Day

April 16, 2016
ecuador earthquake
A powerful, 7.8-magnitude earthquake shook Ecuador’s central coast on Saturday, cracking buildings and rattling homes as far away as the capital of Quito. The U.S. Geological Survey said the shallow quake was centered 27 kilometers (16 miles) south-southeast of Muisne, Ecuador, in a sparsely populated area of fishing ports popular with tourists. In the port...
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mexico torture
Mexico’s defense secretary formally apologized to the country Saturday for a video-recorded incident of torture involving two soldiers and a federal police officer. Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda addressed a sea of green-uniformed soldiers in a televised address that illustrated just how damaging the graphic torture video has been for the institution. “In the name of...
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El Penol
The Mexican artists Alejandro Quijano (Yucatan) and Jorge Luis Hurtado (Sinaloa) participate in the exhibition “Presencia y Testimonio,” which opens today at the Historical Museum of El Penol, Colombia. Organized by the Cultural Foundation MAI Colombia and The Historical Museum of El Penol, the exhibition brings together the work of 43 artists representing 16 countries,...
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stupid internet
In the hours since I first sat down to write this piece, my laptop tells me the National Basketball Association has had to deny that it threatened to cancel its 2017 All-Star Game over a new anti-LGBT law in North Carolina – a story repeated by many news sources including the Associated Press. The authenticity...
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monarch butterfly
The head of the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat), Rafael Pacchiano Alaman, reiterated his willingness to work with the United States on environmental issues of importance to both nations, especially conservation of the Vaquita Whale and the Monarch Butterfly. During a working visit to Washington, DC, he held a bilateral meeting with Secretary...
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In most parts of the world, but most evident in the so-called “Third World,” unequal commercial competition is a pervading problem which has slowly crept into our societies. To put it plainly, large corporations have created similar-appearing stores of all kinds which have severely affected small independent businesses. This has led to the closure of...
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islas-marietas
According to Dr. Amilcar Cupul, research professor at the University Center of the Coast (CUC), the case of the Marieta Islands is similar to that of “Peter and the Wolf”, meaning it was announced last month that parts of the islands could face possible closure and, after several threats, the date was set for next...
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