Day

September 9, 2017
political corruption mexico
During the colonial period, the Spanish Americas were governed under the 14th-century formula, “Obedézcase, pero no se cumpla”: obey, but do not comply. This double legal standard acknowledged the king’s authority while preventing royal law from encroaching upon local customs and guild privileges. The affirmative command (obey) came with a built-in negation (do not comply),...
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earthquake dead
Slow-moving funeral processions converged on a Juchitan’s cemeteries from all directions on Saturday, so many that they sometimes caused temporary gridlock when they met at intersections. A monster earthquake and a Gulf coast hurricane have combined to take at least 66 lives in Mexico, and no place suffered more than the Oaxaca state city of...
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donations
Google’s search engine offers users the latest news related to the magnitude 8.2 quake that occurred in Mexico on September 7 and the option to make donations for those affected. As of the declaration of emergency generated by the damages suffered in Chiapas, Oaxaca and Tabasco, when doing related searches in certain countries, the option...
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Widely acknowledged as a critical chapter in the history of twentieth-century art, the rise of modernism in Mexico was activated by artists, museum curators, gallery owners, journalists, and publishers both in Mexico and the United States. These figures created and promoted an art that pioneered a synthesis of indigenous traditions, both ancient and contemporary, and...
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sea turtles puerto vallarta
The Federal Prosecutor’s Office for Environmental Protection (PROFEPA) relocated 390 Golfina sea turtle eggs found during patrol tours on four beaches in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco. In order to comply with the legal provisions, and considering the influx of tourism in the area, the eggs were relocated to avoid their predation, looting or flood. PROFEPA inspectors,...
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Pope Francis flew to a rain-soaked Medellin on Saturday to console orphans, the poor and sick — and to demand priests and ordinary Colombians look beyond rigid church doctrine to care for sinners and welcome them in. “My brothers, the church is not a customs post,” Francis said. “It wants its doors to be open.”...
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earthquake
With four big hurricanes, a powerful earthquake and wildfires, it seems that nature recently has just gone nuts. Some of these disasters, like Friday’s earthquake in Mexico, are natural. Others may end up having a mix of natural and man-made ingredients after scientists examine them. We also always tend to look for patterns and order...
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how common are earthquakes in mexico
According to information from the National Seismological Service, last month Mexico recorded a total of 1,648 earthquakes whose epicenters were located within the country. The magnitudes of the earthquakes reported range from 1.3 to the magnitude of 5.3. The epicenters of most of these earthquakes were distributed in the states of Chiapas, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Michoacán...
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hurricane irma tampa
With the window closing fast for anyone wanting to escape, Irma hurtled toward Florida with 130 mph winds Saturday on a shifting course that threatened the first direct hit on the Tampa area from a major hurricane in nearly a century. Forecasters predicted Irma’s center would blow ashore Sunday and strike the Florida Keys, then...
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Hurricane Katia
Hurricane Katia roared onshore north of Tecolutla in Veracruz state, pelting the region with intense rains and winds just one day after Mexcio’s deadly earthquake. Since landfall, the storm has deteriorated into a soggy tropical depression that is dumping rain over the mountains of east-central Mexico. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm is...
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SingularityU Mexico
Puerto Vallarta will be the host city for the first summit of SingularityU Mexico, where the brightest minds will teach how to use exponential growth technologies to solve the main problems of the country. Singularity University, is a global community of innovation and learning located at the NASA Research Center in Silicon Valley, using global...
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