News Around the Republic of Mexico
|US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce's Good Neighbor Awards|
On May 24, US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and Mexico's Secretary of Economy Dr. Ildefonso Guajardo accepted Good Neighbor Awards from the US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce. These awards go to individuals in the private and public sectors that have made outstanding contributions to US-Mexico relations.
Slim Eyeing Electric Taxi to Reduce Pollution in CDMX
Giant Motors, an automaker partially owned by Carlos Slim, is working on a prototype electric taxi to replace the gas-guzzling taxis polluting Mexico City's air. The environmentally friendly car will eventually replace part of Mexico City's more than 130,000 registered cabs.
Exxon to Open Gas Stations, Invest $300M in Mexico
Exxon Mobil Corp will bring its Mobil-brand gas stations to Mexico, pumping $300 million in the coming decade as it seeks to gain a foothold in the country's retail fuel market. Its first service stations in Mexico will open later this year, the US-based oil company said in a statement last week.
America Movil to Boost Internet Speed in Mexico
America Movil, the telecom giant controlled by Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim Helú, expects to roll out a 4.5G network in parts of Mexico by the end of 2017 and gear up for 5G by 2020, Daniel Hajj, the company's CEO, said at a news conference in Mexico City last week.
Zoo in Ciudad Juarez Welcomes Two White Tiger Cubs
A Mexican zoo is celebrating new additions, two white Bengal tiger cubs - one of the world's most endangered species. The cubs parents, mother Sascha and father Jazim, both rescued from circuses, live at the San Jorge Zoo in Ciudad Juarez, where the cubs were born.
New Requirements for Bringing Your Pet into Mexico
Bringing your pet into Mexico is not as simple as it once was. A new, more stringent law regarding cats and dogs entering Mexico went into effect on January 1, 2017. Mexico started enforcing the new requirements, which include two additional health certifications, in February 2017.
David's Bridal Opens First Franchise in Mexico City
David's Bridal has partnered with Diltex, a manufacturer and retailer of intimate apparel in Mexico, to open its first franchise location in Mexico City. The store, located on on Avenida Revolucion, carries a broad selection of designer gowns at an exceptional value.
Mexicali Citizens Cleaning Up the Colorado River Delta
Mexico News Daily
Forgotten for years by government at all three levels, the lagoons and wetlands of the Colorado River delta are getting attention from the citizens of Mexicali, Baja California, who have stepped up to the tasks of clean-up and reforestation of the natural area.
Holland America Line Expands Mexican Riviera Cruises
For the 2017-18 Mexico cruise season, Holland America Line's ms Oosterdam is joining ms Westerdam on roundtrip itineraries from San Diego. From Sept. 2017 through Feb. 2018, the 1,964-guest ships will sail 11 seven-day cruises calling at Mazatlán, Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta.
NuRAN Wireless to Bring Connectivity to Rural Jalisco
Canada's NuRAN Wireless Inc. has been selected for a project that will bring mobile connectivity and mobile Internet to 11 rural communities in Jalisco. These villages, with populations ranging from 45-1000, have no access to the power grid, mobile connectivity and mobile Internet.
Ranker: 10 Bottles of Tequila That Are Worth a Try
Ah, tequila. A bottle of the blue agave distillate from Jalisco, Mexico is must in any home bar. But which bottle? Ranker asked it's users which tequila is the fairest of them all. And ten thousand people voiced their opinion on the matter, leading to a list of ten bottles of tequila worth a try.
Fortius Plans Second Merchant Solar Plant in Jalisco
In April, Mexican firm Fortius opened the 8-megawatt Jalisco I solar plant, making it the first merchant solar plant in Mexico in the wake of the country's market reforms. It is now planning a second similar project. But it's too early say whether merchant PV is going to take off in Mexico.
Vegas-Style Pool Parties Coming to Mexico This Summer
La Coleccion Resorts introduces 'Hot Summer Extravaganza,' two months of themed pool parties that feature a lineup of six Mexican artists including DJs and fashion designers. They're set to take place in July and August at its all-inclusive Grand Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta.
Interjet Announces New Canada-Mexico Nonstop Flights
Interjet is introducing service from Canada to Mexico this summer. Starting July 13, Interjet will fly nonstop between Montréal's–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport and Mexico City's Aeropuerto Internacional Benito Juárez as well as between Montréal and Cancun International Airport.
Mexico Enlists Dolphins to Help Endangered Vaquita
Mexico's government has enlisted the help of three trained dolphins to locate in the wild their less fortunate cousin, the rare vaquita marina, in an effort to bring back from the brink of extinction a species of snub-nosed porpoise with fewer than 40 specimens left.
Airbnb to Collect and Remit Taxes in Mexico City
As Airbnb Inc. turns its attention to Latin America, the company is taking an unusual approach. It's giving local governments what they want. The home and apartment-rental company said it will collect and remit taxes in Mexico City, the first such arrangement in Latin America.
Mexico Marks Record Number of Foreign Tourists in 2017
Mexico edged out Turkey last year to become the eighth most popular tourist destination in the world. The record run has continued for the first quarter of 2017. According to the latest figures, some 9.3 million visitors to Mexico have been recorded for the first three months of 2017.
Mexico Presses Trump to Uphold NAFTA Trade Deal
Mexico made a pitch to U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday to uphold the NAFTA trade deal, arguing that unwinding economic integration would hurt both nations, damaging U.S. exports, risking American jobs and hitting consumers north of the border.
Tequila Cazadores Ads Feature the People of Jalisco
The Spirits Business
On May 5, Tequila Cazadores unveiled a new media campaign that includes a series of 40 documentary-style videos that will be released throughout the summer. The video and print mediums tell stories of local characters from Arandas, Jalisco, the birthplace of Tequila Cazadores.
Grupo Modelo Opens 8.5 Billion Peso Yucatán Brewery
Grupo Modelo, best known as the maker of Corona beer, on Monday opened its new Montejo beer production facility in Hunucmá, Yucatán. The company invested 8.5 billion pesos in the brewery, its eighth in Mexico, which includes an adjacent factory to manufacture aluminum cans.
Xiaomi Debuts New Line of Budget Smartphones in Mexico
South China Morning Post
Beijing-based Xiaomi launched a new line of smartphones that includes its Redmi 4X and Redmi Note 4 models, which start at 3,999 pesos (US$208) and 5,499 pesos respectively, in the Mexico market on Tuesday at the company's first official product launch event in the country.