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May 7, 2014
Mexican politicians have introduced several bills to legalise marijuana. If they are approved, Mexico would join Uruguay and two US states in controlling the sale of the drug, rather than prohibiting it. Around 100,000 people have been killed or have gone missing in Mexico’s drug war since 2006. Some argue that legalising the drug could...
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*** UPDATE MAY 8, 2014: 9:30AM – STRONG UPPER-LEVEL WINDS HAVE CAUSED THIS DISTURBANCE TO BECOME LESS ORGANIZED THIS MORNING…AND DEVELOPMENT INTO A TROPICAL CYCLONE IS BECOMING LESS LIKELY. *** ‘Tis the season! The National Hurricane Center in Miami is monitoring what is very likely to be the first named storm of the season in...
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George Clooney celebrated his 53rd birthday on Tuesday at his El Dorado vacation home with fiancée Amal Alamuddin. The newly engaged couple reportedly jetted to Cabo San Lucas earlier in May in preparation for the wedding of Thom Mathews and Karla Jensen, which will take place on May 10. Clooney arrived on a private jet...
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The United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) has discovered that the ancient Aztecs of Mexico were able to function as a zero-waste society, proving that the practices of indigenous peoples from the past could provide valuable insights and lessons about efficiently using resources and improving modern waste management systems. “While...
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Mexico plans to invest 180 billion pesos ($13.8 billion) in tourism infrastructure to turn the country into a global power in the industry, President Enrique Peña Nieto said. “Mexico has everything necessary to become a tourism power at the global level,” the president told industry leaders gathered at the 39th Tourism Fair in the Caribbean...
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Forget what you may have heard about US travelers’ hesitation to visit Mexico. According to industry execs, who gathered at a Travel Agent magazine roundtable at this year’s annual Tianguis Turistico, held May 6-9 in Cancun, Mexico is hot on the minds of the consumer. “People are calling me about Mexico and not asking about...
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