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Mexico Will Offer COVID Vaccines to At-Risk Children

Though health regulator Cofepris has approved the use of the Pfizer vaccine to immunize children aged 12 and over, Mexico currently has no plans to inoculate healthy minors. However, the federal government will offer COVID-19 vaccines to more than 1 million children with disabilities and illnesses.

Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico’s First ‘Smart Tourist Destination’

Tequila, Jalisco, has been certified as the first Smart Tourist Destination in Mexico and Latin America by the project of the same name developed by Spain's Ministry of Tourism. The recognition is based on the concepts of governance, innovation, technology, sustainability and accessibility to guarantee the present and future of tourism.

US Extends Travel Restrictions at Canada, Mexico Borders

The U.S. borders with Mexico and Canada will remain closed to non-essential travel through October 21, White House COVID-19 coordinator Jeff Zients told reporters Monday. Zients said nearly all foreign nationals traveling to the US by air will need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination starting in early November.

Mexico Tourism Spending Increased This Summer

While the overall number of tourists arriving in Mexico this summer was down compared to pre-pandemic levels, the amount spent by travelers totaled $2.12 billion in July, which was a 6.5 percent increase compared to the $1.99 billion spent by international arrivals during the same month in 2019.

Landslide Crashes into Homes on Outskirts of Mexico City

A section of mountain on the outskirts of Mexico City gave way Friday, plunging rocks the size of small homes onto a densely populated neighborhood and leaving at least one person dead and 10 others missing. The landslide follows days of heavy rain in central Mexico.

Purina Expands Pet Food Production Capacity in Mexico

Nestlé Purina PetCare last year invested $160 million to expand its pet food manufacturing facility in Silao, Guanajuato to support increased capacity and meet growing demand. The investment, first announced in October 2020, will create roughly 1,600 new indirect jobs and 200 direct jobs in the region.

Tequila Tromba Launches Endangered Agave Program

Tequila Tromba, produced in the Los Altos highlands of Jalisco, launches their Endangered Agave Program Sept. 16. The premium tequila brand will seed wild agave plants on their designated sanctuary near the base of the Volcán de Colima for every bottle sold to help save endangered populations of the prized species.

Mexico’s Supreme Court Decriminalizes Abortion

Mexico's Supreme Court has ruled that it is unconstitutional to punish abortion as a crime, a landmark ruling that clears the way for the legalization of abortion across the country. 'Today is a historic day for the rights of all Mexican women,' Supreme Court Chief Justice Arturo Zaldivar said on Tuesday.

Mexico Officially Bans Animal Testing for Cosmetics

Animal testing for cosmetics is officially banned in Mexico. Mexico's Senate on Friday gave its final and unanimous support to the federal bill, making it the first country in North America and the 41st country globally to ban testing. Protejo's multi-year #BeCrueltyFree Mexico campaign championed the bill.

UNAM Researchers Create COVID-19 Neutralizing Mask

Researchers at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) have created a face mask using silver and copper nanolayers that neutralizes SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, according to the August 26 edition of the university's official gazette.
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