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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.

US Eases Mexico Travel Advisory

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.

Mexico Airport Site Mammoth Graveyard

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.

Mexico Schools World Education Week

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.

Record Remittances to Mexico 2020

Despite the economic effects of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, remittances to Mexico are on track to set a new record this year, with an estimated 39.4 billion USD expected to be sent home by Mexicans working abroad - mainly in the United States - through cash-transfer systems.

Mexico Wrestlers Promote Covid Safety

Last week, Mexico's masked wrestlers hit the streets to body slam the deadly coronavirus by promoting face coverings and other safety measures. The luchadores handed out face masks, gave tips on how to wear them correctly, and treated residents to impromptu matches on the streets.

Mexico Again US Top Trading Partner

Mexico is again the top trading partner of the United States, with two-way trade totaling $290.6 billion from January through July. Canada was the second-ranked trade partner for the U.S. through July, totaling $288 billion, followed by China at $280 billion.
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