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Fun and busy Cabo, adventurous Riviera Maya, and thrilling Cancun. These are everyone’s go-to destinations when vacationing in Mexico, the vacation spots mostly responsible for putting the enchanting country in the top 10 list of the most visited countries in the world. Yet a large part of Mexico that deserves to be seen remains undiscovered by most families....
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National health authorities in Mexico notified PAHO/WHO of 3 cases of Zika virus infection, including two autochthonous cases (residents of Nuevo León and Chiapas) and one imported case (with history of travel to Colombia). The diagnoses were made by the national reference laboratory using reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). Mexican health authorities are implementing...
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The Tourism Ministry added 28 new destinations to the list of Magical Towns (Pueblos Magicos), which include the nearby cities of Sayulita, Talpa de Allende, and Mascota. The Pueblos Magicos fair held today in Puebla, Mexico announced a total of 28 new additions to the list.  The national program brings attention and tourism funding to...
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‘La Santa’ club in Puerto Vallarta was sanctioned for removing two gay clients that had kissed and embraced in the club on July 19, 2014. A bouncer at the bar allegedly asked the couple to leave the bar because displays of affection were only allowed by heterosexual couples. The couple refused to leave the bar...
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In January 2014, the Mexican Congress approved a political reform through which various historical paradigms were broken by allowing legislative reelection and approving the participation of independent candidates in elections. Within the same reform, the National Electoral Institute was created and new tools were established in order to share government responsibility within the Legislative and...
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Chikungunya is spread by two mosquito species, and is typically not fatal. But it can cause debilitating symptoms including fever, headache and severe joint pain lasting months. The government of Chiapas, which borders Guatemala, said an 8 year old girl became the first person to contract the disease in Mexico, and that she was treated...
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To many, Mexico is a land of beach resorts, cheap tequila, and quickie vacations. But for those of us who crave history and culture, it is the land of the Mayans — who, although their glory days may have ended with the Spanish invasion, are still alive and well and living just as they did...
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The Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) indicated that at the end of 2013 Mexico was world’s largest exporter of avocado, green pepper, guava, tomato, limes, mango, papaya, cucumber and watermelon. Colima, Chiapas, Chihuahua, Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacan, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Sinaloa, Sonora and Veracruz are the main producers. According to SAGARPA, these...
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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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At least five deaths were reported after a magnitude-6.9 earthquake rocked much of southern Mexico and Central America on Monday. The U.S. Geological Survey said the temblor, which hit at about 7:23 a.m. ET, was centered about a mile northeast of the town of Puerto Madero near the Guatemala border. “We have reports of damaged...
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