in the state, Governor Enrique Alfaro Ramírez said yesterday.

Ford Restarts Operations in All of its Mexico Auto Plants
Detroit Free Press

After weeks of shutdown due to the coronavirus, Ford Motor Co. has restarted production at its four plants in Mexico, spokesman Said Deep reported Monday. The automaker's Mexico operations build vehicles sold in the US and make parts used on cars built at US assembly plants.

Mexican Workers in US Sending Record Money Home
The Conversation

The migrant laborers who staff American meat plants, construction sites and delivery services are working through the pandemic - and sending more funds back home than ever. Mexicans living in the U.S. sent $4.02 billion home in March 2020, a 35.8% increase over March 2019.

Most of Mexico Painted Red on New 'Stoplight' Map
Mexico News Daily

Every state except Zacatecas has been allocated a 'red light' on the federal government's stoplight system to determine which coronavirus restrictions can be lifted and where, meaning that nonessential activities will not recommence on Monday in the vast majority of the country.

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