Carnival cruise line adds more passengers to short term cruises Mexico Travel 

Carnival cruise line adds more passengers to short term cruises

Carnival Cruise Line will raise the number of cabins devoted to short cruises out of Galveston and New Orleans in 2019. Carnival Cruise Line has said that for 2019, they will raise the number of cabins devoted to short cruises out of New Orleans and Galveston, which includes stops on Cozumel. Carnival Valor will increase its current 2,974 passenger capacity by 10 percent, while the 3,646 passenger Carnival Dream will increase capacity by 22 percent. The increase in passenger capacity will apply to the line’s four and five-day itineraries. Carnival…

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State breakfast program feeds more than 59,000 children a day Cancun Mexico 

State breakfast program feeds more than 59,000 children a day

Cancun, Q.R. — More than 59,000 children of pre-school and primary school age receive free daily breakfasts as part of the state’s Programa de Desayunos Fríos y Calientes (Program of hot and cold breakfasts). Over 59,000 children around Quintana Roo take advantage of the free breakfast program on a daily basis, says state governor Carlos Joaquin. The program, which is done in part by DIF Quintana Roo, helps disadvantaged children improve their health so they can focus on their studies more while in school, which the program says, they hope will one…

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Vineyards in Mexico attracting hundreds of thousands of wine loving tourists Around Mexico 

Vineyards in Mexico attracting hundreds of thousands of wine loving tourists

Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro — Mexico vineyards are a growing tourist attraction as wineries in the region of Santiago de Querétaro draw record numbers. The Route of Art, Cheese and Wine recorded 700,000 tourists during the last year, putting state wine tourism on the map said Querétaro governor Francisco Domínguez Servién.  He says today, the tourist route has grown to include the participation of 26 vineyards and 11 artisan cheese factories of the region. During a recent Autumn Gala vintage festival, the Under Secretary of Federal Tourism Innovation and Development, Rubén Gerardo Corona González, as well as state authorities Domínguez…

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Two American tourists drown on Cabo beach Around Mexico 

Two American tourists drown on Cabo beach

Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur — Two American tourists have died after being swept away by strong waves on a beach in the popular sea side city of Cabo San Lucas. According to the US Embassy, the two twin sisters were dragged out to sea by strong swells. The women, both 67, were pulled under the water and toward the sea bottom which resulted in them drowning. Barbara Thomas and Beverly Sckripsky were on vacation in Cabo San Lucas with their families.“You had two wonderful people walking on the…

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Mexico one of two Latin American countries to record wage decrease Business Mexico 

Mexico one of two Latin American countries to record wage decrease

Mexico City, Mexico —  According to an ECLAC and International Labor Organization (ILO) study, Employment in Latin America and Caribbean, Mexico and Peru are the two countries where real wages have fallen this year in relation to last year. The study took into consideration six areas, of which two, Peru and Mexico, recorded a decrease in basic salaries by at least one percent. “The wage data captures only the variation in the formal enterprises of the economy, and part of the deterioration of the labor situation in the region lies precisely in…

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Mexico jobs among lowest wages in Latin America Business Mexico 

Mexico jobs among lowest wages in Latin America

Mexico City, Mexico — A new government study details the country’s employment struggles for Mexico’s millennial group, which makes up more than half of the population and who work for some of the lowest wages in Latin America. Reports show that of all new jobs created in the country, Mexico is one with the lowest wages among the Organización de Cooperación and Desarrollo Económicos (OECD) Latin American countries. The so-called millennials, young people between the ages of 20 and 35, now make up just over half of the Mexican population of working…

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