Exotic Fruits of Mexico Part 3

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Tuna (Prickly Pear) By sight, you would think the tuna is a vegetable, or if you only heard the name you would assume it was the fish. (Language note: the fruit is called tuna; tuna fish is called atun.) Tunas come in green or purple, both the skin and flesh, and they have different flavors — purple is a little stronger and sweeter,…
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Please Do Not Destroy Our Livelihood

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Among the poppies, a plea to the soldiers 'Heartbreaking' message asks soldiers to spare the crop. Fifteen kilometers from the municipality of Guachochi, in the heart of the mountain range known as the Sierra Tarahumara in Chihuahua, 30 soldiers pull opium poppy plants out of the ground with their bare hands. For the past month,…
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There Are Four Time Zones In Mexico

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Baja California [North] (Zona Noroeste) The northeastern-most time zone begins in the northern reaches of Baja California (the northern area of the peninsula). This area adheres to Pacific Time (same as Los Angeles, CA) and is therefore one hour behind Mountain Time (e.g. Los Cabos, Mazatlan) and two hours behind Mexico City. The…

Traffic Detours In Puerto Vallarta Near the Malecon

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Changes to vehicular traffic in the Central area of the city, will be undertaken from Thursday October 5 and until Saturday October 21. Reconstruction of the roadways, the repair of potholes and speed bumps, as well as the rehabilitation of nine pedestrian crossings where the pavement will be replaced by stamped concrete. Also, the…
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6 Month Tourist Visas Are Just That - Please Read

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INM Continues to Increase Enforcement of Restrictions on 6 Month “Tourist” Visas For people who do not track multiple expat forums from around Mexico, there are some real-world updates from around Mexico that are worth noting. Since their 2012 rule changes, INM has been gradually cracking down on foreigners' abuses of "tourist"…

Mexico Seizes Largest Ever Shipment of Fentanyl Drugs

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The pure Fentanyl by itself would have a street value of $1.2 billion, according to Drug Enforcement Agency numbers reported by El Financiero. A kilo of Fentanyl costs about $2,000 to produce and can reach a street value of up to $20 million. The pure fentanyl by itself would have a street value of $1.2 billion, according…
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New Highway Progress

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – According to the North Coast Regional Director of Tourism, José Ludwig Estrada Virgen, the Secretary of Communication and Transport (SCT) has announced that the first stretch of the Jala-Compostela highway, in the state of Nayarit, will open in time for the Semana Santa holidays.streaming Despicable Me…