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Mexico Begins Expedition to Find Remaining Vaquita Porpoises

Twelve scientists from Mexico, the United States and Canada began a scientific expedition on Wednesday in an effort to locate the few remaining vaquita marina, the world's most endangered marine mammal, in the Gulf of California. The results of the search expedition are expected to be shared with the public in about 4 weeks.

Mexico Cantinas Take Home 14 of World’s 50 Best Bars Awards

Fourteen Mexican bars were recognized at the second annual North American 50 Best Bars awards ceremony, held at Hacienda Los Picachos in San Miguel de Allende on May 4. Awards were given to eight bars in Mexico City, one in Playa del Carmen, one in Tulum, two in Oaxaca, one in Guadalajara and one in Tijuana.

Mexico’s Top Court Annuls Part of Controversial Electoral Reform

The Mexican Supreme Court has struck down a portion of the controversial electoral reform package known as 'Plan B,' which would reduce the budget and powers of the country's election authority. A second part of the legislative reform, which slashes the INE's budget and staffing, is still being evaluated by the court.

Jalisco Ranked Second in Job Creation in First 4 Months of 2023

Jalisco drove national employment growth in the first four months of 2023, creating 9 percent of the total number of new jobs in Mexico. Official statistics show that the Mexican economy added 447,395 formal jobs during this period, and 40,240 of those were generated in the western state.

Remittances to Mexico Increased by 11.4% in First Quarter of 2023

Mexican workers in the U.S. sent a record $13.9 billion dollars home in the first quarter of 2023, which represents a year-on-year increase of 11.4 percent, according to the Bank of Mexico. This represents an increase of almost 1.5 billion dollars over the 12.5 billion received in the first three months of 2022.

2023 Mexican Pacific Hurricane Season: 16–22 Storms Forecast

After two years of relatively mild hurricane seasons, 2023 will see above-average activity in the Mexican Pacific. The Servicio Meteorológico Nacional has issued its forecast for the season, predicting a total of 16–22 named storms. Of all the events, at least 5 are expected to impact the entire Mexican Pacific coast.

GAP: April 2023 Passenger Traffic Up 15.1% at 12 Mexican Airports

For April 2023, the total number of terminal passengers at GAP’s 12 Mexican airports increased by 15.1%, compared to the same period in 2022. Guadalajara, Tijuana, Puerto Vallarta, and Los Cabos presented an increase in passenger traffic of 18.6%, 13.8%, 12.4%, and 11.6% respectively, compared to April 2022.

Cinco de Mayo Commemorates La Batalla de Puebla

Lots of us have heard of the Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo, but not everyone knows what it celebrates. It is not, as some believe, Mexico's Independence Day. The festivities that occur on the fifth day of May commemorate a battle that was fought more than 50 years after Mexico declared its independence from Spain.

Turkey Sends Mexico a Puppy after SEDENA Rescue Dog’s Death

A 3-month-old German Shepherd puppy arrived in Mexico on Tuesday, after being flown from Turkey as a gesture of gratitude from the Turkish government for the help Mexico's search dogs lent after February's earthquake. It is hoped that the puppy will 'carry on the legacy' of Proteo, who died during the search for survivors.

Foton to Build Second Plant in Mexico to Produce Electric Vehicles

Chinese truck maker Foton plans to build a second plant in Mexico to produce electric vehicles that it hopes to export to the US. Roberto Talavera, Foton's head of electric vehicles in Mexico, said the site for the plant has not yet been decided but they are carefully considering Jalisco and Aguascalientes.
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