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Mexico City, a Megalopolis' War on Plastic Bags

Paper cones have been traditionally used by shoppers in Mexico City for carrying spices and grains. Now these plastic-free alternatives are making a comeback, along with straw baskets and reusable cloth bags, after a ban on plastic bags entered into effect in the megalopolis on Jan 1.

Women to in Watch Mexico 2020 Honorees Announced
Ad Age

For the fifth consecutive year, Ad Age and Adlatina are recognizing a group of women who stand out in the field of marketing and communications in Mexico. These 17 women will be honored for their accomplishments in the ad and marketing industries on March 31 in Mexico City.

Produce Lovers Opens Blueberry Facility in Jalisco
The Packer

Produce Lovers, a Mexican grower and distributor, recently celebrated the grand opening of its blueberry facility in Tala, Jalisco, Mexico. The company ships blueberries grown in Jalisco to the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia, according to a news release.

No Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus in Mexico to Date

During President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's Tuesday, Feb. 11 news conference, Mexico's Health Undersecretary, Hugo López Gatell, said that though it is highly probable that the coronavirus will eventually reach Mexico, to date, no one has tested positive for the virus.

Mexico's Strategy to Promote LGBTQ+ Tourism in 2020
Tim Wilson

At FITUR 2020, an International Tourism Fair held in Spain January 22-26, Mexico's Secretary of Tourism, Miguel Torruco Marques, announced that the first part of a strategy to promote LGBTQ+ tourism in the country has already started in Yucatan and Mexico City.

GAP: Passenger Traffic Up 13.1% in Mexican Airports

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico has reported that the number of terminal passengers in January 2020 increased by 13.1% at GAP's 13 Mexican airports, compared to the same period of 2019. Domestic passenger traffic increased by 11.9%, international passenger traffic by 14.5%.

'Snow Moon' Will Light Up the Skies this Weekend

A 'Snow Moon,' this winter's second full moon and this year's first supermoon, will light up the skies this weekend. According to NASA, it will be one of the biggest moons of 2020, and it'll be at its fullest at 1:33 am CT on Sunday, February 9.

Netflix Moving Latin American Base to Mexico City

Netflix Inc. is moving its Latin American headquarters to Mexico City and staffing up in the office that opened just last year. The company has pledged to invest $200 million in Mexican productions in 2020, adding to a slate that includes 'La Casa de Las Flores' and 'Diablero.'

Mexico to Celebrate Constitution Day on February 3rd

February 5th is Mexican Constitution Day, commemorating the day the Constitución Política de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos was signed in 1917. Nowadays, the official observance is on the first Monday in February, which in 2020 is on the 3rd, so everyone can enjoy a long weekend.

More NFL Games Coming to Mexico City in 2020, 2021

The Super Bowl is just days away, but the NFL is already looking ahead to the next two seasons. At a news conference on Wednesday, Roger Goodell announced that the NFL will once again play regular season games at Mexico City's Estadio Azteca in 2020 and 2021.

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