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2011-02-28 14:45:00

TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Esperanza Azteca youth orchestra system welcomes its latest member in the state of Chiapas. Under the auspices of Grupo Salinas Chairman Ricardo Salinas Pliego (www.ricardosalinas.com) and Chiapas Governor Juan Sabines Guerrero, the Chiapas orchestra gave an inaugural concert on Sunday at the Emilio Rebasa auditorium in the capital city of Tuxtla Gutierrrez. The concert was also attended by Chiapas' first lady Isabel Aguilera de...

2010-09-08 16:26:00

MEXICO CITY, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: ASR; BMV: ASUR), (ASUR) the first privatized airport group in Mexico and operator of Cancun Airport and eight other airports in southeast Mexico, today announced that on September 7, 2010, Compania Mexicana de Aviacion, S.A. de C.V. has been granted bankruptcy protection and that Mexicana Inter, S.A. de C.V. and Aerovias Caribe, S.A. de C.V. have also filed for bankruptcy protection....

2010-06-09 09:00:00

HOUSTON, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) today began twice-weekly flights between its Houston hub at Bush Intercontinental Airport and Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico, the airline's 30th Mexican destination. Continental serves more destinations in Mexico from the U.S. than any other airline. The new flight, operated as Continental Express, departs Houston at 6:15 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays, arriving in Tuxtla Gutierrez at 9:20 p.m. The return flight...

2010-03-17 10:15:00

HOUSTON, March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) today announced that beginning June 9, 2010, it will offer twice-weekly flights between its Houston hub at Bush Intercontinental Airport and Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico, the airline's 30th Mexican destination, subject to government approval. Continental serves more destinations in Mexico from the U.S. than any other airline. Chiapas, located in Mexico's southeast region and the eighth largest state in the...

2010-03-01 14:30:00

TAPACHULA, Mexico, March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Grupo Salinas, a group of dynamic, fast-growing and technologically advanced companies deeply committed to the modernization of the countries in which they operate, created by Mexican entrepreneur Ricardo B. Salinas (www.ricardosalinas.com), is proud to celebrate the presentation of the "Fray Matias de Cordova 2010" award to its founder, Ricardo Salinas, for the promotion of philanthropic action in the state of Chiapas. The award was...

2009-09-22 11:25:00

OSTUACAN, Mexico, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Grupo Salinas, a group of dynamic, fast growing and technologically advanced companies deeply committed to the modernization of the countries where they operate, is pleased to announce through its Fundacion Azteca non-profit arm the inauguration last week of Fundacion del Desarrollo Habitacional Nuevo Juan de Grijalva, a new municipality for marginalized communities in Chiapas. The event was presided by Mexican President Felipe Calderon and...

2008-03-07 03:00:15

By Keven Ann Willey, The Dallas Morning News Mar. 7--SAN CRISToBAL, Mexico -- Contrasts are what produce "wow" moments in Chiapas, Mexico's southernmost state. It's Mexican. But it's really more Mayan. The Spanish were afraid of the jungle and never succeeded in conquering the region. It's modern. Five airports, two large cities (Tuxtla Gutierrez, San Cristobal), better BlackBerry reception than in parts of Texas. But it's also ancient. The Mayans developed a number system based on...

2006-08-21 17:05:00

By Mica Rosenberg TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexico's main leftist party held a razor-thin lead on Monday in the governor's race in Chiapas state, heightening nationwide tension over the still-unresolved July presidential vote. Juan Sabines of the left-wing Party of the Democratic Revolution, or PRD, had 48.39 percent with votes in from 94 percent of polling stations. That gave him a lead of just 0.22 points over main rival Jose Antonio Aguilar, according to state...

2006-08-21 09:53:18

By Mica Rosenberg TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexico's main leftist party was ahead by a hair on Monday in a governor's election in the largely Maya Indian state of Chiapas, adding to tension over a fiercely contested July 2 presidential vote. Juan Sabines of the left-wing Party of the Democratic Revolution, or PRD, had 48.43 percent of the vote with votes in from 93 percent of polling stations, a lead of just 0.29 percentage points over his main rival, according to state...


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Volcán Tacaná
2014-04-09 11:04:28

Volcán Tacaná, also known as Volcán Tacina in Mexico, the Tacaná Volcano, or simply Tacaná, is an active stratovolcano that is located in the San Marcos Department of Guatemala and in the Cacahoatán and Unión Juárez Municipalities of Chiapas, a Mexican state. It reaches an elevation of 13,320 feet and is part of the Central America Volcanic Arc. It is one of many volcanoes in the Central American Core volcanic chain, which helps support diverse and sensitive ecosystems. Volcán...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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