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Bank of México Puts New 100-Peso Bill into Circulation
Mexico News Daily

The Bank of México put the new 100-peso banknote in circulation last week. Featuring 17th century feminist Sister Juana Inés de la Cruz on one side, and monarch butterflies in a pine forest on the other, the new bill is made of polymer rather than paper.

Mexico's 'Vochol' Unique in the History of Popular Art
Car Scoops

The 'Vochol,' a 1990 Volkswagen Beetle that was converted into a work of art in 2010, was the first objet d´art of Huichol art on wheels in the world. It is unprecedented and unique in the history of popular art, which dramatically enhances the cultural & artistic wealth of Mexico.

Mexico Improves Protocols for Avocado Exports to Japan

The Ministry of Agriculture of Mexico reported that the main avocado producers and exporters in Michoacan and Jalisco have agreed to reinforce the sanitary measures of shipments destined for the Japanese market. 90% of the avocados consumed in Japan come from Mexico.

Mercado Libre Invests $1B in Mexico Logistics Network

Mercado Libre announced an investment of one billion pesos to create its own logistics network that allows it to reach the entire Mexican territory in 24 hours. The platform's network will feature yellow planes and vans, as well as new distribution centers to cover the entire country.

GAP: Mexican Airport Traffic Down 34.9% in October
Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico

For October 2020, the total number of terminal passengers at GAP's 14 airports (12 in Mexico, 2 in Jamaica) decreased by 34.9%, compared to the same period of the previous year. Domestic passenger traffic decreased by 29.5%, international traffic by 43.6%.

Mexico Extends El Buen Fin 2020 Sales Event to 12 Days

More than 60,000 retailers throughout Mexico will be offering discounts from November 9-20 during El Buen Fin, a nationwide shopping event inspired by Black Friday. Over these 12 days, special promotions, including extended credit terms, will be offered in physical and online stores.

Mexican State of Puebla Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

With 31 votes in favor, five against and three abstentions, the Puebla Congress on Tuesday approved reforms to the Civil Code that guarantee people of the same sex the right to marry, as well as recognition of common-law marriages between same-sex couples.

Jalisco, Mexico Plans to Become Known as 'Jallywood'

In an effort to make Jalisco, Mexico, the production capital of Latin America, a 'Jallywood' so to speak, the governing authorities have mapped a plan of action that includes the introduction of a new state film law to ensure smooth functioning of the industry.

GAP: Mexican Airport Traffic Down 51.8% During 3Q20

During 3Q20, total terminal passengers at Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico's 14 airports (12 in Mexico, 2 in Jamaica) decreased by 6,144,700 passengers, a decrease of 51.8%, compared to 3Q19. The level of recovery in GAP's operations and results will depend on the duration of the pandemic.

Celebrating Día de Los Muertos in Times of Covid-19

Ofrendas, parades, plays and festivities are all part of Mexico City's Day of the Dead celebrations. This year's events have been adapted to the times of Covid-19. Some will be held in person, with safey measures in place, while others will be held virtually.

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