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The Government of Mexico predicted on Wednesday that four to six cyclones out of a total of 33 expected to be formed in the Pacific (19) and Atlantic (14) oceans, will make landfall in Mexico. “The forecast indicates that 33 systems will be presented, 6 above the historical average,” said the head of the National...
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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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Crews shut down generators Wednesday that have powered an island off Puerto Rico’s coast — the last customers to be reconnected to the U.S. territory’s main power system 18 months after Hurricane Maria destroyed the grid. The Electric Power Authority said it connected an underwater cable to Culebra despite wariness from the more than 1,000...
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It’s unclear if Islas Marias ever really worked as a penal colony: The remote Mexican archipelago is battered regularly by hurricanes, and its ramshackle, often century-old installations are sprinkled with the ruins of failed “productive” projects that once aimed to make the prison population self-sustaining. Now, with the prison just closed, the hurdles of distance,...
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Puerto Vallarta will close the year with 20 cruises less than scheduled, although this was not due to a factor of insecurity but to the rescheduling of routes, according to the director of the Port Administration Integral (API) Vallarta, Miguel Ángel García Beltrán. He acknowledged that not all is good news in the international cruise...
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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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Karen Souza is one of the top contemporary jazz singers in the world and she will be headlining the Riviera Nayarit Jazz Festival 2018 on November 16th as part of her Velvet Vault Tour. The event will take place at the Jardín Palmeiras in Nuevo Vallarta, the ideal place for an intimate musical evening, sensual...
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Tropical Storm Xavier is bringing heavy rains and gusty winds to Mexico’s central Pacific coast, though it’s expected to head out to sea and avoid a direct hit on land. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm was centered about 105 miles (170 kilometers) west-southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico, on Monday morning and was headed...
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Tropical Storm Xavier has formed off the Pacific Coast of the Mexican State and is moving toward the east-northeast near 8 mph (13 km/h). A slower motion toward the northeast and then north is expected through the weekend, followed by a turn toward the northwest and west early next week. Maximum sustained winds have increased to...
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Animal rights Activists demand closure of Puerto Rico zoo after deaths
Animal rights activists demanded Friday that Puerto Rico permanently close its only zoo and relocate all animals to sanctuaries following reports of deaths and improper care. The California-based Animal Legal Defense Fund and local organizations accused the U.S. territory’s government of violating the Animal Welfare Act and the Endangered Species Act at a zoo that...
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The Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) and the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) have joined the collection efforts of the Nayarit State Government to help families in need after the heavy storms caused by hurricane Willa. A collection center opened in Nuevo Vallarta on Wednesday to collect basic supplies to...
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The State Unit for Civil Protection and Firefighters of Jalisco (UEPCyBJ) reported today that they are supporting victims of the neighboring state of Nayarit after the passage of Hurricane Willa. Upon the arrival of the personnel yesterday, a command post was installed in the facilities of the Technological University of the Coast located in Santiago...
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After the evaluation made by the Subdirectorate of Civil Protection and Firefighters of Puerto Vallarta to the conditions that prevailed in the bay after the passage of hurricane ‘Willa’, it was determined that those people who were evacuated could return to their homes and hotels. Mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña, who headed the different preventive tasks...
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Puerto Vallarta residents and vacationers began to resume their usual activities this Wednesday after not having been affected by the passage of Hurricane Willa. From the first hours of the day, people arrived at the Malecón to perform physical activity, walk, take some photographs and ride bicycles while municipal government staff was in charge of...
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In the last 30 hours, the Ministry of Communications and Transportation (SCT) has recorded 24 landslides and fallen trees that have obstructed federal highways in Jalisco caused by the passing hurricane “Willa” and tropical storm “Vicente”, reported the Centro SCT Jalisco. Much of the damage has occurred in the coastal area. “Approximately 50% of landslides...
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