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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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The Federal Ministry of Tourism will announce 17 new certified ‘Pueblo Mágico’ towns in Mexico during their convention in Puebla next week, September 25-26. Jalisco’s Ministry of Tourism, Ramos Flores, said that new applicants in the state are Amacueca Bolanos, San Miguel El Alto, Talpa de Allende, Yahualica, Jalostotitlán, Manzanilla de la Paz and Mascota,...
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Mexico City (AFP) – Mexican federal forces have arrested the son of the Jalisco New Generation drug cartel’s leader, an official said Tuesday, dealing a blow to a gang that has violently defied authorities. It is the second time that authorities arrest Ruben Oseguera, the son of Nemesio “El Mencho” Oseguera, as he was released...
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It would have been a success story if Fullerton High School senior Fernando Rojas, the son of Mexican immigrants whose schooling stopped in the eighth grade, was accepted to college. But the 17-year-old achieved a surprising clean sweep — he was accepted to every Ivy League school. “I didn’t think I would get into any,”...
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Two cases of Chikungunya have been diagnosed in Puerto Vallarta, the first known cases to have been infected in the State of Jalisco. Previous infections in the state resulted by travelers being exposed in other countries or states while traveling. There have been a total of 11 cases treated in Jalisco. The two cases in...
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Director of Medical Tourism for the State of Jalisco has announced plans to increase the boutique tourism sector in the state, with the help of Puerto Vallarta. Director Carlos Enrique Rodríguez Zárate said that the State of Jalisco has some of the country’s best private medical facilities, with 12 being certified by the General Health...
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At least eight people died in a shootout between Mexican federal police and suspected gang members in the troubled western state of Jalisco, a government official said on Tuesday. The gunfight took place on Monday in the municipality of Villa Purificacion, where members of the Jalisco New Generation (JNG) cartel shot down an army helicopter...
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Authorities in the Mexican state of Jalisco have disarmed police in two towns in the area where a military helicopter was shot down during an operation against the Jalisco New Generation drug cartel. Eight people on the aircraft died. Jalisco Gov. Aristotle Sandoval says in a statement that 150 state police officers performed the “preventative...
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Authorities in western Mexico are asking residents to stay at home as they scramble to extinguish burning vehicles blocking roads in various parts of Guadalajara. The prosecutor’s office in the western state of Jalisco used its Twitter account to ask residents of Guadalajara to remain calm Friday morning as authorities responded to the suspected blockades...
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