Nati Cano, leading figure in mariachi music, dies at 81

Grammy-winning mariachi bandleader Nati Cano, who stirred American audiences with the folk sounds of his native Mexico and played a key role in helping to teach young people how to play the music, has died at age 81, a bandmate said on Saturday. Cano died on Friday at a hospital in Fillmore, California, after a...
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“Junk Food” Makers Finding it Hard to Become “Health Food” Makers in Mexico

Companies trying to launch healthier snack options in Mexico, where the government has been cracking down on junk food through taxes and advertising restrictions, find that the products are often a tough sell. Carmela Rivero, vice president of product research and development at PepsiCo Inc. Mexican operation recounted tales of several recent misfires at an...
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Day of the Dead Celebrations in Mexico

In Mexico, the festival of Día de los Muertos embodies the greatest expression of both popular Catholicism and the national cuisine. People construct altars in homes and graveyards throughout the country in order to feed the souls of the dead. Church officials recognize two holy days, November 1 (All Saints’ Day), in commemoration of saints...
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Avocados “Made with Love” in Mexico

Avocados from Mexico will be sharing the love at the upcoming Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit Convention & Exposition Oct. 17-19 in Anaheim, CA. With over 1 billion pounds of imports in the United States and 70 percent market share, AFM will be unveiling its “Made with Love” campaign, which showcases the love and dedication...
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New Mosquito-Borne Virus Spreads in Latin America

An excruciating mosquito-borne illness that arrived less than a year ago in the Americas is raging across the region, leaping from the Caribbean to the Central and South American mainland, and infecting more than 1 million people. Some cases already have emerged in the United States. While the disease, called chikungunya, usually is not fatal,...
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Actress Sophia Loren Receives “Wings of Mexico City” from Mayor

Italian actress Sophia Loren has been named a “Distinguished Visitor” of Mexico City by Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera, who gave her the Las Alas de la Ciudad de Mexico (Wings of Mexico City) sculpture in recognition of her career, life and work. Mancera presented the certificate and sculpture to the star, who celebrated her 80th...
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Mexico’s Anti Money Laundering Law Hurts Artists and Galleries

For more than three decades, Guillermo Zajarias has watched local painters become international stars, new galleries proliferate, and Mexico’s reputation soar as a hothouse for hip contemporary art. “The art in Mexico is marvelous. It is superb,” said Zajarias, the owner of Aura Gallery. “The market should be growing. But it has totally frozen.” Zajarias...
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A Piece of Mexican 17th Century Literature Returns to Mexico

Three volumes of hand-written, indigenous accounts that vividly describe the history of pre-Hispanic Mexico are on public display in the country’s capital after returning to the country from London. The Chimalpahin codex was long part of the archives of the British and Foreign Bible Society. But Christie’s auction house says it facilitated the purchase of...
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Teatro Vallarta Presents The History of Opera and The MET: Live in HD

Teatro Vallarta will be holding a free lecture on the history of Opera at the Teatro Theater on October 4, 2014. The 90-minute event, presented by Vallarta Lifestyles Managing Editor, Paco Ojeda, will offering two lectures. A lecture in Spanish at 4 PM and available in English at 5:50 PM. The event is part of...
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Vallarta-Nayarit Gastronomic 2014 Serving Up International Cuisine

Cuisine is becoming an increasingly important asset to tourism in our region, and making Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit a top culinary destination is the main objective of Gastronomic 2014 Vallarta-Nayarit. The 6th Annual Festival will include activities such as cooking demonstrations, tastings, mixology, pairing tastings, private events, and business and expo facilities. The most...
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Mexico Considering Fining Miley Cyrus for Use of Mexican Flag in Concert

A Mexican state legislature has asked the country’s federal government to fine singer Miley Cyrus after one of her dancers spanked Cyrus’s backside with a Mexican flag as she “twerked” during an independence day performance. Cyrus, 21, who has grabbed headlines for her admitted drug use, sexually suggestive dancing and wearing as little as a...
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A New Place For Tourists and Locals Coming to Zona Romantica

Michel Pascal Ferrari announced today that his newest Puerto Vallarta hospitality concept, Sapphire, is under development and will open in November on Los Muertos beach. This exciting, multifaceted entertainment destination will usher in a new level of casual sophistication to Puerto Vallarta’s vibrant day and night life. Situated just steps from downtown’s Zona Romantica, Sapphire’s...
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