Puerto Vallarta News Brief on 28 March 2023
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In the sunny coastal town of Puerto Vallarta, life goes on with its usual mix of fun and chaos. Today, a number of stories made the headlines, ranging from traffic issues to political drama.
In Ixtapa, vehicles caused traffic chaos as the traffic lights in the crossroads were unusable. Apparently, the lights were not functioning properly, leading to a snarl-up on the roads. Meanwhile, in the Tabachines neighborhood, a man with a machete in hand stole 18 thousand pesos from a Municipal Police unit on Los Tules Avenue. Thankfully, no one was hurt in the incident.
On the political front, Yésica Zatarain, Ricardo Monreal's district liaison, was sworn in and immediately protested to the Movimiento Reconciliación por México. The reason for the protest was not clear at the time of writing. Meanwhile, a councilor will investigate alleged overpricing in municipal public works.
In business news, Canadian tourists extended their stay in Vallarta due to the cold weather in their country. In contrast, the closures applied by Profepa caused severe affectation in the area, according to the AEBBA. Coparmex also asked Profepa to be aware of the damage caused by the closures.
On the housing front, there was an alert about frauds in housing rentals on platforms. Apparently, a house with a "Take advantage" sign was involved in one such fraud. Meanwhile, the owners of nightclubs in Puerto Vallarta set conditions to disseminate sex education material to their patrons.
Finally, in Vallarta's rural zone, an itinerant machinery module arrived to help with unfinished works from a year ago. Meanwhile, neighbors asked to rescue Downtown before it becomes a "Pueblo Mágico", while the dust in the Llanitos neighborhood in Ixtapa generated discomfort. The head of Transparency of the Vallarta City Hall was also changed, and the mayor, Luis Michel Rodríguez, brushed off complaints of companies for a license increase as "history".
All in all, it was a typically eventful day in Puerto Vallarta, with its mix of sunshine, politics, and traffic chaos.