Travelers to Mexico's Riviera Nayarit will soon enjoy improved accessibility thanks to a $250 million expansion of the Tepic Airport and a new highway connecting it to the coast. Currently, most visitors to the State of Nayarit fly into Puerto Vallarta, but the improved infrastructure will provide easier access.
The Chalacatepec International Airport, located in Costalegre, Jalisco, is set to begin operations later this year. The completed airport aims to boost connectivity in the Costalegre region, a 240-kilometer stretch of Pacific coastline south of Puerto Vallarta.
Monarch butterfly populations in Mexico experienced a significant decline this year, dropping by 59% compared to previous records. This marks the second-lowest level since monitoring began, with experts attributing the decline to heat, drought, and habitat loss.
Mexican workers abroad sent home a record $63 billion USD in 2023, a notable 7.6% increase from the previous year, according to a report released by the Bank of México. Remittances are now Mexico's largest source of foreign income, surpassing tourism, oil exports, and most manufactured goods.
Recent trade data released by the US Commerce Department reveals a significant shift in the United States' import landscape, with Mexico surpassing China as the leading source of goods in 2023. This marks the first time since 2002 that Mexican exports to the U.S. have outpaced those from China.
Guacamole-loving Americans are driving a surge in avocado exports from Mexico, particularly with the Super Bowl approaching. By February 11th, when the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers face off, Mexico is expected to have exported a whopping 110,000 metric tons of avocados, generating an estimated $259 million for its economy.
Jalisco kicked off 2024 with a robust job market, generating 14,496 new formal positions in January, according to the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS). This achievement solidifies the state's second-place ranking in national job creation, trailing only Nuevo León with its 18,755 new positions.
The editors of International Living have released their picks for the Best Places in the World to Retire in 2024. Out of the 10 countries listed on this year’s Global Retirement Index, Latin American countries took 3 of the Top 10 spots – and Mexico came in at #3!
On February 5th, Mexico observes Día de la Constitución, a national holiday marking the signing of the Constitución Política de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos in 1917. As Constitution Day is a public holiday, banks, government offices, schools, and many businesses will be closed on Monday.
Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit ruled in favor of Mexico, marking the first-ever foreign State lawsuit against U.S. gun manufacturers. The unanimous decision held that the companies were not immune to litigation for their negligent practices fueling illicit arms trafficking into Mexico.