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Puerto Vallarta has had a big year in news, from celebrity sightings, film and television production, strongest storms on record, and a day of violence that highlighted the closeness of our community and the commitment from the city to keep its tourists and residents safe. Here are the top ten stories of 2015 on PVDN....
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A Mexico City newspaper and its executive were sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department on Wednesday for alleged links to drug trafficking. The Treasury Department said in a statement that the publication Unomasuno and its vice president, Naim Libien Tella, support the activities of Los Cuinis drug-trafficking organization and its leader, Abigael Gonzalez Valencia. Other...
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A Mexican archaeologist said his team has found a tunnel-like passageway that apparently leads to two sealed chambers, the latest chapter in the search for the as-yet undiscovered tomb of an Aztec ruler. The Aztecs are believed to have cremated the remains of their leaders during their 1325-1521 rule, but the final resting place of...
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An earthquake rattled central Mexico on Monday, swaying buildings in Mexico City. Some office workers rushed to the streets in the capital. Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera wrote in his Twitter account that there was no immediate word of damage or casualties. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 5.5...
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Illegal logging more than tripled in the monarch butterfly’s wintering grounds In central Mexico, reversing several years of steady improvements, investigators announced Tuesday. Almost all of the loss occurred in just one rural hamlet in the state of Michoacan. Loggers cut down 47 acres (19 hectares) of trees in San Felipe de los Alzati since...
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‘La Santa’ club in Puerto Vallarta was sanctioned for removing two gay clients that had kissed and embraced in the club on July 19, 2014. A bouncer at the bar allegedly asked the couple to leave the bar because displays of affection were only allowed by heterosexual couples. The couple refused to leave the bar...
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Uber’s drivers will need permits to work in Mexico City and the company will have to pay into a transport fund, according to a draft government plan seen by Reuters, in what would be the first such regulation for the ride-hailing app in Latin America. The proposed regulation bans Uber and companies like it from...
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Back in September, Mexican Bishop José María de la Torre Martín waded into controversy with statements he made comparing homosexual marriages with bestiality. “If they allow gay marriage tomorrow, soon they will be letting a man marry his dog, and their puppies will get their inheritance,” the controversial bishop from the state of Aguascalientes said...
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Mexico City (AFP) – Mexican federal forces have arrested the son of the Jalisco New Generation drug cartel’s leader, an official said Tuesday, dealing a blow to a gang that has violently defied authorities. It is the second time that authorities arrest Ruben Oseguera, the son of Nemesio “El Mencho” Oseguera, as he was released...
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Ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc is open to being regulated in Mexico City, a company spokesperson said on Wednesday, as the rapidly growing start-up seeks to cement its expansion in one of the largest cities in the Americas. Uber entered Mexico City in 2013, and says it has grown to around 300,000 users. But just...
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Researchers in Mexico say they have decoded the hieroglyphic name on the Palenque tomb of ancient Mayan King Pakal, revealing it to read “The House of the Nine Sharpened Spears”, more than sixty years after the crypt was discovered. Mexican archaeologist Alberto Ruz Lhuillier discovered the burial crypt in 1948 and new research into the...
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In January 2014, the Mexican Congress approved a political reform through which various historical paradigms were broken by allowing legislative reelection and approving the participation of independent candidates in elections. Within the same reform, the National Electoral Institute was created and new tools were established in order to share government responsibility within the Legislative and...
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Hundreds of taxi drivers marched through Mexico City Monday chanting “Uber Out!” and demanding city authorities ban the online ride service. Some drove their pink-and-white cabs in ranks, snarling traffic along the city’s main boulevard. The drivers say that Uber and other ride-sharing services evade the tax, registration and safety laws that regular cabs are...
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At a press conference in Guadalajara, State Governor Aristotle Sandoval, stated that clashes and roadblocks throughout the state were carried out by the Jalisco New Generation Cartel in retaliation for recent arrests of cartel members. The attacks were in Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, and 17 other municipalities in the state and left seven dead and 15...
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The multicolored lights of the mechanical rides cast a pastel glow on the evening sky, three children pose on the back of a Brahman bull, and a tuba blasts a Norteno beat as thousands of people enjoy the annual spring fair just east of Mexico City. Now in its 34th year, the International Horse Fair,...
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