Southwest announces two new direct flights to Cancun Cancun Mexico Travel 

Southwest announces two new direct flights to Cancun

Cancun, Q.R. — Southwest Airlines has announced that as part of a global service expansion, it will be adding two additional routes to Cancun . Beginning March 10, 2018, Southwest Airlines will also operate a new nonstop flight between San Jose, California and Cabo San Lucas on Saturdays and on the San Diego – Puerto Vallarta – San Diego route, a direct flight will be added on Saturdays and Sundays. However, starting April, two new direct flights will be offered by Southwest Airlines to Cancun. One flight will depart Columbus, Ohio and the second from New Orleans. Flights are…

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Golf professionals say Cancun, Riviera Maya waste courses Mexico Riviera Maya 

Experts say Cancun, Riviera Maya wasting golf courses

Riviera Maya, Q.R. – Golf and tourism experts say that Cancun and Riviera Maya are wasting their top-level golf courses, which is why they’ve created the first MEX Cup Invitational. There are 14 top-level golf courses in Mexico’s Caribbean that compete in design and signatures of the first level making them ideal to play PGA Tours, yet, there is only one annual tournament, notes Jaime Sureda, Jorge Molina and Julio Yam, connoisseurs of the golf world and local experts in Tourism, Hospitality and Real Estate. They say that the only…

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Ford Motor Company cancels major Mexico auto deal Mexico Mexico City 

Ford Motor Company cancels major Mexico auto deal

Mexico City, DF – Auto giant, Ford Motor Company, has announced their decision to cancel plans to build a new plant in Mexico. In April of last year, Ford struck a deal with the Mexican government that would see them invest $1.6 billion for a new auto factory in San Luis Potosi. The new plant was set to build small model vehicles, however, in a statement Tuesday, the company said they would be canceling their plans to build. Mexico’s government said it regrets Ford’s decision and has ensured that the…

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Walmart Canada to stop accepting Visa Business 

Walmart Canada to stop accepting Visa

Walmart says it has decided to stop accepting Visa credit cards as a form of payment in its Canadian stores due to high transaction fees. The company says it intends to join the list of Canadian retailers that don’t accept Visa because of the credit card’s “unacceptably high” fees. The announcement was made on Saturday in a company statement where Walmart said they will gradually stop accepting Visa credit cards as a form of payment. In a statement from Visa, the credit card company said they offer “one of the…

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Mexico heads to Canada to help fight fires, but not everyone’s happy

Edmonton, Alberta –  Several contract firefighting companies in Alberta are upset with the government’s decision to enlist Mexican firefighters in their bid to help with the wildfire outbreak. With more than 90 wildfires raging in northern Alberta, the government called up 62 firefighters from the Mexican state of Jalisco who arrived in Edmonton on Wednesday. The firefighters from Mexico will soon join the other 1,700 from across Canada who are helping in the battle. Hector Trejo, one of the Mexican firefighters, says, “For most of the guys, this is their passion—to fight…

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More men opting for prostate cancer surveillance over treatment

A new study from The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows men with early-stage prostate cancer are opting out of treatment and are instead, opting for regular monitoring. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), one in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that many men with tumors confined to the prostate do not die of cancer and are also unlikely to have symptoms. Doctors have seen a spike in the amount of men…

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Moon bears freed from bear bile farm

Quang Ninh (Vietnam) – Seven Asiatic moon bears have been freed from their captive tiny metal cages where they have lived for years on bile farms. The long-suffering bears have been rescued from farms in northern Vietnam in efforts to end the illegal trade. Although bear bile farming is illegal, is it legal for people to raise the animals as pets, a loophole commonly used by illicit Vietnamese farms. There is a large demand for bear bile, which is believed to have healing powers and is used in traditional Chinese…

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Mexican peso hits all time low against US dollar

Mexico’s annual inflation rate took a tumble last month, hitting a record low. The tumble was the result of  seasonal electricity subsidies and a sluggish economy. Even with the new low, the central bank is still expected to raise interest rates as soon as US borrowing costs increase. On Tuesday, the national statistics agency says that inflation over the past 12 months slowed to 2.88 percent, which is below the 2.92 percent expected and the 3.06 percent annual rate in April. The annual rate is the lowest on record in…

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