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LatinosA growing share of Latinos in the U.S. are getting their news in English.

New released Tuesday by the Pew Hispanic Center show that 82 percent of Latino adults, up from 78 percent in 2006, use some form of English-language news media.

At the same time, fewer Latino adults — now at 68 percent, down from 78 percent in 2006 — are consuming news from Spanish-language TV, print, radio and online outlets.

The trends, researchers say, are the result of changing demographics within the Latino community. The Pew report attributes the shift to four demographic trends:

Immigration has been on the decline. Fifty-one percent of Latino adults today are foreign-born. That's down from 55 percent in 2006.

Latino immigrants on average have spent two decades in the U.S. That's up from an average of 16 years in 2000.

A growing majority of Latinos, now at 59 percent, speak English well.That's up from 54 percent in 2006.

More American-born, English-speaking Latinos are becoming adult media consumers at a rate of about 800,000 per year.

Almost a third of Latinos get their news in English only. That's up from 22 percent in 2006. The share of Spanish-only news consumers is down to 18 percent. (You can get more into the numbers in .)

For Spanish-language media, though, it's not all bad news. The report points out that while there is a lower share of Latinos consuming Spanish-language media, there are now a record number of Latinos, 35 million, who speak Spanish at home.

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COMUNICADO-576-642x336Actress Circee Rangel taught improvisation techniques within the framework of the XVII Meeting of  Teatro del Interior

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco. - In the framework of the XVII Meeting of Theatre Interior to be held for the first time in Puerto Vallarta, the Vallarta Institute of Culture invites people with some acting training to participate in the workshop "Impro" taught by actress Circee Rangel, to be held at the Cuale Cultural Center Sunday 25 to Wednesday 28 of May, from 10am to 2pm. During the workshop, specific exercises will be carried out for the development of strategies for action and as the student progresses, they will be including them all in the process of improvisation

Circee Rangel is a graduate of the University of Guadalajara, in the Bachelor of Performing Arts with a major in Theatrical Expression. In 2002, he created her own cabaret company  "The Non Clavation Co."

"El improvisador" is a audacious who throws him self from an aircraft unprotected and weaves during the parachute fall, therefore improvisation is so attractive because it is dizzying" said Rangel Circee

She has been a fellow of the National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA) in the category of interpreters. Working on research methodology for expression and collective participation in children. She has written, directed and acted in the whole republic. Coordinated and participated in the Diploma of Stage Management funded by the University of Guadalajara and the Ministry of Culture

Improvisation workshop is free. Admission requirements are availability, punctuality, attendance, work clothes; and although no previous experience is required in improvisation, if required in performance.

For more information, interested parties may call 223 0095 and 113 0107 where they will be cared for by staff Vallarta Institute of Culture, or via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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simulacroThe aim is to strengthen coordination and response activities in the presence of a possible incident in the bay

Under the coordination of the Eighth Naval District, yesterday, (Tuesday) held a mock response to oil spill in the bay, in exercise involving the City Attorney, Juan Hernandez with the representation of Mayor Ramon Guerrero and authorities of different levels of government, parastatals and the private initiative of Puerto Vallarta and Banderas Bay.

Port Authority, were at the scene of these maneuvers, which were carried out under the assumption of an oil spill during a fuel transfer pipe to the storage tanks of a cruise ship, caused by an error human, which elements of the naval area proceeded to take further actions to control, after meeting the unified command and the various support groups, where in addition to coordination, strengthened the strategies to be followed in such emergencies .

After registering the alleged incident, which causes a diesel slick 50 meters long by 10 wide approximately, launched the local contingency plan, which allows to respond to pollution incidents, to control and combat operations, thus which gave way to the deployment of 200 meters barrier to enclose the oil and prevent further spread of the slick at sea. The barrier consists of a buoyant material with a height of 30 centimeters and a skirt (bottom) 15 that allows to delimit the acne prone areas subsequently supported by a pump and a tank, to start collecting the fuel, thus allowing cleaning zone.

As part of this exercise, also addressed regarding the organization and operation of the Incident Command System, composed in this case by a unified and Operations groups, logistics, planning of finance.

During startup of these activities, Vice Admiral Carlos Miguel Salazar Ramonet, commander of the Eighth Naval District, welcomed the interest shown by various authorities and stressed the importance of being prepared to deal with a disaster that might arise, in order to mitigate and make it less harmful, because in spite of the scarce resources to be counted, the preparation you have is what you will achieve good results expected.

