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Mexico Jumps to 6th Most Visited Country in The World
Travel Weekly

Mexico has jumped to the sixth most visited country in the world, President Enrique Peña Nieto said at the April 15-18, 2018 Tianguis Turístico conference, telling government officials, tourism executives and media that Mexico had climbed to No. 6 from the No. 8 spot in one year.

Rams-Chiefs Set to Play in Mexico City November 19
The Sports Xchange

Monday Night Football will feature a game played in Mexico City this coming season. The Los Angeles Rams will act as the home team when they face the Kansas City Chiefs on November 19 at Estadio Azteca. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:15 pm CT and will be televised by ESPN.

Why So Many People are Making the Move to Mexico
MEXLend Mortgages for Mexico

It's hard to get an accurate account of Mexico without spending real time in this incredible country and experiencing its wonders first-hand. There are many reasons why more & more people are choosing to buy homes and live here. The experts at MEXLend Mortgages list a few.

Police Seize 22,800 Contraband Turtle Eggs in Oaxaca
Mexico News Daily

A routine traffic stop turned into the largest seizure of contraband turtle eggs ever made by Mexico's Federal Police. When officers pulled over a pickup truck for crossing the highway's center line, they discovered 57 bags containing 22,800 eggs hidden under a tarp in the back.

1st Quarter 2018 Mexico Resort and Real Estate News
The Settlement Company

Welcome to The Settlement Company's First Quarter, 2018 newsletter. In this edition are previews of two upcoming real estate conferences; the opening of our new office in Quintana Roo; the story of Baja California Sur's rapid economic growth, and info on Mexico rental property tax.

Mexico Tourism Promoted at 43rd Tianguis Turístico

President Enrique Peña Nieto, along with Federal Tourism Secretary Enrique de la Madrid and Mexico Tourism Board CEO Héctor Flores Santana, inaugurated the 43rd edition of Tianguis Turístico, which opened at the Mazatlán International Center on Sunday and concludes Wednesday, April 18.

Michoacán Reclaims World's Biggest Guacamole Record

Less than a year after avocado growers in Jalisco broke the world record for the biggest guacamole, with a whopping 3 tonnes (6,600 lbs) of delicious dip made from 'green gold,' a new Guinness World Record has been set in Michoacan - Mexico's top avocado-growing state.

Mexico #2 on 2018 'World's Best Places to Retire' List

The editors of International Living recently released their picks for the Best Places in the World to Retire in 2018. Out of the top ten countries listed on this year's Global Retirement Index, Latin American destinations took the top 3 spots - and Mexico came in at #2!

Interjet Announces New Guanajuato-Texas Flights
Mexico News Today

Mexico-based airline Interjet recently announced that starting in June, they will begin offering a new flight from Del Bajío International Airport in Silao, Guanajuato to San Antonio and Houston, Texas as part of a strategy to open more than a dozen international routes.

Mexico's Lower Property Taxes Stretch Retirement Budget

It's possible for retirees to slash property-tax rates by as much as 99% by moving overseas, according to a new report from International Living. The report points to destinations like Ecuador, Mexico and Portugal, where expats say they have seen significant savings in their tax bills.

Mexico Exporting Vehicles to the U.S. at a Record Pace

New data from the Mexico Automotive Association show vehicle exports to the U.S. in the first quarter climbed 5.3%, despite a slight decline in exports in March. In 2018, automakers have shipped almost 600,000 vehicles to the US, with those models making up almost 15% of US auto sales.

Scientists Finding Effective Ways to Restore Coral Reefs
The Conversation

Coral reefs are complex structures that are home to thousands of exotic sea creatures. They're also crucial to a healthy planet earth. But with corals dying off in many of the earth's waters, scientists are in a race against time to restore these irreplaceable marine habitations.

Real Estate Investments Flourish Throughout Mexico
Mexico News Today

According to Alejandro Kuri Pheres, president of the Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals, over the last 5 years, $32 billion USD in real estate investments have been made throughout Mexico, and the industry anticipates investments of between $7 to 8 billion this year.

