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Monarch Butterfly Numbers in Mexico Rose 35% This Year

Mexican experts have said that 35% more monarch butterflies arrived this year to spend the winter in mountaintop forests, compared with the previous season. Biologists documented the presence of the species in 2.84 hectares (7 acres) in protected areas of Michoacan and the State of Mexico this year, up from the 2.1 hectares last year.

Unemployment Rate in Jalisco Falls to 2.4% in March

According to the State Institute of Statistical and Geographic Information, Jalisco's unemployment rate fell to 2.4% in the 1st quarter of 2022. The economically active population of men decreased by 26,000 workers; the number of women working increased by 30,000.

Mexico Requires All Expats to Get a Taxpayer Number by July 1

The 2022 Tax Reform requires all Mexican citizens and legal residents aged 18 or over to have a Registro Federal de Contribuyentes (Federal taxpayer registration, commonly referred to as an RFC), as of July 1, 2022. If you have a Temporary or Permanent resident card, or a CURP, you must get an RFC, whether or not you earn income in Mexico.

Jalisco Collects 14.2 Million Pesos in Airbnb Lodging Taxes

In February, the Jalisco state government began charging Airbnb a 3% lodging tax for vacation rentals. In the first month of collection, the entity collected 6.8 million pesos, while in March the figure increased to 7.4 million, money that according to the Secretary of Tourism will also serve to promote tourism in the state.

175 MDP to be Invested for PET Collection and Recycling in Jalisco

Arca Continental, the second largest Coca-Cola bottler in Latin America, and PetStar, Mexico's leading PET recycler, will invest 175 million pesos this year in the construction and expansion of PET collection and recycling plants in Jalisco. New collection centers will be built in Puerto Vallarta, Tepic and Colima.

AMLO ‘Puts The Brakes’ on Vehicle Inspections in Mexico

On May 3, the Ministry of Economy published a new inspection requirement for light vehicles over four years old that was set to take effect in November. But, on Monday, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador scrapped the planned inspection requirement, saying his government wouldn't “pick people's pockets” as its predecessors did.

Mexico’s ‘Hot Sale’ Offers Online Deals and Discounts

From May 23-31, 2022, some of Mexico's largest online retail companies and e-commerce sites are participating in the country's biggest Internet shopping event. The annual 'Hot Sale,' a nine-day version of 'Cyber Monday,' offers online shoppers incredible discounts and deals.

Secretary of Public Education Announces Salary Increase for Teachers

In celebration of Teacher's Day, Mexico's Secretary of Public Education, Delfina Gómez Álvarez, on Sunday announced that, starting next year, there will be a staggered pay increase of between 3.2 and 1% for teachers who receive salaries of less than 20,000 pesos a month, this as part of the new educational policy.

Masks are Still Mandatory in Some Places in Jalisco

Although the wearing of masks is no longer mandatory for most activities in Jalisco, there are some places where they must still be worn. Masks continue to be required when using public transportation and while within their facilities, as well as in health care facilities.

Jalisco To Eliminate Mask Mandates Starting May 10, 2022

This afternoon, Governor Enrique Alfaro Ramírez announced that the use of face masks will no longer be mandatory in the State of Jalisco starting tomorrow, May 10, 2022. He said the Health Board decided to eliminate the mandatory use of face masks for almost all activities, except for public transport and hospitals.
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