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Oaxaca, Mexico Shaken by Three More Earthquakes
BanderasNews.com

Three tremors that registered over 5.0 on the Richter scale struck the Isthmus of Tehuantepec region of Oaxaca before 9:00 am on Saturday, sparking new panic in Mexico, where over 400 people have been killed by massive earthquakes since the beginning of September.

Want to Help Oaxaca? Don't Cancel Your Travel Plans
Conde Nast Traveler

Oaxaca, Mexico's fifth-largest state, was hard hit by the September 7 earthquake, but the capital city is open for business - and needs it badly. Some 400,000 people across the state make their living from tourism, and people choosing to cancel their trip is causing a financial standstill.

Mexico Suffers Volcano Eruption During Deadly Quake
New York Post

As if the deadly earthquake in Mexico weren't enough, a volcano erupted amid the violent tremors. Popocatepetl - about 45 miles southeast of quake-ravaged Mexico City and some 30 miles from the temblor's epicenter - belched ash and gas as the quake rocked the country's central region.

Vallarta Joins Quake Relief Efforts - and You Can, Too
BanderasNews.com

The USAR Puerto Vallarta team traveled to Mexico City Tuesday night to join in the search and rescue efforts after the 7.1 earthquake struck on the afternoon of September 19, turning buildings into dust and debris, and killing at least 240 people. Here's how you can help.

$840 Million Theme Park Planned for Riviera Maya
Thrillist

Developers in Mexico have announced plans for an $840 million theme park on the country's Caribbean coast just north of the resort city of Playa del Carmen. Located along the turquoise-hued coast, the park will have a wave pool, virtual sea and air tours, hotels and a shopping mall.

Millions Needed to Rebuild Mexico After Earthquake
Vatican Radio

Mexico's Government will spend many millions in repairing and rebuilding the massive structural damage that the September 7th earthquake caused. President Enrique Peña Nieto visited Chiapas on Saturday, where more than quarter of a million people are affected.

Mexico to Honor Former U.S. Rep. with Aztec Eagle
newsmax.com

Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto has directed his secretary of State to bestow the country's highest honor to foreign nationals, the Aztec Eagle, on former U.S. Rep. David Dreier, pending approval of the Mexican Congress, a statement from Drier's office reported.

'Techos de Esperanza' Helping Victims of Mexico Quake
BanderasNews.com

The 8.1-magnitude earthquake that rattled Mexico on September 7th was the strongest earthquake to hit the country in over a century, affecting some 800,000 people in Oaxaca. Your donation to the Techos de Esperanza campaign will help affected families get through another day.

Expats in Mexico Launches 'I Love Mexico' Video Contest
PRNewswire

Expats In Mexico celebrated its first anniversary by launching an 'I Love Mexico' video contest on September 16. The winner of the contest will receive a $300 Amazon gift certificate. Second place will win a $200 gift certificate and third place a $100 gift certificate.

InterNations 2017 Survey: Expats Still Favor Mexico
BanderasNews.com

InterNations has just released its fourth annual Expat Insider Survey, which ranks the best countries for expats based on their experiences living abroad. For 2017, Mexico, a consistent favorite, ranked in the Top 5 for 3 indices: Ease of Settling In, Personal Finance and Cost of Living.

Patrón Introduces its First New Tequila in 25 Years
PRNewswire

Consumer preference for aged spirits has grown and today's range of aged tequila styles and tastes arguably rivals those of the finest bourbons, scotches and cognacs. To meet this demand, Patrón, the global leader in ultra-premium tequila, recently introduced Patrón Extra Añejo.

Amazon Plans to Build a Massive Warehouse in Mexico
Investopedia

Amazon.com is gearing up to open a massive warehouse in Mexico as it aims to tap into the e-commerce market that has yet to take off in the country. According to Reuters, the 1-million-square-foot warehouse will be located near Mexico City, and is slated to be completed in 2018.

The History of Mexico's Independence Day and 'El Grito'
BanderasNews.com

The time of Mexico's most patriotic celebration is once again upon us as Saturday, September 16th marks Mexico's 207th Independence Day. Millions will kick off the celebration Friday night at 11 pm with 'El Grito de la Independencia' (Cry of Independence) - but do you know its history?

