Today it’s mostly about cigarettes—where to smoke and buy them, and where not—as there are new laws. Beach vendors grumble at new permit procedures. Is your favorite non-profit registered properly in Mexico? PLUS: a song I never thought I’d hear performed cumbia style.
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From today’s broadcast:
New federal laws governing tobacco smoking come into effect. https://vallartaopina.net/entraron-en-vigor-las-nuevas-restricciones-para-fumadores/
Smoking is no longer allowed on the beach. https://contralinea.net/ya-no-se-podra-fumar-en-playas-areas-comunes-de-hoteles-y-restaurantes/
Stores can no longer display cigarettes or other tobacco products. https://www.excelsior.com.mx/nacional/hasta-la-vista-baby-a-partir-de-hoy-tiendas-tienen-prohibido-exhibir-cigarros/1564449
Needless to say, CANIRAC—the restaurant association—is not having it. https://contralinea.net/canirac-promueve-accion-penal-contra-nuevas-disposiciones-de-la-ley-antitabaco/
Basilio Badillo is closed to vehicular traffic. https://contralinea.net/anuncia-seapal-vallarta-cierre-vial-por-obras-en-calle-basilio-badillo/
Beach vendors, unhappy with new permit renewal procedures. https://www.noticiaspv.com.mx/duermen-afuera-de-semarnat-les-niegan-refrendo-a-sus-permisos/
Is your favorite non-profit organization properly registered with the Mexican government? https://tribunadelabahia.com.mx/40-asociaciones-civiles-reguladas-61741
Mexican wine gets an official commemorative day. https://www.gob.mx/agricultura/prensa/declara-gobierno-de-mexico-el-7-de-octubre-como-dia-del-vino-mexicano
LISTEN: Can you believe they turned this popular American movie theme into a cumbia?
The cat’s out of the bag! My ‘Adventures in Vernacular Spanish’ lecture is coming up. https://www.facebook.com/events/699127168260894/
REMINDER: Our Winter Meet & Greet will be on January 20 at Whiskey Kitchen, and the wonderful Amy Armstrong will be playing live! https://www.facebook.com/events/1314337259350716
REMINDER: We’re going to enjoy Amy Armstrong’s ‘Ouid’ ode to cannabis on Saturday, January 21! Get your tickets soon! https://www.facebook.com/events/491342369646348/491342386313013/