PUERTO VALLARTA DAILY NEWS: LOCAL, NATIONAL AND LATE BREAKING NEWS

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Mexico rejects the U.S. President’s belief that some immigrants are ‘animals’

Mexico’s Foreign Minister said on Thursday that recent remarks by U.S. President Donald Trump describing some undocumented immigrants as “animals” were unacceptable, and that a formal complaint would be filed with the State Department. “President Trump referred to some immigrants, perhaps he had criminal gangs in mind, I don’t know, as animals, not as persons,”...

‘Unauthorized transfers’ siphon funds from Mexican banks

An as yet unknown amount of funds were sucked out of at least five Mexican financial groups through “unauthorized transfers” in recent days, a top central bank official said on Friday, while stopping short of calling it a cyber attack. Lorenza Martinez, head of Banxico’s payment system, told Reuters that it was still unclear how...
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New peanut allergy test more accurate devised by Scientists

British scientists have developed a far more accurate blood test to diagnose peanut allergy, offering a better way to monitor a significant food hazard. Peanuts are the most common cause of fatal food-induced anaphylaxis, or severe allergic reaction, and allergy cases among children have risen sharply in recent years. Britain’s Food Standards Agency estimates up...

Tequila boom rooted in traditional farming techniques

Mexico’s western state of Jalisco is the heartland of the tequila industry, where ‘jimadores,’ the farmers of the agave cactus from which the spirit is distilled, have worked the fields for generations. “I am so proud to be a jimador, we are the first in the chain of the tequila industry, without us there is...
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Mexico central bank suspects cyber attack at three financial institutions

Mexico’s central bank said on Monday it was investigating an apparent cyber attack into the payment systems of at least three local financial institutions, but no funds were stolen. Connections to the central bank’s payment system at two banks and a brokerage were compromised, said Lorenza Martinez, head of the central bank’s own payment system....
Mexican economic growth

Preliminary data shows Mexican economic growth accelerated in the first quarter

Mexican economic growth accelerated in the first quarter, preliminary data showed on Monday, driven by a jump in activity in the service sector and solid advances in manufacturing and agriculture. Latin America’s second biggest economy grew by some 1.1 percent in seasonally adjusted terms compared with the previous three-month period, the estimate from the national...
New ABBA songs

Mamma Mia! New ABBA songs being released by Swedish pop icons

The Swedish pop icons will release their first new music in 35 years with two new ABBA songs set for broadcast in December, the quartet said on Friday. ABBA is one of the most commercially successful music groups in history with more than 375 million albums and singles sold. They released nine studio albums between...
Global LGBT funding

Global LGBT funding up but worry as bulk goes to North America

Although global LGBT funding is growing, reaching about $250 million in 2016, three-quarters of the money is going to western countries, campaigners said on Wednesday. More than 500 foundations and governmental agencies gave a total of $524 million to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) causes in 2015 and 2016 combined, almost a quarter more...
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