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Mexico Real Estate Mining Investments Hit $5.6 Billion


By: Mark Morley

Source: http://www.gxsblogs.com/morleym

According to recent reports by the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg Businessweek, mining investments in Mexico real estate is currently experiencing a significant boom, jumping an impressive 60 percent in 2011 to $5.6 billion. According to Canimex, the nation’s mining chamber, mining companies are expected to invest an additional $7.6 billion in 2012.

“2011 investments exceeded the chamber’s previous report,” stated Sergio Almazan, who is the head of Canimex in Mexico City this July. "We’re seeing that Mexico can compete with anywhere in Latin America in attracting mining investment.”

Mexico is reportedly already the world’s top silver producer, accounting for 27 percent of the nation’s output last year alone. This is compared with gold at 25 percent and copper at 20 percent. 

In fact, according to the Wall Street Journal, “here in Mexico, a new gold rush is under way.” Canada’s Goldcorp Peñasquito site is poised to produce at least 500,000 ounces of gold this year, making it the company’s most prolific mine and Mexico’s largest to date. In other areas of Mexico, highly concentrated deposits of gold have attracted a variety of companies to explore, invest and buy up land.

“People had said everything had been discovered in Mexico,” stated Richard Whittall, CEO of Canada’s Newstrike Capital, which discovered a large gold deposit recently the size of a skyscraper in the mountains of Guerrero. “Now you’re seeing a renaissance.”







Arriba, Arriba, The Automotive Industry Speeds Up its Investments in Mexico

By: Mark Morley

Source: http://www.gxsblogs.com/morleym


When I was growing up, one of my favourite cartoons featured a Mexican mouse called Speedy Gonzales and his adventures with Sylvester the cat. At the time this represented one of my first indirect introductions to Mexico and at about the same time (during the early seventies) the automotive industry in Mexico was relatively small in comparison to today’s industry. So once again and for the purposes of this blog entry I am taking an interest in Mexico, but this time from an automotive industry perspective!

The earthquake in Japan in 2011 has proven to be a turning point for the global automotive industry.  After years of globalisation, the industry is now being more cautious over its global expansion plans.  Due to the significant disruption caused by the earthquake, many automotive companies started to review their global manufacturing strategies.  Some markets such as China will continue to see inward investment due to the increasing wealth of the Chinese consumer, but what about other markets around the world?  In an earlier blog I discussed how the Inovar Auto directive in Brazil was helping to grow the domestic automotive industry in the country but what does the future hold for one of its closest competitors, from an automotive manufacturing perspective, Mexico?


I think it is amazing that one single event such as the Japanese earthquake can have such an effect on the global automotive industry and as a result ‘near shoring’ has started to appear as the key automotive strategy for 2012.  North America has seen significant inward investment over the past twelve months with some saying that Detroit is likely to return to being a profit centre once again. But another growing profit centre is Mexico. So why are automotive companies rushing to build plants in Mexico?, why has the country become such a hotbed of automotive related investments over the past year? Today’s automotive industry seeks manufacturing locations that offer: low labour costs, high quality, good infrastructure, access to markets, reduced shipping time and costs, and an educated, skilled work force.  Mexico actually ticks most of these boxes!

So time for some facts on Mexico’s automotive industry, Mexico is currently the eight largest car producer in the world and is the sixth largest car exporter,nearly 80% of vehicles produced in Mexico are exported to the United States, 11 out of every 100 cars sold in the United States are made in Mexico.  Auto production is expected to reach 2.4 million units by 2014 with a projected growth rate of 5.5% per year and account for 18% of Mexico’s manufacturing GDP, while generating 56,000 jobs.





For Baja California Winemakers, It’s Fiesta Time

By: Talea Miller

Source: www.pbs.org

While driving to Ensenada one recent Saturday, I passed billboards advertising no fewer than five foodie festivals: The festival of cheese and bread; the festival of seafood and shellfish—even a festival devoted entirely to salads and salad dressings. But it’s a paella competition that brings me south of the border today.

“If we win we get to go to the big contest in Valle de Guadalupe in the last weekend of August,” said Montserrat Vildósola, an architect from Mexico City and amateur paella chef. “There’s a contest where 100 paelleros go, and this is the contest you have to win in order to be able to contest there.”

