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No Cost-Of-Living Adjustment For U.S. Retirees In 2016

No Cost-Of-Living Adjustment For U.S. Retirees In 2016

| October 25, 2015 | Reply

No Cost-Of-Living Adjustment For U.S. Retirees In 2016 Social Security Administration has once again announced a 0% cost-of-living adjustment for the coming year, affecting some 60 million retirees. The government maintains that low gas prices—which dropped almost 30% in the last year—have helped keep inflation low, negating the case for a cost-of-living adjustment in 2016. […]

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The Ritz-Carlton Set To Debut In Mexico City In 2019

The Ritz-Carlton Set To Debut In Mexico City In 2019

| October 14, 2015 | Reply

The Ritz-Carlton Set To Debut In Mexico City In 2019 Legendary luxury hotel brand to introduce stunning new hotel on Avenida Reforma MEXICO CITY and CHEVY CHASE, Md., Oct. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. today announced plans to open its first hotel in Mexico City in 2019. Upon completion, the 153-room […]

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Mexico eliminates River Blindness Disease

Mexico eliminates River Blindness Disease

| October 9, 2015 | Reply

Mexico eliminates River Blindness Disease Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and The Carter Center congratulate President Enrique Peña Nieto and the people of Mexico for eliminating onchocerciasis (river blindness) within its borders, as verified recently by the World Health Organization (WHO). Mexico is the world’s third nation to receive official verification of elimination of the […]

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Creative Home Financing for Expats in Mexico

Creative Home Financing for Expats in Mexico

| October 8, 2015 | Reply

Creative Home Financing for Expats in Mexico For many Expats wanting to purchase Mexican real estate the biggest challenge is the lack of financing currently available for foreigners. While their desire to own property in Mexico is strong, purchasing a retirement or vacation property outright may be beyond their savings. Note:This is a Paid Advertisement […]

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Most Medical Tourism to Mexico is Dental or Cosmetic

Most Medical Tourism to Mexico is Dental or Cosmetic

| October 8, 2015 | Reply

Most Medical Tourism to Mexico is Dental or Cosmetic Most medical tourism to Mexico is dental or cosmetic. Almost all medical tourists are from the USA as a surge in treatment costs in the USA has made Mexico an attractive medical tourist destination. 60% of Americans have dental insurance, the highest it has been in […]

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Investment, Transformation, and Wellness in Puerto Vallarta

Investment, Transformation, and Wellness in Puerto Vallarta

| August 18, 2015 | Reply

Investment, Transformation, and Wellness in Puerto Vallarta Interview by Dr. Julia Nilsson & Ernesto Jonsson We met up with Troy K Powell, the director and founder of PDI, in his new office located in the lovely area of Puerto Vallarta called Las Gaviotas. Troy, with his charming and contagious enthusiasm that projects an ocean of […]

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Banking In Mexico Not As Frustrating As It Once Was

Banking In Mexico Not As Frustrating As It Once Was

| August 18, 2015 | Reply

Banking In Mexico Not As Frustrating As It Once Was Mexican banks have mostly been bought by international banks … but customer service comes and goes. Mexican banks, which had begun to appear to treat customers well in the late 1990’s and even in the early 00’s, returned to their old ways in the 10’s. […]

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Mexico Rescues 6,733 Children from Human Traffickers

Mexico Rescues 6,733 Children from Human Traffickers

| June 22, 2015 | Reply

Mexico Rescues 6,733 Children from Human Traffickers MEXICO CITY – Mexican immigration officers rescued 6,733 minor illegal immigrants from human traffickers who had promised to deliver them to their families in the United States. The National System for Integral Family Development, DIF, and the National Institute of Migration, INM, said in a joint statement Sunday, […]

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UA to Establish Center for Mexican Studies

UA to Establish Center for Mexican Studies

| June 22, 2015 | Reply

UA to Establish Center for Mexican Studies The UNAM Center for Mexican Studies at the UA will be focused on fostering collaborative research. As part of Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s inaugural visit to Mexico, University of Arizona President Ann Weaver Hart and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, or UNAM, have signed a memorandum of […]

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Increased Trade With Mexico Called Vital to Arizona

Increased Trade With Mexico Called Vital to Arizona

| June 9, 2015 | Reply

Increased Trade With Mexico Called Vital to Arizona By Liz Warren-Pederson, UA Eller College of Management June 8, 2015 Arizona exported $8.6 billion worth of goods to Mexico in 2014, a 22 percent increase from the previous year — and one of the highest export growth rates in the U.S. It’s a bright spot for […]

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Mexican Gastronomy Honored With Three Top Restaurant Awards At 2015 Global 50 Best Restaurants Awards

