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October 14, 2014
Read the information for Day of the Dead in Puerto Vallarta 2015 Pre-Hispanic religion, life, death, art, sorrow and humor come together in this celebration to commemorate and honor family members and friends who have passed on. In Puerto Vallarta the Cemetery located on 5th of December is the site of traditional Day of the...
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sugar skulls
Smaller skulls are placed on the ofrenda on November 1st to represent the children who have deceased. On November 2nd they are replaced by larger, more ornate skulls which represent the adults. These decorative skulls have the name of the deceased on the forehead and are decorated with stripes, dots and swirls of icing to...
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A one-time government increase in Mexican gasoline prices in January of next year could delay the expected slowdown in inflation, but the central bank says a new government policy on energy prices will help in the long run to meet its 3% inflation target. The Mexican government sets gasoline prices, and in recent years has...
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At a press conference, the council president, Martin Ontiveros Puebla, said this is the fourth year that Puerto Vallarta will participate in the national promotion to encourage retail shopping, the event is November 14 – 17. He said each year the event has grown, noting that in 2012 there were 450 participating businesses and this...
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This year the International Fireworks Festival in Puerto Vallarta will also host cultural events including renowned international artists such as Lila Downs, Alex Lora, Celso Piña, and others. In addition, the event will include the presentation of the Guelaguetza from the State of Oaxaca, the Philharmonic Orchestra, and the State of Jalisco Orchestra. The Guelaguetza...
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Speaking during a visit to Washington, Guajardo said he was optimistic of agreeing a negotiated settlement whereby Mexico would agree to limit exports at a level which would satisfy its cane growers without inundating the U.S. market. “If that range comes up as a possibility in the following days, I think we will get an...
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Since this story was reported, immigration has approved the return of Guerrero to the United States. Read update here *** The chemotherapy stopped working last spring, as did the radiation. Doctors had already removed a kidney. So Harvard University junior Dario Guerrero Meneses did what any computer-savvy millennial might do for a dying parent —...
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While living or traveling abroad everyone wants to enjoy the same level of connectivity and convenience provided by today’s technology, but choosing an affordable way to stay in touch can be quite complicated, since the best method often depends on the situation at hand. For example, options include calling from an old-school landline phone, using...
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It seems like every couple of years Mexico is breeding some dangerous epidemic that will spread into the United States and threaten millions of people. As I examine the calendar and election years in the United States I begin to see a reoccurring theme, pending disaster for Americans coming from the southern border, calls for...
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Hundreds of students and teachers smashed windows and set fires inside a state capital building in southern Mexico on Monday, as fury erupted over the disappearance of 43 young people believed abducted by local police linked to a drug cartel. The protesters called for the 43 students from a rural teachers’ college in Guerrero state,...
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It’s sunset in the pre-Colombian wilds of Nayarit. The jays silence their song as night falls. The jaguars lurk nearby. Smoke rises above the canopy as gentle chanting rumbles across the jungle floor. The Huichol—ancient dwellers of Mexico’s Pacific coast—burn flowers and seeds in honor of their gods. They sing songs and recite prayers in...
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In the summer of 2014, I traveled with a group of 7 people on a medical missions trip in Oaxaca, Mexico. One lady lost her passport in a small town several hours from Oaxaca city, and we don’t know if it was stolen or misplaced. I called the US embassy in Mexico City that night,...
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