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President Enrique Pena Nieto formally inaugurated a plan Thursday to save the critically endangered vaquita marina, the world’s smallest porpoise found only in the Sea of Cortez. There are fewer than 100 vaquitas left and the head of the World Wildlife Fund in Mexico, Omar Vidal, called the shy, elusive porpoise “an emblematic species for...
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Assistant environmental prosecutor Alejandro del Mazo said Monday his agency has conducted tests of unmanned aircraft flights in cooperation with the Mexican Navy. Del Mazo says he hopes to have three drones patrolling the vaquita’s habitat in coming months. Also known as the Gulf of California, it is the only place vaquitas are found. “We...
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The CEO of APIBCS, Jesus Gonzalez Robles, said this morning that this was the first arrival of the Miracle cruise liner to Port of Pichilingue bringing 2,395 passengers and 931 crew members. He stated that Port of Pichilingue was the best alternative to avoid weather conditions on the planned route to Puerto Vallarta and that...
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So far this year, inspectors of the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (PROFEPA) in Baja California confiscated 111 fishing nets, 22 boats, three outboard engines, and 4.5 tons of illegal fishing supplies. Surveillance of the Sea of Cortez has increased due to international pressure on the Mexican government to help protect the vaquita whale. The new...
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Travelers will find it hard to find a truly bad dining experience along Mexico’s Pacific coast, since the view is usually superb and the fish fresh-caught. Figuring which eateries are the best comes down to degrees of goodness — a mix of ambience, quality of service, coldness of the beer, vantage point on the beach...
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The news of Kia moving to Mexico was so important to Mexico’s economy that the president made the announcement himself. On the same day that General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM) said it would be calling home Cadillac SRX crossover production from Mexico in a deal worked out with the United Auto Workers union, South Korean automaker...
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The Mexican state of Chiapas is hosting the third Adventure Travel Mexico (ATMEX) marketplace Aug. 27-30 in San Cristobal de las Casas. Sponsored by the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), the business-to business event is designed to highlight Mexico’s range of adventure options to international suppliers, buyers and travel agents. Home to pristine natural sights...
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Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday (June 24, 2013) that no state, or the Federal District, may pass local laws targeting organized crime, such as drug cartels. The court’s unanimous decision was “without doubt, the federal government has fully occupied the arena of organized crime legislation, to the exclusion of all of others.” Chief Justice...
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I owned too many sailboats, including one I lived on in Antigua before moving to Napa Valley. I also was once a contributing editor to Sail magazine. Of course, I also write about wine all the time. But let’s be honest: The big draw was Puerto Vallarta itself. I hadn’t been there in almost 30...
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