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Mexican Airport Operators to Invest 6.57bn Pesos in 2023

OMA, GAP and Asur, Mexico's three biggest private airport operators, will invest 6.57 billion pesos ($338 million USD) this year for the expansions and modernization of their infrastructure, for which five-year investment plans were presented previously.

Jalisco’s ‘Renta tu casa’ Program Wins World Habitat Award

An innovative program that puts uninhabited houses back into use in Mexico to address the country's housing crisis has won the prestigious Bronze World Habitat Award. 'Renta tu casa' connects unwanted properties with people in need of housing, to create affordable, low-cost homes.

AMLO asks Biden to Land Air Force One at Remote Airport

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is asking U.S. President Biden to land Air Force One at the new Felipe Ángeles International Airport when he visits Mexico City later this month - saying that it would not be a logistical issue but a political one.

Mexico Plans to Ask US for Up to $48B for Solar Projects

Mexico plans to ask U.S. President Joe Biden for as much as $48 billion in financing for solar projects, according to Foreign Relations Secretary Marcel Ebrard. He said that the request will be presented to Biden at the upcoming Jan. 9-10 meeting of U.S., Canadian and Mexican leaders in Mexico City.

GAP One of Pacific Alliance’s Top 10 Sustainable Companies

The 2022 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) recognized Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP), which operates the Puerto Vallarta International Airport, as one of the ten companies that stand out in social, environmental, and corporate governance matters at the regional level (in the Pacific alliance).

Mexico Welcomed More Than 5 Million Cruise Tourists This Year

A total of two thousand and forty-one cruise ships arrived in Mexican ports during the first ten months of 2022, carrying a staggering 5.1 million passengers. This influx of tourists significantly boosted the local economy, with 390.1 million dollars being brought into the country.

Mexico to Extend Workers’ Vacations to 12 Days in 2023

Recently, the Mexican Senate unanimously approved amendments to the labor law to double paid vacation days for workers. Under the new terms, which will enter into force on January 1, employees are entitled to 12 vacation days after completing their first year of service.

AMLO: Islas Marías Will Open to Tourism Before Christmas

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced this week that he will inaugurate the first phase of the Islas Marías tourism complex on December 16. One of the most biodiverse places in Mexico, this 4-island archipelago went from hosting one of the most feared and isolated prisons in the country to an ecotourism destination.

Beer, Cigarette and Bread Prices to Increase on December 19

The National Alliance of Small Merchants (ANPEC) recently announced that, as a direct consequence of inflation, the price of beer, cigarettes and bread will increase on Monday, December 19, noting that they will keep abreast of the behavior of these prices and keep consumers informed.

Jalisco Students Excelled in Singapore’s STEAM Ahead Competition

The basic and upper secondary education students from public and private schools who traveled to Singapore to compete in STEAM Ahead, an event that combines three high-performance academic competitions, returned to Jalisco with one gold, one silver, nine bronze medals, and 8 honorable mentions.
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