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Ban Politicians To Eliminate Crime

October 13, 2018  •  Vallarta Daily News As violent crime overtakes Mexico, one small town seems to have things figured out. They discovered that the root of all their problems was the politicians and they kicked them out. Not only that, but they’ve also banned elections and gathered up all political propaganda. Politics…
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Making Beer Is Big Business

Anheuser-Busch InBev, not only is a multinational beverage producer, but has just opened Mexico’s largest malting plant, a US $60-million investment in Calera, Zacatecas. It is expected to support its barley production on 140,000 hectares of farm land in the state of Zacatecas. It will require more than 200,000 tonnes of barley…
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New Liquid Sugar Plant in Mexico

The plant of the Mexican company Sucroliq in Irapuato , Guanajuato , is the only one of its kind worldwide to fully automate all its processes, with which it generates around 150 thousand liters of liquid sugar a day.  To achieve this, the plant implemented Industry leading technology to  convert granular sugar into liquid sugar for…
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FONADIN Announces Toll Road Fees Increased

Here is a partial list of specific stretches of highways that the tolls were announced increased on September 7, 2018. Some of these increases are indicated here and others only show the new rates: Mexico-Puebla, increased from $141 to $165; Mexico-Querétaro, the increase is $18, to $166; Tehuacán to Oaxaca, went from $200 to $233;…
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Tijuana became the first city in Baja to ban plastic bags

Tijuana, Baja California, became the first city on the northern border of Mexico, to unanimously approve, in the Cabildo session, the non-use of plastic bags in self-service and convenience stores, adding to several articles of the Regulation of Protection to the Environment for Tijuana, a measure that will come into force in 180 days…
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Spencer Tunick's Nudes In The Seaweed

Famed New York nudes photographer, Spencer Tuncik, decided to take advantage of the huge quantities of sargassum seaweed that have been washing up on the Caribbean beaches of Quintana Roo. He got together a group of willing enthusiasts and proceeded to the beach for a spontaneous photo shoot. His work is geared toward informing the…
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AMLO Proposes Building 100 New Universities

One of the proposals announced by the winner of the presidential election Andrés Manuel López Obrador in educational matters is to create 100 public universities in the country during his term. Although the strategy has not been detailed, in no country in Latin America has something similar been achieved. During 14 years of Luiz…
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Finally, My Ever Delayed Highway Progress Report.

Today being Sunday, and that is the best day to traverse the new highway because there are no workers, I ventured out to the highway project to see what progress had been made since Jim and I went snooping last year. Being overly optimistic, I started by driving up the Alta Vista road to see how the two roads were going to meet.(Overpass-Underpass?)…
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President Elect AMLO Proposes Historic Cuts to Government Spending

  Andrés Manuel López Obrador presented 12 priority law reforms for the fourth transformation of Mexico and he hoped that in the future they would not need more. After meeting yesterday with a group of lawmakers from the three parties that make up the coalition that swept him to a landslide victory on July 1, López Obrador…
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Biodegradable Plastic Made From Nopal Juice

Guadalajara (Mexico) .- With the juice of the cactus, a plant of the family of cacti and the basic ingredient in Mexican cuisine, a Mexican academic has created a biodegradable natural plastic that can reduce pollution. Sandra Pascoe, from the University of Valle de Atemajac (Univa) in Guadalajara, western Mexico, developed…

The Trio Will Now Compete for the Hult Prize Global Final

This article is courtesy of El Financiero Three Tecnológico de Monterrey students developed ' Harvest ', a wastewater purification system that also produces electricity, and now they are on their way to London to accelerate their project. Joel Garzafox and Rodrigo Chinchilla (22 years old) and Jaime García (23) won the national…
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Mexico's First Malting Company Supplying Craft Brewers

Altiplano is Mexico's new malting plant. First, I would like to offer some basics in beer making:  The three must have ingredients are water, yeast and malted barley. Others added to change flavors and characteristics are strictly a personal preference. Yeast and water, being very important to the flavors and profiles, barley is where…
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Casquito de Vallarta, Newly Discovered Species of Turtle

