Apple Pay Landing Page Goes Live on Apple’s Mexico Website, Suggesting Imminent Launch

Apple added an Apple Pay landing page to its regional Mexico website late on Tuesday, indicating the mobile payment system could launch in the country imminently.


Way back in March there were suggestions that Apple Pay could be coming to Mexico, after reports that some iPhone users in the country had been able to add their Banregio cards to the Wallet app, with only the verification process failing.

Cards from banks other than Banregio were not able to be added to the Wallet app on the ‌‌iPhone‌‌, suggesting ‌‌Apple Pay‌‌ in Mexico could be limited to Banregio at launch.

That’s still uncertain, since the ‌Apple Pay‌ page on Apple’s Mexican website offers no launch date and doesn’t list any banks that will integrate with the service. All it says is ‌Apple Pay‌ will be compatible with “credit and debit cards of the most important payment networks, issued by various banks,”

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A new species of Darwin wasp from Mexico named in observance of the 2020 quarantine period

A new species of Darwin wasp from Mexico named in observance of the 2020 quarantine period
Holotype specimen of the newly described species of parasitic Darwin wasp Stethantyx covida. Credit: Andrey I. Khalaim

Scientists at the Autonomous University of Tamaulipas (UAT) in Mexico recently discovered five new species of parasitoid wasps in Mexico, but the name of one of them sounds a bit weird: covida. Why this name?


In fact, the reason is quite simple. The thing is that the team of Andrey Khalaim (also a researcher at the Zoological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences in Saint Petersburg, Russia) and Enrique Ruíz Cancino discovered the new to science species during the 2020 global quarantine period, imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Their findings are described in a newly published research article, in the peer-reviewed, open-access scientific journal ZooKeys.

“We thought that it was a good idea to remember this extraordinary year through the name of one remarkable species of Darwin wasp found in seven

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New Mexico swing-district debate hinges on oil, border

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — GOP congressional challenger Yvette Herrell embraced President Donald Trump’s border-wall strategy and burnished an anti-abortion, pro-petroleum philosophy in a bid to unseat Democratic Rep. Xochitl Torres Small during a televised debate.

“I’m proud to stand with President Trump on securing our southern border,” Herrell, a former state legislator, said during the Wednesday night face-off.

Battling to win a second term in the 2nd Congressional District — a swing district that includes an oil-producing region along the border with Mexico — Torres Small voiced no criticism of Trump and cast herself as a pragmatist who has focused on high-tech drug enforcement at ports of entry and opposed efforts in Congress to ban fracking for oil.

The congresswoman and water lawyer noted that she has earned the support of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association — touching on controversial praise

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Mario Molina, Mexico chemistry Nobel winner, dies at 77

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mario Molina, winner of the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1995 and the only Mexican scientist to be honored with a Nobel, died Wednesday in his native Mexico City. He was 77 years old.

Molina’s faamily announced his death in a brief statement through the institute that carried his name. It did not give a cause of death.

He won the prize along with scientists Frank Sherwood Rowland of the United States and Paul Crutzen of the Netherlands for their research into climate change.

Molina and Rowland published a paper in 1974 that saw the thinning of the ozone layer as a consequence of chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, chemicals used in a range of products.


Molina’s work contributed to the drafting of the first international treaty on the subject, the Montreal Protocol, which phased out the use of the chemicals. Later, he focused on confronting air pollution

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Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico areas to watch for tropical storms

Historically, hurricane season peaks about Sept. 10, activity typically in top gear leading into October. But this year’s hyperactive September came screeching to a halt Friday, when Teddy and Beta in the Atlantic and Lowell in the Pacific fizzled or lost tropical characteristics entirely. Since then, the world’s oceans have been virtually silent. But they won’t be for long.

A large zone of rising air at mid-to-upper levels of the atmosphere will soon overspread the Atlantic from the west, at the same time as global circulations favor an uptick in shower and thunderstorm activity. The two factors could overlap to bring about a renewal in tropical busyness.

An area to watch

The National Hurricane Center is already monitoring one area in the northwest Caribbean that could prove problematic in the coming week. The center estimates a 50-percent chance that tropical development will occur sometime in the next five days.

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Enphase Energy Welcomes Christopher Landau, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, to Made in Mexico Event

Christopher Landau, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico and Santiago Desentis, Director of Latin America for Enphase Energy

Santiago Desentis, Director of Latin America for Enphase Energy, thanks Christopher Landau, the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, for his visit to the Flex Mexico manufacturing facility in Guadalajara, Mexico
Santiago Desentis, Director of Latin America for Enphase Energy, thanks Christopher Landau, the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, for his visit to the Flex Mexico manufacturing facility in Guadalajara, Mexico
Santiago Desentis, Director of Latin America for Enphase Energy, thanks Christopher Landau, the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, for his visit to the Flex Mexico manufacturing facility in Guadalajara, Mexico

FREMONT, Calif., Sept. 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH), a global energy technology company and the world’s leading supplier of solar microinverters, today announced it hosted a Made in Mexico event yesterday at the Flex manufacturing facility in Guadalajara, Mexico. The Company was honored to welcome Christopher Landau, the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, to the event as he received a facility tour and overview of Enphase’s investment in Mexico.

In September 2018,

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