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Jalisco
The Jalisco + Nayarit Wine Festival returns to Puerto Vallarta from March 1-5. The XI Wine Festival will cover 10 restaurants and 5 hotels in the area. This year the festival includes two Master Lectures, Tastings, Wine Expo and the traditional Verbena Popular with Mexico and Italy as Guests of Honor. The festival begins on...
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A tradition in the car show industry is the Costa del Sol Tour, organized by the Guadalajara Automobile Club, which this year will leave Guadalajara to visit Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo. This year will celebrate the seventeenth anniversary of this sporting event that joins auto clubs throughout Mexico, and also promotes tourism. The caravan is...
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Prosecutors in Mexico say they caught a gunman who opened fire on an official of the U.S. consulate in the western city of Guadalajara. The Attorney General’s Office of the western state of Jalisco said in the agency’s Twitter account that the suspect had been turned over to federal prosecutors. Attacks on diplomats are federal...
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Mexican prosecutors said Saturday they are searching for a gunman who opened fire on an official of the U.S. consulate in the western city of Guadalajara. (UPDATE: Gunman in Consulate Official shooting has been arrested) The Attorney General’s Office said Saturday the official was wounded in the attack Friday in Guadalajara. Surveillance video of the...
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Mexican authorities say six people have been found alive with their hands cut off in the western state of Jalisco, along with another person who was killed. State Prosecutor Eduardo Almaguer says the victims were discovered Monday evening outside an event hall in Tlaquepaque, which is on the southern outskirts of Guadalajara. He says they...
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In barely four years, a little-known criminal gang has grown to challenge the world’s most notorious drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, for domination of the Mexican underworld, unleashing a new tide of violence. Once minions of Guzman’s Sinaloa Cartel, traffickers of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) have turned on their former masters, seizing...
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guadalajara.vallarta highway
The project that began four years ago to connect Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta has finally picked up steam after environmental and budget concerns. The highway is expected to be completed in December 2017 with an inaugurate in early 2018, according to the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation, Bernardo Gutierrez Navarro. The Secretary of Tourism of...
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vallarta cartel
The Attorney General’s Office (PGR) announced the arrest of three people and the dismantling of a criminal cell that operated for Jalisco New Generation Cartel Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco. The PGR reported that the operation was conducted in coordination with the Mexican Army and Federal Police and ended in the arrest of three alleged members of...
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puerto vallarta cartel
A public recruitment drive by a Mexican drug cartel using fliers promising high wages and good benefits reflects the expanding power of the gang, experts said Friday. The recruitment fliers advertised jobs as security guards or bodyguards under the name of a fake company, and promised good benefits, a Christmas bonus and “growth in the...
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jalisco cartel
State prosecutor in Jalisco says authorities broke up a fake private security company in Puerto Vallarta that was used to recruit for a drug cartel. Jalisco state prosecutor, Jesus Eduardo Almaguer, said 13 people were arrested, including a U.S. woman who allegedly led the recruitment effort from the Pacific resort of Puerto Vallarta. Jalisco Cartel...
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Authorities say a strong earthquake has struck well off the Pacific coast of western Mexico. There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries, and no tsunami is expected. The U.S. Geological Survey says Thursday’s quake had a magnitude of 6.6 and was centered about 134 miles (215 kilometers) southwest of the town of Tomatlan,...
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Mexico and China will strengthen their trade in the first quarter of 2016 with the launch of the Guadalajara-Henan air corridor, which will have a frequency of three flights per week to transport perishable goods to China, said the Secretary of Agriculture, José Calzada. A Boeing 747 with a capacity of 120 tons will carry...
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In the first 11 months of this year the number of new HIV cases detected by health authorities increased by 27%. Data from the Jalisco Secretariat of Health shows that up to November 26, 2015 the registration of 646 new cases of HIV, 140 more than were detected last year. Despite the increase, new cases...
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Mexico’s weather service has issued an alert for heavy rains, winds, and surf in the states of Jalisco, Colima, Michoacan, Guerrero, and Nayarit. The area of Puerto Vallarta is included in the alert area. Hurricane Sandra is a category 3 storm and is the strongest storm recorded in the month of November on the Pacific...
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Health officials in Jalisco warn that cases of dengue and chikungunya could increase by as much as 50% with the passing of Hurricane Patricia. “The hurricane has given us the conditions that could increase the number of dengue and chikungunya cases by 50%,” said Director of Public Health of Jalisco, Hector Ramirez Cordero, who alerted...
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