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Finding your Happy Place in Mexico!

Happy Planet Index ranks Mexico as 2nd happiest country Source: Mexico News Daily You won’t find many countries happier than Mexico. In fact, there’s just one and that’s Costa Rica, according to the Happy Planet Index. Mexico has been ranked No. 2 in the world by the index, described by its creator as a measurement...

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Mexico Resort Real Estate Update

Mexico Resort Real Estate Update

From The Settlement Company®   Welcome to our Second Quarter, 2015 Newsletter. In this edition, we bring you a Los Cabos market report courtesy of Martin Posch of Windemere realty, a report from the National Association of Realtors® and economic news from Mexico   President Peña Nieto wraps up state visit as relations thaw Mexico...

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ZIGF meets fundraising goal!

ZIGF meets fundraising goal!

For the second year the ZIGF has raised over $10,000 on crowdfunding website Kickstarter to buy airline tickets for invited artists.  Monday, November 3, ended a 20-day campaign that raised $12,800 dollars from Zihuatanejo fans to help fund the 12th annual Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival, to be held March 6 – 15, 2015. Held every...

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12th Annual Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival Announces Kickstarter campaign and 2015 Line Up

12th Annual Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival Announces Kickstarter campaign and 2015 Line Up

12th Annual Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival to be held, March 6 – 15, 2015, in beautiful Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, on the Pacific coast of Mexico. A week of live music in paradise, the Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival comes back in 2015 with more incredible music in a beautiful beach front setting. Over twelve years, this non-profit festival...

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Manufacturing in Mexico, the new China

Manufacturing in Mexico, the new China

Wage increases, the cost of manufacturing, higher costs of oil that lead to higher shipping costs, lack of intellectual property rights protection, midnight conference calls because of the time difference and 16-hour flights for business meetings,  are all contributing factors in why many businesses are moving their manufacturing centers from China to Mexico. Automobile Industry, Top...

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Mexico ranked in Top 5 Countries for Mining Investment

The Behre Dolbear Group Inc., founded in 1911, are minerals industry advisors who publish a yearly survey on where and where not to invest in the minerals industry. In 2013, Mexico again made the Top Five. The Behre Dolbear Group bases their rankings on independent research from within their global network of 12 offices worldwide,...

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ZIGF Opens submissions for 2014

ZIGF Opens submissions for 2014

The Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival celebrated its 10-year anniversary in March 2013, bringing to beautiful Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, a week of world class music by international artists from across Mexico, the United States, Canada, Cuba, Spain, Japan, and Brazil. We had a wonderful 10-year anniversary and we hope you were able to join us in our celebration....

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5 Fundamental Points of the Oil Energy Reform

5 Fundamental Points of the Oil Energy Reform

          The press release of President Enrique Peña Nieto´s staff, detailing the five main points of his reform proposal:   On the subject of oil and other hydrocarbons, the Energy Reform contains five fundamental points: – It reiterates, word for word, the text of Article 27 of the Constitution at the...

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Mexico´s president proposes Energy Reform amid debate about privatization of Mexico´s petroleum industry

Mexico´s president proposes Energy Reform amid debate about privatization of Mexico´s petroleum industry

Energy reform and the privatization of Mexico´s oil and gas industry is a controversial issue in Mexico and  has been in the national debate for many years.  The main point of contention being whether Mexico needs to open up the state run monopolies of energy to private investment to allow much needed funding for upgrades,...

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International investment in Mexico continues to rise in key industries

Tourism and Hospitality industries see growth Latin America is one of the world’s fastest growing vacation and leisure markets. After a very slow 2012, hotel and tourism developers are back to building with high expectations for 2014. Developers are adding new properties in Mexico and the Caribbean in record numbers, the number of hotel construction...

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They want the resources, OCV asks for “Más promoción”

Printed in La Voz de Michoacan, July 22, 2013   By Victor M. Alvarado   They want the resources, OCV asks for “Más promoción” The Double tax of sewerage and sanitation should be used for that purpose   The hotel sector of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo proposed that the imposed double tax that they pay for sanitation and...

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Summer hasn´t brought expected tourism

Printed in La Voz de Michoacan newspaper, July 21, 2013 By Victor M. Alvarado The state secretary of tourism, Javier Aluni Montes, acknowledged that the current summer holiday season has brought fewer tourists than last year. He said: “The number of tourists do not yet cover the expectations of SEFOTUR, we believe that we are...

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