Day

April 20, 2016
guadalajara.vallarta highway
The project that began four years ago to connect Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta has finally picked up steam after environmental and budget concerns. The highway is expected to be completed in December 2017 with an inaugurate in early 2018, according to the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation, Bernardo Gutierrez Navarro. The Secretary of Tourism of...
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us-mexico tunnel
Federal agents have seized a ton of cocaine and seven tons of marijuana smuggled through a clandestine tunnel stretching a half mile beneath the U.S.-Mexico border, the longest one yet unearthed in California, authorities said on Wednesday. Six people were arrested as authorities in San Diego moved on Monday and Tuesday to shut down the...
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citla mexico
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank’s private-sector investment arm, and the private equity firm China-Mexico Fund on Wednesday announced a $200 million investment in Citla Energy, a new Mexican oil company. The IFC said the investment was prompted by the “attractive economic conditions” in Mexico’s energy sector, following a sweeping overhaul in 2013...
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Harriet Tubman 20 bill
Anti-slavery crusader Harriet Tubman will become the first African-American to be featured on the face of U.S. paper currency when she replaces President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, the U.S. Treasury Department announced on Wednesday. She will also be the first woman on U.S. paper currency in more than a century. The redesigned $20...
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mexico pemex explosion
An explosion killed 13 people and injured scores at a petrochemical plant on Mexico’s southern Gulf coast. The blast and ensuing fire caused evacuations in the area as a fire billowed a toxin-filled cloud into the air. The head of Mexico’s civil defense agency, Luis Felipe Puente, wrote in his Twitter account Thursday that emergency...
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nado seguro
The Riviera Nayarit Swimming Association and the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau extend an open invitation to the 6th Riviera Nayarit Open Water “Nado Seguro” 3-5K, set to take place on the beach at the Marina in La Crux de Huanacaxtle on Saturday, April 23, 2016. Competition within the 18 categories begins at 7:30...
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Benito Santos
On June 10th, renowned Mexican fashion designer Benito Santos will introduce his 2017 Cruise Collection at the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit. The runway show kicks off a four week pop-up shop of his designs onsite at the resort that will include a selection of garments for sale from his new collection, sketches...
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hiv ethics
Ethics panels may be hindering HIV prevention efforts by requiring gay and bisexual adolescents to get parental consent before taking part in research, experts suggest. Fear over coming out as gay or bisexual may prevent young men from asking their parents for permission to participate in HIV prevention studies. But leaving them out of such...
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gay marriage
Puerto Vallarta’s mayor, Arturo Davalos, officiated the weddings of the first two same-sex marriages in Puerto Vallarta since gay marriage was legalized in the state. With friends and family present, Christian Alberto Mejia Medina and Miguel Angel Solorzano Macias, along with Mayra Nataly Mendoza Mata and Maria Isabel Maciel Partida, were the first two gay...
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canada marijuana
Canada’s Liberal government will introduce legislation to decriminalize and regulate recreational marijuana in spring 2017, Health Minister Jane Philpott said on Wednesday. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised during last year’s election campaign that his Liberals would legalize recreational marijuana, following the U.S. states of Washington and Colorado, but the time frame has been unclear....
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medicine
Commonly used drugs for problems like colds, allergies, depression, high blood pressure and heart disease have long been linked to cognitive impairment and dementia. Now researchers have some fresh evidence that may help explain the connection. The drugs, known as anticholinergics, stop a chemical called acetylcholine from working properly in the nervous system. By doing...
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willie royal
Over the past twenty five years, one of the most celebrated duos in the ‘World Music’ scene has been Willie and Lobo. With friends and roots in Puerto Vallarta, many of us have followed their career and have enjoyed their music. Willie & Lobo have toured the world and have released 11 albums, mostly on...
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