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TLA Times | July 24, 2019

  • San Miguel Allende

  FEATURED NEWS  

Three cities in Mexico named among the best in the World by Travel + Leisure

Mexico continues to maintain its enviable sought-after status for both living and travel in this year’s edition of Travel + Leisure magazine’s World’s Best Awards.  Beating out Florence, Tokyo, and Seville, the annual reader survey ranked San Miguel de Allende, Mexico City, and Oaxaca among the top five best cities in the world.  With each having its own rich history, endless activities, and myriad of restaurants, any of these three famous Mexican cities would make for a great vacation home getaway or a permanent abode. No matter which of these picturesque yet vibrant locales you feel drawn too, let TLA arrange the escrow and title process for your real estate transaction so that all you need to do is relax and enjoy. Details


  ECUADOR  

Chinese-owned company begins large-scale copper mining

Ecuacorriente, a company backed by China, has started operations in the Mirador project, the Financial Post reports. Mirador has more than 3.2 million tons of copper as well as sizable gold and silver deposits. Ecuacorriente has a 30-year concession at Mirador. President Lenin Moreno has been trying to increase mining and make the country less dependent on oil exports. Details


  CHILE  

Eight wineries form association to promote cool-climate wines

Eight wineries in the Leyda area have joined forces to create the San Antonio Valley Association, The Drinks Business reports. The group hopes to promote wines that region’s terroir, cool temperatures and proximity to the Pacific Ocean give a unique taste. The association hopes to promote wine tourism and dining, as well. Details


  BRAZIL  

ICTSI lands deal to manage terminal in Rio de Janeiro

Inquirer.net reports that International Container Terminal Services Inc. has landed a deal to manage Terminal de Contêineres 1. ICTSI, based in the Philippines, has the right to manage and develop the terminal, which has state-of-the-art equipment for handling shipping containers. ICTSI operates 32 ports around the world and has been expanding rapidly. Details


  MEXICO  

Mexico seeks to strengthen business ties with China

Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard visited China in an attempt to increase trade and attract investment, Reuters reports via Yahoo Finance. Mexico imported $83.5 billion in goods from China and exported $7.4 billion. More than three quarters of Mexico’s exports go to the United States. But pressures from the Trump Administration have shown the need to diversify.  Ebrard says he plans to visit New Delhi “soon” in an effort to increase trade with India, the news service reports. Details

Emirates planning daily service to Mexico City, starting in December

Emirates is planning to make daily flights from Dubai to Mexico City, Buying Business Travel reports. The route will take passengers from Dubai to Barcelona and then on to Mexico City and begin Dec. 9. The airline says Dubai is becoming a more popular destination for Mexican passengers; visitor numbers are up 32% through June 1. Details


 
 

  FUN IN THE SUN  

Chapelco is a golfer’s delight at foot of Andes

Chapelco Golf & Resort is home to the first course in Latin America designed by Jack Nicklaus and Jack Nicklaus II. Located near San Martin de los Andes, Argentina, the resort is surrounded by Lanin National Park. The Loi Suites Chapelco Hotel has a pool, spa and access to the Quilquihue River. The resort is 40 minutes away from a ski resort. Details
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