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Warning Labels Have Not Affected Junk Food Sales

More than a year after Mexico’s food warning label law took effect, sales of junk food and sugary beverages have not declined significantly, according to a market research and a business group. In fact, sales of unhealthy products have increased in some cases.

Mexico-US Air Travel Market Has Recovered 92% of Traffic

While most international travel is still suffering the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mexico-United States market is almost back to 2019 levels. By October 2021, the airlines operating routes between these two neighboring countries had recovered 92 percent of their traffic.

Mexico Seeks to Export Avocado from Jalisco to the US

On Sunday, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (Sader) announced that the government of Mexico seeks to negotiate with the United States to accept the export of avocado from the Jalisco region. The Secretary of Sader, Víctor Villalobos, reported that his US counterpart, Thomas Vilsack, has shown interest in the matter.

Travelers Exploring New Destinations, Extending Stays

The theme of this year's Tianguis Turístico, Latin America’s largest tourism industry event, was 'The new tourist, changes in behavior due to the pandemic.' At the conference, Airbnb co-founder, Nate Blecharczyk said that a revolution in the way we travel is taking place in countries around the world - including Mexico.

Mexico Visitor’s Permit No Longer Guarantees 180-Day Stay

Many aspects of immigration policy have been changing over the past few years, and length of stay for visitors appears to be one of them. More and more travelers have been reporting that, instead of the customary 180 days on a visitor’s permit, they were allowed 30 or fewer days to complete their travels in Mexico.

Frida Kahlo Self-Portrait Sells for Record $34.9 Million

A self-portrait by world-renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo sold for $34.9 million at a Sotheby's New York auction on Tuesday, marking the highest price ever paid at auction for a work of Latin American art. A Rivera painting had been the previous record-holder for highest auction price for a Latin American artist’s work - $9.8 million in 2018.

Escaped Bengal Tiger Caught on Video in Tapalpa, Jalisco

Videos and photos of a huge Bengal tiger wandering near the Juanacatlán-Tapalpa highway in Jalisco, Mexico, went viral on social media channels last Sunday. The feline was captured on Sunday night by the Ministry of the Environment and Territorial Development (Semadet) of the state of Jalisco.

Christie’s to Auction Rediscovered Work by Diego Rivera

A leading highlight of Christie’s Spring 2022 Latin American Art Sale, set to take place on March 11, 2022, will be Diego Rivera’s rediscovered masterpiece 'La bordadora' (The Embroiderer). Painted in 1928, this exquisite work pays homage to folk and craft based practices and the role of Indigenous women in preserving these enduring traditions.

Profeco Suspends 2 Mexican Airlines for Carry-on Luggage Charges

The Office of the Federal Prosecutor for the Consumer (Profeco) has sanctioned airlines Volaris and Viva Aerobús for failing to comply with two warnings. Three of Mexico’s airline companies were warned by the agency earlier this month regarding charges for carry-on baggage. To date, only AeroMéxico has complied.

GAP: Passenger Traffic Up 3.4% at 12 Mexican Airports

For October 2021, the total number of terminal passengers at GAP’s 12 Mexican airports increased by 3.4%, compared to the same period of 2019. Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta and Tijuana airports presented an increase in passenger traffic of 27.5%, 17.8% and 15.1%, respectively, while the Guadalajara airport presented a decrease of 7.8%.
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