Mexico’s Wine Country

Mexico’s Wine Country

Valle de Guadalupe


The New World of Wine Today, Baja California is incontestably the major wine region of Mexico.  Located northeast of Ensenada in the Mexican state of Baja California, the Valle de Guadalupe produces the majority of Mexican wine—more than 90% of Mexican wine, in fact, comes from this area. Who would...

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The Organized Chaos of Lucha Libre

The Organized Chaos of Lucha Libre


Sundays in the United States are impossible to disassociate with football. Not so in Mexico, where futbol americano enjoys regular television airtime, but it hasn’t reached the level of importance that the sport now enjoys north of the border (slightly less important than breathing, but far more important than governing...

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Popping a Rooster or Jack

Popping a Rooster or Jack


March, April and May are some of the best months we have for inshore fishing. When I mean fishing, I am talking about the hard fighting Jack Crevalle. Plus, May through December brings on the incredible roosterfish. For both of these fish, the lighting fast runs, combined with brute strength...

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Creating a Modern Showcase in Casa Que Ve al Mar

Creating a Modern Showcase in Casa Que Ve al Mar

Profile: Architect Luis Treviño Perez Gil


Architectural & Interior Design: Luis Alberto Treviño Perez Gil, Photos: Marc Pouliot Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo based Architect Luis Treviño Perez Gil gained international visibility when he recently designed and built a Zihuatanejo apartment for Robert Marshall, an Urban Planner with one of the largest international architectural, urban design and interior design firms...

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The Palms of Paradise

The Palms of Paradise


They are the standard of vacation, the flags of beachy climes. Their shape makes them one of the most easily identified plants in the world. Palms belong to the Arecacea (Palmae) family, order Arecales. There are more than two thousand species, most of which are native to tropical and subtropical...

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The Incredible Trajectory of Benito Juarez

The Incredible Trajectory of Benito Juarez


Scour the annals of Mexican history, from Independence through the present day, and you will find no man more admired than Benito Juarez. The 19th-century president is almost universally beloved by his forebears, with only those unaware of him withholding their veneration. A full-blooded Indian from humble origins, Juarez dedicated...

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Pacific Coast Pirates


…a 27 year old English Captain by the name of Thomas Cavendish, was bearing down on him with distinctly unfriendly intentions.”   An account of the Manila Galleon and English pirates off the coast of Mexico The Spanish galleon Santa Ana slowly tracked the coast of Baja California in November 1587 under clear skies and favorable sailing conditions. She was four months out of Manila and only days away from dropping anchor at her home port of Acapulco. She carried in her hold an immense fortune in Oriental treasure: gold, pearls, silks from the China, ginger, cloves and cinnamon from the Spice Islands, jewels from Burma, Indian ivory. Lookouts from the Santa Ana spotted distant sails as the overloaded ship passed by Cabo San Lucas. Captain Tomas de Alzola reduced sail and ordered camouflage netting to be hung. Weapons were issued to those among the 160 passengers and crew capable...

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InMexico: Arts & Culture podcast -Intercultural Communication

InMexico: Arts & Culture podcast -Intercultural Communication

Today we are talking about Intercultural Communication – the art of communicating across cultural boundaries …      Expats are so often strangers in a strange land.  Foreigners can easily find themselves frustrated in their business or social interactions in Mexico.   Have you ever found yourself in a situation that seemed simple and straightforward but then...

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InMexico Business week, August 16, 2013

InMexico Business week, August 16, 2013

The big news in Mexico this week is the debate over energy reform and the privatization of the state run oil giant PEMEX… Mexico´s president Enrique Peña Nieto proposes Energy Reform amid debate about privatization of Mexico´s petroleum industry       Energy reform and the privatization of Mexico´s oil and gas industry is a...

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Huatulco

Huatulco

  A bit of history: it is said that under Spanish rule pirates ransacked Huatulco, but that they didn’t succeed in stealing its beauty. The Pacific Ocean laps the shores of Huatulco’s 36 stunning beaches, spread across nine bays boasting warm waters and golden sands. This area was a successful commercial port and favorite haunt...

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Ixtapa Zihuatanejo

Ixtapa Zihuatanejo

Mexican travelers include the neighboring beach towns of Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo, in the state of Guerrero, as favorite destinations, but that’s where their similarity ends. Visitors to this area will encounter two decidedly different vacation destinations just 6.5 km (4 miles apart). Ixtapa, once a coconut plantation, boasts the high-rise hotels, all-inclusive resorts, air-conditioned restaurants...

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Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta

Before John Huston’s 1964 film, The Night of the Iguana, Puerto Vallarta was a just sleepy fishing village on the Pacific Coast where the states of Jalisco and Nayarit meet. But Liz Taylor came to keep an eye on her lover Richard Burton while he was filming with the voluptuous Ava Gardner. The publicity buzz...

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5 Fundamental Points of the Oil Energy Reform

5 Fundamental Points of the Oil Energy Reform

          The press release of President Enrique Peña Nieto´s staff, detailing the five main points of his reform proposal:   On the subject of oil and other hydrocarbons, the Energy Reform contains five fundamental points: – It reiterates, word for word, the text of Article 27 of the Constitution at the...

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Mexico´s president proposes Energy Reform amid debate about privatization of Mexico´s petroleum industry

Mexico´s president proposes Energy Reform amid debate about privatization of Mexico´s petroleum industry

Energy reform and the privatization of Mexico´s oil and gas industry is a controversial issue in Mexico and  has been in the national debate for many years.  The main point of contention being whether Mexico needs to open up the state run monopolies of energy to private investment to allow much needed funding for upgrades,...

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My 4 inch life

My 4 inch life


Sitting in a classical guitar recital in a stark, echo-y room, I am drifting away on my own musings and wondering (not for the first time) just what is this obsession with cell phone recording?  It´s world-wide, it´s multigenerational, it´s multi-genre, and apparently completely indifferent to acoustics.  Rumbling buses thunder by, church bells gong, metal...

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International investment in Mexico continues to rise in key industries

Tourism and Hospitality industries see growth Latin America is one of the world’s fastest growing vacation and leisure markets. After a very slow 2012, hotel and tourism developers are back to building with high expectations for 2014. Developers are adding new properties in Mexico and the Caribbean in record numbers, the number of hotel construction...

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They want the resources, OCV asks for “Más promoción”

Printed in La Voz de Michoacan, July 22, 2013   By Victor M. Alvarado   They want the resources, OCV asks for “Más promoción” The Double tax of sewerage and sanitation should be used for that purpose   The hotel sector of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo proposed that the imposed double tax that they pay for sanitation and...

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Summer hasn´t brought expected tourism

Printed in La Voz de Michoacan newspaper, July 21, 2013 By Victor M. Alvarado The state secretary of tourism, Javier Aluni Montes, acknowledged that the current summer holiday season has brought fewer tourists than last year. He said: “The number of tourists do not yet cover the expectations of SEFOTUR, we believe that we are...

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SECTUR promotes the Paracho Guitar Fair to be held August 3-11

Printed in La Opinion de Michoacan, newspaper, Saturday July, 20, 2013   (SECTUR) promotes the Paracho Guitar Fair to be held August 3-11 By Liliana Ramirez   The Ministry of tourism gave promotional materials to the municipality of Paracho, where the 40th edition of the Paracho Guitar Fair will be held next month, August 3...

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