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July 27, 2016
Scientists in Germany have discovered a bacteria hiding out in peoples’ noses that produces an antibiotic compound that can kill several dangerous pathogens, including the superbug MRSA. The early-stage finding, reported in the journal Nature on Wednesday, could one day lead to a whole new class of antibiotic medicines being developed to fight drug-resistant bacterial...
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Michael Hasenstab
Fund manager Michael Hasenstab expects Mexico’s peso to be supported by the country’s solid economy and says investors who are using the currency as a proxy bet against risks in other emerging markets could be burned. Hasenstab, chief investment officer of Templeton Global Macro, told Reuters in a recent email that he was “positive” on...
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Members of the Mixe, Mixteco, and Zapoteco people will soon have their own mobile cellular telephone network that will allow at least 356 municipalities in the States of Chiapas, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Puebla, and Veracruz, to access mobile-telephone services and the Internet. The new services are the result of a July 5 plenary resolution by the Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones,...
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In typical peasant attire, boys dress up as old men with white-haired masks, bend over in pain, wielding their canes, and slowly break into a performance. Within a fraction of a second, they spring into foot-tapping dance moves, until one stumbles and falls, and the remaining follow suit. Their pink masks representing toothless old men...
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Eleven-year-old Urile Matla is the last in line at Mexico City’s innovative barter market. He has 20 bags of plastic bottles from his family street vendor business and is thrilled that he can exchange these bottles for food. “I see kids who just leave their trash on the streets, we recycle this to help the...
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mexico gang
On the troubled fringes of the northern Mexican city of Monterrey, an aspiring Catholic priest is using his faith to reach out to young gang members and at-risk youth and bring them into his “Gang of Christ.” Less than 200 kilometers (125 miles) from the U.S. border, Monterrey is a wealthy city of corporate trailblazers....
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Summer kicked off in the Riviera Nayarit with celebrity sightings all along the beautiful beaches of Mexico’s Pacific Treasure. US stars Eva Longoria and Lil Jon and Mexican A-listers Claudia Álvarez and Vania Manzano posted about staying in the Riviera Nyaarit on their social media accounts. Eva Longoria, the multifaceted US movie and TV actress...
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Opposition lawmakers criticized Mexico’s independent statistics agency on Tuesday for changes in polling techniques in a survey that suggested income among the poorest Mexicans had jumped by a third. Lawmakers said the survey, published on July 15, created suspicions that pollsters had manipulated data in order to show a drop in poverty after a previous...
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