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October 23, 2018

News: News and information for by PVDN

A group of over a thousand Central Americans in Guatemala headed toward the Mexican border on Tuesday, as a larger caravan of migrants that has angered U.S. President Donald Trump paused in southern Mexico on its planned journey toward the U.S. border. Trump has vowed to begin cutting millions of dollars in aid to Central...
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New U.S.-Canada-Mexico trade pact promises to strengthen LGBTQ rights
Donald Trump’s new North American trade agreement could benefit an unexpected group: the LGBTQ community. Buried in the mammoth agreement is a requirement that the U.S., Canada and Mexico take steps to protect workers against discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual orientation and gender identity. The provision, if it survives in the final...
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Hurricane Willa slammed into Mexico’s Pacific coast late on Tuesday, raking it with winds of 120 mph (195 kph) that brought power outages, buffeted buildings, and dumped torrential rain on tourist resorts where thousands of people had moved to safety. Whipping palm trees, bending power lines and causing floods, the center of Willa struck the...
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The Boutique Community Theatre is humming with anticipation for its lineup this season, according to Ken and Karrie Sebryk, the Boutique’s founding directors. “We welcome our old friends, and are embracing many, many new faces you will see and hear in the coming months,” said Karrie Sebryk, M.A. The Boutique will feature one major new...
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A caravan of some 7,000 Central American migrants is advancing through southern Mexico with hopes of reaching the U.S. border. The vast majority of them are from Honduras, a country of 9 million people. A bleak combination of powerful drivers like poverty and gang violence leads many to see emigration as the only possibility for...
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Although Hurricane Willa decreased in intensity and moved away from the Jalisco coasts, the warning in several municipalities of the state is still maintained. The governor of Jalisco, Aristóteles Sandoval, reported that there continues to be 2,700 people in shelters due to the winds and high waves. “They continue to be alert in municipalities from...
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Hurricane Willa roared over an offshore penal colony and closed in on Mexico’s Pacific coast with 120 mph (195 kph) winds Tuesday, threatening a major resort area along with fishing villages and farms. Emergency officials said they evacuated more than 4,250 people in coastal towns and set up 58 shelters ahead of the dangerous Category...
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After decreasing to a category 3 hurricane, Willa continues moving towards the border of the states of Nayarit and Sinaloa, leaving the extent of its effects in Puerto Vallarta to rains and a high waves that are more of a spectacle for tourists. The work carried out by the staff of the Ministry of National Defense...
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Refining company Phillips 66 was awarded a tender to supply Mexico’s Pemex with at least four 350,000-barrel cargoes of U.S. Bakken crude for November delivery, the refining company said on Monday. The purchase, which will be the state-run company’s first crude import in over a decade, was requested last week to cover needed oil supply...
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Willa is moving toward the north-northeast near 6 mph (9 km/h). A faster motion toward the northeast is expected by this evening. On the forecast track, the center of Willa will move over Las Islas Marias within the next few hours, and make landfall within the hurricane warning area along the west-central coast of mainland...
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Mexico City’s new airport is an environmental disaster. But it could become a huge national park
Mexico City long ago outgrew the two-terminal Benito Juárez International Airport, which is notorious for delays, overcrowding and canceled flights. Construction is now underway on a striking new international airport east of this metropolis of 20 million. When it opens in late 2020, the LEED-certified new airport – whose terminal building was designed by renowned...
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Mexico creates biodiversity bank amid natural disaster, climate change fears
Scientists with the National Center for Genetic Resources (CNRG), in the western Mexican state of Jalisco, are working to preserve the germoplasm of thousands of species in an effort to protect the country’s biodiversity from future natural catastrophes. By collecting and preserving the genetic resources for later use, the institution aims to safeguard an assortment...
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Mexico is inviting visitors from around the world to celebrate the Day of the Dead. Named Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2008 by UNESCO, this holiday is an ancestral legacy inherited from different pre-Hispanic cultures combined with the celebration of the Catholic All Saints’ Day and is observed from the end of October through...
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willa puerto vallarta
As PVDN has reported consistently, Puerto Vallarta remains under a tropical storm warning. The forecast of Hurricane Willa has never been, nor reported to be, a direct hit to Puerto Vallarta. The first report filed by PVDN was on October 21, indicated landfall around Mazatlan, which remains true today. Local and state governments of Puerto...
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Personnel of the 41 Military Zone applied the DN-III-E Plan prevention phase, with tours of the streets of the municipalities of Puerto Vallarta and Melaque, during the approach of Hurricane Willa. The DN-III-E Plan in the preventive phase allows a preparation to react in a timely manner and take actions aimed at controlling risk, avoiding...
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