'Universal Health' the Theme of World Health Day 2018

Universal Health, the theme of World Health Day 2018, (which falls on Saturday, April 7 this year), implies that all people and communities have access, without discrimination, to quality health services without having to expose themselves to financial difficulties.

Bar Mina El Edén a Must-See Attraction in Zacatecas

With Zacatecas still considered an off-the-beaten-path destination for international visitors, Bar Mina El Edén is a must-see for anyone visiting the colonial city. Claiming to be the world's only underground club, and the second oldest in Mexico, it fulfills its promise of 'another level' experience.

Efforts to Diversify Mexico Tourism Industry Have Failed
Mexico News Daily

Despite government efforts to diversify the tourism sector, Mexico Tourism Secretariat data reveals that foreign passenger arrivals in Cancún, Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, Monterrey, Guadalajara and Cozumel accounted for 92.1% of all international arrivals by air in January.

'Best Places' Expat Study Examines Healthcare in Mexico

Best Places in The World To Retire has released its 3rd research study of 1,129 expats living in Mexico, 'Healthcare in Mexico.' Respondents reported that access to quality healthcare was almost 4 times better than in their home country, and costs much less than in the US or Canada.

State of Yucatán to Restore Ancient Mayan Cities
El Universal

The state of Yucatán has announced it will invest 35 million pesos (US $1.91 million) in the restoration and further research of the ancient Mayan cities located within its territory, including Chichén Itzá, Kinich Kak Moo, Dzibilchaltún, Uxmal and Kulubá.

Mexico Seeks to Create Protected Area for Jaguars

At the International Jaguar 2030 Forum held earlier this month at the UN headquarters in New York, Natural Protected Areas Commission Chief Alejandro del Mazo Maz announced Mexico's intention to create a tri-national jaguar natural protected area, along with Belize and Guatemala.

Mexico's Foreign Minister Talks Immigration in San Diego
Center for Immigration Studies

Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray spoke last week at the Center for U.S. and Mexico Studies at the University of California, San Diego. Among other topics, Minister Videgaray addressed immigration issues pertaining to the bilateral relationship between the two countries.

Auberge Resorts Begins Work on Punta Mita Property
Travel Pulse

Auberge Resorts Collection is opening a new destination on Mexico's Pacific coast overlooking the Bay of Banderas. Susurros del Corazón, a Punta Mita Peninsula property, is slated to begin welcoming guests in late 2019 with a focus on reverence for nature and unscripted luxury.

Mexico Most Popular Spot to Buy a Second Home

In a recent report, Point2 Homes revealed the most popular spots Americans were looking to buy a vacation home based on keyword specific Google searches - and Mexico ranked number one. Puerto Vallarta was the most sought-after location in the country, with 10,230 searches a month.

Amazon & Spielberg Team Up for 'Cortes' Mini-Series

Amazon has given Steven Spielberg the go-ahead to create a four-hour original miniseries based on the epic saga of Hernan Cortes. The series will focus on the conquistador's expedition to Mexico, where he led an army of Spanish invaders to bring the Aztec empire to its knees.

Mexico's 'Silicon Valley' Offers Different Image for US
Steven Greenhut - Orange County Register

Guadalajara's technology boom is definitely one of a kind, so it's easy to understand those who bristle at the 'Silicon Valley' comparison. But the comparison is an improvement from the usual American discussions of Mexico, which center around drug cartels and illegal immigration.

Daylight Saving Time Begins in Mexico on April 1, 2018

In most of Mexico, daylight saving time, or 'Horario de Verano,' begins at 2:00 am local time on Sunday, April 1, 2018. So if you are lucky enough to be celebrating the Easter holidays here, don't forget to set your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed on Saturday night.

Southwest's Spring Sale: Deals on Flights to Mexico

Southwest's Spring Sale offers deals on flights to more than 100 cities, including international destinations like Belize City, Cabo San Lucas, San Juan, Cancun, Mexico City, and Puerto Vallarta. The sale lasts until March 29, so you have plenty of time to dig up a cheap spring break fare.

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