Vildósola’s team is one of about a dozen competing today for a spot in the big paella contest that closes out the grandaddy of all Baja gastronomic festivals: the Fiestas de la Vendimia. That’s Spanish for harvest parties, and they’re happening now in Ensenada’s lush Guadalupe Valley wine country, a bucolic place where horses graze amid scenic vineyards surrounded by majestic purple mountains.

Baja produces about 90 percent of the wine from Mexico,” said Joaquín Prieto, current president of Provino, the coalition of winemakers that coordinates the Vendimia. “Climate is the prime thing. We have the Pacific cold and the heat of the valley so it creates a microclimate.”


Mexico Nears Universal Health Care Goal

By: Talea Miller

Source: www.pbs.org

Mexico's government insurance program covers all services for young children. Photo by Mexico Ministry of Health.

As the United States continues to debate the legality of President Obama's healthcare law, south of the border Mexico is preparing to celebrate a healthcare milestone of its own: universal coverage.

Ten years ago, half of Mexico's population had no health insurance. Then the congress passed a law guaranteeing access to care, and a government insurance program called Seguro Popular was born.

Mexico's newly appointed health minister, Salomón Chertorivski, used to run the Seguro Popular program and spoke with the NewsHour in a phone interview about the progress and challenges ahead (edited for length):

Mexico has been working towards universal health care coverage for years, where does the program stand?

Health Minister Salomón Chertorivski: In 2000, half of the population in Mexico did have a financial mechanism for health, but that was because of their labor status. If you had a formal or salaried job you had access to social security and social security gave you access to medical attention, financing your medical attention.

But the other half of the population did not. In 2004, the Seguro Popular, which literally means popular insurance was created ... today we already have more than 50 million people registered with Seguro Popular and together with those with social security, we are reaching in December universal coverage: that is all Mexicans are going to have a financial mechanism for their health.


Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cell Treatment in Mexico

By: regenerative medicine

Source: http://www.regenerativemedicine.mx/index.php


Regenerative Medicine Institute is a multispeciality group of Board Certified physicians and allied health professionals working together to meet the needs of patients and families living with chronic degenerative disease. They work to streamline the referral process, share information with other healthcare personnel, communicate and work with primary care physicians and case managers, research treatments and procedures to find the best options for treating the causes of degenerative disease, and participate in drug trials and research.


Regenerative Medicine Institute advocates the use of autologous adult stem cells (patient’s own stem cells) as they pose no possibility for rejection. Regenerative Medicine Institute investigators work with other world-renown research groups in order to find more efficient ways to deliver stem cells, including tissue engineering.  In order to ensure patient safety, all research procedures are subject to strict oversight. Specific trail protocols are submitted and approved by Hospital Angeles’ bioethics and scientific committees. They must then be approved by the International Cellular Medicine Society, a non-profit third party dedicated to patient safety and international standards. Further, the same protocol must be endorsed by COFEPRIS, the Mexican equivalent of the FDA.

Regenerative Medicine is an Institute where board certified, multi-specialty physicians work together, using endovascular research methods in order to place a patient’s own stem cells (autologous) as close as possible to the target organ or tissue. Utilizing specialized catheters makes this cutting-edge procedure less invasive than traditional treatments and doctors are able to get the stem cells to the most remote areas of the body. Patients are awake for the entire procedure, which usually lasts less than an hour.


Mexico Celebrates Olympic Soccer Gold Medal

By: Galia Garcia-Palafox

MEXICO CITY -- Jubilant Mexicans celebrated their 2-1 Olympic gold medal soccer win over powerhouse Brazil Saturday, waving flags and chanting in plazas and streets across the country.

Crowds began gathering not long after the Mexican team scored its first goal in the first minute of play, with shouts of "Goal!" ringing out from bars and homes. Fans erupted in massive celebration as the game ended, marking Mexico's first ever Olympic soccer gold medal.

Cheering Mexicans turned the downtowns of Mexico City, Guadalajara and other cities into street parties. Hundreds of fans waving the country's red, white and green flag took a victory lap around the capital's landmark Angel of Independence statue, with traffic shut down on the city's main boulevard.


Cultural bazaar, peace caravan, boxing match

By: Sandra Dibble

Source: www.utsandiego.com

Held four times a year since 2010, Arts and Trees is a Tijuana cultural bazaar that includes live music, art, clothing, food, beer and wine. The event’s 2012 summer edition takes place on Saturday at Pasaje Gómez, an arts alley located between Third and Fourth streets off of Avenida Revolución.

