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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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After nearly 20 years of wrangling, a group of Nahua Indian villagers could make legal history in Mexico this month when a court rules on a land dispute involving a Canadian miner. A lawyer for villagers of Tecoltemi in the central Mexican state of Puebla said it was the first time a court would rule...
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Mexican government officials apologized on Monday to families of five youths killed after police kidnapped them and turned them over to a brutal drug gang, a rare instance of officials admitting the state’s culpability in such crimes. Relatives said the apology is the first official recognition the four boys and a girl were innocent victims...
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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...
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Approval for President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador rose from 62.7 percent to 67.1 percent in his first three months in office, a surge enjoyed by only one of Mexico’s previous five presidents, polling firm Consulta Mitofsky showed on Thursday. As Lopez Obrador nears his first 100 days in office, he joined Mexico’s President Ernesto Zedillo,...
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“Roma,” the touching black-and-white portrait of a domestic worker and the middle-class family she cares for in 1970s Mexico City, won the Oscar for best foreign language film Sunday, giving Mexico its long-sought first win in that category. Director Alfonso Cuaron’s deeply personal film with dialogue in Spanish and Mixtec beat four other contenders that...
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Of all the little moments of joy and strife that fill the top-nominated Oscar film “Roma,” the most gut-wrenching takes place in a Mexico City hospital room, where a doctor coolly tells a frightened young woman, “Your baby was born dead.” The haunting scene, set in 1971, graphically introduces a subject that today is still...
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