Day

December 2, 2015
Before a crowd of men on a street in the Syrian city of Palmyra, the masked Islamic State group judge read out the sentence against the two men convicted of homosexuality: They would be thrown to their deaths from the roof of the nearby Wael Hotel. He asked one of the men if he was...
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El presidente de México, Enrique Peña Nieto se pronunció claramente contra la legalización de la marihuana el miércoles, poco después de que su gobierno anunciara el lanzamiento de un debate público sobre el tema. Peña Nieto sugirió que el debate informal sobre la cuestión que se ha generado las últimas semanas ha confundido incluso a...
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Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto came out strongly against legalizing marijuana on Wednesday, the same day his government announced a national public debate on the issue. He suggested the recent, informal debate on the issue has already created confusion, even among his own children. Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled in November that growing, possessing and smoking...
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This week Princess Cruises celebrates its 50th Anniversary by retracing its first cruise route from Los Angeles to Mazatlan, then to Puerto Vallarta and Acapulco. The company’s first ship, Princess Patricia, departed Los Angeles on December 3, 1965 with 400 passengers cruising the Mexican Riviera. Princess Patricia was a converted ferry boat that first grabbed...
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Though most people tend to think of obesity as the product of sloth and gluttony, most of us accept as “biological” the fact that fatter parents tend to have fatter children. But the link goes deeper than that. Children can inherit tendencies towards weight gain in the same way that they may have their mother’s...
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Women who have abnormal mammogram results may be at increased risk for developing breast cancer even when follow-up tests fail to detect tumors, a U.S. study finds. Typically, if there is a suspicious area on a mammogram, women get additional imaging to rule out cancer, followed by a biopsy if more information is still needed...
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When it comes to giving to charity, women are in the driver’s seat. A recent survey conducted by Bank of America Merrill Lynch found that women are more generous than men when it comes to charitable giving, especially with respect to decisions about volunteer activities and smaller financial donations. Large financial donations are often made...
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The odds of getting HIV can be dramatically reduced by taking two pills prior to sex and two more after, according to a new study of 400 high-risk gay men and transgendered women published online by the New England Journal of Medicine in conjunction with World AIDS Day. The medication is Gilead’s Truvada, a combination...
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It looks like many Coca-Cola ads with long-haired, do-gooder hipsters teaching the world to sing or sharing a Coke and a smile. But the “Open Your Heart” holiday campaign by Coca-Cola Mexico is coming under fire as “faux philanthropy” and an insult to indigenous groups for its portrayal of a truckload of festive, fashion model-looking...
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Mexico weathered a record eastern Pacific hurricane season with almost no deaths and relatively little damage, given the intensity of this year’s storms. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its 2015 hurricane season report Tuesday, saying that “this is the first year since reliable record keeping began in 1971 that the eastern Pacific...
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Enrique Ramos Flores, Secretary of the Tourism Ministry of Jalisco, has reported that Puerto Vallarta will close out 2015 with the arrival of 135 cruises for the year. This month, the final of the year, the city is scheduled to welcome 21 cruises in its port. The secretary reported that overall tourism in Puerto Vallarta...
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Teams are gearing for the 2016 Vallarta Race, the biannual San Diego to Puerto Vallarta International Yacht race, held February 19 – 27, 2016. They are preparing for the wind, sunshine, warmth, and margaritas to be enjoyed after another epic ride down the Baja California coastline and across to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, promising to be...
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Sol Rose is in his element with a new show full of jazz and blues standards, as only Sol can sing them. His newest show is titled ‘Jazz, Blues & Booze’ and is chock-full of the audience participation, asides and antics you love from the velvet voiced Sol, who is also a local restaurant owner...
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