Mexican Gastronomy Honored With Three Top Restaurant Awards At 2015 Global 50 Best Restaurants Awards

| June 5, 2015 | Reply

Mexican Gastronomy Honored With Three Top Restaurant Awards At 2015 Global 50 Best Restaurants Awards Growing recognition signals strong influence in the global gastronomy movement and its increasing contributions to the Mexican economy LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM. JUNE 5, 2015 – From lively markets and street food to rich traditional preparations and flavors and today’s modern […]

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Latin American authors reshaping world literature, Stanford literary scholar says

Latin American authors reshaping world literature, Stanford literary scholar says

| May 21, 2015 | Reply

Latin American authors reshaping world literature, Stanford literary scholar says Stanford scholar Héctor Hoyos’ research goes beyond famed writers to uncover a whole generation of Latin American authors who are contributing novel perspectives on the evolving landscape of global culture. By Tom Winterbottom The Humanities at Stanford In recent years, the late Chilean novelist Roberto […]

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Mexico combats homophobia

Mexico combats homophobia

| May 19, 2015 | Reply

Mexico combats homophobia President Enrique Peña Nieto maintains his administration’s for diversity and personal choices in Mexico. On his personal Twitter account (@ EPN) the president tweeted, “On the National Day #LuchasVsHomofobia (Against Homophobia), the @gobrep reiterates its commitment to a Mexico that has respect for diversity and personal choices.” Source: The NewsMX The National […]

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Andrew Christian and Morgana: New Vallarta Pride 2015 Marshals

Andrew Christian and Morgana: New Vallarta Pride 2015 Marshals

| May 19, 2015 | Reply

Andrew Christian and Morgana: New Vallarta Pride 2015 Marshals • Andrew Christian and Morgana have been appointed by the Vallarta Pride Organizing Committee as the new Grand Marshals of the gay pride festival in our destination. • Lea DeLaria has confirmed that for personal reasons she will not be able to participate in Vallarta Pride […]

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Mexico confirms 2015 Grand Prix sold out

Mexico confirms 2015 Grand Prix sold out

| May 19, 2015 | Reply

Mexico confirms 2015 Grand Prix sold out An official of November’s Mexican grand prix has confirmed reports the 2015 race is already sold out. We reported last week that while other races, like the Red Bull-promoted Austrian grand prix, are struggling to sell tickets, Mexico sold out “within hours”. After a 23-year absence from the […]

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Luxury dwellings in Mexico

Luxury dwellings in Mexico

| May 19, 2015 | Reply

Luxury dwellings in Mexico ZAHA Hadid Architects (ZHA) has unveiled a luxury apartment building planned for Huajuco Canyon, Monterrey, Mexico. The original brief for the Esfera City Center project demanded 12 residential towers. Orginally published by Gizmag But presumably an architect with Hadid’s clout can choose to do what she thinks best, and she designed […]

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Canada, Mexico win battle against U.S. meat label rules

Canada, Mexico win battle against U.S. meat label rules

| May 19, 2015 | Reply

Canada, Mexico win battle against U.S. meat label rules World Trade Organization decision that U.S. meat-labelling rules violate international trade law could pave way for retaliatory tariffs. By: Alexander Panetta The Canadian Press WASHINGTON—Canada and Mexico have defeated the United States’ meat-labelling rules at the World Trade Organization, winning a final appeal that could pave […]

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JetBlue to Launch New Service to Mexico City

JetBlue to Launch New Service to Mexico City

| May 18, 2015 | Reply

JetBlue to Launch New Service to Mexico City New Routes From Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and Orlando Launch Oct. 1, 2015; Mexico-Bound Introductory Fares Starting at $99 One Way NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – May 18, 2015) – JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) today announced plans to begin flying to Mexico City’s Benito Juarez International Airport, one of the largest […]

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UNITY in the Grand Vallarta Pride 2015 Parade

UNITY in the Grand Vallarta Pride 2015 Parade

| May 18, 2015 | Reply

UNITY in the Grand Vallarta Pride 2015 Parade • The Vallarta Pride 2015 Parade will take place on Saturday May 23, 2015 at 5:00 pm around the main streets of our destination. • More than 30 LGBT and LGBT-friendly companies have confirmed their participation in the parade, where a jury will award the best float, […]

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Mexico plans land reform to boost investment

Mexico plans land reform to boost investment

| May 15, 2015 | Reply

Mexico plans land reform to boost investment Mexico’s government is drawing up a land reform to strengthen the rights of private companies dealing with rural landholders in a bid to lure investment and lift the economy, according to two people familiar with the plan. By: Gabriel Stargardter and Dave Graham, Reuters MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s […]

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Mexico: 44 migrants held captive were told they were in US

Mexico: 44 migrants held captive were told they were in US

| May 15, 2015 | Reply

Mexico: 44 migrants held captive were told they were in US HERMOSILLO, Mexico — A group of rescued migrants believed they had made it to the United States but were actually being kept in captivity by human smugglers, Mexican officials said Thursday. By Felipe Larios Gaxiola | AP Police in the Mexican border city of […]

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Is the Jalisco Cartel Really Mexico’s Most Powerful?

