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Mysterious manatee deaths in Mexican wetlands spurs quest for answers

In the swampy wetlands of southern Mexico, officials and researchers are struggling to explain the deaths of dozens of manatees, the chubby marine mammals once confused with mermaids by ancient mariners. Fishermen who navigate the muddy waters inland from the coast of Tabasco state have discovered since May at least 28 dead West Indian manatees,...

Puerto Vallarta’s Historic Center is now a protected Cultural Heritage Site

Puerto Vallarta’s Historic Center is now a protected Cultural Heritage of the Mexican State of Jalisco. The declaration was made by the state’s Department of Culture on July 21 via the official journal of Jalisco and makes the center of the city a protected area, with all the rights and privileges of a heritage protected...

Children and Teen Surf Championships in Sayulita

The Riviera Nayarit is ready to welcome young surfing talents to the 2018 Nayarit National Children and Teen’s Surfing Championship that will take place from August 8-12 in the Magical Town of Sayulita, also known as the Surfing Capital of this tourism destination. According to the Mexican Federation of Surfing, these games are a national...

2 tropical storms gaining force off Mexico’s coast

Two new tropical storms were strengthening off Mexico on Monday and both were projected to reach hurricane force while marching northwestward parallel to the coast, bringing heavy surf. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Tropical Storm John was expected to strengthen rapidly and become a hurricane by Monday and a major hurricane by Tuesday. Tropical...

Incoming Mexican president will take new approach to drug war

Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will review security agreements with the United States, including the $2.9 billion Merida Initiative, and wants to refocus aid to social and economic projects, a senior security aide said on Friday. “When the time comes, we will review initiatives such as Plan Merida,” said Alfonso Durazo, who will head...

Gulf Cartel leader arrested in Puerto Vallarta

Mexican police on Thursday arrested a former officer believed to be a regional leader of the criminal group Gulf Cartel, the National Security Commission said Friday. Victor Manuel Perez, alias “Pantera 16” (Panther 16) or “Comandante Viento” (Commander Wind), was arrested without incident in the Pacific coast resort of Puerto Vallarta in western Mexico. Police...

12-year old boy becomes UNAM’s youngest university student

At 12 years of age, children in Mexico usually complete their primary education. But Carlos Santamaría school began to bore him from the second year, so he decided to go further and pursue university studies as a listener at age 8 at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Today Santamaría is the youngest student...

Puerto Vallarta joins Mayors for Peace Conference

Committed to working for peace and human rights not only in Puerto Vallarta but to contribute to actions worldwide, interim municipal mayor Rodolfo Domínguez Monroy signed the letter to join the Conference of Mayors for Peace, during the recent visit of the Peace Boat in Puerto Vallarta. In a farewell event organized by the municipal...
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