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Stop-start GDL-PV ‘Short Route’ back on track?

March 1, Mexico’s Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation (SICT) put into operation the second section of the 86.5-kilometer-long Las Varas-Puerto Vallarta toll road, adding another important step in finishing the “Via Corta” that will shorten the driving time between Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit.

Visits to the Islas Marias now available

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador visited the Islas Marias off the Pacific coast December 6 to inaugurate a ferry service to the archipelago, and open its new tourist center.

Senate beefs up laws on access to beaches

The Mexican Senate has approved reforms to the General Law of National Assets, increasing the fines for establishments or individuals that restrict access to Mexico’s beaches, to more than one million pesos.

Masocta-PV highway not totally safe, US says

Despite the recent renovations to the Highway 554 linking the Jalisco town of Mascota with Puerto Vallarta (reported in last week’s edition), the U.S. State Department believes the road is far from safe for travel.

Coronavirus vs. the flu

Although their symptoms are similar, the coronavirus differs from flu in that there is no widespread immunity to it – the only people likely to have immunity are those who have already had it.