Is the Jalisco Cartel Really Mexico’s Most Powerful?

| May 14, 2015 | Reply

Is the Jalisco Cartel Really Mexico’s Most Powerful? A Spanish newspaper has stated that Mexico’s Jalisco Cartel has become the most potent drug cartel in the country, a claim which may have more to do with recent high-profile attacks on security forces than the group’s drug trafficking capabilities. Written by David Gagne (InSight Crime) On […]

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American Sentenced to 199 Years in Mexican Prison for Child Pornography

American Sentenced to 199 Years in Mexican Prison for Child Pornography

| May 14, 2015 | 1 Reply

American Sentenced to 199 Years in Mexican Prison for Child Pornography MEXICO CITY, May 14 ― An American who took pornographic photos of a girl with her mother’s consent, was sentenced to 199 years in prison, authorities in Mexico said yesterday. The man had been arrested in Manzanillo, in the western state of Colima for […]

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Tour ops say demand for Puerto Vallarta remains strong

Tour ops say demand for Puerto Vallarta remains strong

| May 14, 2015 | Reply

Tour ops say demand for Puerto Vallarta remains strong Vacation packagers said that bookings for Puerto Vallarta have held steady despite civil unrest that occurred in and around the city earlier this month, prompting three cruise lines to skip their calls to the city. By Michelle Baran / May 13, 2015 “The Mark Travel Corporation […]

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Puerto Vallarta officials and Mexican Tourism Board meet with cruise line execs

Puerto Vallarta officials and Mexican Tourism Board meet with cruise line execs

| May 13, 2015 | Reply

Puerto Vallarta officials and Mexican Tourism Board meet with cruise line execs Jalisco’s Minister of Tourism, Mr. Enrique Ramos Flores, the Tourism Director of the City of Puerto Vallarta, Mr. Oscar Perez, the Director of the Mexican Tourism Board for North America, Mr. Rodrigo Esponda and the Directors of Security for the State of Jalisco […]

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35 Women rescued in sex-trafficking raid in southern Mexico

35 Women rescued in sex-trafficking raid in southern Mexico

| May 13, 2015 | Reply

35 Women rescued in sex-trafficking raid in southern Mexico Mexico City, May 13 (EFE).- Thirty-five women were rescued and six suspects were arrested in a sex-trafficking bust in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, authorities said Wednesday. A special Federal Police unit and agents from the state Attorney General’s Office rescued the alleged people-trafficking victims […]

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Drug Traffickers Shoot Down Plane in Northern Mexico

Drug Traffickers Shoot Down Plane in Northern Mexico

| May 13, 2015 | Reply

Drug Traffickers Shoot Down Plane in Northern Mexico Mexico City (IANS/EFE) – Six people were killed when suspected drug traffickers shot down a small plane in Urique, a city in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua, state officials said Wednesday. The victims were aboard an air taxi that was on its way from the northwestern state […]

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Mexico’s Foreign Reserves Decrease by $331 Million

Mexico’s Foreign Reserves Decrease by $331 Million

| May 13, 2015 | Reply

Mexico’s Foreign Reserves Decrease by $331 Million MEXICO CITY – Mexico’s foreign reserves fell by $331 million to $195.01 billion last week, the Bank of Mexico said. May 13, 2015 / EFE Gold and foreign currency reserves fell in the week ending May 8 mainly due to the daily auctions of $52 million with no […]

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Tourism Activity in Mexico Increased 2.2% in Late 2014

Tourism Activity in Mexico Increased 2.2% in Late 2014

| May 12, 2015 | Reply

Tourism Activity in Mexico Increased 2.2% in Late 2014 MEXICO CITY – Tourism activity in Mexico increased by 2.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014 compared with the same period of the previous year, the National Institute for Geography and Statistics, or INEGI, said. Spending by domestic and foreign tourists was up 2 percent […]

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Mexico seizes food made from threatened iguana

Mexico seizes food made from threatened iguana

| May 12, 2015 | Reply

Mexico seizes food made from threatened iguana Authorities in central Mexico have seized 32 liters (8.5 gallons) of food made with Mexican spiny-tailed iguanas, a protected and threatened species in the country, officials said Tuesday. The environmental protection prosecutor’s office said the containers of the iguana dish were seized from a restaurant in the village […]

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