Domestic workers’ labor rights have been officially expanded in Mexico

Mexico’s Congress voted to grant the country’s cleaners, cooks, gardeners, caretakers and other domestic workers basic labor rights like limited work hours and paid vacations on Tuesday, in a momentous victory for a historically disenfranchised part of society. The new legislation will benefit more than two million people – most of More...

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By Riviera Maya Times On Saturday, May 18th, 2019
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Puerto Vallarta is recognized as the world’s second most important beach destination for the LGBT community

Puerto Vallarta is internationally recognized as the second most important beach destination for the gay community, after Tel Aviv, Israel, said Vidal Meza, president of the LGBT Trade and Tourism Association. He More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Saturday, May 18th, 2019
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Treasury works with government of Mexico against perpetrators of corruption

On Friday May 17th,  the United States imposed sanctions on 11 Mexicans, including a judge and a former governor, over their involvement with drug trafficking organizations, the US Treasury Department said. “Ten More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Saturday, May 18th, 2019
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AMLO pardons defaulting CFE debtors in his homestate of Tabasco

Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) will write off a MXN$11 billion debt-load carried by 520 thousand citizens from the state of Tabasco. The citizens had declared civil resistance on February 1995. State More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Friday, May 17th, 2019
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Thousands of fires are blazing across Mexico

Mexico is facing an extremely heavy season of brush and forest fires, with 4,425 blazes recorded so far this year. The Federal Environment Department said Wednesday that 3,800 firefighters are combatting an average More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Friday, May 17th, 2019
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Man gunned down near Cancun´s Ultramar ferry terminal

Gunmen shot and killed an unidentified man near a tourist ferry dock in Cancun on May 15th. The murder comes hours after two men shot 12 victims at a bar in nearby Playa Del Carmen. The shooting took place in the More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Friday, May 17th, 2019
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Another massacre in Veracruz, five dead and three injured

In the community of Tuzamapan, municipality of Coatepec, state of Veracruz, another massacre has just occurred during the AMLO administration. Just two weeks after the slaughter in Minatitlán, where 13 people were More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Thursday, May 16th, 2019
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“Mexican marijuana is one of the best in the world” (Secretary of the Interior)

Mexico’s Secretary of the Interior, Olga Sanchez Cordero, highlighted the properties of the marijuana produced in Mexico, which she described as “one of the best quality in the world.” During her participation More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Thursday, May 16th, 2019
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Mexican law gives rights, benefits and better salaries for domestic workers

MEXICO CITY (AP) — For the first time in the country’s history, Mexico’s Senate has approved a law requiring written contracts, paid vacation and annual bonuses for domestic workers. The bill. More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Thursday, May 16th, 2019
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Journalist executed in Playa del Carmen

On Thursday May 16th, a journalist from Playa del Carmen became the first individual murdered since the government of Quintana Roo assumed control of the security forces in the municipality of Solidaridad. Just More...