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Independence Day celebrations are a deeply rooted tradition in Mexico and the Riviera Nayarit is front and center when it comes to reveling. These Mexico Independence Day festivities are the perfect excuse to spend a few days in Mexico’s Pacific Treasure—especially since they fall on a weekend. Celebrations in the destination are very exciting and...
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More than an emotional experience, releasing turtles is an experience that allows human beings to expand their awareness of their place on the planet and offers the possibility of helping the survival of an animal species. Taking the turtles to the sea is an extraordinary experience, because we as human beings have the lives of...
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A chain of three earthquakes of medium magnitude was recorded Thursday night in Panama, Ecuador and Chile minutes apart, with no reports of casualties or material damage. In Panama, it was of magnitude 5.6 at 20:47 local time (01:47 GMT), in Ecuador of 6.2 , at 21:12 local time (02:12 GMT) and in Chile of...
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Six months have passed since a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck Mexico City, toppling 40 buildings and killing over 300, but the memory remains fresh. Condemned structures dot many neighborhoods, their facades crumbling. And after an earthquake 225 miles away in Oaxaca state shook the capital city again on Feb. 16, 2018, the city mayor said...
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The magic of Michelin-starred chefs plus the top iconic Mexican chefs paired with Premium brands—driven by unique style of the Riviera Nayarit’s Hard Rock Hotel—all came together for one unforgettable night on October 31, 2017 during the 9th Vallarta Nayarit Gastronomica. The “Rock Star Chefs” dinner was every bit as spectacular as expected—and more—with the...
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mexico earthquake
Governments and civilians around the world expressed condolences and promises of aid on Wednesday to help Mexico cope with a magnitude 7.1 earthquake that levelled buildings and killed more than 200 people. The outpouring of early support was heavier on Twitter pledges of solidarity and plans to send rescuers than offers of longer term aid....
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Vallarta Nayarit Gastronómica
Seven distinguished chefs working alongside each other, the spectacular facilities at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta, and the best wines all came together for a magnificent dinner that served as a preview—a “taste”—of what’s to come in October 2017 during the 9th Vallarta Nayarit Gastronómica, when the region will welcome 34 chefs (who boast 14 Michelin stars...
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After six weeks at the Aravind Eye Hospital in the Indian city of Madurai, talking to everyone from the janitors to the head of the low-cost eye-care centre, Javier Okhuysen and his partner flew back to Mexico City with a business plan, and opened their pilot eye clinic four months later. Working to tackle preventable...
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Global health officials are racing to better understand the Zika virus behind a major outbreak that began in Brazil last year and has spread to many countries in the Americas. The following are some questions and answers about the virus and current outbreak: How do people become infected with Zika? Zika is transmitted to people...
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azteca festival
The Vallarta Azteca International Folklore Festival is an annual event organized by Grupo Folklorico Vallarta Azteca, with the support of municipal government and public and private institutions. This year welcomes the 10th Annual event in Puerto Vallarta. The aim of the festival is to create bonds of peace and brotherhood between the groups and countries...
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zika virus
Researchers around the world are now convinced the Zika virus can cause the birth defect microcephaly as well as Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare neurological disorder that can result in paralysis, the World Health Organization said on Thursday. The statement represented the U.N. health agency’s strongest language to date on the connection between the mosquito-borne virus...
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gay puerto vallarta
This May, Puerto Vallarta will celebrate its 4th annual Vallarta Gay Pride event. It’s estimated that the event brought 18,000 tourists to the area in 2015 and expected to increase this year. Vallarta Pride is an opportunity for the city to demonstrate its friendliness, community of inclusion, and world-class tourism industry to the LGBT community....
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Access to potentially life-saving contraception and abortion can be a lottery for women and girls in Latin America, often depending on their ability to pay or the personal and religious views of a health worker, Amnesty International said on Monday. In a new report, the rights group looked at sexual and reproductive healthcare in eight...
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The number of countries and territories in the Americas reporting cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus rose to 22 on Tuesday, more than double the number a month ago, according to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). An outbreak of the virus is affecting large parts of Latin America and the Caribbean and is likely...
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There is currently “no justification” for asking Mexican women to postpone getting pregnant because of an outbreak of the mosquito-born virus Zika, a senior Mexican Health Ministry official said on Tuesday. Zika, which has spread across the Americas, has been linked to brain damage in thousands of babies in Brazil, leading health authorities in Colombia...
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