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August 18, 2014
The federal consumer protection agency (PROFECO) placed seals suspending 15 businesses in Puerto Vallarta, among them hotels, restaurants, bars, timeshares and self service department and electronics stores. However, the sanctioned businesses were not identified. All the sanctioned businesses violated federal consumer protection laws, reported PROFECO representative, Gabriela Vázquez, who led an operation in the vacation...
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Elisabeth Garrido stacks bales of hay into the shape of a horse, straps reins around a mock head and sets off on an imaginary but energetic ride, whipping the hay with a riding crop. It’s part of the do-it-yourself training for her dream: to be one of the few women ever to become a full-fledged...
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Summer time is here and the fishing is heating up in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. During the months of June through October we have some of the best fishing in the world. In the month of June usually around the 15th Of the month we get rains every day about 6 to 7 pm in the...
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Low minimum-wage hurts the Mexican economy as many people make more money working “under the table”, an estimated 60% of working people, and not paying taxes. National attention in Mexico has focused on the country’s shockingly low minimum wage after the Mexico City government suggested it could act to increase the local minimum. The debate...
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The Mexico City International Airport is ready to deal with any possible cases of Ebola, a viral disease that is spreading through West Africa, aviation officials said. Posters informing travelers about the disease and the measures to take to avoid spreading it are being put up around the airport. The airport “is fully complying with...
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A Mexican federal official has accused the mining giant Grupo Mexico with concealing an August 5 toxic spill that contaminated two rivers in the northern border state of Sonora. Cesar Lagarda Lagarda, northwestern division chief for the National Water Commission (Conagua), said in a press conference that Grupo Mexico “deliberately hid the failure” of a...
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Carlos Slim, the world’s second richest man and by far the richest person in Mexico, is advising Mexico’s young people to make their lives and fortune outside of Mexico, and he’ll even help pay for it, Newsradio 1200 WOAI reports. Slim, who made billions in telecommunications and marketing, has established a pilot program to help...
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Mexico’s state-run electricity company will announce on Monday, today, tenders for nearly $4.9 billion in projects in a first round of auctions under a sweeping opening of the government-run energy sector, daily El Financiero reported. The Federal Electricity Commission will announce 16 projects, including four pipelines and three electricity plants, worth $4.899 billion, according to...
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For the fourth consecutive year, Michoacán consolidated itself as the number one producer of strawberries in the country and the leading producer of blackberries in Mexico. The town of Los Reyes is the world capital of blackberries, as it is the place that produces the most and the best blackberries in the world. Furthermore, Zamora...
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Dolphins can stay alert and active for 15 days or more by sleeping with one half of their brain at a time, scientists have learned. The trick of keeping half the brain continuously awake is vital to the sea mammals’ survival, experts believe. It allows them to come to the surface every so often to...
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