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Panama News: News and information for Panama by PVDN

Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he will close a famed island penal colony off the country’s Pacific coast. Lopez Obrador says the federal prison on the largest of the Islas Marias will be converted into a cultural and environmental education center. About 200 of its approximately 600 inmates will be released, with the...
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Twenty-three year old, Diana Villamonte is skyrocketing to fame in Puerto Vallarta and beyond. A native of Panama, this extraordinary young woman possesses all the attributes of a rising star in entertainment. Her singing is absolutely breathtaking and her stage presence is phenomenal. She communicates and delivers just the right balance of confidence, poise, movement...
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Pope Francis said Wednesday that fear of migration is “making us crazy” as he began a trip to Central America amid a standoff over President Donald Trump’s promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border and a new caravan of migrants heading north. Francis was asked by reporters about the proposed border wall Wednesday on the way...
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The Norwegian Gem made her inaugural visit to Puerto Vallarta on Thursday, Jan 17 as local officials boarded the ship for the traditional plaque exchange with the vessel’s officers to mark the historic occasion. The Gem was just days removed from her inaugural Panama Canal transit, as 2007-built ship became the tenth ship in the...
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Copa Airlines began its new route between Panama City and Puerto Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit—its fifth destination in Mexico—on December 16th with twice-weekly flights to the Lic. Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport. This new connection will allow passengers from the continent to connect with this region of the Mexican Pacific via Panama City, the Hub of the...
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Puerto Vallarta plans to attract one million more tourists by 2020, a figure that will increase the current 4 million a year, given that they will have new attractions and the renovation of hotel facilities. The director of Promotion and Public Relations of Tourism Trust Puerto Vallarta, Luis Villaseñor, indicated that the destination has three...
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Jalisco has long been famous as the birthplace of tequila and mezcal, but tourism officials are about to begin promoting another, lesser-known agave spirit: raicilla. Javier Aranda Pedrero, director general of the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board, filled Travel Agent in on what’s planned, as well as other tourism updates from the destination. “We’re going to...
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With a new terminal that will cover an area of 19,400 square meters, and more international connections to be launched at the end of the year and the beginning of the next, Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP) announced big plans for the next year at the Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR). The company indicated that...
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reed straws
Reed straws have become an alternative to the traditional plastic because, in addition to having a short lifespan, they do not harm the environment. In Oaxaca, particularly in the San Juan Guelavia community, local artisans have focused on the production of reed straws, made from a plant and being biodegradable. In an interview, artisan Felipe...
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Cubans travel to Mexico to purchase items sold on the black market on the island
The breeze was barely moving and the humidity was unbearable. Outside Terminal 2 of the Cancun International Airport, Juan Ernesto waited for his brother’s arrival on an Aeromexico flight from Havana. It was Jonathan’s first trip abroad. The goal: to buy merchandise he could sell later on the island. “What’s selling most in Cuba right...
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The Puerto Vallarta road and hotel infrastructure, as well as the airport, are listed as the main challenges in tourism of the municipality. During World Tourism Day, the elected mayor, Arturo Dávalos, said he will work together with state and federal authorities to bring more resources to Puerto Vallarta. Among these is the conclusion of...
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Scientists from Mexico and Central America will assess potential fishery resources, their distribution, and biodiversity in the Caribbean and Pacific, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported today. The team of 22 scientists will work from the research vessel Dr. Jorge Carranza Fraser, which will sail next Monday from Puerto Progreso, state of...
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A chain of three earthquakes of medium magnitude was recorded Thursday night in Panama, Ecuador and Chile minutes apart, with no reports of casualties or material damage. In Panama, it was of magnitude 5.6 at 20:47 local time (01:47 GMT), in Ecuador of 6.2 , at 21:12 local time (02:12 GMT) and in Chile of...
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A series of artistic, cultural and sports activities make up May Fest 2018, as Puerto Vallarta continues celebrating its centennial as a municipality and 50 years as a city. Organized by the Culture Institute of Vallarta, with the full support of the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board, the Ministry of Culture of Jalisco and the Municipal...
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On May 1, 2015, the Federal Government implemented Operation Jalisco, which is intended to dismantle the New Generation Jalisco Cartel and capture its leader Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, alias “El Mencho”, neither of the two main objectives has been achieved three years since the deployment of federal forces in the entity, on the contrary, with the...
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