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Tequila Production and Exports Break New Records in 2021

Tequila production and exports reached their highest level ever in 2021, with almost 500 million liters produced in the first 11 months of the year. The Tequila Regulatory Council said that domestic demand for tequila increased 117% this year, while exports grew by a more modest 17.6%.

Mexico will Close 2021 with 28 States in Green, 4 in Yellow

The Health Secretary (SSa) de Mexico made known that the Epidemiological traffic light for COVID-19 for the country will be in force from December 27 until January 9, and will have 28 states in Green and four (Aguascalientes, Baja California, Chihuahua and Sonora) in Yellow.

Mexico Celebrates Holidays Without More Restrictions

The Mexican government said last week that, due to “a sustained reduction” in the Covid-19 pandemic in recent weeks, the December holidays can be celebrated without the need for greater restrictions - even though some other nations are implementing severe lockdowns.

Aquatic Santa Claus Brings Joy to the Guadalajara Zoo

The Guadalajara Zoo has a special surprise for visitors this week. Santa Claus, known as 'Aqua Claus' here, dives into one of the fish tanks at the aquarium. He waves, does flips and entertains the children who visit the zoo every day with a special show to celebrate the season. The magic of the aquatic Santa will remain in the aquarium until December 26.

Mexicans Prepare for Most Expensive Christmas in Years

With prices skyrocketing, one of the most expensive Christmases in recent years looms. Although Mexican families will not cast aside the holiday festivities or gifts, they are all too aware of the impact inflation will have on their pocketbooks, as revealed by Tiendeo.mx in its survey on Christmas expenses.

Mexico Working to Strengthen Avocado Production, Exports

This year is on track to be the last year Michoacán will be the only Mexican state supplying the U.S. with avocados for the Super Bowl. APEAM, the only cooperative partner for exporting avocados into the United States, will now work closely with Jalisco to deliver even more avocados to the U.S.

Around Christmas, Cuautitlan Izcalli is Piñata Heaven

Most days, the road from Mexico City to this gritty suburb isn’t much to look at, but at Christmas-time, things around Cuautitlan Izcalli get a little more festive. Welcome to piñata heaven, where thousands of papier-mache donkeys are itching for a jingle-bell beatdown.

Poinsettia: What are the Origins of The Christmas Plant?

No flower says Christmas like the poinsettia, but do you ever wonder where the beautiful perennial we call the 'Christmas Plant' got its start? With the Christmas season here, and red floral displays everywhere, you may like to know the origin of this very intriguing plant.

Mexico Adapts to United States’ One-Day Covid Testing Rule

On December 6, the Biden administration announced that all air travelers, regardless of citizenship or vaccination status, are required to show a negative, pre-departure Covid-19 test taken the day before they board their flight to the US. What does this mean for travelers returning back to the U.S. from Mexico?

¡Felices Fiestas! How Christmas is Celebrated in Mexico

Rich in tradition, a Mexican Christmas is filled with joy and wonder. In other countries, the 12 Days of Christmas are celebrated, but in Mexico, the holiday season begins December 1st and is joyously extended through February 2nd - 40 days after the birth of Jesus.
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