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Oaxaca News: News and information for Oaxaca by PVDN

Playing Cleo in director Alfonso Cuaron’s Spanish-language film ”Roma ” was for Yalitza Aparicio much more than putting herself in the shoes of another woman. For the lead actress of Mixtec origin praised for her moving portrayal of a domestic worker, it was personal: that was her mother’s occupation. “For me it has been very...
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The seventh edition of the Guest Review Awards organized by the Booking.com booking platform recognized the places that travelers consider most welcoming to visit. In total, users gave prizes to 146,000 properties throughout the country, of these, 40 were highlighted as the most welcoming destinations in the country and are found in four cities in...
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The United States pledged $5.8 billion in aid and investment Tuesday for strengthening government and economic development in Central America, and another $4.8 billion in development aid for southern Mexico. The U.S aid aims to promote better security conditions and job opportunities as part of a regional plan to allow Central Americans and Mexicans to...
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During 2017, an average of 1,688 cases of corruption was filed per thousand national and municipal uniformed police while they were on the job, which translates into 1.6 acts of corruption by each police, revealed the first National Survey of Standards and Professional Training Police (ENECAP). The exercise developed by the National Institute of Statistics...
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Thousands of Central American migrants traveling in a caravan through southern Mexico resumed their journey toward the United States by hitchhiking and walking along highways on Saturday, after a governor reneged on a brief offer to provide dozens of buses to take them to Mexico City more quickly. Gov. Miguel Angel Yunes announced Friday evening...
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After three grueling weeks walking along highways and hitching rides in pickups and flatbed trucks, thousands of Central American migrants traveling in a caravan through southern Mexico learned Friday that they would soon be leapfrogging ahead to the nation’s capital in buses. As the caravan crossed into the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, Gov. Miguel...
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Macho Mexico's Muxe Shake Up Stereotypes
Born men but living as women, the muxe community in Oaxaca, Mexico, long endured discrimination as a way of life. Younger members are challenging that. Naomy Méndez Romero is lucky — her first dress and heels were a gift from her father, and her university lets her wear what she likes. In macho southern Mexico...
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The Secretaries of the Interior and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico encourages the members of the migrant caravan to carry out the process applying for legal migration in Mexico so they could have access to the “You are in your Home” plan, announced this Friday by President Enrique Peña Nieto. In a joint...
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Last September’s magnitude 8.2 Tehuantepec earthquake happened deep, rupturing both mantle and crust, on the landward side of major subduction zone in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico’s far south coast. Initially, it was believed the earthquake was related to a seismic gap, occurring where the Cocos ocean plate is being overridden by a continental plate,...
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Mexico is inviting visitors from around the world to celebrate the Day of the Dead. Named Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2008 by UNESCO, this holiday is an ancestral legacy inherited from different pre-Hispanic cultures combined with the celebration of the Catholic All Saints’ Day and is observed from the end of October through...
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willa puerto vallarta
As PVDN has reported consistently, Puerto Vallarta remains under a tropical storm warning. The forecast of Hurricane Willa has never been, nor reported to be, a direct hit to Puerto Vallarta. The first report filed by PVDN was on October 21, indicated landfall around Mazatlan, which remains true today. Local and state governments of Puerto...
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hurricane willa
Although Hurricane Willa weakened yesterday from a Category 5 – to a Category 4 hurricane, it is still classified as dangerous for residents of Jalisco, Nayarit, Colima, Durango, Sinaloa, and Baja California Sur. Last night Willa remained a potentially catastrophic storm, with winds of 250 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 315 kilometers...
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Before the advance of Hurricane Willa, a category 5 storm on the Saffir-Simpson scale, reaches the coast of Nayarit, the Civil Protection authorities issued a yellow alert, prepared shelters and made preparations for an evacuation in case of contingency in Tecuala, Santiago Ixcuintla and San Blas. The authorities indicated that “Hurricane Willa is potentially destructive...
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The 2018-2019 Farmer’s Market season is almost here! Most markets open the first week of November, right in the middle of fall season and right on time to welcome the wave of winter tourists, or snowbirds, who flock here from the United States and Canada. The markets are locally known as “tianguis” and they set...
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Tropical Storm Vicente left 11 people dead in Oaxaca, Mexico, including 7 children. The State Coordination of Civil Protection of Oaxaca (Cepco) said that the rains that accompanied the storm caused the overflowing of rivers and floods that isolated many villages. The state government has suspension classes in 147 municipalities in the regions of La Cañada, Costa,...
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