Exhibit Recreates Massacre of Chinese Immigrants in Mexico

February 3, 2015

By Fox News Latino, 2/2/2015

Many Mexicans have never heard of the May 1911 massacre of 303 Chinese immigrants in the northern city of Torreon, a story that Mexico would have preferred to forget but is now the subject of an exhibit aimed at highlighting the dangers of racial hatred.

“It is a stain on the nation’s history and this exhibition may prompt a reflection on our actions as Mexicans,” Linda Atach, director of expositions at the Museum of Memory and Tolerance in Mexico City, told Efe.

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China’s CRCC Likely to Win in New Bidding for Mexico Train Project

January 14, 2015

By Gabriel Stargardter, 1/14/2015

755225_e72ed744d1_m(Reuters) – China Railway Construction Corp (CRCC) looks poised to clinch a contract to build a $3.75 billion Mexican high-speed train system even after its original winning bid was revoked when it became engulfed in a political scandal, say sources with knowledge of the bidding.

Mexico will on Wednesday reveal the fresh bid terms for the tainted train project linking Mexico City with the wealthy, industrial city of Queretaro, which was meant to be one of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto’s flagship infrastructure investments.

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EVENT TOMORROW: The Challenge of Governance: Lessons from Mexico City – A Conversation with Mayor Miguel Ángel Mancera

January 14, 2015

miguel angel manceraWHEN: Thursday, January 15th, 12:00-1:30pm

WHERE: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC

The Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute and the Atlantic Council are pleased to host a discussion with Mexico City’s mayor, Miguel Ángel Mancera. As mayor of one of the world’s largest cities, Dr. Mancera has been on the cutting edge of innovations in urban planning as a tool to address environmental, economic, social welfare and public security challenges.

Mayor Mancera started his political career in 2000 as Adviser to the Assembly of Representatives of the Federal District, in the Committee on Enforcement and Administration of Justice. In 2005, he served as Legal Director of the Ministry of Social Development of the Federal District and Member of the Federal District Judiciary, and in 2006 as Deputy Attorney of Process and Central Preliminary Investigations in the Attorney General’s Office. By 2008 he was Attorney General of the Federal District. In 2012, Dr. Mancera was elected Head of Government of the Federal District after being candidate of the Progressive Movement coalition, formed by the Party of the Democratic Revolution, the Labor Party and the Citizen’s Movement Party.

*The event will be conducted in Spanish, with simultaneous English interpretation available.
**Lunch will be provided.

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UPCOMING EVENT: The Challenge of Governance: Lessons from Mexico City – A Conversation with Mayor Miguel Ángel Mancera

January 12, 2015

miguel angel manceraThe Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute and the Atlantic Council are pleased to host a discussion with Mexico City’s mayor, Miguel Ángel Mancera. As mayor of one of the world’s largest cities, Dr. Mancera has been on the cutting edge of innovations in urban planning as a tool to address environmental, economic, social welfare and public security challenges.

WHEN: Thursday, January 15th, 12:00-1:30pm (Lunch will be provided)

WHERE: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Mayor Mancera started his political career in 2000 as Adviser to the Assembly of Representatives of the Federal District, in the Committee on Enforcement and Administration of Justice. In 2005, he served as Legal Director of the Ministry of Social Development of the Federal District and Member of the Federal District Judiciary, and in 2006 as Deputy Attorney of Process and Central Preliminary Investigations in the Attorney General’s Office. By 2008 he was Attorney General of the Federal District. In 2012, Dr. Mancera was elected Head of Government of the Federal District after being candidate of the Progressive Movement coalition, formed by the Party of the Democratic Revolution, the Labor Party and the Citizen’s Movement Party.

To register for the event, click here.


JetBlue eyes Mexico City flights, asks DOT for two routes

November 5, 2014

11/05/14 USA TODAY

airplane on runwayJetBlue has asked the U.S. Department of Transportation for the flight rights to fly two routes to Mexico City. In a federal filing submitted Tuesday (Nov. 4), JetBlue told the DOT that it would like to add nonstop service to Mexico City from both Fort Lauderdale and Orlando. If approved by regulators, JetBlue would begin service on the routes “in or about” June 2015. The carrier says it wants to fly two daily round-trip flights between Mexico City and Fort Lauderdale and one daily round-trip flight between Mexico City and Orlando. JetBlue would fly 150-seat Airbus A320 aircraft on both routes, according to its filing with the DOT.

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Expanding Mexico City Running Out of Cemeteries

October 28, 2014

10/28/14 New York Times

grave 2 by Kelly DonlanEdgardo Galvan watched as two gravediggers shoveled muddy soil from his father’s grave until they reached a set of bones mixed with wood chips, the remnants of the coffin he was buried in seven years earlier. The gravediggers placed the bones in a black plastic bag and handed them to Galvan, who planned to cremate them and put the ashes in a small crypt the family bought in a church. “I’ve had to go through two difficult moments, first burying him and now unburying him,” the 42-year-old carpenter said as he stood in the San Isidro cemetery in the Mexico City borough of Azcapotzalco.

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Mexico Looks to Raise Wages

August 29, 2014

08/28/14 The Wall Street Journal

Pesos by Flickr user AleiexMexico is attracting record levels of foreign investment, boasts a stable economy, and is becoming an export powerhouse in areas like cars and aerospace. But when it comes to one economic measure—its minimum wage—the country lags behind only Haiti in the hemisphere.

Pressure is rising on the federal government to change that.

On Thursday, Mexico City’s leftist Mayor Miguel Ángel Mancera proposed to lift the federal minimum wage to 82.86 pesos a day ($6.33) for 2015, a 23% increase from the current 67 pesos ($5.12) in Mexico City and enough to buy a basic basket of foods.

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