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A newly formed hurricane rapidly gained force off Mexico’s Pacific coast on Sunday and forecasters said it could reach Category 4 status before hitting land by midweek A hurricane watch was posted for a stretch of shore between San Blas and Mazatlan. Willa is tracking northwestward but is expected to slowly recurve toward the northeast...
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day of the dead puerto vallarta
Mexico’s Day of the Dead is right around the corner. But death is not something to be feared on this holiday. In Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, two vibrant destinations on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, it’s the time of year that feels most alive. Day of the Dead 2018 Day of the Dead is one of...
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In Puerto Vallarta, the rains have generated floods, and these, in turn, have cause road chaos, potholes, and accidents. Not to mention the flooding of shopping centers. But in the basin of the Lerma River, the story is different. According to the records of the State Water Commission (CEA), the current storm has taken Lake...
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The State Unit for Civil Protection and Firefighters of Jalisco (UEPCBJ) reported today that flood conditions occurred in Puerto Vallarta from recent rains. They added that after the preliminary assessment of the flood conditions in the hotel zone of Las Glorias, and specifically in the shopping plaza Villas Vallarta, the level of flooding on public...
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Potential Tropical Cyclone Fourteen Triggers Tropical Storm Warnings, Watches in Cuba, Mexico; U.S. Gulf Coast Threat Next Week
The National Hurricane Center says there is a high chance of development in the coming week of a system as it moves into the Gulf of Mexico. The National Hurricane Center has initiated advisories on Potential Tropical Cyclone Fourteen in the northwestern Caribbean. It is expected to track northward and become Tropical Storm Michael by...
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Hurricane Sergio will make a U-turn and push toward Baja California late next week, and its remnant moisture could once again trigger flooding in the Desert Southwest. Sergio is currently hundreds of miles west of the Baja California coast in the eastern Pacific Ocean. On Oct. 3, Sergio became the eighth Category 4 hurricane of...
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Oil theft is becoming one of Mexico’s most lucrative criminal businesses Violent battles between rival criminal groups vying for control over Mexico’s lucrative oil theft business left more than 50 people dead over the span of five days, highlighting the deadly consequences of the trade’s emergence as one of the country’s most prized illicit economies....
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swoop puerto vallarta
Today Swoop announced service to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico from John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM) in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and Abbotsford International Airport (YXX)  in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. The service will see twice weekly flights to Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR) and an addition of three times weekly service to Cancún International Airport...
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Rosa threatens "life-threatening flash flooding" in Mexico, Southwest U.S.
Tropical Storm Rosa neared Mexico’s Baja California on Monday, spreading heavy rains that were projected to extend into a drenching of the Southwest U.S. Forecasters said the rain may cause “life-threatening flash flooding.” The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the center of Rosa, which was a hurricane until late Sunday, should hit Baja California and...
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Six Grad Students from Mexico Receive Fellowships
Participants in the MGREP’s summer institute are, from left, Paloma Fierro, Dianalaura Cueto, Arturo Meza, Ana Van Boeyen, Isaac Triujeque, Daniela Ruiz, Margarita Rivera, Steven Allison, Efi Foufula Georgio, Brandon Esquivias and Luisa Kregel. – Six graduate students from Mexico will matriculate to the Samueli School this fall as participants in UC Irvine’s Mexico Graduate...
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A warmer world makes for nastier hurricanes. Scientists say they are wetter, possess more energy and intensify faster. Their storm surges are more destructive because climate change has already made the seas rise. And lately, the storms seem to be stalling more often and thus dumping more rain. Study after study shows that climate change...
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When Mexican researcher Jesús Fuentes Rodríguez arrived in Eritrea, Africa; the authorities told him not to go out at night, not to walk alone and not to carry jewelry, cameras or credit cards. “They even gave me a guard that was very uncomfortable,” he recalls. The war between Ethiopia and Eritrea was over but armed people...
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Poor harvests caused by drought in parts of Central America could leave more than two million people hungry, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday, warning climate change was creating drier conditions in the region. Lower than average rainfall in June and July has led to major crop losses for small-scale maize and bean...
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The melting of glaciers in Antarctica matters to Mexico because it leads to sea level rise, so Cancun and Villahermosa could be on the map of potential disappearance, said Mexican scientist Sandra Guzmán, who has just returned from an international expedition in the Antarctic region. As part of the Australian initiative Homeward Board that seeks...
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Professor Víctor Manuel Cornejo, meteorologist of the University Center of the Coast, (CUCosta), assured that with the construction of taller buildings in the romantic zone, the area is getting hotter. He explained that when the sea breeze is blocked, there is a deterioration in climate issues, taking into account that we live in a coastal...
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