Day

September 24, 2014
President Enrique Pena Nieto, of Mexico, addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. “Today, our planet demands a more effective, efficient, transparent and representative United Nations; a UN where all societies of the world have greater participation. The UN must then, dare to change in...
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So far this year, inspectors of the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (PROFEPA) in Baja California confiscated 111 fishing nets, 22 boats, three outboard engines, and 4.5 tons of illegal fishing supplies. Surveillance of the Sea of Cortez has increased due to international pressure on the Mexican government to help protect the vaquita whale. The new...
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Officials in Puerto Vallarta collected the body of a dead dolphin two meters from Garza Blanca, says staff at the nearby resort. The body was taken to Centro Universitario de la Costa for an autopsy. “The autopsy does not show any signs of death caused by human, no vessel injury, body damage, or organ damage....
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People aboard a Mexican pleasure boat rescued a fisherman who had been adrift at sea for a week after his boat was swamped by Tropical Storm Polo. Crew members of the 42-foot (12.8-meter) sailboat U-Fin videoed the thin, exhausted man as he floated in a giant foam cooler about 6 miles (10 kilometers) off Acapulco...
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After years of keeping out of the world’s conflicts, Mexico said on Wednesday it was ready to take part in United Nations peacekeeping missions, as the government steps up efforts to raise its profile on the global stage. “Mexico has taken the decision to participate in U.N. peacekeeping missions, taking part in humanitarian tasks that...
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The Mexican Government is offering tax benefits to the northwestern state of Baja California to help its economy recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Odile. President Enrique Peña Nieto announced a number of measures to help small businesses in the region, including exemption from income tax for all investments in reconstruction projects. Entrepreneurs in...
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Before the autumn of 2010 I had only been to Mexico once, and that was to supervise the production of a movie in 1986 called Remo Williams starring Joel Grey and Fred Ward for Orion Studios. I spent the entire time either at the studio complex in Mexico City or clinging to the side of...
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Microsoft has launched its “I Can Program” initiative to teach computer programming to more than 1 million young people in Latin America via an “easy and fun” approach. The project will target people between the ages of 12 and 25 who will be able to sign up for the free online courses “One Hour Coding”...
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Mexican annual inflation remained above the central bank’s tolerance ceiling in early September but cooled slightly versus late August, suggesting that policymakers will hold borrowing costs steady at a record low for some time. A separate report showed Mexico’s economy grew at its fastest pace in three months in July, in a sign that Latin...
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This Friday, September 26, Puerto Vallarta will welcome the Coral Princess cruise ship, her first visit to Puerto Vallarta and the only planned stop in Mexico in route to Costa Rica with two thousand passengers. The ship set sail on Tuesday from Los Angeles and was originally scheduled to arrive in Cabo San Lucas but...
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