Mexico’s famous soprano Diana Hayek announces retirement Around Mexico 

Mexico’s famous soprano Diana Hayek announces retirement

Oaxaca, Mexico — Mexico’s famous opera soprano, Diana Jiménez López de Hayek, has announced her retirement with the support of her daughter, Hollywood actress Salma Hayek. Jiménez López de Hayek says it’s time to say goodbye. “It’s a good time to say goodbye even though I have one hundred percent my voice and I can sing any area or operatic piece, but my body can not stand as before. “At 63, I prefer to continue with my passion and teach music, so I say it’s fair to retire,” she said. As part…

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Spirit Air adds direct Cancun flights from Baltimore and Chicago Cancun Mexico 

Spirit Air adds direct Cancun flights from Baltimore, Chicago

Cancun, Q.R. — Spirit Airlines has announced new daily nonstop routes from Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) to Cancun International Airport (CUN). These flights mark Spirit’s first international destinations from each city and deliver on the airline’s commitment to provide customers with ultra-low fares to the best vacation destinations. “This is an exciting milestone for our network,” said Mark Kopczak, Spirit Airlines’ Vice President of Network Planning. “Cancun is one of our most-requested destinations, so it’s only fitting it has become our first international destination…

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Amazon Mexico growing quickly, opening third mass warehouse Business Mexico 

Amazon Mexico growing quickly, opening third mass warehouse

Mexico City, Mexico — Amazon Mexico is planning to build it’s third mega store in a municipality outside Mexico City in an attempt to reach 120 million new customers. The online giant is honing in on Mexico’s electronic commerce as both in-store and online sales continue to increase. Amazon is still new to Mexico, having opened its Kindle e-book site to customers in 2013. The expansion of physical goods started only two years ago, but is growing much faster than company rivals such as Walmart. Amazon is already the country’s…

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Misguided Asian bird lands in Cozumel Cozumel Mexico 

Misguided Asian bird lands in Cozumel

Cozumel, Q.R. —  Staff of the Center for Conservation and Environmental Education (CEA) rescued a  Bulwer’s Petrel seabird Monday, which is the first of its kind in Mexico. Cozumel biologist Rafael Chacón Díaz head of CEA, says that the finding of the bird, which is “considered a threatened species” was reported by a citizen in the south of the island. The bird apparently showed signs of fatigue, so wildlife personnel gathered the young female bird and transferred her to the Veterinary Medical Center of Cozumel for a physical assessment. The veterinarian verified the species, saying it was a juvenile Bulwer’s Petrel and that…

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Slim says Mexico missed before out but can do a lot with NAFTA trade surplus now Business Mexico 

Slim says Mexico missed out before but can do a lot with NAFTA trade surplus now

Mexico City, Mexico — In a recent business summit, Telmex founder Carlos Slim says that Mexico has missed out on many opportunities, but says better models and proposals can help make Mexico stronger and more productive. During the 2017 Business Summit in San Luis Potosi, businessman Carlos Slim said that Mexico has missed its opportunities to have greater economic growth. The president of Grupo Carso explained that “We missed the oil boom of the 1980s and 1990s. Not only did we spend that income of $50 billion, but we borrowed a similar…

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Mexico insurance industry says few carry policies, have coverage Cancun Mexico 

Mexico insurance industry says few carry policies, have coverage

Cancun, Q.R. — Amid growth in the Mexico insurance industry, less than half of vehicles and even fewer homes carry any form of insurance. During a recent meeting, Mexican Association of Insurance and Surety Agents (Amasfac) president Carlos Latorre López, said that less than 30 percent of vehicles on the road in Mexico carry insurance. He added that of a mere 6 percent of homes carry insurance and that of the working population, less than 8 percent has proper medical coverage. He explains that in Mexico, the rate of insurance does not…

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