News Around the Republic of Mexico
|Former Mexico President Fox Joins 'High Times' Board|
Former Mexico President and longtime advocate for the legalization of marijuana, Vicente Fox, has joined the board of directors of 'High Times.' He praised the publication for building 'an empire in the dark,' adding that 'there's never been a better time to join the fight.'
NAFTA Negotiating Chiefs to Meet Again in July
'NAFTA negotiators will meet again in July,' Mexico's Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said during a recent gathering of Pacific Alliance envoys in Mexico City. The alliance, which represents 50% of the region's trade with the world, will hold its 13th summit in Puerto Vallarta on July 23 & 24.
Dunkin' Donuts to Open 100 Shops in Mexico by 2024
Dunkin' Donuts is betting on the millennial market as it plans to open 100 shops in Mexico by 2024. The doughnut and coffee chain already operates 5 franchises in Mexico City and, by the end of the year, new stores will open in CDMX, Morelos, Hidalgo, Querétaro & Jalisco.
Buying, Ordering & Drinking Tequila - The Mexican Way
The premium tequila movement is gaining traction outside of Mexico. Business Insider asked Chris Hare, brand manager of premium tequila brand Cazcabel, where consumers in other countries are going wrong when buying & drinking tequila, and how to do it the Mexican way.
Mexico's Jaguar Population Grows 20 Percent in 8 Years
A conservation program launched in 2005 and overseen by Mexico's national parks service has bolstered the jaguar's population growth in the country. According to a study released last week, Mexico's population of wild jaguars has grown 20 percent in the past eight years.
Univa Scientist Turns Nopal into Biodegradable Plastic
Sandra Pascoe, a researcher at the University of the Valley of Atemajac (Univa) in Guadalajara, Jalisco, has created a biodegradable, natural plastic that could be used to make eco-friendly shopping bags. Its source? The juice of the nopal cactus.
Mexico to Add 1.5 Million New Seats on Direct Flights
Mexico's global air connectivity continues to grow at an impressive rate with the addition of 1.5 million seats on direct flights to the destination in 2018, the Mexico Tourism Board announced Tuesday. The increase is expected to result in a total of nearly 30 million seats by year's end.
USA, Mexico and Canada to Host 2026 FIFA World Cup
The biggest soccer tournament ever seen will be held right here in North America in 2026. On the eve of the 2018 FIFA World Cup opening match in Russia, soccer's world governing body awarded the U.S., Mexico & Canada the right to host the men's 2026 World Cup games.
Don't Let Sensationalist News Deter You - Visit Mexico!
If you were to listen to the mainstream news, visiting Mexico doesn't sound like a great idea. But don't let sensationalist news stories deter you from traveling to this vibrant country. 39.3 million people visited Mexico in 2017 and over 1 million Americans and Canadians call it home.
Hurricane Bud Threatens Mexico with Flash Flooding
Hurricane Bud, now a Category 4, will threaten western Mexico with flooding rainfall this week. It is expected to continue moving northwestward into Wednesday, tracking closer to the Mexico coastline than Aletta. Bud is expected to weaken significantly before reaching Cabo on Friday.
Andeavor to Build $100M Fuels Terminal in Mexico
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As American energy companies continue their push into one of the world's biggest fuel markets, the San Antonio refiner Andeavor is planning to build a $100 million fuels terminal in the Mexican city of Rosarito, about 20 miles from the U.S. border in the state of Baja California.
New Turtle Species Discovered in Puerto Vallarta
Scientists from several different universities have discovered a new turtle species in rivers and streams of the western Mexican resort city of Puerto Vallarta, the country's National Science and Technology Council (CONACYT) announced on Thursday, June 7, 2018.
Three Surf Competitions Coming to Mexico This Summer
Three major surfing competitions are coming to Mexico this summer, according to the Surf Open League, which organizes surf events throughout the nation. The best surfers in the world will come together at Puerto Escondido, Acapulco and Ixtapa during the summer season.
Aletta: 2018 Season's 1st Eastern Pacific Hurricane
'Aletta,' the first hurricane of the 2018 East Pacific hurricane season, developed south of Mexico on Thursday. She will track west-northwest south of the Mexico coastline into the weekend, keeping the worst conditions well offshore, limiting the potential for any impacts to land.
Is Seaweed the Answer to the Global Plastic Crisis?
The impacts of global plastic use have reached an alarming level. Plastic waste not only damages the environment but also threatens marine life. A start-up in Indonesia is developing bioplastic products that show seaweed's potential as an alternative to nondegradable materials.
US, Canada, Mexico Closer to Hosting 2026 World Cup
Chances of the US, Mexico and Canada jointly hosting the 2026 World Cup are increasing after a FIFA evaluation deemed Morocco's bid inferior to that of United 2026. Two prime candidates must be approved by June 10, and FIFA will vote on the winning bid three days later.
9 Different Ways to Stretch Your Retirement Nest Egg
With retirement savings among Americans at an all-time low, more and more baby boomers are redefining their retirement. In a new report, the editors at InternationalLiving.com have pinned down nine different, proven ways U.S. retirees are shaping their own paths overseas.
Mexico Celebrates its Position as a Global Tourism Star
In 2017, Mexico surpassed Germany, the United Kingdom and Turkey to become the sixth-most visited destination in the world - and the numbers are growing at a dizzying rate. From 2013-2017, the nation saw a 62% increase in visitors, the fastest growth rate of any large global destination.
Universities Canada Mexico Mission Results in 7 MOUs
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The May 22-25 Universities Canada mission to Mexico resulted in seven new memorandums of understanding between Mexican and Canadian universities. It also advanced research collaborations in priority areas, including health, digital technology and environmental sustainability.
Mexico's President Signs 'National Tequila Day' Decree
As of 2019, the third Saturday of March will be 'National Tequila Day' in Mexico, as established by a decree published in El Diario Oficial de la Federación signed by President Peña Nieto on April 26, to promote national and international consumption of North America's first distilled drink.