News Around the Republic of Mexico
Online Course Makes it Easy to Learn Spanish at Home
Can older people learn to speak another language? A new report from International Living explores how Baby Boomers are successfully tackling the task of learning Spanish and why now - with everybody sequestered at home - could be the ideal time to take on the challenge.
GAP: Passenger Traffic Down 30.2% in Mexican Airports
During March 2020, total terminal passengers at GAP's 14 airports (13 in Mexico, 1 in Jamaica) decreased by 30.2%, compared to the same period of 2019. Domestic passenger traffic decreased by 24.8%, while international passenger traffic decreased by 36.3%.
COVID-19 a Grim Reminder: What Ails One, Ails Us All
The COVID-19 pandemic is a wake-up call to reverse inequality and effectively address the mountainous challenge to 'leave no one behind' in sustainable development. If we fail to do this, we will also fail on health security for all.
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, and Mexico News Brief
Banderas News Team
With the COVID-19 pandemic dominating the world's news and social media channels, it can be difficult to keep up with what's really happening in Puerto Vallarta, the State of Jalisco, and around the Republic. Here we share some of the latest news from reliable sources in Mexico.
PV Therapist Offers Medical Staff Free Online Therapy
Psychotherapist and Puerto Vallarta resident, Vanessa Schön, is offering free online therapy sessions to the healthcare workers and medical personnel battling coronavirus in Mexico. 'It's crucial for these individuals to be at their best to care for people with COVID-19,' she says.
Help Puerto Vallarta Win a 2020 Readers' Choice Award
As one of Mexico's most attractive destinations, Puerto Vallarta continually receives accolades from the media and visitors alike. And now, travelers who have recently visited have the opportunity to help PV win the designation of 'Best City' in Condé Nast Traveler's 2020 Readers' Choice Awards.
Tips for Staying Strong Through the COVID-19 Crisis
Fear and anxiety caused by the coronavirus pandemic can be overwhelming and cause emotional distress. Psychological performance coach Steve Siebold shares 11 tips that will help you improve your outlook, feel better, and tap into your own internal mental toughness in these crazy times.
Jalisco Beaches, Tourism Services Close to Curb COVID
Every year, Semana Santa brings thousands of Mexicans to Puerto Vallarta for a few days of fun in the sun. But not this year. On April 1, Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro Ramírez announced the suspension of all tourist activities and the closing of beaches throughout the state.
Daylight Saving Time Begins in Mexico on April 5, 2020
Daylight saving time begins in Mexico on the first Sunday in April, which means you'll need to turn your clocks ahead an hour at 2:00 am on Sunday, April 5, 2020. It's a change of only 60 minutes, but that's long enough to throw your sleep, and your mood, out of whack.
Mexico's Ecolana a Global Recycling Day Contest Winner
Mexico City based Ecolana was one of 10 global winners in the 2020 Global Recycling Day competition. Ecolana is a social impact company and digital platform that focuses on inclusive recycling initiatives. The $1,000 prize will be put towards its recycling programs for consumers and brands.