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romantic-sidePuerto Vallarta is one of the most romantic places on earth, named About.com’s Most Romantic Place and constantly featured in romance publications as the ideal location for a destination wedding, honeymoon or romantic getaway.

In an effort to promote the city’s romance offerings, the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board held a US and Canadian press trip from April 23-27, 2014. Participating media included Real Weddings Magazine, Perfect Weddding Magazine, Wedding Guide, and the leisure publications, Luxury Experience, Senior News and the North Americas Travel Journalists Association’s Travel World International Magazine; a circulation of almost a million possible impressions in total.

The journalists, which included 3 working couples, experienced an agenda developed to highlight Puerto Vallarta’s combination of classic Mexico, world-class resorts, the majestic beauty of the Sierra Madre Mountains and the spectacular Bahía de Banderas.

Lead by DMC VTA - Vallarta Traveler Advisors, the trip began with a romantic, sunset-drenched walk across Puerto Vallarta’s Malecon, the River Cuale market and Zona Romantica. Other activities popular in romantic getaways such as an outdoor tequila tasting at Casa Velas’ Botanical Garden, a cooking class at El Arrayan and couples massages at Grand Miramar Club & Spa and Villa Premiere Hotel & Spa were also included in the group’s itinerary.

The host hotel for this trip was Grand Miramar Club & Spa whose team transformed the hotel’s restaurant into the setting of a wedding ceremony as well as its reception. Costa Sur Hotel & Spa also invited the guests to imagine an evening of romantic bliss with their specific style of a reception set-up.

Restaurants like Blanca Blue and River Café showed off their culinary offerings as well as the elegant settings they can offer full weddings or rehearsal dinners.

A popular activity among the journalists was a visit to the city of Pitillal by Vallarta Food Tours. The town has been generating substantial coverage in US and Canadian media and this tour is ideal for couples wanting to explore Puerto Vallarta’s secret sides.

Additional information on Puerto Vallarta is available at www.visitpuertovallarta.com.

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pmssaWe all know Punta Mita is paradise on earth, and two of the things we most enjoy here are: sunsets and the ocean, and even better if the sunsets involves an ocean view! Thinking of this Punta Mita Expeditions has created a new experience for all those who would like to enjoy Punta Mita from a different perspective. With their new Sunset SUP Sessions, you’ll have a unique view of Punta Mita at this magical time of the day.

Their Sunset SUP Sessions at St. Regis is a 1 hour activity ideal for enjoying with family and friends. You can either surf the calm waters of Punta Mita shore or simply sit down, relax and contemplate the breathtaking sunset. Tempting, no?

You’ll have wonderful  memories to take back home.

We also suggest to close the experience with a ice cold beer or a soft drink at The St. Regis’ Sea Breeze Beach, definitely  the best way to finish up a day on the beach!

For more information, prices and reservations, please contact the Ocean Activities Coordinator in any of their three locations: Residents’ Beach Club, The St. Regis’ Beach Club and the Outdoor Activities Center, located adjacent to the Punta Mita Real Estate Center at 329 291 6649 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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By, Bill Reed One day in early 1981, I was sitting with friends at Pichòn’s beach restaurant when John Huston arrived offshore and hailed me from his panga. I had received word earlier that he wanted to see me, but I had put off going to Las Caletas because I didn't want to tangle with the Alacran. I went down to the water's edge to see what it was that John wanted. He tossed me an envelope. "There, Billy. That's the final payment on the book. That does it." No mention of foreign rights, subsidiary rights, or other income to which I was entitled by our contract. Simply, "That's it!" Maid was sitting beside him, a triumphant smirk on her face. Of course this was all at her prompting. I had no time for such petty nonsense. I said, "Yeah, John, I suppose so. That just about does it." John Huston and I looked at each other quietly for a few moments, exchanged casual salutes, and went our separate ways. I opened the envelope. Inside was a check for $5,000 dollars. Added to what I had previously received, that check brought my total recompense for almost four years of work with John Huston to exactly $32,500. It occurred to me that during the same four-year period, my retirement income from the U.S. Navy had totaled three times that amount. Also inside the envelope was a statement from John's business manager, Jess Morgan, which neatly itemized – and deducted from the amount which was rightfully due to me - considerable monies that I had been advanced for research and travel expenses. Not everything had been deducted; there were some items which Morgan graciously indicated were gratis. I recalled my original conversation with John Huston concerning the subject of expenses: "I want you to go where you think you need to go, Billy, and do whatever you have to do. Interview whomever you wish. There are no restrictions, and don't penny-pinch on this. We want to do it right, don't we? And don't worry about what it costs. I'll take care of everything!" I then re-read that sneaky Clause 7 of our written agreement, and realized that legally they had me cold. It wouldn't do any good to scream "... but you said ..." nor would I demean myself to that extent. Nor would I embarrass John by even mentioning “contract violations.” I am sure that Huston had nothing to do with that, and didn’t even think about it; he was above such trivial and mundane things as contracts. The head office (Jess Morgan and his Hollywood lawyers) were behind that clever gambit. Well ... another experience cost. The expense column in my life-experience-ledger was mounting alarmingly. So much for the Big Time, Reed. I only talked with John Huston once after that, at Boca de Tomatlan. We found ourselves waiting there one day for our respective pangas. We chatted for awhile. John said, "You know, Billy, I really miss Jerry Preston. Remember how he used to stand, with his arms folded over his chest, rocking back and forth on his heels, telling those marvelous stories about Cuba? Remember the way he used to grin, give that little jerk of his head, and say, ‘Yep, John. That's the way it was!’ He really was something, wasn't he? I wonder what ever happened to Jerry Preston?" I didn't have the heart to tell him. Let somebody else bring that unpleasant news. I said, "I don't really know, John, but wherever he is, I'm sure he's happily engaged in a scam of some sort." We laughed, for the last time together. We really had nothing to say to each other. I guess we never had. And so it went; repetitive cycles of frantic-if-prosaic activity, comedy, and semi-tragedy worthy of a first-rate soap opera. The last four years had been one hellacious merry-go-round. I was determined that 1982 would be quiet, pacific and, if possible, totally uneventful for me. I needed a break. I got one. I started off that year by breaking my back in a parachute accident. Ho hum.

