Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - There's always so much going on in Puerto Vallarta and around Banderas Bay, it can be difficult to keep up with it all. So we've put together a brief overview of some of this week's news headlines from local Spanish language publications, a few breaking news stories, and some upcoming events you won't want to miss.
"No Ordinary Love" Charity Event
Romeo and Juliet, move aside! You too, Kate and William, Paris and Helena. The wedding event of the century is about to happen in Puerto Vallarta. In an event best described as "crazier than a bag full of rats in a crystal meth lab", Sue "wanna see my bra" Keevil and Ray "what’s his actual last name" Vallarta will enter into holy matrimony. This event is a fundraiser for two important charities in Vallarta. The wedding will take place on Saturday, April 27th at 6 pm at Langostino’s Restaurant on Los Muertos Beach. This comedy event of the year will cost $250 pesos. All members of the wedding party, grooms men and maids of honor, are making significant donations to participate. All of the proceeds will be split between Corazon de Niña, a local children’s home for abused girls, and Banderas Bay Women’s Shelter, a shelter for victims of domestic violence. There will be jilted lovers and despondent mothers, hilarious vows and drag queens singing. Fun will be had by all. You don’t want to miss the event of the season! Find more info on the No Ordinary Love Facebook Event.
Fourteen athletes from Jalisco, including a prominent member of the state government, survived the dual bombings that left three people dead and over a hundred injured during the Boston Marathon on Monday. Sixteen people from Jalisco had signed up to run in the marathon but two never took part according to the official register. The runners included six from Guadalajara and seven from Zapopan – among them Hector Vielma, the former mayor of Zapopan and current chief of staff under Governor Aristoteles Sandoval. None were reported to have been injured in the blasts.
PVR Airport to Recieve $25.37 MM Peso Credit Line
Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, S.A.B. de C.V. (GAP) announced that, effective April 10, 2013, GAP has established an additional line of credit for the Guadalajara, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Hermosillo and Guanajuato airports for a total of $459.35 million Pesos. GAP selected BBVA BANCOMER as the institution for this line of credit. This credit will be used to finance committed capital investments for 2013 and 2014 pursuant to the Master Development Programs for each of the airports mentioned above. Puerto Vallarta's International Airport will receive a $25.37 million pesos line of credit in 2013 and $22.33 million pesos in 2014 for a total of $47.70 million pesos. Guadalajara's two-year line of credit totals $252 million, and Los Cabos' comes to $131.10 million pesos.
In recognition of her work uncovering Wal-Mart’s corrupt practices in Mexico, Alejandra Xanic von Bertrab has become the first Mexican woman to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting. Von Bertrab, 45, made her name as a journalist in Guadalajara in the early 1990s. On Monday she and colleague David Barstow received $10,000 dollars in prize money for their in-depth series for the New York Times, the first part of which was published in April 2012.
Upcoming Events in Puerto Vallarta and Around the Bay
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