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Activists from Mexico, the United States and Canada are asking the U.N. World Heritage Committee to include the Monarch butterfly wintering reserve on a list of sites considered in danger. UNESCO designated the 139,000-acre (56,259 hectare) reserve in the mountains west of Mexico City a World Heritage site in 2008. Monarchs from the U.S. and...
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The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens about the risk of traveling to certain places in Mexico due to threats to safety and security posed by organized criminal groups in the country. U.S. citizens have been the victims of violent crimes, such as kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery by organized criminal groups in various Mexican states....
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A moderate 5.3-magnitude earthquake shook central Mexico on Friday, causing buildings to sway in the capital and sending hundreds of people into the streets. There were no reports of damage or casualties. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake hit at 4:30 p.m. local time in the state of Puebla near Tulcingo del Valle, a...
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Mexico City used to be filled with green Volkswagen Beetle taxis. But it’s been over a decade since Volkswagen Group retired the so-called Type 1 Beetle, and the once-ubiquitous green Bugs of the country’s Federal District are rapidly being replaced by green Nissan Sentra sedans. And today Mexican consumers are more likely to own a...
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Mexican police and soldiers on Wednesday captured Omar Trevino Morales, widely considered to be the most important leader of the Zetas drug cartel that once carved a path of brutal bloodshed along the country’s northern border with the U.S. National Security Commissioner Monte Alejandro Rubido said at a news conference in Mexico City that the...
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Mexico City’s World Trade Center hosted Expo Tu Boda 2015 from February 13-15, with the participation of Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust, as well as area hotels. Their presence in this important expo was due to the excellent results and high demand in the romance segment for both destinations; there were over 6,000...
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At around 8:30 am this morning, Puerto Vallarta felt the rumblings of a second earthquake off the coast in the last ten days. This morning’s earthquake recorded 6.3 on the Richter scale with an aftershock of 5.5 occurring 13 minutes after the initial earthquake.  Another earthquake off the coast on February 12 was felt Puerto...
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Last year, the Monarchs covered only 1.65 acres (0.67 hectares), the smallest area since record-keeping began in 1993. This year, the butterflies rebounded, to cover 2.79 acres (1.13 hectares), according to a formal census by Mexican environmental authorities and scientists released Tuesday. The orange-and-black butterflies are suffering from loss of milkweed habitat in the United...
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The history of Mexican food is a diverse history believed to have started as far back as the Mayan Indians. The Mayans were nomadic hunters and gathers of food. Tortillas with a bean paste were a common meal, much like refried beans of today. Of course they were also hunters to include wild game and...
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More Monarch butterflies appear to have made the long flight from the U.S. and Canada to their winter nesting ground in western Mexico, raising hopes after their number dropped to a record low last year. But experts still fear that unusual cold temperatures will threaten the orange and black insects. While an official census won’t...
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This week, Southwest Airlines announced plans to add non-stop flights from Houston, TX to Puerto Vallarta, and four other Mexico destinations in October, 2015. In addition to flights from Houston to Puerto Vallarta, the airline is also seeking approval for flights to Mexico City, Cancun, and San Jose from Houston’s Hobby Airport. Last month Southwest...
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Edgardo Galvan watched as two gravediggers shoveled muddy soil from his father’s grave until they reached a set of bones mixed with wood chips, the remnants of the coffin he was buried in seven years earlier. The gravediggers placed the bones in a black plastic bag and handed them to Galvan, who planned to cremate...
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This is updated from our original story. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service had declared that Dario Guerrero Meneses, an illegal immigrant, effectively deported himself when he crossed the border without permission to accompany his dying mother to clinics offering alternative cancer treatments in Mexico. His mother died in August, and the agency denied Guerrero’s...
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Deforestation is down in the Mexican forest that is the winter home of the Monarch butterfly, and scientists also hope to see a rebound in the annual migration after it fell to historic lows last year, an expert said Thursday. Omar Vidal of the World Wildlife Fund said two to three times more Monarchs may...
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A moderate earthquake in Mexico rattled a large part of central and southern Mexico as well as neighboring Guatemala Saturday afternoon. There were no reports of damage or casualties. The tremor struck at 2:16 p.m. CDT in the interior portion of Mexico’s state of Veracruz, not far from the Oaxaca state border. The epicenter was...
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