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GM Celebrates 85 Years in Mexico

General Motors is celebrating 85 years of operations in Mexico, where the company was a pioneer in the automotive sector when it was first established in 1935. During the last eight and a half decades, GM Mexico has produced more than 15 million vehicles and almost 30 million engines.

Mexico Record Trade Surplus August

Mexico registered its third consecutive monthly trade surplus in August, Mexico's National Statistics Institute said Monday. The country's $6.12 billion trade surplus was a record for the month of August, with imports totaling $30.86 billion and exports totaling $36.98 billion.

Mexicos LMT Opens to US Astronomers

A team of UMass Amherst astronomers has received a 3-year, $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to provide support for the Large Millimeter Telescope in Mexico, while providing first-time access to it for astronomers from any U.S. institution.

UNAM Tablets for Low Income Students

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 UNESCO Learning City

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 New Distribution Center Mexico

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 US Border Closure Extended Again

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.

Jalisco 2nd Largest Generator of Jobs

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.

Guadalajara Light Rail Line 3 Opens

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.

Mexican Independence El Grito History

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.
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