Puerto Vallarta News Brief on 18 March 2023
This article summarizes recent news headlines from Puerto Vallarta, covering a range of topics such as politics, sports, crime, and community initiatives.
In recent news from Puerto Vallarta, the Mexican Supreme Court of Justice has upheld the decision made by the Jalisco government in the Seapal case. This decision is deemed to have caused no harm, although four former Seapal directors are now under scrutiny for allegedly damaging the agency.
In more positive news, Puerto Vallarta's parathletes have recently won medals in a national competition, showcasing the region's sporting talent. However, not all news is positive as an ex-syndicate of Compostela and his nephew have been arrested and detained, highlighting ongoing issues with criminal activity in the region.
Meanwhile, supporters of Bahia have traveled to attend the AMLO march, showing the strength of political support in the area. However, there was low participation from candidates at the Third Job Fair held in Puerto Vallarta, indicating potential issues with the job market in the area.
In a separate development, eight Vallarta restaurants are seeking an injunction against the anti-tobacco law, highlighting tensions between the hospitality industry and government regulations.
Elsewhere, there have been allegations of abuse of authority by transit officers in Bahia de Banderas, with reports that officers have been stealing number plates from drivers.
On a more positive note, Martha Ibarría has invited people to participate in the diploma course 'For a Friendlier Vallarta,' highlighting efforts to promote community spirit and cooperation in the region.
In other news, SEAPAL has been carrying out maintenance work on radial wells, while there are reportedly 58 appeals against Vallarta due to opaque practices by ITEI Jalisco representatives.
Finally, the governor has deemed the costs of new toll booths to be excessive on the short Guadalajara-Vallarta road, while a confrontation in Teocaltiche has caused panic among citizens in the early hours of the morning.
These news headlines paint a varied picture of life in Puerto Vallarta, showcasing both the positive aspects of the region such as sporting achievements and community spirit, but also highlighting ongoing issues with criminal activity and potentially economic challenges in the job market.