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AMVIAC 2015 International Volunteering Programs in Mexico

The Mexican Association of International Volunteers participates in the country’s transformation through projects organised by civil associations, municipalities, and communities, as well as by helping Mexican citizens to volunteer abroad.

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Link (in Spanish) to government website with further information on programs in Mexico for International Volunteering.


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 Secretary of Foreign Affairs, José Antonio Meade Kuribreña, concluded on Saturday his 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 highlightened the opportunities offered to Swedish investment by the structural reforms implemented in our country.

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2015, International Year of Light

Last week, Mexico’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs announced the beginning of year-long activities commemorating the “International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies.”

The agenda was programmed by the National Committee for the International Year of Light, and is meant to raise awareness in society about the importance of light-based technologies and optics-based applications in areas as wide-ranging as health, the environment and weather, agriculture, optoelectrics, energetics, information technologies and communication, space research, archaeology, culture and the arts, industry, and commerce.

 


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