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October 2, 2015
A newly launched effort to find critically endangered vaquita marina porpoises has already spotted three of the elusive, almost-never-seen creatures in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez. The Environment Department announcement came late Thursday. Nobody is quite sure how many vaquitas remain in the Sea of Cortez, also known as the Gulf of California. It’s the only...
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Ursulaea macvaughii is a rare plant. A member of the bromeliad, or pineapple family, with only one other species in its genus, it has a small range of native distribution from southern Jalisco through Colima to western Michoacán. The Vallarta Botanical Garden is one of only a few botanical gardens in the world with examples...
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An unmanned Atlas 5 rocket blasted off from a seaside launch pad in Florida on Friday to put a communications satellite into orbit for Mexico. The 195-foot (59-meter) tall rocket, built and flown by United Launch Alliance, a partnership of Lockheed Martin and Boeing, lifted off at 6:28 a.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral Air Force...
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Mexico has extradited 13 people to the United States, including two top drug traffickers, because of a new streamlined process between the two countries — and not because of the recent escape of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, officials said. Jose Alberto Rodriguez, head of the international section of Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office, denied on Thursday...
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The construction of the new culinary school in Puerto Vallarta at Centro Universitario de la Costa (CUCosta) began Thursday with a ceremony and ceremonial first brick of the foundation. The school will be located in an area of seven thousand square meters in what was the Preparatory Ignacio Jacobo Magaña. “This center seeks to position...
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