The roving seasonal event is inspired by Tijuana’s mercados sobre ruedas—markets on wheels—with their colorful tarps and merchants selling everything from fresh produce to used electronics to clothing. Promoter Manuel Cabrera said the idea behind Arts and Trees is to give a voice to local artists—from both sides of the border. From 1 p.m. to 10 p.m . Free.

Other border-related events from Sunday, Aug. 12 to Saturday, Aug. 18th include:

Sunday (Aug. 12): Mexican anti-violence activist Javier Sicilia is the featured speaker at a public forum organized by the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego. Sicilia, an internationally recognized poet whose son was murdered in Mexico last year, is coming to San Diego to lead the "Caravan for Peace" that aims to bring attention to international drug policy and other U.S.-Mexico bilateral issues. Event starts at 4 p.m. in the theater of the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies.

Tuesday through Sunday, Aug. 19th: Recent films from Spain’s northern Catalonia region are being shown at the Tijuana Cultural Center (Cecut) in the city’s Rio Zone. The shows are daily at 8:30 p.m. (with an extra show on Sunday at 6 p.m.) in the Carlos Monsivais Theater. The series opens with the 2011 *** Maillo science fiction film “Eva.” Regular admission is 40 pesos (about $3). For a full schedule, go to www.cecut.gob.mx.

Thursday: Tijuana writer Rafa Saavedra discusses his book, Border POP, and expects to touch on a range of city themes ranging from daily life, the effects of violence and the energy generated by the city’s arts movement. At 7 p.m. at 206 Arte Contemporaneo, a new gallery in the Plaza Revolución (next to Pasaje Gómez off of Avenida Revolución between Third and Fourth Streets). Free.


Sun, Beach and Relaxation

By: VisitMexico

Source: www.visitmexico.com

Beaches that intertwine with the desert or with the lush jungle, beaches with ancient remains or full of contemporary art, beaches that are an eternal party or whose immeasurable silence takes us closer to paradise… More than 450 beaches make up the Mexican coast overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, the Gulf of California and the deep-blue Caribbean Sea. The variety of climates and points of interest that surround them make each Mexican beach a memorable spot. From the cosmopolitan destination of Los Cabos, the ideal place to fish and scuba dive, to the mystic Mayan Riviera, with unmatched natural surroundings, Mexican beaches stand out due to people’s warmth. Choosing one of them is a difficult task, but you will get to the same result: all of them will take your breath away.



You might think you know Cancun – 22 km (14 miles) of pristine white beaches shaped like a number "7" crystalline waters and sultry nights sipping on the perfect margarita, right? Well, you're both right and wrong. If this is your idea of what Cancun is all about, read on. There's so much more.

Resting on the northeast corner of the Yucatan Peninsula in the state of Quintana Roo (keen-tah-nah-ROW), Cancun was a part of the ancient Mayan civilization and is still considered the gateway to El Mundo Maya (the Mayan World).

Los Cabos

At the tip of Baja California Sur you will find the dual destination of Los Cabos. Wondering why they call it a dual destination? Part of the fun comes with exploring the region’s two dramatically distinct personas. Tranquil San Jose del Cabo retains the look and vibe of an authentic Mexican town. Cobblestone streets, intimate restaurants and boutiques radiate from the central main square and mission church. Rambunctious Cabo San Lucas, on the other end of the highway (called the Corridor), is party central with funky bars and the slick Luxury Avenue Mall centered around the marina.

Puerto Vallarta

The Puerto Vallarta region is actually several destinations rolled into one, each with its own character and charm. The River Cuale divides the town into north and south. On the southern end is the quaint Romantic Zone where the Playa los Muertos attracts sun worshippers to its golden sand and countless beach bars. Further south the seaside villages of Boca de Tomatlan and Mismaloya where The Night of the Iguana was filmed beckon. North of the river, the Old Town meanders uphill to Gringo Gulch and along the bay where you’ll find the Plaza de Armas (main square) and Los Arcos amphitheatre where daily free performances draw crowds.


Mexico industry output grows at fastest pace in 9 months

By: Reuters

Mexican industrial output rose the most in nine months in June from May, led by manufacturing gains and underscoring solid growth that bodes for steady interest rates in the coming months.

