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Mexican president: doctor, family cut line to get vaccine

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Wednesday that a doctor used his influence to have his family members cut in line for early coronavirus vaccines, despite the fact...

Taiwan Railways to roll out tourist train fleet in 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) is introducing a tourist train fleet featuring various sightseeing themes that will enter service in the coming years. The fleet wi...

Mexican environment minister resigns after critique

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced the resignation of his environment minister Wednesday, nearly a month after a leaked recording showed that cabinet member cri...

TRA offers discounted rides as domestic tourism rises

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) is rolling out 70 percent off deals for its Chu-Kuang tickets, 34 percent off for its TR-PASS, NT$500 (US$17) off for its cruise-s...

Mexican president defies leftist label in virus response

When Andrés Manuel López Obrador won Mexico’s presidency after years of agitating for change, many expected a transformative leader who would take the country to the left even as much of Latin America...

Mexico president to continue travel; asks fans to stay away

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday he will maintain his busy travel schedule dedicating infrastructure projects around the country in spite of growing restrict...

Stalled mega power project in central Mexico stirs discord

HUEXCA, Mexico (AP) — The thermo-electric plant looms over the smattering of homes and cows munching on dried corn stalks in Huexca, a tiny farm community in central Mexico where many residents view i...

All aboard Taiwan's 5-star tourist trains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With help from the award-winning J.C. Architecture (JCA) firm, the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) unveiled its renovated tourist trains Friday (Dec. 13) at Taipei Ma...

NE Taiwan's Taipingshan receives record-breaking 500,000th visitor of 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —The Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Area received its 500,000th visitor of the year on Tuesday (Dec. 10), a new record for the area, which was opened 37 years ago, C...

Taiwan Railways launches Hello Kitty tourist train

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— Hello Kitty fans, are you ready? The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) has announced on their website that a tourist train will reenter service decked out with a new Hel...

Mexico's prized beaches threatened by smelly algae invasion

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tourists looking for sun and sand in Mexican resorts like Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum have been disgusted by foul-smelling mounds of sargassum — a seaweed-like algae — piling...

Mexico's AMLO says US is willing to invest in tourist train

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador says the U.S. government has offered to help finance a proposed train line for the Yucatan peninsula. López Obrador s...

Taiwan's Forestry Bureau offers half price admission to 13 national forest recreation areas on Double Ten Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s Forestry Bureau said in a news release on Tuesday that it will offer half price admission to 13 national forest recreation areas on Double Ten Day to celebrat...

‘Bong Bong’ tourist train on Mt. Taiping in NE Taiwan to resume service after 6 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--The once very popular Bong Bong tourist train on Mt. Taiping in northeast Taiwan will resume service on the morning of Sept. 19 (Wednesday), and half price train tickets will be ...

Mexico: Lopez Obrador expands plan for Yucatan tourist train

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president-elect announced an even more ambitious proposal for a train on the Yucatan peninsula Monday that would link nearly all the region's main tourist draws and cost do...