U.S. and Mexico Would Benefit from “Frictionless” Border

A comprehensive research report, “From Border Barriers to Bi-National Promise,” by the Creative Class Group, in partnership with Global CONNECT at the University of California, San Diego found that in today’s increasingly global “borderless economy” both the U.S. and Mexico would benefit significantly from establishing a “frictionless border,” one that enables the border to act...
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Medical Tourism to Double Throughout Latin American Over the Next 2 Years

The Global Wellness Tourism Congress (GWTC), a division of the Global Wellness Institute (GWI) focused on charting the growth of the rapidly growing wellness travel sector, today released first-ever findings on the Latin American wellness travel market at the World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) affiliate conference being held in Uruguay. The research, undertaken by SRI International...
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Mexico Lays out Energy Reform Rules

The Mexican government is proposing bidding-based rules for the opening of its state-owned oil and energy industry, saying contracts and production licenses will be put out for public bid and will go to the company that offers the best return. Energy Secretary Pedro Joaquin Coldwell said Wednesday that private companies will not be allowed to...
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International Community Vow to Protect Natural Habitat of Mexico’s Monarch Butterflies

Year after year, millions of North American monarch butterflies make their way on a 3,000-mile journey from locations across Canada and the United States to winter in Mexico, where they gather in oyamel fir trees in the states of Michoacán and Mexico. In recent years, scientists have noted a sharp decline in the number of...
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Mexico Exports Increases

Mexico’s exports totaled $90.8 billion in the first quarter, up 2.9 percent from the same period in 2013, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography, or INEGI, said. Oil accounted for $11.49 billion of the total, down 10.8 percent from the year-ago period, while non-petroleum exports came in at $79.37 billion, up 5.2 percent, compared...
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Mexico City airport to cost $1 Billion USD

Construction of a new airport on land adjacent to the Mexico City international airport, AICM, is expected to cost $120 billion pesos ($1.2 Billion USD), said transport and communications (SCT) minister Gerardo Ruiz during a presentation of the country’s national infrastructure plan 2014-18. The 7.7 trillion-peso national infrastructure plan unveiled by the government Monday “does...
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There is Nothing Sweet in this Sugar War

There is nothing sweet in the sugar war that is unfolding between Mexico and the United States. The U.S. industry, sometimes called Big Sugar, simmers over soaring competition from Mexico and argues that a doubling of Mexican exports triggered a collapse in the market price of sugar. A reluctant Obama administration has opened a formal...
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Mexico raises infrastructure spending target

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Monday raised his goal for infrastructure spending to 7.7 trillion pesos ($587 billion) by 2018, in a bid to boost growth in Latin America’s number 2 economy. The new target, which includes both public and private investment, is nearly twice the 4 trillion peso goal announced by Pena Nieto...
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What the Frack?

Tremors that shook the small town of Ramones in northeast Mexico in October were a nasty surprise to residents, including many sorghum and cattle farmers, because the area of the country had little history of earthquakes. But they weren’t a freak occurrence. The vibrations grew more frequent into this spring, cracking the walls of some...
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Next Two Weeks to Bring “Revolutionary” Opportunities in Mexico’s Oil and Gas Sectors

“All Eyes On Mexico,” reads the latest headline from Forbes covering Mexico’s landmark energy reform legislation, which passed in late 2013 and will be finalized over the next two weeks as lawmakers release details surrounding how the reforms will be implemented. “Prior to the reforms, Mexico had [one of] the most closed energy regimes of...
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Zonkey Born In Mexico Zoo

A zonkey, a rare cross between a zebra and a donkey, has been born at a zoo in northern Mexico. Reynosa zoo in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas said the animal, which they have named Khumba was born on 21 April. It said Khumba’s mother is a female zebra called Rayas while the father is...
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Hyatt House Hotel Brand Coming to Puerto Vallarta

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced plans to introduce its Hyatt House extended stay brand in Mexico with the signing of a franchise agreement between a Hyatt affiliate and Fideicomiso de Actividad Empresarial for Hyatt House Santa Fe in Mexico City. The hotel is expected to open in 2016, and it will be managed...
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