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Covid Vaccine: Will Emerging Markets Be Left Behind?
Oxford Business Group

As various countries contend with a second wave of Covid-19 outbreaks, many emerging markets are pinning their hopes on a vaccine that will allow them to reopen their economies without the fear of health services being overwhelmed. In Mexico, four universities are developing vaccines.

AMLO Says 15,000 Jobs Have Been Created This Month

Mexico has started getting people back to work again in August after losing 1.1 million formal jobs between March and July due to the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Saturday, via a video posted on YouTube.

U.S. State Department Updates Mexico Travel Advisory
Travel Pulse

The US State Department has slapped Mexico with an overall Level 4 advisory, based upon multiple considerations, many of which have nothing to do with COVID-19. However, in many key tourism destinations, travel warnings mainly advise visitors to take routine precautions.

GAP: Mexican Airport Traffic Decreases 62.3% in July
Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico

For July 2020, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, total terminal passengers at GAP's 14 airports (12 in Mexico, 2 in Jamaica) decreased by 62.3%, compared to the same period of 2019. Domestic traffic decreased 56.4%, international passenger traffic by 70.7%.

Last Ford Fusion Rolls Off Assembly Line in Mexico

On July 31, the last Fusion rolled off the Ford assembly line in Mexico. The automaker announced that the Hermosillo plant will start assembling the new Bronco Sport in September, making factory workers feel pretty good about their employment prospects for the near-future.

Tequila Don Julio Presents: 'Summer On With Don'

US residents 21+ are invited to enter the 'Summer On With Don' sweepstakes for the chance to win $5,000 from West Elm towards building out their dream at-home oasis this year, and a once-in-a-lifetime all expenses paid trip to Tequila Don Julio's home in Jalisco, Mexico next year.

Mexico will Begin School Year with Televised Classes
Associated Press

Distance learning will begin for more than 30 million Mexican school children August 24. Mexico's four main television stations, Televisa, Televisión Azteca, Imagen and Milenio, have signed an agreement with the Government to bring basic education to the entire country.

'The Dog Lady of Mexico' Book is Based on a True Story

Already a best seller on Amazon, 'The Dog Lady of Mexico: A Heartwarming Journey into Animal Rescue' transforms Alison Sawyer Current's heroic, real-life efforts to save the neglected and starving dogs and cats of Isla Mujeres, Mexico, into an inspiring and moving story.

Riviera Nayarit Will be Home to First Delta by Marriott
Norma Hernández

The Riviera Nayarit is renewing its tourist offer with the transformation of the 117-room Grand Matlali Hills Resort & Spa, which by 2021 will become the All-Inclusive Delta by Marriott, the first Marriott International hotel with this branding anywhere in the world.

Mercado Libre to Invest $27.1 Million USD in Jalisco

Mercado Libre plans to disperse $27.1 million of its $420 million USD investment in Mexico for a new warehouse and distribution center in the state of Jalisco. The project will lead to creating 3,500 direct jobs at a time when unemployment is rising.

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