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Mexican Gastronomy Honored With Three Top Restaurant Awards At 2015 Global 50 Best Restaurants Awards

Mexican Gastronomy Honored With Three Top Restaurant Awards At 2015 Global 50 Best Restaurants Awards

| June 5, 2015 | Reply

Mexican Gastronomy Honored With Three Top Restaurant Awards At 2015 Global 50 Best Restaurants Awards Growing recognition signals strong influence in the global gastronomy movement and its increasing contributions to the Mexican economy LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM. JUNE 5, 2015 – From lively markets and street food to rich traditional preparations and flavors and today’s modern […]

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Latin American authors reshaping world literature, Stanford literary scholar says

Latin American authors reshaping world literature, Stanford literary scholar says

| May 21, 2015 | Reply

Latin American authors reshaping world literature, Stanford literary scholar says Stanford scholar Héctor Hoyos’ research goes beyond famed writers to uncover a whole generation of Latin American authors who are contributing novel perspectives on the evolving landscape of global culture. By Tom Winterbottom The Humanities at Stanford In recent years, the late Chilean novelist Roberto […]

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Mexico combats homophobia

Mexico combats homophobia

| May 19, 2015 | Reply

Mexico combats homophobia President Enrique Peña Nieto maintains his administration’s for diversity and personal choices in Mexico. On his personal Twitter account (@ EPN) the president tweeted, “On the National Day #LuchasVsHomofobia (Against Homophobia), the @gobrep reiterates its commitment to a Mexico that has respect for diversity and personal choices.” Source: The NewsMX The National […]

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Andrew Christian and Morgana: New Vallarta Pride 2015 Marshals

Andrew Christian and Morgana: New Vallarta Pride 2015 Marshals

| May 19, 2015 | Reply

Andrew Christian and Morgana: New Vallarta Pride 2015 Marshals • Andrew Christian and Morgana have been appointed by the Vallarta Pride Organizing Committee as the new Grand Marshals of the gay pride festival in our destination. • Lea DeLaria has confirmed that for personal reasons she will not be able to participate in Vallarta Pride […]

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Mexico confirms 2015 Grand Prix sold out

Mexico confirms 2015 Grand Prix sold out

| May 19, 2015 | Reply

Mexico confirms 2015 Grand Prix sold out An official of November’s Mexican grand prix has confirmed reports the 2015 race is already sold out. We reported last week that while other races, like the Red Bull-promoted Austrian grand prix, are struggling to sell tickets, Mexico sold out “within hours”. After a 23-year absence from the […]

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Luxury dwellings in Mexico

Luxury dwellings in Mexico

| May 19, 2015 | Reply

Luxury dwellings in Mexico ZAHA Hadid Architects (ZHA) has unveiled a luxury apartment building planned for Huajuco Canyon, Monterrey, Mexico. The original brief for the Esfera City Center project demanded 12 residential towers. Orginally published by Gizmag But presumably an architect with Hadid’s clout can choose to do what she thinks best, and she designed […]

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Canada, Mexico win battle against U.S. meat label rules

Canada, Mexico win battle against U.S. meat label rules

| May 19, 2015 | Reply

Canada, Mexico win battle against U.S. meat label rules World Trade Organization decision that U.S. meat-labelling rules violate international trade law could pave way for retaliatory tariffs. By: Alexander Panetta The Canadian Press WASHINGTON—Canada and Mexico have defeated the United States’ meat-labelling rules at the World Trade Organization, winning a final appeal that could pave […]

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JetBlue to Launch New Service to Mexico City

JetBlue to Launch New Service to Mexico City

| May 18, 2015 | Reply

JetBlue to Launch New Service to Mexico City New Routes From Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and Orlando Launch Oct. 1, 2015; Mexico-Bound Introductory Fares Starting at $99 One Way NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – May 18, 2015) – JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) today announced plans to begin flying to Mexico City’s Benito Juarez International Airport, one of the largest […]

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UNITY in the Grand Vallarta Pride 2015 Parade

UNITY in the Grand Vallarta Pride 2015 Parade

| May 18, 2015 | Reply

UNITY in the Grand Vallarta Pride 2015 Parade • The Vallarta Pride 2015 Parade will take place on Saturday May 23, 2015 at 5:00 pm around the main streets of our destination. • More than 30 LGBT and LGBT-friendly companies have confirmed their participation in the parade, where a jury will award the best float, […]

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Mexico plans land reform to boost investment

Mexico plans land reform to boost investment

| May 15, 2015 | Reply

Mexico plans land reform to boost investment Mexico’s government is drawing up a land reform to strengthen the rights of private companies dealing with rural landholders in a bid to lure investment and lift the economy, according to two people familiar with the plan. By: Gabriel Stargardter and Dave Graham, Reuters MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s […]

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Mexico: 44 migrants held captive were told they were in US

Mexico: 44 migrants held captive were told they were in US

| May 15, 2015 | Reply

Mexico: 44 migrants held captive were told they were in US HERMOSILLO, Mexico — A group of rescued migrants believed they had made it to the United States but were actually being kept in captivity by human smugglers, Mexican officials said Thursday. By Felipe Larios Gaxiola | AP Police in the Mexican border city of […]

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Is the Jalisco Cartel Really Mexico’s Most Powerful?

