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Judge orders suspension to Section 1 of the Maya Train

A Judge of the Second District of Amparo and Federal Criminal Trials of the state of Chiapas ruled in favor of the Ch’ol de Palenque, Salto de Agua and Ocosingo communities, ordering the definitive suspension of section 1 of the Maya Train. This legal ruling will remain in effect until the national health crisis caused...
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The coronavirus offers “historic opportunity” to rebuild tourism in Mexico

Mexico highlighted the “historic opportunity” to build a new global tourism era after the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, which has left more than 8.4 million cases and exceeds 440,000 deaths worldwide. At the LXV Meeting of the Regional Commission for America of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) held virtually, the Mexican Secretary of...
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Why the Mayan Train project threatens the jaguar in Mexico

In the Mayan culture, the jaguar was called Balaam or Chaac, it was believed that throughout the night the large cat fought against the Xilbalbá (underworld), defeating them, and emerging the next day. Today, this protector of the Mayan people is in danger of extinction. In Mexico, more than 40% of the distribution of the...
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10,000 companies did not survive the quarantine in Mexico

In two months, 9,984 formal companies closed in Mexico, according to data reported by the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS). On average, 163 companies permanently closed each day between April and May. It was in the same period in which the population had to reduce their activities and stay at home with the aim of...
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Mexico begins reopening even as cases, deaths remain high

Mexico began more re-openings of businesses shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, even as deaths and new cases continued at an unbroken pace. The Health Department said total confirmed cases rose by 3,427 to 150,264, and confirmed deaths rose by 439 to 17,580. Both numbers are clearly undercounts. Federal health officials have said Mexico...
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Oaxaca postpones Guelaguetza 2020 until December due to COVID-19

It has long been estimated that the coronavirus pandemic in Mexico will last until the last months of 2020. Given this, the state of Oaxaca made the decision that the Guelaguetza, one of the most popular cultural events in the country, be postponed until the month of December. 10 days ago, the governor of Oaxaca,...
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Airbnb will only accept reservations for medical personnel in Mexico

Starting this Tuesday, the Airbnb platform will only accept reservations for accommodations from medical and emergency personnel in Mexico due to the pandemic caused by COVID-19. Through a statement released by the technology firm, it announced that the decision is in order to support efforts against the coronavirus until April 30, according to the guidelines...
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Mexico loses almost 350,000 jobs because of coronavirus

Mexico’s Labor Department said Wednesday the country has lost 346,748 jobs since mid-March due to the economic impact of the new coronavirus and distancing measures imposed to fights its spread. The biggest job losses occurred in the heavily tourism-dependent Caribbean coastal state of Quintana Roo, which lost almost 64,000 jobs. The state is home to...
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153 hotels in Mexico have temporarily closed due to COVID-19

The hotel sector is one of the most affected by the paralysis of tourism worldwide due to the coronavirus, and in the case of Mexico, the Mexican Hotel Association reports the temporary closure of 153 hotels, said Brian Rodríguez, an analyst at Monex. He explained that according to the association, in recent weeks the beach...
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Riu announces gradual closure of hotels in Mexico due to coronavirus

The Spanish hotel chain Riu announced Thursday the gradual closure of hotels in Mexico due to measures by the COVID-19 pandemic and the enormous impact on tourism caused by travel restrictions imposed by various countries. Through a press release, the hotel chain announced that they hope to keep one or two hotels in operation in...
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