We’re prepared for end of NAFTA, Mexico’s top diplomat says

Luis Videgaray. (PHOTO: bloomberg.com)

Mexico is prepared for the end of the North American Free Trade Agreement if it can’t reach a deal with the U.S. and Canada that benefits all three nations, the country’s top diplomat said. President Enrique Pena Nieto’s administration is committed to keeping North America tariff-free and has set clear limits for what it can accept in negotiations More...

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Students and teachers at the Nicolas Guillen elementary school in the lower class Nueva Tepalcate barrio in the city of Chimalhuacan, State of Mexico. Mexico. The school consists of eight small, provisional classrooms without electricity for 170 students. (Photo: Vallarta Daily)
By Yucatan Times On Friday, March 24th, 2017
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Mexico wants all its kids to speak English as well as Spanish in 20 years

MEXICO CITY — President Trump may want to wall off America’s southern neighbor, but Mexico is still happy to talk, writes Joshua Partlow in the Washington Post. With an eye to making its population more More...

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By Yucatan Times On Friday, March 24th, 2017
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Mexico’s rising inflation prompts hints of more interest rate hikes to come

Mexican annual inflation rose at its fastest pace in nearly 8 years in early March, prompting central bank chief Agustin Carstens to hint at higher interest rates to combat an inflation “bubble” he said More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
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U.S. expats chant in Guanajuato: “Friendship yes, the wall no!”

According to Barbara Davoli, reader of The Yucatán Times, on Monday March 20th, dozens of Americans and Guanajuato residents met to celebrate the first day of spring and Benito Juárez’s birthday. Meanwhile, many More...

A medical clinic in Tijuana, Mexico. An estimated 952,000 Californians enter Mexico to receive health care annually, including prescription drugs, according to the U.S. International Trade Commission. (Photo: Guillermo Arias/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
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Boom in medical tourism to Mexico predicted if Obamacare ends

On almost any weekday afternoon, silver-haired Americans, often with mouths still numb from Novocain, line up at the U.S. port of entry between Nogales, Mexico, and Nogales, Ariz., according to Caitlin Dickson of More...

U.S. Ambassador Roberta Jacobson in Oaxaca. (PHOTO: U.S. Embassy)
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
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Amb. Jacobson focuses on human rights and economic development in Oaxaca

The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City issued this news release on March 22, 2017:  –  U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jacobson visited the state of Oaxaca as part of her commitment to enhance the bilateral relationship More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
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Izamal, Campeche and Isla Mujeres make this list of most colorful Mexican towns

Travel Pulse collaborator and a veteran travel writer, Art Kramer recently published an interesting list of the most coloful towns of México, which includes Izamal, Campeche and Isla Mujeres in the Yucatan Peninsula, More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
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U.S. and Mexican university presidents to meet in Guadalajara

  The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City distributed this news release on March 22, 2017: —  A delegation of 40 people composed of 26 university presidents, 7 university directors, 6 accompanying people, More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
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Mexico stock-market index hits all-time high, despite Trump

This may comes as a surprise to anyone not following Mexico closely. The country’s benchmark stock-market index, the IPC, hit a new all-time high on Tuesday March 21, writes Ian Bezek on seekingalpha.com. The More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
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Anger rises after tourist poses with police weapon

PLAYA DEL CARMEN — Mexicans have vented their anger on social media over a photo which shows a tourist posing with the rifle of a federal police officer, the BBC reported. The smiling, shirtless tourist is More...