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Top Notch Road Racing Comes To Merida Mexico - Autodromo Yucatan

Posted by Travel Merida on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, In : Economy News 
This is the new, hopefully F1, destination here in the Yucatan of Mexico. Only a few miles from the beach, this track is already taking shape. 

I heard about this from a friend of mine who lives in the area over a year ago. I just did not believe what I was hearing and so had blown it off. But then on Facebook I see a post from another friend with pics from the site. It is a reality! How awesome is this, to bring top notch road racing to the Yucatan of Mexico. F1, I hear that could be a possib...

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How Safe is Mexico?

Posted by Travel Merida on Sunday, August 4, 2013, In : Economy News 

Since ex-president Felipe Calderon started the so-called war on drugs Mexico suffered a blow to its international image mostly due to higher levels of violence and an equal dose of sensationalist media coverage. 

Did you know that traveling to Mexico is safer than traveling to Bahamas, Brazil, or Jamaica? Or that Mexico is twice as safe for Texans than err... Texas itself? Or that Sweden has 61% more drug offences than Mexico? 

In the last few days, a new website called “How Safe Is Mexico?â€...

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High Speed Rail Planned for Yucatan Peninsula, Linking MĂ©rida and Riviera Maya

Posted by Travel Merida on Friday, July 19, 2013, In : Economy News 

High speed rail in Mexico is a key priority for the new President of Mexico. In a recent speech outlining a National Tourism Policy for Mexico, President Enrique Peña Nieto emphasized the need for improved infrastructure in tourist destinations. As an example, Peña Nieto proposed the completion of a rail line across the Yucatán Peninsula linking the colonial city of MĂ©rida to the beach resorts of the Mayan Riviera. The Mexican government plans to spend approximate...


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Mexico to Make It Easier for US Tourists to Visit

Posted by Travel Merida on Saturday, June 29, 2013, In : Economy News 

Mexico City, Mexico - Immigration procedures are being streamlined to make it easier for tourists from the United States to visit Mexico, the Mexican government said.

Mexico will now have "simpler and expedited" procedures for US tourists, the Tourism Secretariat said in a statement.

Tourism Secretary Claudia Ruiz Massieu discussed the new procedures with United States Customs and Border Protection deputy commissioner Thomas S. Winkowski in Washington, the secretariat said.

The officials discuss...


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Merida, Mexico Real Estate: Variety and Value

Posted by Travel Merida on Friday, April 5, 2013, In : Economy News 

The city of Merida, Mexico located on the Yucatan Peninsula, is gaining a reputation as a hot spot for international real estate investors. With a culturally rich historic district just ten minutes away from the modern north side of the city, there is something for every investor’s palate.

In Merida, neighborhoods within and bordering on the historic district are gaining attention because of their low prices and colonial architecture.

“Merida’s historic downtown area, which is the second ...


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Security in Yucatan is assured: U.S. Consul

Posted by Travel Merida on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, In : Economy News 

by Yucatan Times 

 Sonia Tsiros, the U.S. Consul in MĂ©rida, Yucatan, assured the security in the state for tourists from the U.S.

Tsiros stated that despite the unfortunate events of sexual attacks against the Spanish tourists in Acapulco, Guerrero last week, the Yucatan Peninsula is free of such violence.

“The security is excellent in Yucatan and it is the safest state in all of Mexico.  There are many Americans who travel to Quintana Roo and Merida. Cancun reaches millions of visitors a yea...


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Cardboard bicycle can change the world, says Israeli inventor

Posted by Travel Merida on Monday, October 15, 2012, In : Economy News 

MOSHAV AHITUV, Israel 


(Reuters) - A bicycle made almost entirely of cardboard has the potential to change transportation habits from the world's most congested cities to the poorest reaches of Africa, its Israeli inventor says.

Izhar Gafni, 50, is an expert in designing automated mass-production lines. He is an amateur cycling enthusiast who for years toyed with an idea of making a bicycle from cardboard.

He told Reuters during a recent demonstration that after much...


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Merida Real Estate Market’s Top 10 Trends

Posted by Travel Merida on Tuesday, January 3, 2012, In : Economy News 

By: Mitchell Jay Keenan, CRS – Broker/Director of Mexico International Real Estate

MERIDA, Mexico, Dec. 23, 2011 — Considering how bleak the real estate market has been in many corners of the globe, all things considered, Merida’s market has performed pretty well. There are several strong trends that are influencing the growth of the marketplace in Merida. It appears those trends will remain strong even in the face of uncertain economic news out of the EU, China and the USA.

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Is The Long Arm of the Law in the USA too Long?

Posted by Travel Merida on Friday, July 15, 2011, In : Economy News 

3 girls busted for illegal lemonade stand

Three girls trying to raise money to go to a waterpark thought that a lemonade stand would do the trick. But then they met the long arm of the law — their local police chief.

The girls had started up their stand in Midway, Ga., when Police Chief Kelly Morningstar and a deputy drove by.

"They told us to shut it down," 10-year-old Skylar Roberts was quoted as saying by The Coastal Source news website."It’s kind of crazy that we couldn’t sell lemon...


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War on Mexico Continues to Brainwash Unsuspecting Innocent Americans

Posted by Travel Merida on Friday, June 10, 2011, In : Economy News 


Mexico Under Attack by Mainstream US Media Again


by Johnny Punish

 

Here we go again…..it’s like a daily ritual with the USA mainstream media.  Today’s fake reality show episode comes to us from MSNBC with the ominous title “Time to say adios to Mexico travel?” where they take a poll asking “Would you visit Mexico given the worsening violence in some areas?” whereby 84% percent of their readers chimed in shaking and quivering pushing that keyboard with an empahtic NO!   I a...


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Latin Lovers: South America Offers Excellent Investment Opportunities

Posted by Travel Merida on Wednesday, September 8, 2010, In : Economy News 


Emerging markets, historically perceived as risky investments, have now been firmly established as the primary source of global GDP growth, creating a surge in interest among U.S. investors. Many are looking to Asia as a way to beef up exposure to emerging markets but, in addition to looking to the east, U.S. investors are also looking to the south for exposure to rapidly-growing economies. Words: 780

In further edited exerpts from the original article* Michael ...


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Mexican Attitudes Regarding Economy, War on Drugs, Emigration and Life in U.S. Not Surprising

Posted by Travel Merida on Wednesday, September 8, 2010, In : Economy News 


As their country struggles with ongoing economic challenges and drug violence, Mexicans are unhappy with national conditions. 79% are dissatisfied with the way things are going in their country and 75% say the economy is in bad shape. Words: 819

Such are some of the results of two Pew Global Attitudes Surveys* at http://pewglobal.org. Below Lorimer Wilson, editor of www.FinancialArticleSummariesToday.com, presents further reformatted and edited [..] excerpts fro...


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