Is the Jalisco Cartel Really Mexico’s Most Powerful?

| May 14, 2015 | Reply

Is the Jalisco Cartel Really Mexico’s Most Powerful? A Spanish newspaper has stated that Mexico’s Jalisco Cartel has become the most potent drug cartel in the country, a claim which may have more to do with recent high-profile attacks on security forces than the group’s drug trafficking capabilities. Written by David Gagne (InSight Crime) On […]

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American Sentenced to 199 Years in Mexican Prison for Child Pornography

American Sentenced to 199 Years in Mexican Prison for Child Pornography

| May 14, 2015 | 1 Reply

American Sentenced to 199 Years in Mexican Prison for Child Pornography MEXICO CITY, May 14 ― An American who took pornographic photos of a girl with her mother’s consent, was sentenced to 199 years in prison, authorities in Mexico said yesterday. The man had been arrested in Manzanillo, in the western state of Colima for […]

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Tour ops say demand for Puerto Vallarta remains strong

Tour ops say demand for Puerto Vallarta remains strong

| May 14, 2015 | Reply

Tour ops say demand for Puerto Vallarta remains strong Vacation packagers said that bookings for Puerto Vallarta have held steady despite civil unrest that occurred in and around the city earlier this month, prompting three cruise lines to skip their calls to the city. By Michelle Baran / May 13, 2015 “The Mark Travel Corporation […]

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Puerto Vallarta officials and Mexican Tourism Board meet with cruise line execs

Puerto Vallarta officials and Mexican Tourism Board meet with cruise line execs

| May 13, 2015 | Reply

Puerto Vallarta officials and Mexican Tourism Board meet with cruise line execs Jalisco’s Minister of Tourism, Mr. Enrique Ramos Flores, the Tourism Director of the City of Puerto Vallarta, Mr. Oscar Perez, the Director of the Mexican Tourism Board for North America, Mr. Rodrigo Esponda and the Directors of Security for the State of Jalisco […]

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35 Women rescued in sex-trafficking raid in southern Mexico

35 Women rescued in sex-trafficking raid in southern Mexico

| May 13, 2015 | Reply

35 Women rescued in sex-trafficking raid in southern Mexico Mexico City, May 13 (EFE).- Thirty-five women were rescued and six suspects were arrested in a sex-trafficking bust in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, authorities said Wednesday. A special Federal Police unit and agents from the state Attorney General’s Office rescued the alleged people-trafficking victims […]

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Drug Traffickers Shoot Down Plane in Northern Mexico

Drug Traffickers Shoot Down Plane in Northern Mexico

| May 13, 2015 | Reply

Drug Traffickers Shoot Down Plane in Northern Mexico Mexico City (IANS/EFE) – Six people were killed when suspected drug traffickers shot down a small plane in Urique, a city in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua, state officials said Wednesday. The victims were aboard an air taxi that was on its way from the northwestern state […]

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Mexico’s Foreign Reserves Decrease by $331 Million

Mexico’s Foreign Reserves Decrease by $331 Million

| May 13, 2015 | Reply

Mexico’s Foreign Reserves Decrease by $331 Million MEXICO CITY – Mexico’s foreign reserves fell by $331 million to $195.01 billion last week, the Bank of Mexico said. May 13, 2015 / EFE Gold and foreign currency reserves fell in the week ending May 8 mainly due to the daily auctions of $52 million with no […]

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Tourism Activity in Mexico Increased 2.2% in Late 2014

Tourism Activity in Mexico Increased 2.2% in Late 2014

| May 12, 2015 | Reply

Tourism Activity in Mexico Increased 2.2% in Late 2014 MEXICO CITY – Tourism activity in Mexico increased by 2.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014 compared with the same period of the previous year, the National Institute for Geography and Statistics, or INEGI, said. Spending by domestic and foreign tourists was up 2 percent […]

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Mexico seizes food made from threatened iguana

Mexico seizes food made from threatened iguana

| May 12, 2015 | Reply

Mexico seizes food made from threatened iguana Authorities in central Mexico have seized 32 liters (8.5 gallons) of food made with Mexican spiny-tailed iguanas, a protected and threatened species in the country, officials said Tuesday. The environmental protection prosecutor’s office said the containers of the iguana dish were seized from a restaurant in the village […]

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Why Are One Million Americans Moving to Mexico?

