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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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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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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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Mexico’s Tourism Board has announced an investment of $6 million dollars to lure the reality television show, The Bachelor in Paradise, to Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit to film their next season. The announcement was made by the Director of Tourism for Riviera Nayarit who said this investment is part of the “Vallarta-Nayarit Live it...
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The state-owned petroleum giant Pemex paid $9 million in 2011 to have an oil rig towed halfway round the world, from the United Arab Emirates to the Gulf of Mexico. When government auditors looked at the contract, they turned up some problems. The rig had the wrong equipment for the assignment, according to a report...
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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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The plan would compensate fishermen for stopping the use of nets that often sweep up the tiny porpoises along with their catch. Recent reports suggest there are fewer than 100 of the shy, elusive porpoises left in the Sea of Cortez, which is also known as the Gulf of California. The gulf is the only...
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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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Chikungunya is spread by two mosquito species, and is typically not fatal. But it can cause debilitating symptoms including fever, headache and severe joint pain lasting months. The government of Chiapas, which borders Guatemala, said an 8 year old girl became the first person to contract the disease in Mexico, and that she was treated...
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The Secretary General of the local council, Victor Manuel Bernal Vargas, officially welcomed the ship with Vice Admiral Alberto Zarate Castillo, commander of the Eighth Naval District. The ship will offer free tours between November 16 – 18 from 11 AM to 7 PM at the Marina cruise terminal, with her message of friendship and...
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The DOJ’s General Inspector indicated that Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) agents have marked the grenades that were purchased by arms trafficker Jean Baptiste Kingery so that they could put a trace on them once they entered Mexico. “Mexican soldiers exchange gunfire with members of a drug cartel. After the battle, the soldiers recover 15...
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This year the United States updated their travel advisory to Mexico, making it clear that there was no warning to Americans about traveling to Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, or Guadalajara. However the State Department missed some risks in their report, which Vallarta Daily has listed below for travelers. The Sun We are not sure how...
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Passport and Visa Requirements for Travel to Mexico Passports: A valid passport is required by nationals referred to in the chart above; however, it is highly advisable that your passport is valid for at least six months after the date of entry to Mexico as immigration officials and airlines may apply different criteria than those...
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