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Mexico City News: News and information for Mexico City by PVDN

The citizens of the largest tourist destinations in Mexico perceive more insecurity, including in Puerto Vallarta. In Puerto Vallarta, more than half of the population, 56.4 percent, feel vulnerable, contrary to 38.7 percent registered in December 2018. In the case of Cancun, the country’s largest tourist destination, 93.3 percent of the population considered their area...
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Thousands of Mexicans living with HIV or at risk of infection could be left without life-saving services after the government changed the way it funds treatment, according to public health experts and LGBT+ rights advocates. Reforms announced last month to centralize drug procurement risk sparking shortages, they say, while the government counters that it has...
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Mexico marked the 100th anniversary on Wednesday of the assassination of Emiliano Zapata, one of the main heroes of the 1910-1917 revolution who was gunned down by government soldiers over his unyielding defense of peasants. President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador particularly identifies with Zapata. Both are from southern Mexico, in a country where politics have...
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Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel addressed the Mexican Senate on Tuesday, calling on lawmakers to advance LGBT rights in the country of some 120 million people. On the third day of his first official visit to Mexico, Bettel, one of the only openly gay heads of state in the world, also spoke about the importance...
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Amazon.com Inc is now accepting cash payments at Mexico’s top corner store chain, Oxxo, the two said on Monday, opening a major channel for the e-commerce leader to reach millions of people in the country who rely heavily on cash. Oxxo, owned by Mexican conglomerate Femsa, has nearly 18,000 stores across Mexico, where nearly 60...
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Mexican authorities on Thursday raised the alert level for the Popocatepetl volcano near Mexico City to indicate increasing intensity after it started spewing steam and gas and ejected burning fragments that caused fires in surrounding pastures. Mexico’s National Center for Disaster Prevention warned people to stay away from Popocatepetl, saying that in the previous 24...
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President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Monday he has asked Spain and the Vatican to apologize for the conquest of the Americas five centuries ago. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he sent a letter to King Felipe VI of Spain and Pope Francis over what he called an “invasion” and the “many misdeeds that were...
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This summer, ultra-low-cost airline Volaris will begin two new flights to and from Puerto Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit. The flights will add another 10 thousand seats to the region, as they will be operating from June through December 2019. The airline shared a press release that confirmed the Querétaro-Puerto Vallarta/Riviera Nayart (QRO-PVR) and Phoenix-Puerto Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit (PHX-PVR)...
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A trove of Aztec sacrifices including a richly adorned jaguar dressed as a warrior and recently discovered in downtown Mexico City could lead archaeologists to the most tantalizing find yet: an Aztec emperor’s tomb. Discovered off the steps of the Aztec’s holiest temple during the reign of the empire’s most powerful ruler, the sacrificial offerings...
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Mexico is developing rules that would cap the amount of cash that can used to buy real estate, Finance Minister Carlos Urzua said on Friday, part of a push to reduce the use of physical currency in a country rife with money laundering and corruption. Urzua, speaking at a banking convention in the resort town...
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The beaches, the boardwalk, the hospitality of the people, safety, cleanliness, restaurants, excursions and tours, is what stands out the most with Puerto Vallarta visitors, according to a survey conducted by the management of Municipal Tourism. According to the opinions gathered among just over 500 tourists surveyed, during the last half of February, tourists were...
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The Mexican headquarters of Spain’s BBVA, located in one of the capital’s tallest skyscrapers, were evacuated on Wednesday around midday due to what the bank said were two anonymous emails threatening violent acts against its corporate offices. BBVA said in a statement it did not believe the threats were real, but evacuated the 235-meter (771-foot)...
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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s first 100 days in office have combined a compulsive shedding of presidential trappings with a dizzying array of policy initiatives, and a series of missteps haven’t even dented his soaring approval ratings. Lopez Obrador has answered more questions from the press, flown in more economy-class flights, posed for more...
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Authorities in the capital warned of possible ash fall in some municipalities of the south-southeast area of ​​Mexico City after the explosion of the Popocatéptl volcano on Tuesday morning. In view of this, the Secretariat for Comprehensive Risk Management and Civil Protection reported that the areas most likely to receive volcanic ash are Magdalena Contreras,...
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Mexico’s central bank is in talks with Amazon.com Inc to launch a new government-backed mobile payment system that would allow consumers to pay for online purchases using QR codes, the bank’s head of payments said. It would be the first time the world’s largest online retailer offers such scanning technology in Mexico and could eventually...
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