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June 16, 2015
Juan Felipe Herrera, the son of migrant farm workers and the author of 28 books of poetry, novels for young adults and collections for children, was named the U.S. poet laureate on Wednesday, the first Hispanic appointed to the position. The Library of Congress, which announced the appointment on Wednesday, said Herrera, 68, will become...
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Authorities closed the waters off the popular beach destination of Puerto Vallarta to small boats Tuesday as Hurricane Carlos continued to skirt up Mexico’s southwestern coastline. At least one cruise ship, the Carnival Miracle, canceled a port call planned for Wednesday in Puerto Vallarta, port official Odilon Garcia Castillon said by phone from the Pacific...
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Researchers in Mexico say they have decoded the hieroglyphic name on the Palenque tomb of ancient Mayan King Pakal, revealing it to read “The House of the Nine Sharpened Spears”, more than sixty years after the crypt was discovered. Mexican archaeologist Alberto Ruz Lhuillier discovered the burial crypt in 1948 and new research into the...
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Hurricane Carlos barreled westward off Mexico’s Pacific coast on Tuesday, threatening several states with heavy rain, but it is expected to start weakening on Wednesday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Carlos was 105 miles (169 km) south of the port of Manzanillo, blowing maximum sustained winds of about 75 miles per hour (121 kph)...
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