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Star-Studded Mixed Martial Arts Event in Guadalajara
The Mix

Combate Americas announced that it will return to Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico on Friday, September 27, with a star-studded mixed martial arts fight card event at Foro Sur. The bouts will be televised live in the U.S. on both Univision (12 am ET/PT) and TUDN (12 am ET/9 pm PT).

Quintana Roo Hopes to Attract North American Retirees
El Economista

AMAR, an association whose purpose is to promote the retirement industry in Mexico, is aiming to attract 150,000 Americans and Canadians to Quintana Roo over the next five years through the construction of new residential estates tailored to meet the needs of retirees.

Walmart Mexico Takes on Amazon with Same-Day Delivery

Walmart stores in Mexico now provide delivery within three hours for certain home and tech products ordered online. The new service, called 'On Demand,' covers approximately 12,000 products, among them laptops, cell phones, televisions and small appliances, delivered within three hours.

Bosch Trains Jalisco Students in Information Technology

With more than 16,000 employees, German industrial giant Bosch is a major player in the Mexican auto industry. Now, the company is looking to increase the workforce at its engineering & technology center in Guadalajara, and has teamed up with CECYTEJ to train IT students.

Private Sector Funds Relaunch of Visit Mexico Website

The Ministry of Tourism (Sectur) relaunched the Visit Mexico website last week, thanks to an agreement with big players in the private sector, who agreed to make an estimated investment of $1.8 billion pesos ($90 million USD) in the promotional platform over the next five years.

Mexico Celebrates El Mes de la Patria in September
Banderas News Team

Every September, know as 'El Mes de la Patria,' cities throughout Mexico host a series of colorful and patriotic festivities celebrating the first and most significant episode of the country's history - Independence from Spain - but September 15 is when the celebrations really begin.

Soumaya Museum Exhibit Showcases Mexican Pop Art
Atlas Obscura

Between 1930 and 1970, Galas de México created calendars and advertising cards that became embedded in the collective unconscious of many Mexican citizens. Today, an incredible collection of these iconic calendars is on permanent exhibit at Mexico City's Soumaya Museum.

Mexico, Turkey Resume Free Trade Deal Negotiations
Hurriyet Daily News

During the Turkey-Mexico Trade and Investment Seminar held in Mexico last week, the two countries agreed to resume negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement. The Turkish government declared Mexico as one of its target countries in 2019 and is planning another visit to Mexico in the fall.

Mexico to Introduce New 200 Peso Bill in September

The Bank of Mexico recently announced that the new 200-peso bill will enter into circulation in September. The current 200-peso banknotes will maintain their value and be gradually withdrawn from circulation as they deteriorate and are retrieved by the banking system.

Guadalajara to Host CONCACAF Tokyo 2020 Qualifiers

The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) has announced that the region's qualification tournament for the Men's Olympic Soccer Tournament Tokyo 2020 will take place from March 20 to April 1, 2020 in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Guadalajara Sets New World Record for Folkloric Dance

In a glorious display of Mexican tradition, 882 performers gathered in Guadalajara's Plaza Liberación on Saturday, August 24, 2019 to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest Folkloric Dance ever held. The previous record was also set in Guadalajara in 2011 with 457 participants.

How AI Could Transform Healthcare in Jalisco, Mexico

As artificial intelligence is making its presence felt in many business sectors worldwide, some of its applications in Mexico are focused on social inclusion. In Jalisco, AI is being used to predict health patterns, diagnose diseases, and ultimately aims to lower healthcare costs.

8.7 Million Tourists Expected to Cruise to Mexico in 2019

A recent study by the Cruise Lines International Association revealed that, with ports around the country welcoming over 527,000 passengers in June alone, Mexico is the world's leading cruise destination. The 2019 numbers represent a 7.1% increase in cruise arrivals over 2018.

The Hollywood Travel Guide to Punta Mita, Mexico
Hollywood Reporter

Pick a name in Hollywood and chances are they've been to Punta Mita. Leonardo DiCaprio, Gwyneth Paltrow, Beyonce, Richard Gere, Jennifer Lawrence, Lady Gaga, David Duchovny & Jennifer Aniston are all vets of this Mexican fishing village turned private luxury retreat.

Amazon Delivers First Volkswagen Final Edition Beetle

When the worldwide production of the Volkswagen Beetle came to an end as the last car rolled off the assembly line in Puebla in July, it was announced that 65 'Final Edition' models would be sold exclusively through Amazon Mexico. The first one was delivered to a VW collector last weekend.

Mercurio Bicycles Opens San Luis Potosí Industrial Park
Mexico News Daily

Mexican bicycle designer and manufacturer Grupo Mercurio inaugurated its new 500 million peso industrial park in San Luis Potosí last week. The 130,000 m2 site will centralize operations and promote the creation of a collaborative business cluster for Mexico's cycling industry.

Chapultepec Named the World's Best Urban Park in 2019

Mexico City's iconic Bosque de Chapultepec, has been awarded the gold medal in the World Urban Parks Association's 2019 International Large Urban Parks Awards. To celebrate, the city government said it will annex approximately 105 hectares to the fourth section of the park.

More Ships Will Sail from Southern California to Mexico
LA Times

Some of the biggest cruise ships in the world will descend on Southern California later this year. And all of them want to take you to Mexico. Beginning in fall, three giant ships, including two Norwegian Cruise Line vessels and a Princess Cruises ship, will begin sailing Mexican Riviera itineraries.

New US Ambassador Arrives in Mexico with 'Hand Extended'

New U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Christopher Landau arrived in Mexico City on Friday to take up one of Washington's most important diplomatic posts, which had been vacant since Roberta Jacobson, the first woman to be the U.S.' envoy to Mexico, resigned and retired on May 5, 2018.

Irish Artist Paints World's Largest Frida Kahlo Mural
Street Art News

During the 2019 Despertares Impulsa, an annual event that celebrates art and culture in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, an artist from Ireland created something very special - a 150 foot tall mural depicting one of the most notable female painters of all time - Frida Kahlo.

Should Mexico Run a Tourist Train Through the Yucatan?
The Conversation

Mexico's president wants to build a train that will bring visitors from the beaches of Cancun to the colonial cities and archaeological sites on the Yucatan Peninsula. But the train must be designed in a way that respects the delicate ecology, indigenous history and social fabric of the region.

Mexico Replaces China as U.S.'s Top Trading Partner
AZ Big Media

As the United States and China continue to increase tariffs on one another, Mexico has become the US's #1 trading partner. Trade with the U.S. rose to $257.72 billion through the first 5 months of this year, 3.6% above its total trade during the same period of 2018.

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