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vaquita
A judge in Mexico ordered the release Friday of a man accused of illegal fishing that endangers the world’s smallest porpoise. The arrest of Oscar Parra in September had been depicted as an advance in efforts to save the critically endangered vaquita marina, of which fewer than 30 remain. Instead, it has proved an embarrassment....
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Six Grad Students from Mexico Receive Fellowships
Participants in the MGREP’s summer institute are, from left, Paloma Fierro, Dianalaura Cueto, Arturo Meza, Ana Van Boeyen, Isaac Triujeque, Daniela Ruiz, Margarita Rivera, Steven Allison, Efi Foufula Georgio, Brandon Esquivias and Luisa Kregel. – Six graduate students from Mexico will matriculate to the Samueli School this fall as participants in UC Irvine’s Mexico Graduate...
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The jury of the Mexico Selection by Concours Mondial de Bruxelles “Following the Way of the Vine: El Bajío, Querétaro 2018”, awarded 112 wines and 27 spirits from Mexico. In a press release, the Ministry of Tourism (Sectur) reported that they were distinguished with Great Gold, Gold and Silver medals to beverages from 13 producing...
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World Beer Day will be held on August 3, a worthy date to celebrate in Mexico for being the number one country in beer exports and the fourth producer internationally, exceeding the brewing powers of Germany. With friends, as a couple, or with the family, it is important to remember on this special date that...
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This morning, the National Meteorological Service (SMN) reported that hurricane “Bud” intensified to category 4. The cloud bands of “Bud” favor the potential of intense and torrential rains in Jalisco, Colima, Michoacán and Nayarit, and intense in Sinaloa and Durango. In the most recent warning issued by the agency dependent on the National Water Commission...
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mexico rivers
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has issued a series of decrees establishing water reserves, aiming to preserve sufficient supplies for tens of millions of people. The decrees protect defined volumes of water in nearly half of Mexico’s 756 river basins, limiting them to use for humans and nature. Business and industrial access to the reserved...
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puerto vallarta earthquake
SkyAlert director, Álvaro Velasco, said that thanks to more than 250,000 subscriptions to their app, the Mexican company financed the expansion of its sensor network that will allow greater certainty and speed to detect and alert on earthquakes not only from the coast, but also from the interior of the country. SkyAlert installed more earthquake...
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manta ray
Being an expert of the Manta Rays (mantas gigantes in Spanish) was not the only objective of Iliana Fonseca, the marine biologist chosen to use her knowledge to preserve this species off of Mexico’s Pacific Coast. Born in Guadalajara, but living in Puerto Vallarta, Iliana Fonseca has attracted attention since she joined the Manta Trust...
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How does medical care compare in Mexico with what expats are used to from their home country? In terms of quality, accessibility and affordability, the answer is very good, according to the majority of expatriates contacted for a recent survey on the subject. The medical care they receive in Mexico Health in Mexico: a research...
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British based cruise operator, CMV Travel & Leisure Group Limited (CMV) is pleased to announce the deployment of the 46,052grt Magellan to the Pacific Coast of Mexico for winter 2019 to support the launch of an exciting Cruceros Marítimos Vacacionales and Mexican Riviera cruise programme – aimed exclusively at the Mexican domestic market. Magellan will...
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Mexico posted its highest homicide rate in decades, with the government reporting Sunday there were 29,168 murders in 2017, a 27 percent increase over 2016. The number is the highest since comparable records began being kept in 1997 and is also higher than the peak year of Mexico’s drug war in 2011, when there were...
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A powerful earthquake that struck in the Gulf of California shook buildings and sent people running outdoors across parts of northern Mexico on Friday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake measured at 6.3 magnitude, after initially reporting it at 6.6. The epicenter was 48...
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The government of the United States issued an update of its travel alerts to Mexico, where it reported that the problems of violence continue in various parts of the country; however, it excluded the tourist zones from the violent zones. In its report, the State Department specified that in the case of Quintana Roo, the...
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Mexico’s government has created a marine park the size of Illinois in the Pacific, the largest ocean reserve in North America for the conservation of giant rays, whales and turtles, including dozens of species endemic to the area. Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto designated on Friday the Revillagigedo Archipelago, located some 390 km (242 miles)...
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Hurricane Katia
Hurricane Katia is very dangerous for Mexico because it remains parked on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, so it will continue to cause rains in the southeast and central part of the country, according to the National Meteorological System (SMN) . In an interview with EL UNIVERSAL, Jesús Carachure, SMN meteorologist, said that...
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