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The Government of Mexico predicted on Wednesday that four to six cyclones out of a total of 33 expected to be formed in the Pacific (19) and Atlantic (14) oceans, will make landfall in Mexico. “The forecast indicates that 33 systems will be presented, 6 above the historical average,” said the head of the National...
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Authorities declared an environmental emergency on Tuesday for metropolitan Mexico City, one of the world’s most populous megalopolises, as smoke from nearby wildfires pushed pollution to levels deemed potentially harmful to human health. Environmental authorities advised residents to avoid outdoor activities and exercise and remain indoors with windows and doors shut. It called for especially...
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An intense drought related to this year’s El Nino phenomenon has precipitously lowered the level of Panama’s Gatun Lake, forcing the country’s Canal Authority to impose draft limits this week on ships moving through the waterway’s recently expanded locks. The restrictions on how deep the vessels can reach below the surface means large ships, primarily...
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It’s unclear if Islas Marias ever really worked as a penal colony: The remote Mexican archipelago is battered regularly by hurricanes, and its ramshackle, often century-old installations are sprinkled with the ruins of failed “productive” projects that once aimed to make the prison population self-sustaining. Now, with the prison just closed, the hurdles of distance,...
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With sustainability being more important for travellers than ever and 2019 set to be the biggest year for ecotourism, you may be amongst those searching for the perfect eco-holiday! Puerto Vallarta, in the state of Jalisco, and Riviera Nayarit, in the state of Nayarit, have long been two beautiful destinations offering sustainable activities that explore...
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The medical helicopter of the Emergency Medical Attention System (SAMU) handed over to the Jalisco Health Secretariat (SSJ) last Saturday, made its first airlift this week to move an organ between the Guadalajara International Airport and the San Javier Hospital. In a statement, the government of Jalisco said that on Wednesday morning a liver from...
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monarch butterfly
The first monarch butterflies have arrived at their wintering grounds in the mountains of central Mexico almost a week later than usual, Mexico’s Environment Department said Wednesday. Millions of monarchs make the 3,400-mile (5,500-kilometer) migration from the United States and Canada each year. The butterflies usually arrive by Mexico’s Nov. 1 Day of the Dead...
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Amazon announced Wednesday (November 7) that its voice-activated digital assistant Alexa and its smart speaker Echo are now available in Mexico. In a press release, Amazon said Alexa has learned to speak and understand Spanish tailored for the Mexican market. What’s more, the company said developers around the world are making skills and devices for...
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After eight days of staying at the international bridge Paso del Norte, the Honduran migrant Gerson Valeriano Soto decided not to enter the United States to apply for political asylum and will stay in Mexico with the best option to find work in Puerto Vallarta. The Honduran migrant said he didn’t see any reason to...
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Tropical Storm Xavier is moving toward the north near 6 mph (9 km/h). A turn toward the northwest and west-northwest at a similar forward speed is expected tonight and on Monday, followed by a westward motion by Tuesday. On the forecast track, Xavier’s center is expected to remain offshore the coast of southwestern Mexico and...
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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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Thousands of Central American migrants resumed an arduous trek toward the U.S. border Monday, with many bristling at suggestions there could be terrorists among them and saying the caravan is being used for political ends by U.S. President Donald Trump. The caravan’s numbers have continued to grow as they walk and hitch rides through hot...
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The State Unit for Civil Protection and Firefighters of Jalisco (UEPCBJ) today issued recommendations for citizens in the proximity of Hurricane Willa, a category 5 storm along the coasts of Jalisco. UEPCBJ officials reinforce the patrolling of the north, south and mountain coasts, to alert the population and issue recommendations. They indicated that in case...
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hurricane willa puerto vallarta
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT: A Hurricane Watch is in effect for… * San Blas to Mazatlan (north of Puerto Vallarta) A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for… * Playa Perula to San Blas (This is the area of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico) A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for… * North...
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hurricane willa
Hurricane “Willa” increased to category 2 on the Saffir-Simpson scale and continues to strengthen while the authorities of Nayarit, Sinaloa, and Jalisco remain on alert for the damage it could cause in the coming hours. According to the National Water Commission (Conagua), in Baja California Sur, Durango, Colima, Michoacán and Zacatecas there are also risks...
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