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Mexico has largest number of cruise ship passengers in 2017

Mexico has largest number of cruise ship passengers in 2017

The Tourism Secretary Enrique de la Marid held a meeting with Michelle Paige, president of the Florida & Caribbean Cruise Ship Association (FCCA), who said that the cruise ship industry has investment projects to develop new ports, more infrastructure and better services at the destinations of cruise ship arrivals. The Federal Government is working to promote new

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Peso rallies as results point to poll win for Mexico’s ruling PRI

Peso rallies as results point to poll win for Mexico’s ruling PRI

Mexico’s ruling party (PRI) fended off a leftist challenger in a major state election seen as a test run for a presidential vote next year, propelling the country’s peso currency to its strongest level since U.S.elections. But the Institutional Revolutionary Party’s (PRI) 3 percentage-point margin of victory in the central State of Mexico, the country’s

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Aviation Leaders Assemble in Mexico for IATA’s 73rd Annual General Meeting

Aviation Leaders Assemble in Mexico for IATA’s 73rd Annual General Meeting

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that leaders of the global air transport industry are gathering in Cancun, Mexico for the Association’s 73rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit. The AGM will feature keynote addresses on Monday by Mr. Gerardo Ruiz Esparza, Mexico’s Minister of Communications and Transport and Dr. Olumuyiwa

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Counterfeit $100 peso bill alert!

Counterfeit $100 peso bill alert!

Bank of Mexico (BM) sent a warning about reports in 20 States of counterfeit bills of the commemorative version with a $100 peso denomination. In a TV interview, Alejandro Alegre, Director of Issuing at BM said that 268 counterfeit bills of the Constitution Centenary Anniversary has been identified and warned everybody to be alert. This

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Pena Nieto heads to Guatemala to discuss migration

Pena Nieto heads to Guatemala to discuss migration

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto will travel to Guatemala to meet it’s leader Jimmy Morales on June 5th and 6th, the Mexican president’s office said in a statement on Wednesday. The two Presidents agreed on the date in a phone call on Wednesday, according to the statement. The meeting comes as Mexico begins to take

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Javier Valdez planned to meet Netflix producers the day he was murdered

Javier Valdez planned to meet Netflix producers the day he was murdered

According to the  Excelsior newspaper, on the day of the assassination of the journalist Javier Valdez in Culiacan, he planned to meet with the producer of a British company hired by Netflix. The Netflix’s series called The Sunset of the Big Capos, reportedly was going to include a Mexican case and they decided to use Chapo Guzman

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Exxon is coming to Mexico…soon

Exxon is coming to Mexico…soon

Exxon Mobil Corp announced it will bring its Mobil-brand gas stations to Mexico, pumping $300 million in the coming decade as it seeks to gain a foothold in the country’s retail fuel market. Exxon expects to open its first service stations in Mexico later this year and will offer motorists its Synergy gasoline and diesel

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Noroeste’s “digital” strike and other protests

Noroeste’s “digital” strike and other protests

Today Noroeste is on a digital strike not publishing ANY news at all as a protest for the assassination of 6 journalists just this year. The latest was Javier Valdez, murdered yesterday in Culiacan. As a tribute Noroeste ‘s Home Page was a simple black & white memorial page with no links, stories, pictures, advertising or any

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Journalist Javier Valdez murdered in Culiacan

Journalist Javier Valdez murdered in Culiacan

Javier Valdez, an award-winning reporter who specialized in covering drug trafficking and organized crime was slain Monday in Culiacan, the latest in a wave of journalist killings in Mexico. Valdez is at least the sixth journalist to be murdered in Mexico since early March, an unusually high number even for one of the world’s deadliest

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Mexican mum who investigated daughter’s death is killed

Mexican mum who investigated daughter’s death is killed

A Mexican businesswoman who headed a group of 600 families searching for their disappeared relatives has been killed. Miriam Rodríguez Martínez was shot in her home in the town of San Fernando in Tamaulipas State. She was known for successfully investigating the kidnap and murder of her daughter by a local drug cartel, the Zetas.

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AirBnB  innovates with Mexico City tax

AirBnB innovates with Mexico City tax

Travelers who book accommodation through Airbnb will begin paying a 3% occupancy tax in Mexico City June 1.  The city signed an agreement Wednesday with the online accommodation booking service, which will collect the tax and remit it to the city government. The agreement responds to concerns by the hotel industry about an unregulated and informal

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Cartel boss captured

Cartel boss captured

Mexican authorities captured one of the Sinaloa drug cartel leaders whose struggle for control of the gang following the re-arrest of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has set off a wave of violence. Known by the nickname “El Licenciado” – the Lawyer – Damaso Lopez heads a faction at odds with two sons of Guzman. Federal officials

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Mexico Rejects Label as World’s Second-Deadliest Conflict Zone

Mexico Rejects Label as World’s Second-Deadliest Conflict Zone

Mexico’s government rejected a research study showing the country had become a more deadly conflict zone than Afghanistan and Iraq. The London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies found that Mexico only trailed Syria in terms of deaths last year. Mexico’s Foreign Relations and Interior ministries contested Wednesday that the annual Armed Conflict Survey gives similar

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Remittances to Mexico increase to record level

Remittances to Mexico increase to record level

Cash transfers to Mexico jumped 15 percent in March compared to the same period last year, making the month one of the biggest ever recorded for transfers sent by individuals to friends and family abroad. Mexicans received $2.5 billion in the cash transfers, known as remittances, in March compared to $2.2 billion a year earlier,

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Mexico’s Labor Day

Mexico’s Labor Day

Today, May 1st is Mexico’s Labor Day and as is every year, workers in all the main cities will be marching in protest to demand better labor conditions including higher wages. According to the OECD, nearly 60% of people aged 15 to 64 in Mexico have a paid job. Some 78% of men are in paid

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