September 12, 2017
In first, U.S. defense chief to attend Mexican Independence Day events
U.S. President Donald Trump’s defense secretary plans this week to become the first Pentagon chief to travel to Mexico for its Independence Day activities, the Defense Department said on Tuesday, in a sign that defense ties are withstanding political tensions between the two countries. U.S.-Mexican relations have been strained by Trump’s threats to curtail trade...
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International Chocolate Day is an unofficial holiday, dedicated to the sweetest and tastiest dainty in the world – chocolate. This day is celebrated on September 13, since it’s birthday of Milton S. Hershey, an American confectioner and founder of worldwide known company The Hershey Chocolate Company. Chocolate is made from the beans of cacao tree....
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Four days after Mexico’s magnitude 8.1 earthquake destroyed her home and much of her work, a Muxe, Peregrina Vera attended her third funeral. Two were for friends who died in collapsed buildings. This time it was an elderly neighbor, Hermilio Martinez, whose heart apparently gave out a day after the big quake as the city...
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Manuel Lepe Macedo
With an honor guard on the steps of the municipal palace, authorities paid tribute to the painter Manuel Lepe Macedo, honored son of Puerto Vallarta, commemorating the 33 anniversary of his death. Mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña joined the family and friends of the artist recalling the legacy left on Puerto Vallarta and the world through...
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Tillerson Videgaray
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, in a conversation with his Mexican counterpart Luis Videgaray, said that the United States is ready to help Mexico after the devastation caused by the earthquake and Hurricane Katia. Tillerson spoke with Videgaray on Monday night and expressed his condolences for the loss of life caused by the 8.2-magnitude...
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Adults who are inactive much of the day may be more likely to die prematurely than people who don’t sit around a lot, regardless of their exercise habits, a U.S. study suggests. People may also be less likely to die young if they break up sedentary time by moving around every half hour than if...
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2018 North American Optimist Championship
Riviera Nayarit received confirmation from the International Optimist Dingy Association (IODA) that it will be the official host of the 2018 North American Optimist Championship to be held next year from June 24 – July 1 at the Vallarta Yacht Club, located next to the Paradise Village Hotel. The North American Optimist Championship is one...
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frida kahlo's dresses
The world’s largest design and decorative arts museum, Victoria and Alberto (V & A), will present a collection of Frida Kahlo’s dresses, the Mexican painter (1907-1954), in an exhibition that is one of the most anticipated of the 2018 cultural calendar. “Frida Kahlo is one of the most iconic and recognizable artists of the last...
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fireworks accident
Fireworks offer a colorful celebration to the Fiestas Patrias, however they can also give way to accidents with the threat of burns, injuries, amputations or even death, due to their inadequate usage. From the days leading up to Independence Day in Mexico, it is common to see the sell of rockets known as palomas, abejas,...
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