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Mexico US Border Closure Extended Dec

Non-essential travel restrictions on the Mexico-U.S. land border will be extended for another month. Mexico's Foreign Ministry announced via Twitter on Wednesday that both countries agreed to extend the restriction until 11:59 pm on December 21, 2020.

New Anti Covid Measures in Jalisco

Now that the 'Emergency Button' mandates have been lifted, and following the recommendations of the World Health Organization, Governor Enrique Alfaro Ramírez has announced the new measures that are now in place to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 in Jalisco.

Mexico Poised to Legalize Marijuana

Mexican legislators met virtually on Friday to discuss the latest version of a bill to legalize adult-use cannabis and, in doing so, comply with a Supreme Court mandate to pass a law by December 15. The new version of the bill is expected to be approved by Senate commissions on Wednesday.

Mexicos 100 Peso Bill Redesigned

The Bank of México put the new 100-peso banknote in circulation last week. Featuring 17th century feminist Sister Juana Inés de la Cruz on one side, and monarch butterflies in a pine forest on the other, the new bill is made of polymer rather than paper.

Avocados From Mexico Japanese Market

The Ministry of Agriculture of Mexico reported that the main avocado producers and exporters in Michoacan and Jalisco have agreed to reinforce the sanitary measures of shipments destined for the Japanese market. 90% of the avocados consumed in Japan come from Mexico.

Mercado Libre Mexico Aircraft Fleet

Mercado Libre announced an investment of one billion pesos to create its own logistics network that allows it to reach the entire Mexican territory in 24 hours. The platform's network will feature yellow planes and vans, as well as new distribution centers to cover the entire country.

Puebla Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

With 31 votes in favor, five against and three abstentions, the Puebla Congress on Tuesday approved reforms to the Civil Code that guarantee people of the same sex the right to marry, as well as recognition of common-law marriages between same-sex couples.

Jalisco Launching Jallywood Plans

In an effort to make Jalisco, Mexico, the production capital of Latin America, a 'Jallywood' so to speak, the governing authorities have mapped a plan of action that includes the introduction of a new state film law to ensure smooth functioning of the industry.

GAP Mexico Airport Traffic 3Q20

During 3Q20, total terminal passengers at Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico's 14 airports (12 in Mexico, 2 in Jamaica) decreased by 6,144,700 passengers, a decrease of 51.8%, compared to 3Q19. The level of recovery in GAP's operations and results will depend on the duration of the pandemic.

Dia de Muertos in Times of Covid-19

Ofrendas, parades, plays and festivities are all part of Mexico City's Day of the Dead celebrations. This year's events have been adapted to the times of Covid-19. Some will be held in person, with safey measures in place, while others will be held virtually.
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