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Many Beaches in Quintana Roo are Now Sargassum Free
El Universal

Authorities on Mexico's Caribbean coast said that beaches in two Quintana Roo municipalities have been cleared of the sargassum that has been washing ashore over the past five months, causing a significant drop in tourism and triggering warnings of a serious environmental disaster.

Mexico's Traveling Virgin Returns to Home in Zapopan

One of the most important religious celebrations in Mexico is held every year on October 12, when millions of pilgrims, led by tribal dancers and priests, accompany the Virgin of Zapopan on her five-mile journey from the Guadalajara Cathedral to the Basilica of Our Lady of Zapopan.

In Mexico, E-commerce Comes to the Corner Store

With more than 17,000 locations, you can't go far in Mexico without seeing an Oxxo store. And now, Mexico's largest convenience store chain has cracked two of the biggest barriers to online shopping - payments and pickup - in a country where traditional bank accounts are shunned by many.

New York City's Shake Shack Heads to Mexico City

The cult of Shake Shack looms ever larger: New York City's beloved burger chain is expanding to Latin America, with its first store slated for Mexico City in 2019. Partnering with Mexican hospitality group, Grupo Toks, the company intends to have 30 stores in Mexico by 2028.

Mexico Chock-full of 'Magical Towns' - 121 to be Exact

Mexico offers more than just beach resorts; it is full of magical towns. At the fifth annual Pueblos Mágicos Fair, held October 11-14 in Morelia, Michoacán, Tourism Secretary Enrique de la Madrid Cordero introduced 10 new towns designated as 'magical,' bringing the total to 121.

Pemex's Discovery Could Transform Mexico's Oil Industry
Business Insider

Mexico's state-owned oil producer, Pemex, announced Tuesday that it had discovered roughly 180 million barrels of oil in the Gulf of Mexico. The so-called proven, probable, and possible, or 3P, reserves could support Mexico's oil output, which has been in decline since 2004.

The Settlement Company's 3rd Qtr 2018 Mexico Newsletter
The Settlement Company

In the Settlement Company's 3rd Qtr 2018 Mexico newsletter, John Glaab discusses two cultural events, the celebration of Mexico's Independence and the Day of The Artisan. Other topics include Pueblos Mágicos, paying taxes on rental property, and the USMCA trade agreement.

5 Arts-Rich, Low-Cost Beach Towns for Retirement Living

Today's beach-loving retirees are seeking more than just sun and sand, but a sophisticated lifestyle offering fine dining, theater, and art in abundance. International Living identifies five arts-rich, great-value beach towns around the world - in Mexico, France, Uruguay, Spain, and Malaysia.

Lime Rolls Out Electric Scooter Rentals in Mexico City
Smart Cities World

Micro-mobility company, Lime, has launched its dockless electric scooter rental service in the Polanco, Anzures, Juarez, La Condesa, and La Roma neighborhoods of Mexico City. The Lime-S e-scooters bring easy, quick, affordable and sustainable travel solutions to the capital city.

CFE Customers in Mexico City Refuse to Pay Their Bills
Mexico News Daily

Four out of every 10 electricity customers in Mexico City don't pay their bills, according to the CFE. Information submitted by the state-owned utility to the National Transparency Platform shows that there are 1.15 million customers in the capital with unpaid electric bills.

American Airlines Adds New Flights from DFW to Mexico
Dallas News

American Airlines is bulking up its service to Mexico and Latin America from DFW International Airport, with new routes and additional frequencies to six Mexican cities it already serves: Guadalajara, Leon, Queretaro, Chihuahua, San Luis Potosi and Puerto Vallarta.

Visit Valle de Guadalupe - The Napa Valley of Mexico

Nowadays California's must-visit wine region isn't in California at all: it's in Baja California, 90 minutes below the Mexican border, in Valle de Guadalupe. And it has legions of in-the-know wine lovers heading there - especially for the Valle Food & Wine Festival, happening October 6-8.

Take a Reconnaissance Trip Before Retiring Overseas

Deciding to retire abroad is a huge step, even if you're a seasoned world traveler. Living in another country is a different story, and one of the most important things you should do before making the move is to take at least one reconnaissance trip to your chosen retirement location.

IEnova to Invest US$200 Million in Port of Manzanillo

IEnova and Trafigura have signed a long-term agreement to develop a refined products marine terminal at the Port of Manzanillo in Colima, Mexico. The new terminal is scheduled to begin operating by the end of 2020 with a total storage capacity of 1.48 million barrels of fuel in its first phase.

3 Holland America Ships to Sail Mexican Riviera in 2019
Cruise and Ferry

Three Holland America Line ships will sail a series of seven- and 11-day cruises along the Mexican Riviera between January and December 2019. All itineraries will depart from San Diego, California and include calls at the Mexican ports of Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlán.

Mexico City Student a Breakthrough Challenge Finalist

On September 21, the top finalists in the 2018 Breakthrough Junior Challenge global math and science competition were announced, and 14-year-old Luciana Lozano of Mexico City is among the group of 16 students from around the world competing for $400,000 in prizes.

Arte y Folklor México Ballet Conquers South Korea

The Arte y Folklor México Ballet Company won second place at the 15th Cheonan World Dance Festival, which was held in South Korea from September 12-16. This dance festival, the most important of its kind, brought together 52 Folkloric dance companies from around the world.

Could This Be the Easiest Place for Retirement?

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico has been attracting retirees since the late 1930s. The editors at International Living explain why this colonial city, with its proximity to the U.S., lower cost of living, and rich culture, is one of the easiest places for retirement abroad.

Tech in The Big City: 10 Must-Have Apps in Mexico City
MEXLend Mortgages for Mexico

Mexico City is a fascinating city to visit, and an even more fascinating place to live. But, in one of the most densely populated cities in the world, the arrival of the digital era has most definitely been a positive contribution to daily life in the country's capital.

Walmart Acquires Cornershop Delivery Service in Mexico
Talk Business

To ramp up its online grocery business in Mexico and Chile, Walmart Inc has acquired food delivery service Cornershop for $225 million. Walmex will offer Cornershop users goods at the same prices as in the company's physical stores, initially in Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey.

Mexico Stops Hotel Project at Sea Turtle Nesting Beach
Associated Press

Environmental authorities in Mexico say they have denied permits for a proposed hotel near one of the Yucatan Peninsula's most important sea turtle nesting beaches. The 520-room project would have erected 23 buildings and an artificial lake near Xcacel beach, just north of Tulum.

Volkswagen to End Production of Mexico's Favorite Car

Say 'Adios' to Mexico's favorite ride, the 'Vocho.' Volkswagen will stop making its iconic car in June. If you're not ready to say goodbye to the Bug just yet, you've still got a few months to buy the 2019 Beetle Final Edition, the last model the company will produce.

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