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Mexico Once Again No 1 US Trade Partner

Mexico is again the top trading partner of the United States, with two-way trade totaling $48.47 billion in February, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The U.S. exported $21 billion in goods to Mexico during February, and imported $27.47 billion from Mexico during the same period.

Mexico to Start Vaccinating Ages 50-59 Late April

Mexico will expand COVID-19 vaccinations to adults over 50 at the end of April, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday. He said adults over 60 will complete their vaccinations by April 20, and officials would open vaccinations to adults ages of 50 and 59 at the end of the month.

New Series Climate Crisis in Mexico

Actor, producer and director Gael Garcia Bernal has created a series of six documentaries that address the climate crisis in Mexico. La Corriente del Golfo's YouTube channel will premiere the first episode of the web series, called 'El Tema,' on April 13 with new episodes released weekly.

Mexico Springs Forward April 4 2021

Daylight saving time, called 'Horario de Verano' in Mexico, begins at 2:00 am local time on Sunday, April 4, 2021. So, if you are lucky enough to be spending the Easter holidays here in Puerto Vallarta, don't forget to set your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed Saturday night.

Ikea Store to Open in Mexico April 8

IKEA, the world's largest furniture seller, will open its first store in Mexico next month. The retail giant recently announced that doors will open at its three-story, 23,500-square-meter store on April 8 in Mexico City's Encuentro Oceanía shopping center.

American Citizen Services in Mexico

Attention U.S. citizen living in Mexico! On March 19, 2021, the U.S. Department of State posted a change in the status of U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico, including routine consular and visa services, which were limited on October 20, 2020 due to COVID-19.

Mexican Courage in Journalism Award

Mexican journalist Maria Elena Ferral Hernandez, who was murdered in March 2020, was awarded yesterday with the 2021 Courage in Journalism Award from the Legatum Institute. Each year, the prize is awarded posthumously to a journalist who has been murdered as a direct result of his work.

Jalisco Looks to Revive Dam Projects

Jalisco state governor Enrique Alfaro is urging Mexico's government to resume works on two major dam projects that have been in limbo for years. According to the governor, the dams, El Zapotillo and El Purgatorio, could solve state capital Guadalajara's water problems.

Cloning Coastal Pineapples in Jalisco

The protocol to produce cloned coastal pineapple in laboratories in Jalisco is progressing steadily, reported the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Authorities seek to expand the production of the fruit due to the demand for it both in the national market and abroad.

Jalisco Supports Distance Education

Reinforcing the use of technology to strengthen distance education, the Jalisco State Government on Friday began delivering the 11,083 tablets that will be given to students from the 50 schools in 14 municipalities that are enrolled in the 'Recrea, Escuela para la Vida' program.
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