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Carlos Slim Another Victim of Covid

Mexican magnate Carlos Slim, who will turn 81 on Thursday, has suffered from Covid-19 with 'minor symptoms' for more than a week, according to his son, Carlos Slim Domit. For his part, the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, is reportedly 'well and strong' after testing positive for the virus.

COVID Testing Labs at Mexican Airports

Given that the U.S. government requires all international airline passengers to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test before boarding flights to the country, Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP) is installing temporary testing laboratories in each of the twelve airports it operate in Mexico.

Mexican Airport Investment Projects

At least two of Mexico's three largest private airport operators - Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte, Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico and Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste - have announced they intend to resume their pre-pandemic investment plans as Mexican passenger traffic is returning to growth.

INAH Publishes Zultepec-Tecoaque Findings

New research suggests Spanish conquistadores butchered women and children in an Aztec-allied town where the inhabitants sacrificed and ate a detachment of Spaniards months earlier. The National Institute of Anthropology and History published findings on Monday from years of excavation work at the town of Tecoaque.

Record Breaking Remittances to Mexico

Mexican workers in the U.S. sent a record $36.9 billion home in the first 11 months of 2020. According to data released by the Bank of Mexico, remittances rose 11% through November 2020, compared to the same period in 2019, and eclipsed the record $36.4 billion sent in all of 2019.

Covid-19 Tests Required to Enter US

The U.S. government will require all international airline passengers to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test before boarding flights to the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. The order will go into effect on January 26, 2021.

Mexico Plans USMCA Logistics Center

Officials in Mexico unveiled plans for a multimodal logistics center aimed at boosting international trade as part of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. The project will include an investment of $1.2 billion and could generate more than 65,000 jobs in Nextlalpan, a town about 25 miles north of Mexico City.

Mexican Navy Takes Control of Seaports

Mexico's Navy has taken control of the country's seaports to stem overseas trafficking of synthetic drugs and chemical precursors. During a visit to the port of Manzanillo, Colima, President Lopez Obrador said military presence will cut down on threats and corruption; vows travelers won't feel changes.

Mexico US Border Closed Until Feb 21

Border travel restrictions meant to curb the spread of COVID-19 between the United States and Mexico have been extended through at least 11:59 pm on February 21, Mexico's Ministry of Foreign Relations announced through a series of tweets on Monday evening. Flights between the two countries continue.

Jalisco Producing Honey for Export

Last year, Jalisco positioned itself as one of Mexico's most important states for the production and exportation of honey. According to a preliminary report by the federal Ministry of Agriculture, from January to November 2020, international sales of honey reached 26,077 tons, equivalent to $65,373,000 dollars.
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