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Walmart Opens $42M Distribution Center in Chihuahua
Walmart recently opened a new omnichannel distribution center in Ciudad Chihuahua, aimed at strengthening its supply chain network in northern Mexico. The $42 million facility currently employs 700 workers and could eventually create 1,800 jobs.
Mascota-Puerto Vallarta Highway Repairs Completed
Traveling from Mascota to Puerto Vallarta will now take about one hour and 15 minutes, Governor Enrique Alfaro Ramírez said last week, after announcing the conclusion of repairs to the Mascota-Las Palmas-Puerto Vallarta section of State Highway 544.
Mexico Extends US Border Travel Ban until October 21
Mexico announced Thursday that its border with the U.S. will remain closed for another month to further prevent the spread of COVID-19. Travel restrictions only apply to land crossings, as flights between the two countries have largely continued since the early days of the pandemic.
Jalisco Mexico's 2nd Largest Generator of Jobs in August
The Jalisco Plan for Economic Reactivation, implemented on June 1, is beginning to show favorable results with 15,861 new formal jobs generated in August. This places the state in second place nationally for job creation, according to data from the Mexican Institute of Social Security.
Line 3 of Guadalajara Light Rail System is Now Open
The third line of Guadalajara's light rail system opened on Sept 12. The 13.3-mile, 18-station (13 elevated; 5 underground) line is expected to carry about 230,000 riders daily through the cities of Zapopan, Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque, with a 33-minute travel time, end to end.
The History of 'El Grito' Mexico's Cry of Independence
Independence Day is probably the most popular Mexican patriotic holiday. Since this year's celebrations have been cancelled due to the pandemic, we commemorate the occasion with a brief description of the historical events that sparked Mexico's war of Independence.
Mexico City's New Airport a Giant Mammoth Graveyard
8,700 bones from 200 mammoths have been unearthed at the construction site of Mexico City's new Felipe Angeles International Airport. According to Rubén Manzanilla, who coordinates the archeological salvage team, 40 of the 200 skeletons are almost complete.
U.S. State Department Eases Mexico Travel Advisory
Mexico News Daily
The US has eased its Mexico travel advisory from Level 4 (Do Not Travel) to Level 3 (Reconsider Travel). Each state has its own status, but some of the 'increased risk areas' are home to tourism destinations that are free of travel restrictions, including Puerto Vallarta.
World Education Week to Showcase Mexico City Schools
World Education Week, an online event that's billed as the 'world's biggest education conference,' will showcase Mexico City's Aliat Universidades and the Avalon International School. Both were chosen for their expertise and commitment to learning and teaching.
2020 Remittances to Mexico Expected to Break Record
Despite the economic effects of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, remittances to Mexico are on track to set a new record this year, with an estimated 39.4 billion USD expected to be sent home by Mexicans working abroad - mainly in the United States - through cash-transfer systems.