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Inauguracion curso seguridad Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta, Jal. - Personnel of Puerto Vallarta Institute of Tourism were trained, this past week, on issues of safety and on how to prevent and/or react effectively to potential risks and threats to tourist destinations and facilities. The course was organized by the Federal Ministry of Tourism with the support of the Organization of American States (OAS).

Agustín Álvarez Valdivia, Director of the Department of Tourism, informed that the specific objectives of the course were to strengthen the security system of the tourism industry and to improve the ability to react efficiently by promoting premeditated, preventive and crisis management lines of attack. The participation of the Department of Tourism in this matter was very significant.

The exchange of information and the establishment of an experts’ network for tourism security were promoted. Skills in touristic abilities and security supervisors were reinforced.

These courses also encouraged a culture of awareness and understanding of the required balance between economic and security issues; as well as the growth, development and maintenance of tourist and recreational facilities; including transportation services.

‘Kroll Advisory Solutions’ Experts’, who lecture the courses, explained that one of the most important accomplishments of these courses was the foundation of a relationship of trust, to facilitate both sectors and to work together on efforts coordination.

They explained that they reached their objective of making touristic communities aware and sensitive to the importance of solid and noticeable security, for the benefit and conservation of tourism. By doing so, the local industry has acquired the necessary instruments to cooperate and to manage the risks they might need to tackle. 

The implementation and encouragement of better practices to protect and deal with tourists, facilitates the creation of a local, regional and transnational corporation network, with members of various sectors of the tourism industry. Through this network, they can share experiences, discuss problems and find solutions in order to constantly improve.

The content of these courses included topics such as: Safety in the industry of tourism; Mexico from an international perspective; Violence in Mexico and its effect on local tourism and Local security; Analysis of risks and threats. Diagnosis and safety evaluation as well as Communication and Crisis Management were also studied and discussed in these courses.

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a-panteonesAttendees of the 15 cemeteries in Puerto Vallarta, will be reassured, because it will ensure cleanliness - larval control, and widespread spraying to avoid the presence of dengue, says the Director General of Public Health, Ministry of Health Jalisco, Bernardo Carrillo Barocio , adding that will be about 80 people in charge of the unit and others to join the City Council, in charge of making this consolidation, "space sprays" and Distribution larvicides in water tanks:

"... Staff they have there, about 80 people and apart from this in coordination with municipalities is supported along with them to work with the staff of cemeteries ..."

Says that the operation was extended to 330 "graveyards" that exist in the state, as is generally done with two weeks in advance, to the traditional influx next month. Ensures that health conditions in the same constantly being monitored and that visits to these, remain, to a lesser extent, every week or on Sundays. Regarding the conditions of supervision over the graves, clarifies that the management of municipal cemeteries, make-assessment report in order to avoid any risk or harm

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