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Eight Mexican cities were formally added to the huge list of the Creative Cities Network, which Unesco promotes worldwide. With them, now the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) forms a list close...






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Mexico receives 8 new Creative Cities of Unesco

Eight Mexican cities were formally added to the huge list of the Creative Cities Network, which Unesco promotes worldwide. With them, now the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) forms a list close to 250 metropolises that work together to promote cooperation for sustainable urban development and tourism development. Through this network, Unesco...

Countdown to the 2020 San Diego to Puerto Vallarta International Yacht Race

The 2020 San Diego to Puerto Vallarta International Yacht Race is set to kick off the first week of March. Some of the fastest boats and most experienced ocean sailors will race the 1,000nm course from San Diego, USA to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Racing to the Mexican mainland is a biennial tradition for San Diego...

Murders in Mexico hit record as Lopez Obrador seeks justice system reform

Mexico suffered its worst year for homicides in 2019, with a record 34,582 victims, official data showed on Monday, underscoring the challenge President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador faces while waging war on drug cartels. Lopez Obrador assumed the presidency in December 2018 pledging to pacify the country with a less confrontational approach to security, but...

U.S.-bound migrant caravan in tense standoff at border between Mexico and Guatemala

A large caravan of Central Americans was preparing to cross the Guatemalan border into Mexico on Monday, posing a potential challenge to the Mexican government’s pledge to help the United States contain mass movements of migrants. The migrants were massed on a bridge connecting the two countries early on Monday morning in what appeared to...

34% of tourists in Puerto Vallarta are LGBT

34% of visitors who arrive in Puerto Vallarta to enjoy the tourist destination belong to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual community (LGBT), with the city being recognized as “Mexico’s gayest city” by the English magazine The Gay UK. Héctor Ramírez Betancourt, leader of the LGBT collective in Puerto Vallarta, explained that in a recent...

Jalisco artist creates sculptures from seized weapons

A sculptor from the Mexican state of Jalisco transformed thousands of weapons linked to criminal acts into 21 sculptures, in the “Impacts that leave their mark” initiative to convey a message of peace and conciliation. Short weapons, long and even grenades, in a total of 12 tons, were converted into art to show that humans...

Migrant surge into Guatemala reaches 3,500, heads for Mexico

More than 3,500 Central Americans had poured into Guatemala by Friday in U.S.-bound gatherings known as caravans, officials said, posing a headache for the leaders of Guatemala and Mexico amid fierce U.S. pressure to curb migration. President Donald Trump has repeatedly urged the region to prevent such groups of migrants reaching Mexico’s border with the...

Can’t sell your presidential plane? Mexico mulls raffle instead

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday floated the idea of raffling off his predecessor’s $130 million jet after the government’s efforts to sell the plane over the past year came to nothing. Mexico has yet to find a buyer for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which the leftist Lopez Obrador has cast as a...

Riviera Nayarit Invites Travelers to Kickstart their 2020 Wellness Goals

This new year, travelers seeking “fresh beginnings” should look no further than Riviera Nayarit in Mexico’s Pacific coast. The destination has earned global recognition from yogis and relaxation enthusiasts alike for its unique activities, stays and retreats centered around wellness and balancing the mind, body and soul. Below are the top places for feeling as...

Mexico’s Environmental Protection Agency monitors Whale Watching Tours

Environmental authorities in Mexico, such as the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (PROFEPA), in coordination with the Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP), are carrying out different inspection and surveillance operations of whale watching tours in various states of Mexico. With the main objective of conserving and safeguarding wildlife, the authorities verify that the service...

Two drowning deaths in Puerto Vallarta

Municipal Police in Puerto Vallarta reported a drowning that occurred at Conchas Chinas Beach. The woman and her husband, both residents of Guadalajara, were on vacation at the port. Both entered the sea and minutes later they were dragged by a wave into the sea. The man was able to fight the strength of the...

Puerto Vallarta reports increase in tourism during holiday period

Puerto Vallarta closed the year with an increase of tourists, during the holiday period there was an economic benefit of more than $675 million pesos, only in hotel occupancy, with 123,000 tourists who visited the destination. The figure corresponds to the period from December 20, 2019, to January 5, 2020, with a general hotel occupancy...
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