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Hand gestures hold some hidden dangers

Having lived in Mexico for 12% of my life, I find the Spanish language only a bit less bewildering than before I was a resident. I am now resigned to the FULL STORY The post Hand gestures hold some hidden dangers appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Inclusive Jalisco beach found too exclusive

Mexico’s first inclusive beach town of Cuastecomates has received the praise of disabled tourists and their families, but some locals feel not all are welcome. Located two kilometers off federal highway FULL STORY The post Inclusive Jalisco beach found too exclusive appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Mexico is third most dangerous country

A study by a risk consultancy firm ranks Mexico near the top of the list of the world’s most dangerous countries. The Criminality Index created by Verisk Maplecroft evaluates the risk to FULL STORY The post Mexico is third most dangerous country appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Minimum wage hike seen as insufficient

The minimum wage will rise nearly 10% in January, a significantly higher increase than others in recent years but not enough in the eyes of many observers. The National Minimum FULL STORY The post Minimum wage hike seen as insufficient appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Trump may be good for Mexico, says Slim

Donald Trump could be good for Mexico, in the view of one of this country’s most successful businessmen. Speaking at a forum in Mexico City, Carlos Slim said that what FULL STORY The post Trump may be good for Mexico, says Slim appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Robot parking system is continent’s biggest

A robotic parking system now operating in Mexico City is being described as the largest in North America. The 700-vehicle parking garage in the 37-story Reforma 180 office tower uses FULL STORY The post Robot parking system is continent’s biggest appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Veracruz needs 8bn, 10bn more in January

If Veracruz were a business it would be bankrupt, said the state’s Finance Secretary this week. Clementina Guerrero, who took control of state finances two weeks ago after the resignation FULL STORY The post Veracruz needs 8bn, 10bn more in January appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

New protected area to be Mexico’s biggest

The Mexican government will announce Monday the creation of a biosphere reserve that will be the country’s largest natural protected area at more than 5.7 million hectares. The Mexican Caribbean FULL STORY The post New protected area to be Mexico’s biggest appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Unfinished projects, charges of corruption

The anticlimactic swearing in of Oaxaca governor Alejandro Murat in the wee hours yesterday quietly put an end to the six-year administration of Gabino Cué. There was hope for positive change at the time of his FULL STORY The post Unfinished projects, charges of corruption appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Four of world's biggest cities to ban diesel cars from their centres

Paris, Madrid, Athens and Mexico City will ban the most polluting cars and vans by 2025 to tackle air pollution Four of the world’s biggest cities are to ban diesel vehicles from their centres within the next decade, as a means of tackling air pollution, with campaigners urging other city leaders to follow suit. Show More Summary

Concerned Mexicans find lost dog – but where is the outrage for missing people?

After Mika the dog’s story went viral, many saw the apparent double standard, as authorities and the media show little interest in most missing persons cases After an eight-year old dog named Mika escaped at Mexico City airport en route...Show More Summary

650-year-old temple found near Tlatelolco

Excavations at a recently unearthed archaeological site in Mexico City have revealed the presence of a temple, just 100 meters away from the greater Tlatelolco archaeological zone. The discovery consists of FULL STORY The post 650-year-old temple found near Tlatelolco appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Robotics students win in India, Colombia

The talent of Mexico’s young robotics students and developers was tested once again on the international stage with — as usual — excellent results. Jorge Zárate and Luis Enrique Salazar, both 14, FULL STORY The post Robotics students win in India, Colombia appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Donald Trump heads to midwest for self-described 'thank you tour'

Trump headed on an unorthodox trip for a president-elect, after scoring an early PR coup by brokering vague agreement to keep Carrier factory jobs in Indiana It has been described as a thank you tour, a victory lap and even the launch...Show More Summary

Peyote has no bearing on church registration

Just because its adherents use peyote doesn’t mean the Native American Church of Mexico should be denied official registration. The Supreme Court has ruled that in a discussion regarding the constitutionality FULL STORY The post Peyote has no bearing on church registration appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Carstens to leave bank for new post at BIS

Agustín Carstens, one of Mexico’s most experienced economic policy makers, is leaving his post as head of the central bank next year. Described by Bloomberg as an internationally renowned policy FULL STORY The post Carstens to leave bank for new post at BIS appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Mexico's central bank governor Agustín Carstens to step down

Respected official, 58, leaves amid fears over effects of Trump presidency Replacement unclear but finance minister says transition will be orderly Mexico’s central bank governor, Agustín Carstens, will stand down in mid-2017, leaving...Show More Summary

Funds believed stolen returned by 2 firms

Millions of pesos in funds allegedly diverted by former Veracruz governor Javier Duarte are to be returned to state coffers after two companies agreed to give the money back. The federal Attorney General’s FULL STORY The post Funds believed stolen returned by 2 firms appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Governor sworn in amid teacher protests

With Oaxaca city’s legislative precincts surrounded by protesting teachers, the state’s governor-elect chose an alternative location for his swearing-in ceremony today. Alejandro Murat Hinojosa became governor shortly after midnight this FULL STORY The post Governor sworn in amid teacher protests appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Gap remains between have, have-not states

Exports from just five states represent 56% of Mexico’s total, meaning a wide gap exists between the richer, productive states and their poorer counterparts, reinforcing the notion of two Mexicos. Thirteen FULL STORY The post Gap remains between have, have-not states appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

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