Airport work begins
Work on the controversial new Mexico City Airport kicked off April 29. The Santa Lucia air base will be transformed into the capital’s second airport at a cost of around $US4 billion.
The airport will replace the partially built Texcoxco airport that was cancelled at the start of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s term last December. The airport is expected to be finished by 2021 and will be able to handle 20 million passengers.
Noise complaints stack up
One month after “anti-noise” operations began in the Guadalajara municipal area, more than 1,000 complaints of excessive noise have been lodged at the 911 emergency number. Dozens of establishments have been slapped with sanctions for exceeding recently enacted noise limitation regulations. Guadalajara Mayor Ismael del Toro has promised to attend to every complaint filed about excessive noise. He has also promised to increase the number of inspectors to monitor excessive noise.
No cash at American
American Airlines has announced that it will no longer accept cash for payments at the Guadalajara International Airport.
Canelo in action
Guadalajara’s Saul “Canelo” Alvarez takes on Daniel Jacobs in a middleweight world title fight Saturday, May 4 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The fight is scheduled to start around 11 p.m.