June 29, 2016
Business leaders and government officials said Wednesday that supplies of gasoline, food and other goods are running out in southern Mexico because protesting teachers have blockaded key highways. Tourism is one of the key economic activities in the southern states of Oaxaca and Chiapas and it’s been hit severely by the protests. The Interior Department...
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puerto vallarta weather
A broad area of low pressure is expected to form south of the Gulf of Tehuantepec later this week in association with a westward-moving tropical wave that is currently located south of Guatemala. Environmental conditions are forecast to be conducive for gradual development of the disturbance, and a tropical depression could form over the weekend...
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lgb health
Gay, lesbian and bisexual individuals reported more health problems than straight men and women, in a large U.S. survey. For the first time since its launch in 1957, the National Health Interview Survey in 2013 and 2014 included a question about sexual orientation. With nearly 69,000 participants, the survey revealed that lesbian, gay and bisexual...
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mexico potatoes
A Mexican federal judge banned the entry of fresh potatoes from the United States amid concerns that pests they contain may damage the environment, Mexico’s Federal Judicial Council (CJF) said on Tuesday. The judge, based in Los Mochis in the northern, potato-producing state of Sinaloa, held that measures taken by Mexico’s Ministry of Agriculture (SAGARPA)...
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Mayonihka, Hidlago
Assailants have damaged an ancient Otomi Indian religious site in Mexico, toppling stone structures used as altars, breaking carved stones and scattering offerings of flowers, fruit and paintings at the remote mountain shrine known as Mayonihka or Mexico Chiquito. The attack was unusual in a country where few ancient pre-Hispanic religious sites remain functioning. A...
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mexico canada
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday that Canada will lift visa requirements for Mexican visitors as of December 2016, removing a major irritant in relations between the two countries. Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto made the announcement in Ottawa ahead of Wednesday’s North American leaders’ summit with U.S. President Barack Obama. Pena Nieto...
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