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Are NYC’s Short-Term Rental Regulations a Good Idea for Mexico?

Recently, New York City started enforcing new rules cracking down on short-term rentals, known as Local Law 18. This includes Airbnb, VRBO, and other popular online booking platforms. Mexico has not yet taken steps to curb short-term stays in rental properties, but two Puerto Vallarta business owners think it might not be a bad idea.

The Christmas Tree is a Tradition Older Than Christmas

The favored décor for ancient winter solstices is evergreen plants. Whether as palm branches gathered in Egypt in the celebration of Ra or wreaths for the Roman feast of Saturnalia, evergreens have long served as symbols of the perseverance of life during the bleakness of winter, and the promise of the Sun’s return.

COP27: Groups Warn Risks of New Hydropower Dams – Waterkeeper

Vallarta Botanical Garden founder Robert Price shares the findings of the Rivers for Climate Coalition, a collective effort of environmental, indigenous, and human rights groups, who pointed out the immense loss and damage suffered by the more than half a billion people impacted and displaced by hydropower dams.

Río Los Horcones Canyon an Essential Tourism Asset for Puerto Vallarta

We have entered an era where manmade climate change isn't just recognized by people living near melting glaciers; we're starting to see it here in Puerto Vallarta too, with extreme weather events like record-breaking rainfall and flooding, and stronger, more destructive hurricanes like Nora.

Kilometer 5: Killer Views, Great Burgers … and Pizza?

Sayulita, Mexico - Charles Lamb, (1775-1834), the English essayist, wrote "Dissertation on a Roast Pig," so I am turning my culinary and literary thoughts...

Puerto Vallarta Natural Beauty at Risk

Puerto Vallarta is blessed with natural beauty that attracts millions of tourists annually. Sadly, it is rapidly being lost to unchecked development, portending a future that looks anything but sustainable in the long term. Protecting PV's natural tourism treasures must be top priority.

Indigenous Mexicans Survive COVID 19

The Zapotec are drawing on the age-old traditions of cooperation, self-reliance and isolation to survive the pandemic. So far, it's working. While COVID-19 continues to spread across Mexico, many Indigenous communities in Oaxaca remain largely insulated from the coronavirus.

Roberts DACA Decision Betrays Trump

'Repealing DACA is arbitrary and capricious.' That's how U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts explained the 5 to 4 decision to block Donald Trump from eliminating the program, which benefits 'dreamers,' young people brought to America by their parents without legal authorization.

COVID-19 Fever Screening

Andrea Fuller and Duncan Mitchell explain why fever screening is unlikely to reduce the spread of the virus. Their arguments are based on an understanding of the physiology of fever, body temperature measurement, and fever prevalence in people who transmit COVID-19.

The Way Forward After COVID 19

The road ahead of COVID-19 will not be easy, but it can be a gateway for change that allows us to shape the future. With the right mix of economic policies and stimulus, investments in healthcare & social protections, we can move to recovery pathways that lead to a sustainable future.