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Strong Peso Weakened Impact of June Remittances

Remittances sent to Mexico neared an all-time high in June, totaling $5.57 billion, coming close to the previous month's record. However, the sharp appreciation of the peso against the dollar has weakened the impact of these remittances when evaluated in real terms.

Archaeologists Uncover Teotihuacano Village in Mexico City

Archaeologists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) have uncovered a Teotihuacano village in the Tlatelolco area of Mexico City. The village dates from around 450-650 AD, during the Classic period in the Late Xolalpan-Metepec phases, when the city of Teotihuacán had reached the climax of its influence in Mesoamerica.

Jalisco Introduces Mexico’s First Digital Driver’s License

Jalisco is set to introduce the country's first digital driver's license on August 15, as part of its ongoing efforts for regulatory improvement and technological innovation. The new digital license, accessible through the 'Licencia Digital Jalisco' app on iOS and Android devices, will hold the same official validity as the physical license.

Hawks, Magic to Play Regular Season Game in Mexico City

The Atlanta Hawks and the Orlando Magic will face one another in the NBA's 2023 Mexico City Game, the league announced Wednesday in a press release. The regular season contest will take place on Thursday, November 9 at the Arena CDMX. The NBA Mexico City Game 2023 will be the 32nd the league has played in Mexico since 1992.

Jalisco Sweeps 2023 CONADE National Games, Winning 1,032 Medals

Jalisco has once again asserted its dominance at the CONADE National Games, winning a record-breaking number of medals. With a total of 430 gold, 322 silver and 280 bronze, the state's athletes have now won more medals than any other state in the history of the games, formerly known as the National Olympiad.

Extreme Summer 2023 Weather Affecting Crops in Mexico

The 2023 summer weather has been having a significant impact on crops in Mexico. The country has been experiencing a number of extreme weather events, including droughts, floods, and heat waves. These events have caused widespread crop damage, and are threatening food security in Mexico.

Concanaco Predicts Summer Occupancy in Vallarta will Reach 98%

The Confederation of National Chambers of Commerce, Services, and Tourism (Concanaco-Servytur) is feeling optimistic about the upcoming summer vacation period. They expect an average hotel occupancy of 90% overall, and an impressive 98% occupancy rate in popular tourist spots like Cancun, Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta.

ALTA Proposes Cutting Airport Fees for Int’l Flights in Mexico

Aiming to reduce the hefty costs associated with international flights in Mexico, the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) has presented two proposals to the federal government. The main concern is the high Tarifa de Uso Aeroportuario (Airport Usage Fee or TUA), which contributes to the expensive airfare in the country.

Restaurant Association Obtains Exemption from Anti-Smoking Law

The national association of Canirac restaurants has obtained a definitive suspension against the federal anti-smoking law that went into effect on January 15 and prohibited smoking in public and open spaces. The decree annuls the ban on selling food and drinks in smoking areas, a measure that had reduced consumption in establishments.

Airport Expansion & New Highway Expected to Boost Nayarit Tourism

With the expansion of the Tepic airport and a new highway that will go directly to some of the state's most popular tourist destinations - including San Blas, Guayabitos, Sayulita, San Pancho and Punta Mita - on the horizon, tourism to the State of Nayarit is expected to increase significantly over the next 5 years.
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