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For Mexico’s ‘Beatlemaniacos,’ All You Need Is Nostalgia


MEXICO CITY — When it comes to the Beatles, Mexicans just can’t seem to let it be.

The group split up in 1970, but it might as well have been yesterday for the masses of fans who come together whenever they can to celebrate John, Paul, George and Ringo.

Mexico City’s top classic-rock radio station dedicates two hours every weekday to Los Beatles. The second of two lengthy museum exhibits here of Beatles memorabilia closed recently. Small towns have named streets after the band’s members.

Beatles tribute bands tour the country’s concert halls; five of them played in the capital’s giant central square on Nov. 20. No fewer than 50 of the groups are booked for a four-day festival here this month.

Mexico deep water oil push taps data that solved dinosaur riddle


An employee works on at the Centenario deep-water oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Veracruz, Mexico January 17, 2014.

Mexico to Auction Oil and Gas Blocks as Aetna Defends Merger in …
New York Times

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Despite ill political winds, Canada should stay the course with Mexico

The Globe and Mail

The U.S. election has fuelled a potential shakeup of U.S.-Mexico relations. This is leading some in Canada to rethink Canada’s relatively recent …

What do Trump’s trade proposals mean for New Mexico?
New Mexico Political Report

Trump criticizes Rexnord over plans to send jobs to Mexico


Donald Trump criticized a second U.S. manufacturer for its plans to move a factory from Indianapolis to Mexico, as the president-elect took to …

Jobs, Mexico and the dangers of Trumpenomics
Opinion-The Globe and Mail

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Michael McCaul proposes ‘security toll’ on Mexico to fund Donald …

Washington Times

But Mr. McCaul said the U.S. can stick Mexico on a “payment plan” that includes new immigration fees for those crossing the border from …

Rep. McCaul: Yes, we will build a wall, put Mexico on a “payment …
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For Mexico’s ‘Beatlemaniacos,’ All You Need Is Nostalgia

New York Times

Mexico City’s top classic-rock radio station dedicates two hours every weekday to Los Beatles. The second of two lengthy museum exhibits …


This is flooding across the US/Mexico border in abundance—but it’s …


The incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump is confronting two major policy challenges with Mexico in the form of tighter …

Donald Trump Targets Second Indiana Plant Over Plans to Shift to …

Wall Street Journal

Donald Trump took aim Friday at a second U.S. manufacturer that plans to move jobs from Indiana to Mexico, a day after he threatened …

FLASHBACK: Employees React To News Carrier Is Shipping Their …
Opinion-Daily Calle

Mexico Is Hiding The Worlds Largest Pyramid

Daily Beast

In the city of Cholula in central Mexico there stands a hill with a giant church on top which hides a manmade pyramid filled with secrets.

New protected area to be Mexico’s biggest

Mexico News Daily

One source of funding for protecting Mexico’s protected areas is the government of Germany, which has indicated it will help out with as much …

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Mexican Oil Auction Offers First Major Test of Foreign Firms’ Interest

Wall Street Journal

MEXICO CITY—Mexico is preparing to auction rights to its oil-rich deep waters in the Gulf of Mexico, considered the crown jewel of the country’s ..

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Priebus: “It’s possible” Carrier will be taxed for sending jobs to Mexico

CBS News

The incoming White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus did not rule out Carrier being obligated to pay the 35% import tax President- elect …

Trump may be good for Mexico, says Slim

Mexico News Daily

Speaking at a forum in Mexico City, Carlos Slim said that what was not good about the United States president-elect was his discourse during …

A drone captured these shocking photos of inequality in Mexico’s

Business Insider

Greater Mexico City is home to over 21 million people, making it the biggest metropolitan area in the western hemisphere and the largest …

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Mexico’s Deep-Water Oil Round: The Time Of Truth For Energy …


The Centenario deep-water drilling platform stands off the coast of Veracruz, Mexico in the Gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File).

Mexico’s Slim: If Trump succeeds, so does Mexico


But Slim added that Trump’s potential success would also be Mexico’s, arguing that a 4 percent U.S. growth rate and the creation of millions of …

Donald Trump’s Policies Can Be “Very Good For Mexico,” Tycoon …

UN Biodiversity Conference opens in Mexico

Fox News Latino

Cancun – Cancun, Mexico, Dec 4 (efe_epa).- The United Nations Conference on Biodiversity began Sunday with a strong call to act now in …

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Mexico’s Trump ‘contingency plan’ architect to step down


The man behind Mexico’s “contingency plan” is stepping down next year, just as President-elect Donald Trump could be getting tough on …

International Business|Mexico’s Central Bank Chief to Take …
New York Time


Mexico To Trump: We Don’t Need You, You Need Us

Huffington Post

President-elect Donald Trump has convinced air-conditioner-maker Carrier not to move an Indiana plant to Mexico. Mexico’s reaction so far: …

