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Record Numbers of Grey Whales in Mexico

Mexico is home to at least 9 species of whale, of which 7 have a regular or permanent presence around the coasts of the states of Baja California Sur, Nayarit, Jalisco and Sinaloa. Whales have found the right conditions in Mexico  to rest, reproduce, and give birth to their calves.

During the first week of February, the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP) posted figures for the previous 20 years, during which they have recorded the presence of gray whales in Ojo de Liebre Lagoon, in Baja California Sur.

According to the fifth census of the season, there are 992 thousand specimens of gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus) in the Ojo de Liebre lagoons in the Biosphere Reserve of El Vizcaino, of which 175 of are adults and 817 are calves.

CONANP states that this figure indicates the strong recovery of one of the largest species of marine life.



G20 Leaders' Summit in Turkey

The Summit of Leaders of the Group of 20 (G20) is the premier forum for international economic policy coordination and finance among the twenty largest economies in the world.

Together, the G20 members (Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States and the European Union) represent:

  • 85% of the global economy.
  • 80% of international trade.
  • 2/3 of the world population.

This year, the G20 Leaders' Summit was held in Antalya, Turkey, which currently holds the presidency. As a result of the working sessions of the Summit, Mexico expects to adopt around 50 new agreements.

The President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, held bilateral meetings with leaders of Canada, China and Turkey in the framework of this summit.


Guadalupe Nettel in Gothenburg

Mexican author Guadalupe Nettel was present at the Göteborg Book Fair in September, where she participated in two seminars, on Friday 25 and Saturday 26.

Nettel’s novel “The Body I was Born In” is a confessional, fictionalized account about her childhood in a dysfunctional family, with parents who enacted many of the 1970’s progressive ideals.

Please visit the Göteborg Book Fair’s website for more information regarding the programme: www.bokmassan.se


Mexican Cuisine Festival at the Sheraton Hotel Stockholm

The Sheraton Hotel Stockholm and the Embassy of Mexico hosted a Mexican food festival from September 2nd to the 8th. Well-known Mexican chef Jorge Carlos Gonzalez and the Sheraton Hotel's own kitchen team prepared specialty dishes throughout the week. Jorge prepared a menu designed to take guests on a culinary journey to Mexico and back. Both locals and hotel guests were welcome to this event exploring Mexican cuisine.

The menu, which was specifically composed for this occasion, offered renowned Mexican dishes with a twist.

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Mexican Film Posters Exhibit in Riga

The Embassy of Mexico, Mehiko Maja and The National History Museum of Latvia invited the public in Riga to attend the exhibition "Posters of Mexican Movies," taking place in the Museum's Dauderi wing between August 28 and October 3, 2015.T


Mexican Wrestling Film Screened in Riga

The Mexican film “Santo en el Museo de Cera” (Santo in the Wax Museum) was presented at the Unicon Festival in Riga, Latvia, which took place on the 1st and 2nd of August. The film was screened in the Olimpiskais Sporta Centrs building. Some 2,500 attendees were present at this anime, film, and gaming event.

 


Sea Turtles, Protected in Mexico

Seven out of eight of the world’s existing sea turtles nest on Mexican coasts. The Mexican government has undertaken a set of measures to protect these endangered species, as well as to increase their population levels.

The Ministry for Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fishing and Food (Secretaría de Agricultura, Ganadería, Desarrollo Rural, Pesca y Alimentación, or SAGARPA) has established measures for their protection, including the following:

  • Establishing a Temporary Zone of Refuge, in which interaction of fishing activities with sea turtles is minimized.
  • Commercial fishing activities in the designated area will be carried out exclusively in authorized fishing areas.
  • Recreational and sport fishing will only be allowed under the “Catch and Release” modality.
  • Fishing for domestic consumption will only be permitted with nets and manual lines which are utilized individually by the fisherman.
  • Among the additional measures undertaken to prevent interaction with sea turtles in fishing activities, it is noted that, in the case of accidental capture, the specimen must be liberated under adequate survival conditions.

Mexico's Automotive Industry Expands

A few days ago, General Motors announced a major investment of five billion dollars to modernize the operations of its four manufacturing complexes in Mexico, doubling its production capacity. This is helping to drive the successful development of the automotive industry in the country.

Mexico is positioning itself as the seventh automotive producer in the world, and today, and it is the first producer in Latin America. The country has 700,000 workers in the automotive industry.

From January to November, vehicle production exceeded three million 11 thousand units, which implies an increase of 8.7% over the same period last year; and exports exceeded two million 447 thousand units, 8.2% higher than the same period last year.

These achievements cement the automotive and auto parts industries as pillars of Mexico’s economic development.


Foreign Secretary Meade in Sweden on a Working Visit

The former Secretary of Foreign Affairs, José Antonio Meade Kuribreña, carried out a working visit around Nordic countries which included Denmark, Finland and Sweden, allowing Mexico to strengthen political dialogue as well as friendship and cooperation linkages with this region of Europe.


In the last part of the tour, in Stockholm, Sweden, he met with the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Margot Wallström. Secretary Meade highlighted the opportunities offered to Swedish investment by the structural reforms implemented in our country.

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