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Week in Review: May 4 – May 10

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This week at the Current we set off down to Mexico, took a road trip down the East Coast of the United States, celebrated Cinco de Mayo, visited the wonders of our world, and more! As always, catch up on what you missed with our Week in Review.

Mexico

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Mexico was our Country of the Week. We took a look at its long history that includes the Maya and Aztec, Spanish rule, independence, and more. Learn more about some key events in Mexican history, as well as its culture and geography HERE.

In our Travel Guide this week, we took to the beaches of the Yucatán, the historic streets of Puebla, the bustle of Mexico City, and much more! There was a lot to see and do but we narrowed it down as best we could. Read more HERE.

Our Currency Spotlight this week shined on the Mexican peso. As one of the most traded currencies in the Americas, it’s a very good one to understand, especially if you plan on traveling there soon! Read more HERE.

Cinco de May0

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This past Tuesday was Cinco de Mayo! We got into the spirit over here by taking a deeper look at the origins of the holiday and what else the 5th of May means to Mexico. Find out more about how Cinco de Mayo is celebrated on both sides of the border HERE.

Earth Day 2015

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Thanks to everyone who came out across Ontario to help with our Continental Green initiative. On Earth Day (April 22), we were out hard at work planting trees and cleaning up trash. Check out some pictures from the event and share your thoughts about what we should do next year HERE!

Seven Wonders of the World

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We also profiled each of the New 7 Wonders of the World! These man-made structures are hugely iconic and well known. See what seven are on the list (plus one honorary member) and let us know what ones you’ve been to HERE!

Travel Guide: United States – East

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We also released our first of four planned Travel Guide’s for the United States this week! For this one, we took a look at some of the can’t-miss destinations in the Eastern US. From New York City and the wilds of Maine all the way down to Miami and even the Caribbean, there’s almost too much to see and do! Start planning your next trip HERE.

Headlines

Every week we round up the biggest business stories from around the world. This week the loonie is making a comeback, oil prices are up, shock election results at home and abroad, and more HERE.

Looking Ahead

After staying relatively close to home this week, we’ll be setting off to a far-away former British colony next. Beyond that, look for more of the great stories you’ve come to expect!

Remember to follow the Current for all the latest on Continental Currency, travel, business and more. But if you do miss anything, check in every Sunday for our Week in Review and stay informed, stay Current.