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September 12, 2018
puerto vallarta earthquake
On September 19, Civil Protection and Firefighters in Puerto Vallarta will carry out annual drills to practice emergency response techniques during earthquakes and tsunamis. The drills are carried out on this day throughout Mexico each year, marking the devastating earthquake in 1985, and then again on September 19, 2017. The purpose of the drills in...
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Chile’s congress on Wednesday approved a bill allowing people over the age of 14 to change their name and gender in official records, despite intense lobbying by the Church and conservative political parties in the traditionally conservative, predominantly Catholic country. The law, introduced in 2013, was fiercely contested by conservative parties until an article relating...
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A ballerina’s tutu, submerged in the Dead Sea and “frozen” by accumulated layers of salt into a 200 kg (440 lb) crystal-like sculpture, will soon go on international display, part of a unique artistic project at the lowest point on the planet. Israeli artist Sigalit Landau, 49, has used the high salinity that makes aquatic...
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mexico independence day puerto vallarta
Fireworks, live music, the traditional commemorative parade to the “National Day of Charro” and more activities will be offered in Puerto Vallarta to celebrate Mexico’s Independence Day. A great Mexican celebration is being prepared in Puerto Vallarta. As it is already a yearly tradition, the port has a series of activities for tourists and locals...
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insomnia
People who have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep may want to seek advice from a doctor and avoid long-term use of sleeping pills, medical experts advise. Good sleep hygiene and a specific kind of talk therapy may help people create good bedtime habits and figure out why they’re not sleeping well, the experts say...
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The State of Jalisco reported that it initiated three criminal filings of ‘crimes against health’ for those who are responsible for the three marijuana plantations with 25,300 plants discovered in Tequila. Elements of the Federal Police informed the public prosecutor of the federation, who conducted several surveillance tours in the vicinity of the town Tapexco...
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Two days after protests began in Nicaragua in April, a foreign auto components company was meeting at a hotel in the city of Leon when smoke from a burning university building just a block away billowed above the hotel’s colonnaded courtyard. The visitors quickly cut short their event and began changing their travel plans to...
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The organization Ed Thomas Civil Association Solidarity (SETAC), dedicated to education, prevention, treatment for HIV in Puerto Vallarta, will launch the strategy of prevention against HIV known as Preventive-exposure in (PrEP), consisting of the use of an antiretroviral treatment in people at risk but who are not infected with the virus to avoid infection. At...
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bioplastics
Tequila, avocado and corn are proving their worth beyond Mexican fiesta staples as key components for a fast-growing bioplastics market, with companies transforming waste from processing food crops into products such as bags, plates and even car parts. Bioplastics make up less than 5 percent of the millions of tonnes of plastic produced each year...
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The plain, one-story stone-linteled structure sat hidden in plain sight for hundreds of years behind generations of street vendors hawking goods from stands outside its thick old walls. But experts have now concluded the building at 25 Manzanares Street is the oldest house in Mexico City, and one of the oldest in all of North...
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The crime of adultery will be removed from the Criminal Code of the State of Jalisco. The members of the Constitutional Points Commission gave their approval to the reform initiative that proposes to repeal Article 182, which maintains the penalty for adultery. Currently, Jalisco is the only state in Mexico that in its local legislation...
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The last minute of September 16 will close a cycle in the history of Mexico City, as the Legislative Assembly of the Federal District (ALDF) will disappear to make way for the first local Congress of the capital. The work of this final Legislature must conclude before Monday, September 17, when the first Legislature of...
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