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Mexico Papal Public Holiday Considered

Source: El Universal (Ciudad de México)
Posted: Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The president of Mexico's Consejo Coordinador Empresarial (Council of Private Employers), José Antonio Abugaber, has announced that he would favor the creation of a non-working public holiday to coincide with the upcoming visit of Pope Benedict XVI in Mexico.

As per the aforementioned statement, the March 19, 2012, public holiday would be changed, in 2012, to Friday, March 23, 2012, the date of the upcoming visit of Pope Benedict XVI in Mexico. Labour leaders from the Confederación de Trabajadores Mexicanos have expressed their opposition to the idea of any negotiation on the matter ("la ley es muy clara, no se negocia").

Last week (2012-02-29), the Cuban government announced that it was considering declaring one or more public holidays during the upcoming visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Santiago de Cuba and Havana, on March 26 and 27, 2012.

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