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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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Mexico, former swine flu hub, tests nerves with coronavirus strategy

Mexican officials are dragging their feet on border closures and coronavirus containment measures, in what critics call a high-risk strategy driven by bad memories of a shutdown a decade ago that deepened the country’s recession during the swine flu epidemic. The United States and neighbors in Latin America have suspended flights, banned public gatherings and...
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Cruise ship docks at Mexico’s Cozumel amid virus fears

The cruise ship MSC Meraviglia, turned away by two nations due to fears of a virus outbreak, docked at Mexico’s Caribbean island of Cozumel on Thursday and President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said passengers will be allowed to disembark, López Obrador said Mexico had to act with “humanity” after the ship was refused entry at...
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Mexico’s president will not support the legalization of marijuana, despite Supreme Court ruling

During an anti-drug presentation, Mexico’s President López Obrador said he does not support a measure to regulate the recreational use of marijuana, but “only for medical purposes, only for health purposes.” “We are analyzing everything that helps to ensure that there is no violence, that consumption is not increased and at the same time that...
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Mexico receives 8 new Creative Cities of Unesco

Eight Mexican cities were formally added to the huge list of the Creative Cities Network, which Unesco promotes worldwide. With them, now the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) forms a list close to 250 metropolises that work together to promote cooperation for sustainable urban development and tourism development. Through this network, Unesco...
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Mexico’s Environmental Protection Agency monitors Whale Watching Tours

Environmental authorities in Mexico, such as the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (PROFEPA), in coordination with the Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP), are carrying out different inspection and surveillance operations of whale watching tours in various states of Mexico. With the main objective of conserving and safeguarding wildlife, the authorities verify that the service...
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From Oaxaca to the world: “The art of eating insects”

More than 180 pieces from 23 collections, including archaeological works, fossils in amber, entomological boxes, scientific illustrations, oils, prints, period objects, photographs, and videos, integrate the exhibition The Art of Eating Insects, which is exhibited in the Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso. This sample is part of the traditional knowledge of Oaxaca, the use of...
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Mexico goals: science, tourism in Latin America, Caribbean

Mexico proposed joint goals for science, space, tourism and sustainability for the region’s nations at the meeting Wednesday of The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States. Twenty-nine representatives of the 31-nation body met in Mexico City. Marcelo Ebrard, Mexico’s foreign minister, said he wants to keep the body on a track of cooperation, rather...
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Mexico tourism exceeds expectations in 2019

The Mexican Federation of Tourism Associations (Fematur), recognizes that the number of tourists who arrived in Mexico represents an increase of approximately 6 percent. According to the agency, this year closes for the Mexican nation with more than 40 million travelers, which represents an advance of 10 percent over the previous year. The large influx...
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Zacatecas in the world top places to spend new year

The city of Zacatecas has placed in the top 12 of the favorite destinations to spend the New Year among Airbnb users worldwide. The city of Zacatecas registered an increase of 118% in reservations compared to last year. In the list of the 12 most sought after destinations, it includes very rare or lesser-known destinations,...
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