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Cancún-Playa del Carmen Section of Mayan Train Opens

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador recently inaugurated the Cancún-Playa del Carmen section of the Mayan Train, a monumental step forward for the railway project aimed at interconnecting Quintana Roo, Chiapas, Campeche, Tabasco, and Yucatán.

U.S. Advisory Promotes Responsible Spring Break Travel

The U.S. State Department advises spring breakers heading to Mexico to pack not just their sense of adventure, but also a healthy dose of common sense. Their annual travel advisory serves as a helpful resource to help travelers make informed decisions & have fun.

Enrique Alfaro Announces Creation of Jalisco Health Insurance

On February 27, Enrique Alfaro, Governor of Jalisco, introduced a groundbreaking health initiative: Jalisco Health Insurance. Aimed at covering 2.3 million of the State's uninsured individuals, this program promises accessible medical care through credentialing and streamlined records.

Mexico City Water Shortage: Residents Bracing for ‘Day Zero’

Mexico City is grappling with a severe water shortage that experts warn could lead to a "day zero" within months, when readily available water service could be drastically reduced or even cut off entirely. This crisis threatens the roughly 22 million residents of the megacity and its surrounding areas.

Airport Expansion, New Highway Offer Easy Access to Riviera Nayarit

Travelers to Mexico's Riviera Nayarit will soon enjoy improved accessibility thanks to a $250 million expansion of the Tepic Airport and a new highway connecting it to the coast. Currently, most visitors to the State of Nayarit fly into Puerto Vallarta, but the improved infrastructure will provide easier access.

Jalisco’s New Intl Airport Set to Take Flight in 2024

The Chalacatepec International Airport, located in Costalegre, Jalisco, is set to begin operations later this year. The completed airport aims to boost connectivity in the Costalegre region, a 240-kilometer stretch of Pacific coastline south of Puerto Vallarta.

Monarch Population in Mexico Dropped by 59% This Year

Monarch butterfly populations in Mexico experienced a significant decline this year, dropping by 59% compared to previous records. This marks the second-lowest level since monitoring began, with experts attributing the decline to heat, drought, and habitat loss.

Mexico Received Record $63 Billion in Remittances in 2023

Mexican workers abroad sent home a record $63 billion USD in 2023, a notable 7.6% increase from the previous year, according to a report released by the Bank of México. Remittances are now Mexico's largest source of foreign income, surpassing tourism, oil exports, and most manufactured goods.

Mexico Overtakes China as Top Exporter to the United States

Recent trade data released by the US Commerce Department reveals a significant shift in the United States' import landscape, with Mexico surpassing China as the leading source of goods in 2023. This marks the first time since 2002 that Mexican exports to the U.S. have outpaced those from China.

Mexican Avocado Exports Spike Ahead of Super Bowl

Guacamole-loving Americans are driving a surge in avocado exports from Mexico, particularly with the Super Bowl approaching. By February 11th, when the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers face off, Mexico is expected to have exported a whopping 110,000 metric tons of avocados, generating an estimated $259 million for its economy.
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