Femicide in Mexico and Guatemala

Open Democracy

Feminists in Mexico and Guatemala working on femicide also use the concept of ‘feminicide’ to draw attention to state complicity in the killings …

Four of the world’s biggest cities are taking an unprecedented step …


Now those three capitals, plus notoriously polluted Mexico City, are taking action by getting rid of all diesel vehicles by 2025. They will be the …

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CEO Mark Fields Says Ford Still Moving Small-Car Output to Mexico

Wall Street Journal

Ford Motor Co. will forge ahead with shifting small-car production to Mexico despite repeated criticism from President-elect Donald Trump, who …

Video: Why Mexico won’t pay for the border wall

PBS NewsHour-Nov 29, 2016

Mexico won’t pay for building a wall along the U.S. border, nor negotiate anything about it, said Mexico’s Foreign Secretary Claudia Ruiz …

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With an unfriendly neighbour, Mexico needs to strengthen itself


The Economist-

ALMOST 25 years ago a Mexican president, Carlos Salinas, took a historic decision. He decreed that his country’s future lay in setting aside its fear and resentment of its mighty neighbour to the north and embracing economic integration with the United States through the North American Free-Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The agreement underpinned the modernisation of part of Mexico’s economy. So the imminent arrival in the White House of Donald Trump, a critic of NAFTA who threatens to build a migrant-blocking wall between the two countries, looks like a disaster for Mexico.

It would be easy to say that Mr Salinas made the wrong bet, as his many critics charged at the time. He didn’t. For Mexico, geography is destiny. Anyway, with $1.4bn in goods crossing the border each day, the country’s economy is now inextricably bound to that of the United States. So what is Mexico to do? Today’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, who was excoriated when he invited Candidate Trump to visit, trusts that he can interest President Trump in a “modernisation” of NAFTA. He has some leverage: Mexican non-co-operation on trade, drugs and migrants could hurt the United States.

No democratic ally deserves the insults that Mr Trump directed at Mexico. But they have prompted introspection as well as anger. Mexico became “the easy piñata” of Mr Trump’s campaign because of its own failings, wrote Jesús Silva Herzog, a commentator, in Reforma, a newspaper. “The slamming of the door to the north leaves us, once again, face to face with ourselves.”

Mr Peña is right when he insists that not everything in Mexico is going badly. But many big things are. NAFTA has functioned as a legal exoskeleton, offering certainty to foreign investors. Domestic investors have no such luck. That is a big reason why economic growth has averaged less than 3% since 1990. Mexicans are fed up with out-of-control crime and what Mr Silva Herzog calls the “the permanent scandal of our public life”. Eight former state governors, all but one from Mr Peña’s Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), face corruption charges, having left their states with debts totalling $9bn. Only one is in jail.

The central problem that Mexico has evaded is that of governance. The country has only flourished when it has had a strong central government, albeit at the cost of liberty. That applied under Porfirio Díaz for more than 30 years until he was toppled by revolution in 1911. It applied again in the heyday of the PRI’s one-party system. With the defeat of the PRI in elections in 2000, Mexico gained political freedoms, but not the rule of law or accountable government, as Luis Rubio, a political scientist, explains in an essay for the Wilson Centre, a think-tank in Washington.

The power once monopolised by the PRI presidents is now shared with state governors and with the two main opposition parties. But there are still no checks and balances on its exercise, as the larceny of governors illustrates. And government is ineffective: Mr Peña has been unable to implement fully some of the reforms he enacted at the start of his term. If he thought the PRI’s old method of central command would work in a more sophisticated country, he has been disabused. He is widely reviled: his approval rating is only 25%.

If he wants to rescue his reputation he should use the remaining two years of his term to deal with the problem of governance, in two ways. First, he could appoint a genuinely independent attorney-general—an essential first step to establishing the rule of law. His government pushed through a law to grant autonomy to the office from 2018, but with the proviso that the incumbent would continue in the job for another nine years. His critics’ fears that the change will be merely cosmetic were raised when last month Mr Peña appointed Raúl Cervantes, a PRI senator and formerly the party’s lawyer, to the job. That is not good enough.

Second, he needs to tackle the declining legitimacy of politics and the presidency. Mr Peña was elected with just 38% of the vote. Because of growing political fragmentation, his successor may need only 25% or so. Whoever it is will find governing hard, unless Mexico introduces a run-off vote between the two front-runners in the presidential election, as most Latin American countries have.

Mr Peña has the negotiating skills to pull off these reforms. But does he have the will? Porfirio Díaz is once supposed to have exclaimed of his country: “Poor Mexico, so far from God and so close to the United States.” Today, its misfortune is that it is so close to Mr Trump and so far from good governance.

