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June 12, 2015
The director of the Tourism Board very much wants to clear up a lingering – and negative – Puerto Vallarta safety misconceptions about the destination. “There is no travel warning to Puerto Vallarta,” said Agustin Alvarez. “The U.S. State Department’s travel warning as it pertains to the state of Jalisco highlights rural highways and areas...
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An estimated 400 million people worldwide lack access to at least one of seven essential health services, ranging from pregnancy care to clean water, according to a report released on Friday by the World Health Organization and World Bank. At the same time, more people have access to essential health services than ever before, the...
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BlackRock (BLK.N), the world’s largest asset manager, plans to buy a Mexican infrastructure investment fund that financed projects for a contractor at the center of a scandal which embroiled President Enrique Pena Nieto. The asset manager announced its deal to buy Infraestructura Institucional on Friday, but gave no details. It will pay around 1.1 billion...
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Mexico deported 79 percent more people from Central America’s northern triangle in the first four months of 2015 than it did during the same period a year earlier, according to government statistics. Data from Mexico’s National Immigration Institute say that 51,565 immigrants from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador were deported between January and April, up...
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Tropical Storm Carlos is sitting stationary over the Pacific Ocean south of Mexico, but is expected to start moving slowly soon. As of Friday morning, it had maximum sustained winds at 60 mph (95 kph) and was centered about 160 miles (260 kilometers) south of Acapulco, Mexico, and about 215 miles (345 kilometers) south-southeast of...
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