Industrial production rose a seasonally adjusted 1.3 percent in June from May, the national statistics agency said on Monday, better than expected in a Reuters poll that saw a 1 percent rise after a dip in May, which was revised to a 0.65 percent slide.


Mexico 4, Brazil 2: Football and economics

By: The Economist

Does Mexico's victory over Brazil in Olympic football foreshadow the two countries' economic futures?

Congratulations are due to Mexico, which on August 11th won its first gold medal in the London Olympics, beating Brazil in the men's football final. After 93 frantic minutes, the final score was 2-1 to Mexico. Mass celebrations followed in Mexico City.


Volunteer Projects Funded By USEPA And REI Improve Habitat At Border Field State Park

By: Imperial Beach News

Source: www.imperialbeachnewsca.com

Visitors to the newly-remodeled picnic facilities at Monument Mesa in Border Field State Park will enjoy the sights and sounds of the Tijuana Estuary and Pacific Ocean, and the scent of thousands of native plants installed by volunteers. San Diego’s local REI stores began funding volunteer habitat projects on Monument Mesa more than five years ago. Volunteer efforts to improve the Tijuana River Watershed grew stronger when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency stepped in to fund more than 12 acres of volunteer habitat enhancement over the last three years.

“We enjoy that our work is varied: potting, planting, harvesting seed, taking cuttings, and weed eradication (of course),” said long-term volunteer Barbara Crawford about her involvement at the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve (TRNERR) with her husband Mike. “There have been times we’ve been involved in special projects such as seed germination studies, transect sampling, and working with endangered plant species. We have learned a great deal about the environment and ongoing trans-border ecological concerns at the Tijuana River Estuary; it’s never dull. Working here offers a unique volunteer experience in that one is performing such a valuable service. The work is interesting and we appreciate being part of a team that is dedicated to restoring and preserving our scant and precious remaining estuarine habitat.”

Crawford is part of a team of dedicated volunteers who meet every Wednesday afternoon at Border Field State Park. She has been trained as a Restoration Guide to provide education and leadership at TRNERR’s one-day volunteer projects. TRNERR has more than 75 long-term volunteer and hosts more than 1,000 one-day event volunteers each year.


Drinking Black Tears in TJ

By: Ed Bedford

Source: www.sandiegoreader.com

“It was a school project,” says Sergio Michel. “That’s how it started.”

We’re standing in the stark sunlight of a Tijuana afternoon at the Culinary Art School...

...looking at a row of beer bottles.


His beer. Rámuri beer. We've just emptied them.

But what started as a school project has become a full-fledged craft brewery. The beers sell here in Tijuana, and also as far south as Cabo.

Michel’s a master brewer who has taken on this mission: to bring Tijuana screaming into the craft beer movement.


As the bottle said, “cerveza obscura con sutiles notas de cacao” (“a dark beer with subtle notes of cacao”). But also totally dee-lish: the just-as-dark beer beside it, the Imperial Stout, which tastes like it has a ton of coffee mixed in.

The one thing I can’t quite figure is the name.

“Rámuri’?” says Sergio. “‘Rarámuri’ means Tarahumara – the mountain people of northwestern Mexico. It’s what they call themselves. They’re famous for their long-distance running. People say the name means ‘fast runners.’ Or ‘foot runners.’ They have survived wars with the Aztecs, the Spanish, the French, and the Americans. Now, guess what’s conquering them? Deforestation. And the drought that comes with it.

"So we wanted to honor them, but also to call ourselves ‘Rámuri.’ Not ‘Rarámuri.’ Because ‘Rámuri’ means ‘mixed blood.’ Not pure blood. And that’s most of us. That is the world today. We wanted to celebrate the mixture most of us really are. Kind of like the new mixtures that our craft beers are.”

The downside?

I don’t think there’s anywhere in SD you can buy it. Yet.

The upside? Great excuse to run like the Rarámuri across to TJ.



Robert Redford Gives Perfect Performance As Guest At Baja's Rosarito Beach Hotel


By: Ron Raposa

Source: Tourism Board

ROSARITO BEACHBAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO-During June and July, the two-bedroom penthouse on the 17th floor of the Rosarito Beach Hotel's Pacifico Tower was occupied by a dignified, unassuming man named Mr. Miller, who bore a striking resemblance to legendary Hollywood actor Robert Redford.


