Puerto Vallarta News

Local News from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico by PVDN, the leading English news source serving the expat community and tourists in Vallarta.

Prosecutor confirms four people kidnapped in Puerto Vallarta ambush

The Jalisco Prosecutor’s Office confirmed that after the attack registered on Saturday, July 18 in the Fluvial Vallarta neighborhood, in the municipality of Puerto Vallarta, where a man died, there were four people who were kidnapped in the ambush. Through a statement, the agency reported that yesterday a person from Guanajuato filed a complaint to...
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Puerto Vallarta has three weeks of increased COVID-19 cases

According to data presented by the Federal Ministry of Health in the daily report on coronavirus in Mexico, Jalisco adds three weeks with an uptick in COVID-19 cases after the curve fell slightly after a first spike. “It seemed that from week 24 to 26 this trend began to decline, however in weeks 27, 28...
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Man arrested for stealing 94 turtle eggs in Puerto Vallarta

A man was arrested this morning on the beaches of Puerto Vallarta for stealing 94 turtle eggs, the Secretary of State Security reported today. The detainee said his name was José Guadalupe “N”, he was 41 years old and that he was a resident of the Las Juntas neighborhood in Puerto Vallarta. According to the...
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Jalisco is on the verge of a complete economic closure if COVID-19 cases continue to rise

The incidence of COVID-19 cases in Jalisco grew in the last week and is approaching the limit set by the state government for the activation of the emergency button that would stop non-essential activities. The weekly incidence of infection grew to 336.9 cases per million inhabitants, last week it was at 300.1. The limit that...
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Group missing after attack in Puerto Vallarta

A group visiting the Pacific resort of Puerto Vallarta was apparently attacked by suspected members of an organized crime gang, and one was killed and the others have disappeared and may have been kidnapped, Jalisco state authorities reported Saturday. Jalisco state prosecutor Gerardo Octavio Solis said the incident happened July 18 in a residential area...
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Dengue cases in Jalisco double from last year

In addition to COVID-19, Jalisco is plagued by another crisis that is intensifying: that of dengue. Up to the last report, cases increased by 125, bringing the total to 1,203 cases, which is double that of last year at this point of the season. In 2019, on the same date, there were 581 cases. There...
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Government claims reopening economy in Puerto Vallarta didn’t cause spike in COVID-19 cases

Without reopening the nightlife and with hotels at 30% of their capacity, Puerto Vallarta reactivated tourism on June 16. In response, the governor and the Mayor of Puerto Vallarta, Arturo Davalos, said that although infections and deaths increased by COVID-19, they were not accelerated by the reopening. The governor indicated that in the count from...
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Puerto Vallarta records its highest day of COVID-19 cases

On the 51 day of the ‘New Normality’, when Mexico began to reopen its economy and society, José Luis Alomía Zegarra, director of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health (SSa) reported that in Mexico there are 40,400 deaths and 356,255 confirmed accumulated cases of the coronavirus ( COVID-19 ) since the first case registered on...
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Bars and nightclubs in Puerto Vallarta protest closure during pandemic

Employees and businessmen of bars and nightclubs demonstrated in Puerto Vallarta against the closure of establishments during the coronavirus pandemic. On this Tuesday, just over 400 people made the march until they reached the municipal presidency in the center of the city. Similar protests were held in Guadalajara. “I work, for the support of our...
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Surveillance tours on Puerto Vallarta beaches show why the city’s COVID-19 cases continue to grow

On beaches in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, bathers were observed without respecting the social distance and without face masks, measures implemented by the emergence of the coronavirus, and a condition to the reopening of beaches. Jalisco Civil Protection and Firefighters reported that yesterday their staff carried out surveillance tours on the main beaches of the tourist...
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Mexico’s government orders Jalisco to reclose non-essential businesses

The federal government has moved the State of Jalisco into the ‘red-light’ of the National Traffic Light of COVID-19, which determines the economic activity level for each state based on coronavirus cases. This means, after evaluating hospital occupation, virus positivity, hospitalization trend, and suspected cases, the Federation determined that Jalsico is at the highest risk...
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Half of all COVID-19 tests in Puerto Vallarta this week resulted in positive results

The positivity of COVID-19 tests carried out within the Diagnostic Center of the University of Guadalajara in Puerto Vallarta continues to be high with half of all tests this week resulting in a positive diagnosis. According to the weekly report of this diagnostic center, the number of samples that have been taken up to this...
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