JALISCO .- "Casquito de Vallarta" is very vulnerable to disappear due to the urban growth of Puerto Vallarta, since its distribution is reduced. The body, which barely goes beyond the palm of a hand, abandons its inert state. It recognizes its habitat in a stream in Puerto Vallarta, where it begins to walk among the leaf litter,…
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All New 100% Mexican Owned Zacua

The all new Mexican owned and produced Zacua will be manufactured in Puebla. The firm intends to produce 80 zero polluting vehicles and with a price of 550 thousand pesos in its first year. Jorge Martínez Ramos, executive president of the firm and the governor Antonio Gali Fayad inaugurated this plant that is located in…
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Raining Tequila In Mexico

Will it be raining tequila in Mexico this rainy season? Mexico is stepping up their game to guarantee if a border wall is ever built, there is only one side you will want to be on, the side where it rains tequila! The Mexico Tourism Board rolled out a new machine that creates tasty tequila rain, one rainy season we can all get behind. The…
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Granutec is Leading the Way to Cleaning up the Environment

According to Minenio.com, the Mexican company Granutec has found a way to grind used tired to powder to be used in producing acrylic-based ecological waterproofing paints and coatings. The family business has used old tires to make sandals and huarachas for the past 40 years. Now two sisters  have teamed up with their father exploring new…
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Fake Tequila Is Being Scrutinized by the CRT

Fake Tequila being produced, is fostering unfair competition and potentially dangerous situations. Real tequila producers have charged that lax regulation and corruption are fostering unfair competition from these rogue manufacturers. The Tequila Regulatory Council (CRT) says low-cost spirits sold as agave beverages are backed by a…
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Gary W. Wietgrefe - Ancient Culture

Sioux Falls, South Dakota (PR MediaRelease) February 6, 2018 South Dakota provides storyline of ancient norms to identify an evolving culture. Electronics Aid Memory Loss Can’t remember phone numbers like you used to? You are not alone. "Why are we losing our memory? Its impact on society” is one of several presentations…

Mexico and the EU Discussions Turn up the Heat on the Jalepeño

Trade talks heat up over jalapeño chiles Mexican chile growers want to prevent other countries from using the names jalapeño and chipotle, just as the tequila producers do. The term Mariachi music is another tradition that deserves its singularity with Mexico Mexican producers of chile peppers want protection for fresh jalapeño…

What Probably Killed the Aztecs?

In 1545 disaster struck Mexico’s Aztec nation when people started coming down with high fevers, headaches and bleeding from the eyes, mouth and nose. Death generally followed in three or four days. So what killed the Aztecs? Within five years as many as 15 million people – an estimated 80% of the population – were wiped…

Exotic Fruits of Mexico Part 3

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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Galapagos of North America

This area, that just earned the designation of a national park, and is already being referred to as the Galpagos of North America, and consists of over 57,000 square miles (148,000 square km). All fishing will be prohibited as well as construction of any hotels on any of the four islands included in the area. This protection will be…
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Please Do Not Destroy Our Livelihood

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

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

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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Efforts To Restore the Vaquita Porpoise Population Continues

The ever-smiling Vaquita porpoises really have nothing to smile about. Their habitat, which is solely in the Gulf of California, has been over fished by local fishermen who catch the Vaquita by mistake in their nets. Their estimated population has declined to between 30 and 40 porpoises.  Now with the assistance from the U.S. Navy…
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6 Month Tourist Visas Are Just That - Please Read

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"…
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Was Your Credit Information Given Up by Experian / Equifax?

143 Million Credit Information Accounts Hacked at Experian – What to Do Sept. 9, 2017 Public Service Announcement: 143 Million Credit Card Accounts Information Stolen The folks at the Equifax credit reporting agency have again allowed hackers to steal our names, addresses, SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS, and…

Mexico Seizes Largest Ever Shipment of Fentanyl Drugs

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

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…