At the hotel, Mr. Redford took the name of Mr. Miller to protect him from undue attention while he completed his starring role in director J.C. Chandor's "All Is Lost," being filmed a mile away at seaside Baja Studios, the locale for Titanic and other blockbuster movies.


A total of 140 suites and rooms at the hotel were occupied by members of the production, including Chandor. But it was Redford, still with handsome features and the famous mop of hair at age 75, who was the recognizable star, the lead in a film about a lone man's struggles against the sea.


It was important that neither his privacy nor his work be disrupted at the hotel, which he had chosen over a nearby mansion as residence during filming, to be closer to colleagues, said hotel owner Hugo Torres.


And it wasn't, thanks to the star's often-donned baseball cap, liberal use of room service and a very discreet hotel staff and management. Only one other diner made a positive ID of Mr. Redford during the several times he ate in the hotel's Azteca restaurant, said waiter Jorge Morales.


"I told the other customer that (Mr. Redford) was making a movie and was very tired," Morales said. "Please don't disturb him."


While Mr. Redford passed largely unnoticed among guests at the hotel, staff knew who he was and were impressed, as much by his disposition as his star power, said Morales, who was Redford's personal waiter, several times serving him Puerto Nuevo-style lobster after a glass of Don Julio tequila.


Mr. Redford was the perfect guest.


"The guy being so famous, how could he be so humble?" asked Mr. Morales of the star of "The Way We Were," "All The Presidents Men," "Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid," "Jeremiah Johnson" and many others as actor and director.


Mr. Redford posed for a photo with Morales, as he did with other hotel staff. "I was dying to put it on Facebook but hotel management told me not to until he had left," Morales said. (When he left, Mr. Redford gave permission to Baja officials to use details of his stay there.)


The impression that Mr. Redford made on other Rosarito Beach Hotel staff was similar. That included Casa Playa Spa manager Erica Perdomo and masseuse Martha Azua. Mr. Redford, as did his wife, received treatments at the spa and later recognized and greeted facility staff on the beach.


Mr. Morales, 51, who once served actor Al Pacino at a Tijuana country club and encountered Robert DeNiro in a Los Angeles restaurant, said his interactions with Mr. Redford were the most memorable of his celebrity meetings. He's a big fan of the "Horse Whisperer" and "Three Days of the Condor."


Although stars including Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Rita Hayworth, John Wayne plus scores more have visited the hotel, the stay of Mr. Redford was especially memorable, said hotel marketing director Daniel Torres.


It was the longest stay by a major star and also a hopeful sign of an ongoing resurgence of Baja's film industry, Daniel Torres said.


Mr. Redford gave a press conference with Baja media prior to his departure, also attended by director Chandor, Baja Gov. Jose Osuna and state Secretary if Tourism Juan Tintos. While proclaiming himself a very private person, he talked of his enthusiasm for "All Is Lost" and his enjoyment of the area.


He recalled growing up in a largely Mexican neighborhood of Los Angeles and going to a Tijuana bull fight in his mid-teens. He said he had always loved enchiladas and joked that "my favorite food is tequila."


Mr. Redford lamented that some focus on widely reported violence among rival drug cartels in Mexico in the past few years had kept some people from the region.


"It's unfortunate, since there are so many areas of Mexico that are safe to visit," he said. "More people should know."



Olympics 2012 Men's Football Results: Mexico Defeats Japan, 3-1, to Advance to Gold Medal Match

By: Elliot Olshansky

Source: www.sportsworldreport.com

In a historic Olympic men's football tournament - for the first time, no team from Europe advanced to the semifinals - Japan was on its way to some history of its own at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday, hoping to join the reigning Women's World Cup champion Japanese women's team as the first nation to send both of its football teams to the Olympic final in the same year.

Mexico, however, had other ideas, stunning the stingy Japanese defense for three goals en route to a 3-1 win at Wembley, advancing to the gold medal match.

Japan opened the scoring in the 12th minute with the third goal of the tournament for Yuki Otsu. Otsu roofed the ball into the top right corner of the net, leaving Mexican goaltender Jose Corona helpless to stop it.

The Mexicans answered 20 minutes later with a goal by Marco Fabian. Giovani dos Santos delivered excellent service on a corner kick, and a header by Jorge Enriquez put the ball in great position for his Chivas de Guadalajara teammate Fabian, who headed the ball past a helpless Shuichi Gonda for the goal, the first tally scored against the Japanese in these Olympic Games.

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