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Mexico to Promote LGBTQ Tourism

At FITUR 2020, an International Tourism Fair held in Spain January 22-26, Mexico's Secretary of Tourism, Miguel Torruco Marques, announced that the first part of a strategy to promote LGBTQ+ tourism in the country has already started in Yucatan and Mexico City.

2020 First Supermoon This Weekend

A 'Snow Moon,' this winter's second full moon and this year's first supermoon, will light up the skies this weekend. According to NASA, it will be one of the biggest moons of 2020, and it'll be at its fullest at 1:33 am CT on Sunday, February 9.

Netflix Moving LatAm Base to Mexico

Netflix Inc. is moving its Latin American headquarters to Mexico City and staffing up in the office that opened just last year. The company has pledged to invest $200 million in Mexican productions in 2020, adding to a slate that includes 'La Casa de Las Flores' and 'Diablero.'

Mexico Mayan Train Project Tenders

Construction of the first 951 km phase of Mexico's Mayan Train is set to begin in April after the government revealed the tendering process for the ambitious railway project during President Andres Manuel L贸pez Obrador's January 24 news conference.

Mexico Celebrates Constitution Day 2020

February 5th is Mexican Constitution Day, commemorating the day the Constituci贸n Pol铆tica de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos was signed in 1917. Nowadays, the official observance is on the first Monday in February, which in 2020 is on the 3rd, so everyone can enjoy a long weekend.

Mexico an Innovation Hub by 2025

A Frost & Sullivan analysis says Mexico has the ability to be the regional innovation leader in emerging industries, 4G/5G telecommunications rollout, and affordable, smart and green housing, as well as in more established areas, like tourism and medical devices, by 2025.

Jalisco Avocado Exports Increased 2019

In 2019, avocado exports from Jalisco increased almost 30%, even as producers in the state remained locked out of the lucrative U.S. market. 110,000 tonnes of the fruit were sent abroad from the state last year, a 29.4% increase over the 85,000 tonnes exported in 2018.

Guadalajara Light Rail Line Completed

At his Monday morning press conference, President Andr茅s Manuel L贸pez Obrador announced that construction on a 31.5bn Peso (US$1.6bn) light rail line - which will nearly double the current size of the light rail system in the greater Guadalajara area - has been completed.

Toyota Shifts Tacoma Production to Mexico

Toyota Motor has announced that they'll shift production of Tacoma pickup trucks from Texas to Mexico. The announcement comes a month after Toyota started Tacoma production at a new plant in Central Mexico in addition to the plant in Tijuana that's been producing the midsize pickups since 2004.

Mexico City Free Health University

Mexico City's government plans to open the University of Health, a free university that will train doctors and nurses to work in community-based medicine, Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said Monday during President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's daily press conference.
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