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The 2019 Pacific hurricane season is an annual cycle of tropical cyclone formation, in which tropical cyclones form in the eastern Pacific Ocean. The season officially begins today, May 15, in the East Pacific Ocean and will end on November 30. These dates conventionally delimit the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form...
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Tourists looking for sun and sand in Mexican resorts like Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum have been disgusted by foul-smelling mounds of sargassum — a seaweed-like algae — piling up on beaches and turning turquoise waters brown, and experts are warning that it may be the new normal. Mexico’s Riviera Maya Caribbean coast provides...
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The lack of programs to promote tourism in Mexico and levels of insecurity faced by many states have caused negatively impacted tourism in the country so far this year, industry experts agreed. Jorge Hernández, president of the Mexican Federation of Tourist Associations ( Fematur ), said that insecurity worried entities that report double-digit falls in...
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With summer approaching and vacation-goers hurriedly marking their calendars and packing their bags, many travelers are wondering if travel to Mexico is safe — considering all the stories in the press about crime there — and if the beach resort city of  Puerto Vallarta is still a viable vacation destination. According to numerous professionals in the travel...
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The citizens of the largest tourist destinations in Mexico perceive more insecurity, including in Puerto Vallarta. In Puerto Vallarta, more than half of the population, 56.4 percent, feel vulnerable, contrary to 38.7 percent registered in December 2018. In the case of Cancun, the country’s largest tourist destination, 93.3 percent of the population considered their area...
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President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says the U.S. government has offered to help finance a proposed train line for Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula. López Obrador said late Saturday that U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross conveyed a message from President Donald Trump saying that “they are willing to invest and to help build the Mayan Train...
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Two people are dead and three are wounded following a shooting in the Mexican resort of Cancun. Prosecutors in the Caribbean state of Quintana Roo say the shootings occurred at a house in a low-income neighborhood, far from the beachside hotel zone. The state prosecutor’s office said Monday that a pistol and drugs were seized...
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Gunmen burst into a bar in the Caribbean resort city of Cancun and opened fire, killing five people and wounding five more, authorities said Saturday. Quintana Roo state prosecutors said in a statement that the attack took place in a club called La Kuka, which is located on a main avenue in central Cancun about...
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Mexico is frequently the focus of negative imagery in the U.S. media, often causing Americans to warn their friends to rethink their travel there, on social media and other communications platforms. The U.S. embassy in Mexico City, early in 2018, issued a brief travel warning for Playa del Carmen, following a February blast on a...
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According to the National Air Transportation Board (Canaero) and the Association of Pilots of Aviators of Mexico, airports have been affected since Sunday, and private airlines have reported the delay of two flights. This is due to the intermittent delivery of turbosine through pipes, the fuel that used to arrive more immediately via the pipelines...
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Mexico’s leftist Zapatista movement is continuing its aggressive criticism of the country’s new president, accusing Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of dishonesty and vowing to confront him. Zapatista spokesman Subcomandante Moises reiterated the group’s opposition to some of Lopez Obrador’s big projects such as the “Maya Train,” which would run in part between the beach resorts...
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The US Department of State published the annual update to the Travel Alerts for Mexico on Thursday morning and classified parts of the country between level 2 and 4, recommending that people visiting Mexican territory be alert for the possibility of risks. There are no restrictions or advisories issued for Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, Chapala, or...
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Mexico’s president-elect said Monday he will hold another public referendum later this month on his proposal for a railway to connect the main tourist attractions across the Yucatan peninsula. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said during a trip to the Yucatan state capital of Merida that the public can vote on the train and nine other...
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More Americans are traveling for Thanksgiving than ever, according to Allianz Global Assistance’s Top 10 Thanksgiving Destination Index, which saw an eight percent increase in travelers from 2017. For the fourth year running, New York City and Cancun are Americans’ preferred domestic and international Thanksgiving destinations, respectively. Allianz Global Assistance reviewed Americans’ travel plans* around...
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This year the search for trips for the Day of the Dead season in Mexico increased by 101% compared to last year, according to figures from the Kayak travel website. The travel search revealed that international searches grew 11% , where the countries most interested in traveling to Mexico on these dates are the United...
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