Faced with the risk of an increase in school dropouts due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, the National Autonomous University of Mexico has developed a support plan to help students adapt to remote learning, including distributing tablets and strengthening connectivity.
Puebla, Mexico has joined the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC), along with 54 other cities in 27 countries. The Mexican city has been recognized as an outstanding example of how lifelong learning can become a reality at local level.
Walmart recently opened a new omnichannel distribution center in Ciudad Chihuahua, aimed at strengthening its supply chain network in northern Mexico. The $42 million facility currently employs 700 workers and could eventually create 1,800 jobs.
Mexico announced Thursday that its border with the U.S. will remain closed for another month to further prevent the spread of COVID-19. Travel restrictions only apply to land crossings, as flights between the two countries have largely continued since the early days of the pandemic.
The Jalisco Plan for Economic Reactivation, implemented on June 1, is beginning to show favorable results with 15,861 new formal jobs generated in August. This places the state in second place nationally for job creation, according to data from the Mexican Institute of Social Security.
The third line of Guadalajara's light rail system opened on Sept 12. The 13.3-mile, 18-station (13 elevated; 5 underground) line is expected to carry about 230,000 riders daily through the cities of Zapopan, Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque, with a 33-minute travel time, end to end.
Independence Day is probably the most popular Mexican patriotic holiday. Since this year's celebrations have been cancelled due to the pandemic, we commemorate the occasion with a brief description of the historical events that sparked Mexico's war of Independence.
The US has eased its Mexico travel advisory from Level 4 (Do Not Travel) to Level 3 (Reconsider Travel). Each state has its own status, but some of the 'increased risk areas' are home to tourism destinations that are free of travel restrictions, including Puerto Vallarta.
8,700 bones from 200 mammoths have been unearthed at the construction site of Mexico City's new Felipe Angeles International Airport. According to Rubén Manzanilla, who coordinates the archeological salvage team, 40 of the 200 skeletons are almost complete.
World Education Week, an online event that's billed as the 'world's biggest education conference,' will showcase Mexico City's Aliat Universidades and the Avalon International School. Both were chosen for their expertise and commitment to learning and teaching.