Three Ways to Pay Mexico Rental Property Income Tax
BanderasNews.com

Paying tax on your rental income from Mexican properties is a must, no matter where the income is received. The Settlement Company's John K. Glaab outlines three options for the payment of Mexican property rental taxes to help you get legal and avoid the consequences of tax evasion.

Mexico Rescinds Offer to Help U.S. Recover from Harvey
Chicago Tribune

As Hurricane Harvey was still pummeling Houston, Mexico reached out with an offer of help. The country offered the U.S. food, generators and medical aid. But now, the government says, Mexico needs those resources to clean up after its own hurricane and a massive earthquake.

Mexico Dedicates a Postage Stamp to the Avocado
BanderasNews.com

For its contribution to development and the economy, the Mexican Postal Service has dedicated a postage stamp to the avocado, 'Mexico's Green Gold.' The stamp, designed by Sergio Barranca Rábago as a collector's item, will be available at post offices throughout the country.

Excess Rain Damages Crops in 12 Mexican States
Fresh Fruit Portal

Yesterday Mexico's Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food provided an update on the effects of 'extraordinary rainfall' over the past three weeks. A preliminary report says that 12 states have claimed the loss of more than 138,000 hectares of crops.

Mexico a Leading Destination for Medical Tourism
Travel Pulse

With earnings increasing 96 percent over the past decade, medical tourism has grown to be big business in Mexico. In the last year alone, more than one million foreign patients traveled to the country for medical procedures ranging from nose jobs to more serious surgeries.

GAP: Passenger Traffic Up 9.9% in Mexican Airports
Business Wire

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico has reported total terminal passengers increased 9.9% in it's 13 airports during August 2017, compared to the same period of the previous year. Domestic passenger traffic increased by 9.2%, while international passenger traffic increased by 10.9%.

Fifty Million Mexicans Felt Thursday Night's Quake
LA Times

At least 70 people are dead after one of the most powerful earthquakes in Mexico's history struck late Thursday on its southern coast. 50 million Mexicans felt Thursday night's quake, which Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said was the country's biggest in at least a century.

Peña Nieto: 'Strengthening Ties with China a Priority'
BanderasNews.com

With U.S. President Donald Trump repeatedly threatening to terminate the NAFTA Agreement, a deal that underpins $1.2 trillion in trilateral trade between the US, Mexico and Canada, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has stepped up efforts to strengthen ties with China.

INM Cracking Down on Foreigners' Abuse of Tourist Visas
YucaLandia.com

Since their 2012 rule changes, INM has been gradually cracking down on foreigners' abuses of 'tourist' visas. INM's general policy is that if we are living in Mexico, even part-time, and that if we are working in Mexico, then we really must get a residency visa and register with SAT.

Jalisco Breaks World Record with 3-Tonne Guacamole
Reuters

More than 600 student chefs and 400 people gathered on Sunday in the rural town of Concepcion de Buenos Aires, Jalisco, where they set a new Guinness World Record for the largest serving of guacamole ever made. The record-breaking guacamole weighed a whopping 3 tonnes (6,600 lbs).

Mexico Ready to Deliver Relief Aid to Harvey Victims
CNN

Hurricane relief aid from Mexico could cross the border into Texas as early as today. Carlos Manuel Sada, Mexico's undersecretary for North American relations, told CNN that Mexico is mobilizing efforts and, he said, the U.S. government has accepted its offer to help victims of Harvey.

Mexico City Airport Offers Travelers Capsule Comfort
Reuters

The Mexico City airport has joined a growing global trend, offering a pod-style capsule hotel for frugal travelers. For about $30 USD a night, you get not only a bed, but a bathroom and a locker for your luggage. And at six feet long by three feet wide, the capsule fits most travelers.

Airlines Dispute Mexico's Baggage & Flight Delay Fees
Bloomberg.com

Mexico is trying to crack down on airline fees and flight delays. The carriers are having none of it. The five airlines that were fined by Profeco last June are still charging for luggage on flights to the U.S. and Canada, saying an international treaty supersedes the new laws.


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