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Hurricane Orlene Hits Mexico’s Pacific Coast Near Mazatlán

Hurricane Orlene made landfall on Mexico’s Pacific coast near the tourist town of Mazatlán on Monday, with winds of more than 80mph (130km/h) before quickly weakening over western Mexico. By midday, Orlene had weakened to a tropical storm with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph (85 kph) and was moving north-northeast at 10 mph (17 kph).

Hurricane Orlene to Crash into Western Mexico on Monday

Hurricane Orlene, this season's ninth eastern Pacific hurricane, formed last Saturday morning, and though it passed Puerto Vallarta by as a Cat 3 hurricane on Sunday, forecasters say that the now Cat 2 storm is projected to reach the coast of mainland Mexico Monday or Monday night, making landfall just south of Mazatlán, Sinaloa.

Mexico’s Congress Approved Eliminating Daylight Saving Time

With 445 votes in favor, 33 abstentions and 8 against, Mexico's Chamber of Deputies approved President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's proposal to eliminate Daylight Savings Time. The initiative now goes to the Senate for discussion and vote and, if endorsed, will come into effect on October 30, 2022.

Orlene Rapidly Strengthens Into a Category 4 Hurricane

At 3:00 am CDT on Sunday, slow-moving Hurricane Orlene evolved into a Category 4 hurricane located 195 km south-southwest of Cabo Corrientes, Jalisco, and moving north at 7 km/h. A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the Pacific coast of Mexico from San Blas to Mazatlan. A Hurricane Watch is in effect from Playa Perula to San Blas.

Orlene Strengthens to Hurricane Off Mexico’s Pacific Coast

At 10:00 am CDT, Tropical Storm Orlene evolved into a Category 1 hurricane located 340 km south-southwest of Cabo Corrientes, Jalisco, and moving north at 7 km/h. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Pacific coast from Playa Perula to San Blas. Orlene is expected to pass just west of Puerto Vallarta from 7 pm Sunday to 7 am Monday.

Tropical Storm Orlene Approaches Western Coast of Mexico

As of 4:00 pm on Friday, September 30, Tropical Storm Orlene was displaying maximum sustained winds of 100 km/h and was located 445 km south-southwest of Cabo Corrientes, Jalisco. It is expected to strengthen to a category 1 hurricane early Saturday morning as it approaches the Mexican coast and continues to move northwestward.

AMLO Announces a “Considerable” Minimum Wage Increase in 2023

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador recently announced that there will be a "considerable" increase in the minimum wage for 2023. Inflationary levels have accelerated talks between businessmen, unions and the government, and though it has not yet been determined how much it will rise, Mexico's minimum wage will go up on January 1.

Enrique Alfaro Visits Pope Francis in His Personal Residence

As part of his work tour in Europe, Governor Enrique Alfaro Ramírez visited with Pope Francis at his personal residence in Santa Marta, Rome, Italy, where they discussed the agenda of activities that the Mexican State will carry out with the Scholas Occurrentes Foundation. During the meeting, the Pontiff sent a blessing to Jalisco.

Volaris Launches 6 New Routes From Mexico City’s New Airport

Since opening up north of Mexico City on March 21, the Felipe Ángeles International Airport (NLU) has slowly gained new routes and operators. The Mexican ultra-low-cost carrier Volaris recently launched operations on six new domestic routes from NLU to Puerto Escondido, Los Cabos, La Paz, Oaxaca, Guadalajara, and Puerto Vallarta.

La Cañada de la Virgen Declared an Archaeological Monuments Zone

The pre-Hispanic site of Cañada de la Virgen, located near the picturesque mountain town and tourist destination of San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, was declared an Archaeological Monuments Zone by presidential decree on Sept. 20, according to Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH).
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