Coffee & Headlines • February 5, 2022

Donovan Carrillo, representing Mexico in the Olympics.

From today’s broadcast:

HEADLINES

Jalisco reverts to ‘orange’ in the national covid indicator. https://vallartaopina.net/jalisco-regresa-a-semaforo-naranja-ante-el-alto-riesgo-de-contagios-por-coronavirus/

Here is what’s happening in the rest of the country. https://coronavirus.gob.mx/semaforo/

The State Health Board has not authorized a massive event scheduled to take place in the city on February 19th. https://vallartaindependiente.com/2022/02/04/mesa-de-salud-no-aprueba-baile-de-los-enamorados-en-vallarta/

That said, event organizers continue to promote the event and sell tickets for it. https://contralinea.net/desautorizacion-de-mesa-de-salud-a-baile-del-grupo-laberinto-sorprende-a-organizadores/

In case you are wondering, the traditional charro parade along the Malecón has been canceled this year. https://vallartaindependiente.com/2022/02/04/no-habra-maleconeada-charra-este-viernes/

Locals keep their fingers crossed for the completion of the Insurgentes Street Bridge this month. https://www.noticiaspv.com.mx/ciudadania-con-la-esperanza-de-que-sea-rehabilitado-puente-este-mes/

Meanwhile, there has been no progress on the suspended pedestrian bridge that connects the island to the municipal market. https://www.noticiaspv.com.mx/no-hay-avance-de-obra-para-rehabilitar-puente-colgante-en-el-cuale/

Hotel occupancy is expected to climb up to 80% this weekend. https://tribunadelabahia.com.mx/vallarta-80-de-ocupacion-hotelera-52691

Mind your cocktails this weekend if you’re driving, as there will be random breathalyzer checkpoints throughout the city. https://tribunadelabahia.com.mx/habra-alcoholimetro-el-5-de-febrero-52703


LEISURE

Mexico will once again embrace passenger train travel… By 2050! https://contralinea.net/incluyen-en-proyector-ferreos-a-puerto-vallarta-con-tren-de-pasajeros-para-el-2050/

WATCH: Ferromex train vs. careless driver. 

WATCH: Ferromex vs. trailer truck.

The Mexican kayaker on a one-man mission to clean up floating gardens (IN ENGLISH). https://news.yahoo.com/mexican-kayaker-one-man-mission-232538068.html

A baby penguin born in the Guadalajara Zoo is our latest reason to visit the city soon. https://www.informador.mx/jalisco/Una-ternura-Conoce-al-nuevo-inquilino-del-Zoologico-Guadalajara-20220204-0104.html


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