Why Are One Million Americans Moving to Mexico?

| May 11, 2015 | Reply

Why Are One Million Americans Moving to Mexico? In many ways, Mexico today is like the U.S. was 50 years ago…before big government, big business, and special interests whittled away the lifestyle our parents took for granted. It is full of overlooked retirement havens where you can retire in luxury without spending a fortune. Mexico’s […]

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Vallarta Pride confirms International Film Festival

Vallarta Pride confirms International Film Festival

| May 11, 2015 | Reply

Vallarta Pride confirms International Film Festival • The Vallarta Pride Organizing Committee of Pride Vallarta has confirmed an International Film Festival to take place during Vallarta Pride in various venues throughout the city. • Ron Morgan Properties has made this Film Festival possible Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, May 11, 2015.- The meaning of UNITY is the […]

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U.S. Coast Guard Puts Final Touches on Kinder Care Rehab

U.S. Coast Guard Puts Final Touches on Kinder Care Rehab

| May 4, 2015 | Reply

U.S. Coast Guard Puts Final Touches on Kinder Care Rehab By: Jerry Lafferty The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Midgett, operating out of Seattle, Washington, visited Puerto Vallarta last week for a bit of R&R, but also found time to send a work party of 10 sailors to finish the total overhaul of a Kinder Care […]

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U.S. citizen arrested with weapons in Mexico City

U.S. citizen arrested with weapons in Mexico City

| May 3, 2015 | Reply

U.S. citizen arrested with weapons in Mexico City The man claimed that he was going to use the weapons for hunting. A U.S. citizen was arrested in the district of Benito Juárez in possession of more than 6,000 cartridges, different firearms and two containers of fuel in the trunk of a BMW, according to the […]

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OAS: U.S., Canada & Uruguay Top Consumers of Cocaine

OAS: U.S., Canada & Uruguay Top Consumers of Cocaine

| May 3, 2015 | Reply

OAS: U.S., Canada & Uruguay Top Consumers of Cocaine WASHINGTON – The consumption of cocaine powder in North America is concentrated in the United States and Canada, and in Chile and Uruguay in South America, according to the ‘Report on Drug Use in the Americas 2015’ published by the Organization of American States, OAS. Source: […]

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Mexico to Host World Economic Forum on Latin America 2015

Mexico to Host World Economic Forum on Latin America 2015

| May 2, 2015 | Reply

Mexico to Host World Economic Forum on Latin America 2015 MEXICO CITY – Mexico will host the 10th World Economic Forum on Latin America May 6-8 on the Riviera Maya, an event expected to draw five heads of state or government, 20 Cabinet ministers from 11 countries and more than 500 business leaders. “It’s an […]

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Seven Dead in Violence in Western Mexican State of Jalisco

Seven Dead in Violence in Western Mexican State of Jalisco

| May 2, 2015 | Reply

Seven Dead in Violence in Western Mexican State of Jalisco GUADALAJARA, Mexico – At least seven people died on Friday in a wave of violence in the western Mexican state of Jalisco, where nearly 30 illegal roadblocks were set up after the arrest of a purported cartel leader, authorities said. Source: Efe.com Suspected drug-gang members […]

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Can New Law Tackle Corruption in Mexico?

Can New Law Tackle Corruption in Mexico?

| April 24, 2015 | Reply

Can New Law Tackle Corruption in Mexico? Mexico’s Senate has finally approved a long debated anti-corruption law, but serious doubts remain over whether the reforms will make little more than a cosmetic difference to the country’s graft-riddled institutions. Published April 24, 2015 / InSight Crime On April 21, Mexican lawmakers approved the constitutional reform to […]

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Mexican State of Jalisco Rocked by Wave of Drug-Gang Violence

Mexican State of Jalisco Rocked by Wave of Drug-Gang Violence

| April 24, 2015 | Reply

Mexican State of Jalisco Rocked by Wave of Drug-Gang Violence GUADALAJARA, Mexico – A wave of drug-gang violence in recent weeks has swept the western Mexican state of Jalisco, where security forces and officials have been the target of attacks. Published April 24th, 2015 / EFE The security commissioner in Jalisco, Alejandro Solorio, told Efe […]

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I.F.C. Puerto Vallarta – What’s Ahead?

I.F.C. Puerto Vallarta – What’s Ahead?

| April 23, 2015 | Reply

I.F.C. Puerto Vallarta – What’s Ahead? By John Warren Last week I.F.C. held its final meeting of the “season.” The new Board of Directors of the club was installed and Dan Grippo, the club’s President for the last two years, handed over the reins to the new President, Henry Golas. Henry moved from Toronto to […]

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