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Mexico working on plan to accept deportees from US

    US’ southern neighbor has long been in the sights of President-elect Trump

(CNN)The Mexican government is working on a plan to deal with possible mass deportations under President-elect Donald Trump, a presidential spokesman says.

In a news conference Monday, Eduardo Sanchez, spokesman for Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, told reporters deportations would be part of any agenda discussed by Peña Nieto and Trump.

“We will have to see how many of those deportations, usually done by the United States government to the countries where the illegal immigrants are from, are for Mexico,” he said.

“Of course this and other matters will be part of the agenda that Mexico brings to the table during the bilateral meetings that will take place with the government-elect of President(-elect) Donald Trump.”

Foreign Minister Claudia Ruiz is coordinating the efforts, he added, and plans to have a series of measures ready should the deportations begin.

President-elect threatens mass deportation

During a CBS “60 Minutes” interview on Sunday, Trump said he would look to deport, or incarcerate, up to 3 million illegal immigrants.

“What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, we have a lot of these people, probably two million, it could be even three million, we are getting them out of our country or we’re going to incarcerate.

“But we’re getting them out of our country, they’re here illegally.”

Trump added: “we want to secure our border.”

Peña Nieto has expressed interested in meeting with Trump before he takes office on January 20. This would be the second meeting between the two.

Meanwhile, Peña Nieto spoke by phone Monday with outgoing US President Barack Obama on progress in the bilateral relationship between the two countries, including economic growth, combating organized crime, and migration, a statement read.

The statement says “the Mexican president expressed his appreciation to President Obama for being a great friend and ally of Mexico, as well as a committed partner.

“For his part, President Obama stressed how much the United States values, and depends on, the relationship and collaboration with Mexico.”

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You need Mexico car insurance because it’s required and US /Canadian insurance coverage stops at the Mexican border. Every year Mexico implements stricter laws for uninsured motorists, meaning not having it can cost you money due to damage/loss to your vehicle, fines and more
When you drive your car to Mexico, travel with complete peace of mind, by being properly insured. Your U.S. or Canadian insurance policy, however comprehensive, won’t cover you in Mexico, but affordable insurance is available…

Mexican Auto insurance You Can Trust if you ever get into an accident in Mexico

Insuring Your Car in Mexico
Although your U.S./Canadian car insurance policy may be comprehensive, and might also extend some limited damage coverage in Mexico, you will still need to purchase policy that is legally valid in Mexico.
U.S. and Canadian auto insurance policies, however comprehensive, hold no legal jurisdiction in Mexico. This means that you must buy separate insurance cover for your car while you’re driving in Mexico if you want to travel with complete peace of mind.

If you are driving your car improperly insured in Mexico and you become involved in an accident it will, at best, cost you a lot of money and, at worst, leave you imprisoned in a Mexican jail house. Presenting a U.S. or Canadian auto insurance policy will be of no use because these documents have no legal or actual force in Mexico, and the companies backing them will not settle any claim arising when you or your car are situated south of the border.
Drivers who are involved in serious accidents in Mexico are usually arrested pending investigation. If you are not properly insured in Mexico and become involved in a serious accident—even if it’s not your fault—these procedures will likely place a great deal of stress and financial burden upon you.
This guide explains how insurance works in Mexico and how to go about buying the additional insurance protection you need to ensure that you, your passengers, and your vehicle are properly insured when driving on Mexican soil and that, in the event of a serious accident, you are properly covered by a legally-valid and adequate insurance policy.
Mexican Auto Insurance
Mexican Law stipulates that only insurance companies which are licensed in Mexico can provide the type of auto insurance coverage that is recognized and accepted by Mexico’s legal system.
A few U.S.-based insurance companies will extend physical damage coverage on cars and RVs while they are situated in Mexico, but they cannot and do not provide Mexican liability insurance. So, although these policies may cover your damage, they will not cover your liability to others in Mexico. This is why a special insurance policy is absolutely necessary to be properly insured in Mexico.
Mexican Insurance Companies
Mexican Law also stipulates that liability insurance must be purchased from a licensed Mexican company, so your auto insurance policy necessarily needs to be issued by one of Mexico’s insurance companies, or through a broker in the U.S./Canada working in conjuction with a Mexican insurance company.
Who’s Insuring You?
Buyers purchasing insurance for their car in Mexico are often times misled by believing that they can rely on the broker, rather than the Mexican Insurance Company, to properly handle any claim that may arise during their stay in Mexico.
The insurance company underwriting your policy is much more important than the Broker that sells you the policy.
As all insurance policies are sold through brokers, it’s important to know which insurance company (or companies) are underwriting the policies being sold to you by the broker. Click here to read more  Click here to get your free quotes


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