Trending News Stories this Week in Puerto Vallarta

Top-10 Trending Stories of the Week

  • Southwest Airlines announces cut in Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta flightsSouthwest Airlines announces cut in Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta flights Dallas-based Southwest Airlines has announced that it will be suspending 17 routes in January, including flights from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta, effective January 6. “We are always evaluating our service patterns and performance to ensure that we are offering the right number of seats for the community based on demand from travelers,” a Southwest…
  • Foreign travel arrivals in Puerto Vallarta down 6% in JulyForeign travel arrivals in Puerto Vallarta down 6% in July The three largest sun and beach tourist destinations in the country, Cancun, Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta, received fewer international passengers at their airports during July. The Cancun air terminal, Quintana Roo, which serves the largest foreign passenger flows, registered a 3 percent decrease in international passenger arrivals during July, compared to the same period…
  • Zapatista rebels extend control over areas in south MexicoZapatista rebels extend control over areas in south Mexico Mexico’s Zapatista indigenous rebel group announced that it is extending its control over so-called “autonomous” zones to 11 more areas in the southern state of Chiapas. The Zapatistas do not hide their dislike of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, but when he was asked about the announcement Monday, López Obrador said the expansion was “welcome.”…
  • Mexican court says cocaine should be allowedMexican court says cocaine should be allowed A pro-legalization group in Mexico says a court has granted two injunctions ordering the government to allow plaintiffs to carry and use cocaine, though not to buy or sell it. The injunctions do not have any immediate effect, nor do they create a precedent or strike down current laws that make possession of cocaine illegal…
  • Puerto Vallarta prepares to receive and care for more than 130 thousand turtlesPuerto Vallarta prepares to receive and care for more than 130 thousand turtles Puerto Vallarta was the home of 2,700 turtle nests in 2018, giving birth to 130,000 turtles, so this year the city is preparing its 14 kilometers of coastline to receive and care for them during this breeding season. Currently, Puerto Vallarta is the only city to have a sea turtle protection plan on the Mexican…
  • Puerto Vallarta police and National Guard will train togetherPuerto Vallarta police and National Guard will train together A total of 400 security elements from the Secretariat of the Armed Navy of Mexico and the National Guard will receive intensive training with Puerto Vallarta police for a month. These are the training courses called "Police Action in the Criminal Justice System" and "The National Guard and Its Performance as First Respondent." It was…
  • Women in Mexico City protest against alleged police rapesWomen in Mexico City protest against alleged police rapes Hundreds of women wielding pink spray paint and smoke demonstrated Friday night in downtown Mexico City to protest against a string of alleged sexual attacks by police officers. They chanted “Rapist police!” and “My friends protect me, you don’t!” and some trashed a bus station, breaking windows and gates. The crowd moved on to a…
  • Tropical Storm Ivo forms west of MexicoTropical Storm Ivo forms west of Mexico Tropical Storm Ivo formed Wednesday off the southwestern coast of Mexico but was not forecast to pose a threat of landfall. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Ivo was expected to strengthen into a hurricane by Friday but remain well clear of the coast. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph (75 kph).…
  • Will you be a scam artist’s next target?Will you be a scam artist’s next target? Believing that fraud can’t happen to us — because we’re too smart, logical or informed — may make us more vulnerable. Successful scam artists skillfully overcome our defenses and get us into emotional states that override logical thinking, says Kathy Stokes, AARP’s director of fraud prevention programs. “Scammers call it getting the victim under the…
  • Mexican musician Celso Pina, accordion ‘rebel,’ dies at 66Mexican musician Celso Pina, accordion 'rebel,' dies at 66 Mexican musician Celso Pina, famed as “the rebel of the accordion” for mixing eclectic styles with traditional Colombian cumbia, died on Wednesday of a heart attack in his hometown of Monterrey, his record label La Tuna Records said. He was 66 years old, according to local media. With an interest in genres ranging from ska…