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Riu announces gradual closure of hotels in Mexico due to coronavirus

The Spanish hotel chain Riu announced Thursday the gradual closure of hotels in Mexico due to measures by the COVID-19 pandemic and the enormous impact on tourism caused by travel restrictions imposed by various countries. Through a press release, the hotel chain announced that they hope to keep one or two hotels in operation in...
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In Mexico, a cartel is taking over: Jalisco New Generation

Mexico’s fastest-rising cartel, the Jalisco New Generation gang, has a reputation for ruthlessness and violence unlike any since the fall of the old Zetas cartel. In parts of the country it is fighting medieval-style battles, complete with fortified redoubts, to expand nationwide, from the outskirts of Mexico City, into the tourist resorts around Cancun, and...
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National Tequila Day will be celebrated in several cities of Mexico

For the second consecutive year, the National Tequila Day will be held, with a week of activities that will begin on March 21 and will include several cities in the country, which will install samples of mixology and gastronomy. The intention is to “fall in love” with the beverage that has a Denomination of Origin,...
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Scientists investigate seismic swarm origin in Michoacán

Fifty Mexican scientists study the origin of the seismic swarm, a sequence of low-intensity tremors, recorded since last January 5 in the state of Michoacán, and considered that there is no guarantee that it is the birth of a volcano, according to the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). “There is no guarantee that it...
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Mexico receives 8 new Creative Cities of Unesco

Eight Mexican cities were formally added to the huge list of the Creative Cities Network, which Unesco promotes worldwide. With them, now the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) forms a list close to 250 metropolises that work together to promote cooperation for sustainable urban development and tourism development. Through this network, Unesco...
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Jalisco artist creates sculptures from seized weapons

A sculptor from the Mexican state of Jalisco transformed thousands of weapons linked to criminal acts into 21 sculptures, in the “Impacts that leave their mark” initiative to convey a message of peace and conciliation. Short weapons, long and even grenades, in a total of 12 tons, were converted into art to show that humans...
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‘El Chapo’ beer launched by daughter

Have a cold one, have an “El Chapo” beer. That’s the message of Alejandrina Guzman, whose company has developed a craft beer dedicated to her infamous, incarcerated kingpin father Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. The beer is part of the “El Chapo 701” brand, which has already launched a clothing line, and gets its name from...
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Mexico’s Charros de Jalisco Celebrates its 100th Anniversary

Charrería, Mexico’s national sport and an UNESCO-designated Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, will take center stage in the state of Jalisco this September when Charros de Jalisco, Mexico’s first-ever competitive charro group, celebrates its 100th anniversary. More than a form of rodeo, charrería is a way of life in Jalisco, originating from Mexico’s herdsmen culture...
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26 bags of body parts found in Jalisco ravine

Forensics officials in the western Mexican state of Jalisco are trying to determine how many victims are accounted for in 26 plastic bags of body parts found in a ravine this week, authorities said Thursday. The Jalisco state prosecutor’s office said in a statement that it began to collect the bags Tuesday in the municipality...
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Mexico tourism exceeds expectations in 2019

The Mexican Federation of Tourism Associations (Fematur), recognizes that the number of tourists who arrived in Mexico represents an increase of approximately 6 percent. According to the agency, this year closes for the Mexican nation with more than 40 million travelers, which represents an advance of 10 percent over the previous year. The large influx...
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