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earthquake costs
Mexican officials are tallying up the economic losses of the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that caused widespread damage in the capital, as the number of buildings that may need to be pulled down or need major repairs rose to 500. The death toll in the quake rose to 331, with 192 of those deaths in Mexico...
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The Swiss company Nestlé will seek to meet its demand for grains produced 100 percent in Mexico by 2022, signing an agreement with the International Center for the Improvement of Maize and Wheat (CIMMYT, for its acronym in Spanish), in order to launch a program to support farmers. According to the company, through the CIMMYT,...
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Vallarta Nayarit Gastronomic 2017
Vallarta Nayarit Gastronomic, organized by Grupo E-Consulting, will take place from October 29 to November 1 and is ranked as one of the top 10 gastronomic events in Latin America. The host hotel this year is the Puerto Vallarta Sheraton, with 4 days of dinners and events every night throughout Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta,...
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Vallarta Pride 2017 is the time of the year when progress against discrimination and violence towards Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transvestite, Transsexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTTTI) people is celebrated. This year the gay pride parade that marks the official start of the Festival will be held on Wednesday, May 24 at 7:00 pm, beginning at the...
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Every time the neighborhood dogs bark at night, Teresa, a 44-year-old transgender woman in El Salvador, wakes up in a panic. “I think that someone is coming to kill me,” said Teresa, a shopkeeper in the coastal town of San Juan Talpa. “I live in constant fear.” Three transgender people were killed in San Juan...
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The Director of Tourism in Puerto Vallarta, Jose Ludwing Estrada Virgen, said that Puerto Vallarta is the number one destination for the state of Jalisco because of its large tourist influx and economic impact to the state, and the second most important in Mexico. In an interview, the official of the State Tourism Secretariat, added...
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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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This weekend, Guadalajara inaugurated Mexcio’s largest aquarium, Acuario Michin. The aquarium is divided into 5 sections named after pre-Hispanic Mexican cultures: Wixárica, Mayan, Mixtec, Konkaak and Olmeca. “Today we are giving the city the largest aquarium, the best technology and I would say, the best in Mexico and Latin America … There is no other...
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Staying up late into the night, Lilia Lobato Martinez watched endless YouTube videos to teach herself the computer code she used to help build her prize-winning Ool app for volunteers in Guadalajara, Mexico. In her country, she is usually the only woman in tech competitions, which often hand out men’s T-shirts to the winners. Now...
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Mexico’s health ministry has confirmed the first case of a Zika-related severe birth defect known as microcephaly. The ministry said in a statement Friday that the child was premature and died at birth. It was born to a 25-year-old woman from the southern state of Oaxaca on Nov. 5, 2016. The ministry says it took...
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For 2017, Puerto Vallarta is forecasting 134 calls and more than 340,000 passengers, compared to 143 calls and 336,050 passengers last year, which in turn was up slightly from 2015. The port is working to rebuild its traffic level which reached a high of more than 589,000 passengers in 2008. “We are committed to creating...
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Denisse Velasco has been suffering from acute anxiety since spring, when she narrowly escaped being abducted from a busy street in Guadalajara, Mexico. She was waiting at a bus stop one morning when a man jumped out of a taxi and tried to force her inside. Velasco suspects it was a drug trafficker intent on...
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Even if Eloisa Vasquez Morales had enough money to leave Ciudad Neza, once a sprawling slum and now a scrappy suburb east of Mexico City, the young mother says she would stay. So would Juan Francisco Perez Buendia, a government housing official, as well as Carlos Rodriguez and Victoria Gomez Calderon, a retired couple relaxing...
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The President hosted President Enrique Pena Nieto of Mexico on July 22.  Mexico is one of the United States’ closest and most valued partners.  Our countries are economically entwined.  Mexico is our third largest trading partner, and on any given day more than $1.5 billion in bilateral trade crosses our border.  We are working together...
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Roberta Jacobson
Roberta Jacobson arrived to assume her new role as the United States ambassador to Mexico on Thursday, coming at a time when immigration and Mexican trade have been heated themes in the U.S. presidential campaign. Considered among the U.S. diplomats most knowledgeable about the region, Jacobson said in briefs remarks in Spanish upon her arrival...
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