Tag

Latin America
This week the International Symposium on Fireworks will be held in Puerto Vallarta, where the objective is to address issues related to safety, explained Miguel Zamora Nuño, president of the Union of Pyrotechnics of Jalisco. As a representative of the country to visitors from 36 nations that will meet in Puerto Vallarta from May 6...
Read More
The inhabitants of Santiago Xalitzintla rise well before dawn to prepare their offerings to The Sleeping Woman, as they affectionately call the dormant Iztaccíhuatl volcano that hovers above their town in central Mexico. There are potatoes to fry for the feast, and heaping bunches of red carnations to lug up to the stone altar 3,800...
Read More
Vallarta’s favorite Argentinian duo, Bohemia Viva, will perform their final show of the season at The Palm Cabaret this coming Wednesday night. Andrea and Luis have been presenting a new collection of songs to brighten and entertain their audience. This season’s show, ‘Reflections,’ has been a mix of Latin fusion from many cultures, that has...
Read More
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,...
Read More
Francibel Contreras brings her three malnourished children to a soup kitchen in the dangerous hillside Caracas slum of Petare where they scoop in spoonfuls of rice and scrambled eggs in what could be their only meal of the day. Part of the tragedy of daily life in socialist Venezuela can be glimpsed in this small...
Read More
Mexican consumer confidence rose in February for a third consecutive month, hitting its highest level on record, data from the national statistics agency showed on Tuesday. Adjusted for seasonal swings, Mexico’s consumer confidence index rose to 119.9 in February from 113.2 in January, continuing the upward trajectory it has taken since President Andres Manuel Lopez...
Read More
The Mexican government faces a one-in-three chance of having its credit rating downgraded over the coming year, as public finances struggle with mounting liabilities and slowing growth, rating agency Standard & Poor’s said on Friday. The New York-based agency maintained the government’s investment grade status at BBB+, but lowered its outlook from stable to negative...
Read More
Mexico will inject $3.6 billion into ailing state oil company Pemex, officials said on Friday, promising to strengthen its finances and prevent a further credit downgrade, although investors saw the plan as only a short-term fix. Falling oil output, corruption and high labor costs have contributed to the decline of the company that was once...
Read More
Rating agency Fitch downgraded the credit rating of Mexican state oil company Pemex on Tuesday, sending the peso currency falling in early trading in Asian markets. Mexico’s deputy finance minister said the downgrade didn’t come as a surprise and that the country’s sovereign rating was not at risk. “It doesn’t surprise us, but yes, it...
Read More
Grupo Vidanta, the leading resort and tourism developer in Mexico and Latin America, announced today the introduction of The Estates, a one-of-its-kind luxury development to debut at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta and Vidanta Riviera Maya, two of the company’s seven resort portfolio destinations. Formerly under the name of ‘Jungle Estates,’ The Estates plays a significant role...
Read More
Takeda Pharmaceutical Co said on Tuesday that its experimental dengue vaccine appears to be safe and effective at preventing all four types of the mosquito-borne disease, meeting the main goal of the Japanese drugmaker’s late-stage clinical trial. The company said no significant safety concerns have emerged to date with vaccine called TAK-003. Takeda did not...
Read More
Numerous governments in the Western Hemisphere quickly recognized Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the interim president of his crisis-torn country Wednesday. The United States and all but one member of the Lima Group of regional nations threw their support behind Guaido after he declared himself interim president in a defiant speech before masses of...
Read More
Almost a million Americans live without the proper papers on the other side of the wall that President Donald Trump plans to complete with federal funds. The big difference is that some emigrants arrive with dollars and their credit card. That is why some are expelled from thousands and others are deported – at most...
Read More
Vallarta’s favorite Argentine duo, Bohemia Viva, debut their new show, Reflections on January 16th at 6:30 & 9:30 pm at The Palm Cabaret. Bohemia Viva brings a new collection of songs to brighten and entertain the audience. Reflections is their new presentation of Latin fusion from music that has inspired them from many cultures, languages...
Read More
Copa Airlines began its new route between Panama City and Puerto Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit—its fifth destination in Mexico—on December 16th with twice-weekly flights to the Lic. Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport. This new connection will allow passengers from the continent to connect with this region of the Mexican Pacific via Panama City, the Hub of the...
Read More
1 2 3 7