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September 17, 2018
Mexico, Energy Sector Face Uphill Battle Against Corruption, Study Finds
Corruption is becoming “normalized” in Mexican society, a trend driven in part by the energy sector, according to new research. “Mexico is a prime example of how corruption has expansive effects on a society and how it is subsequently normalized by society,” the Baker Institute for Public Policy’s Jose I. Rodriguez-Sanchez, postdoctoral research fellow in...
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For Sale: 1 Mile Of U.S.-Mexico Border Wall
A sign near Santa Teresa, New Mexico. Part of the federal government’s border wall stands on state trust land near Santa Teresa. (SEBASTIEN VUAGNAT/AFP/Getty Images) A seven-acre strip of land along the U.S. border with Mexico has been the subject of a months-long dispute between New Mexico’s top land manager and the federal government. Customs...
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Discover Financial's Tie-Up to Boost Card Business in Mexico
Shutterstock photo Discover Financial Services DFS recently announced that it has collaborated with Promoción y Operación S.A. de C.V. (Prosa). Both the companies will form a strategic network alliance for widely strengthening the acceptance of Discover Global Network in Mexico. With this deal, Discover, Diners Club International, PULSE and network affiliate cards will be accepted...
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Lessons from Mexico’s Earthquake Early Warning System
Rubble from a collapsed building crushed a car in the Xochimilco borough of Mexico City following the M 7.1 Puebla earthquake on 19 September 2017. This and other earthquakes that followed soon after triggered an early warning system. What lessons do these early warnings and earthquakes pose for disaster mitigation strategies? Credit: Elizabeth Cochran On...
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Six Grad Students from Mexico Receive Fellowships
Participants in the MGREP’s summer institute are, from left, Paloma Fierro, Dianalaura Cueto, Arturo Meza, Ana Van Boeyen, Isaac Triujeque, Daniela Ruiz, Margarita Rivera, Steven Allison, Efi Foufula Georgio, Brandon Esquivias and Luisa Kregel. – Six graduate students from Mexico will matriculate to the Samueli School this fall as participants in UC Irvine’s Mexico Graduate...
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The lack of infrastructure to protect unidentified bodies has forced the Jalisco Institute of Forensic Sciences (IJCF) to preserve 157 corpses in the refrigerated trucks has been stinking up neighborhoods throughout Guadalajara. Until Thursday of last week, the trailer was in a warehouse in Colonia La Duraznera, in the municipality of Tlaquepaque, but due to...
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Mexican president elect introduces civilian head of security
TEPIC, Mexico – Mexico’s president-elect kicked off a nationwide tour Sunday with his new head of security in tow: a restaurant owner named Daniel Asaf who will coordinate a civilian brigade in lieu of the Mexican equivalent of the U.S. Secret Service. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who takes office Dec. 1, introduced Asaf to reporters...
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Julian Assange had just pulled off one of the biggest scoops in journalistic history, splaying the innards of American diplomacy across the web. But technology firms were cutting ties to his WikiLeaks website, cable news pundits were calling for his head and a Swedish sex crime case was threatening to put him behind bars. Caught...
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George Gracia is a local singer-songwriter who is known for his acoustic guitar music featuring soul, pop, and blues. Originally from the state of Veracruz, music came naturally to him at a young age. His passion for performing was only enhanced after relocating to Puerto Vallarta some years ago. “I began to understand that music...
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Mexico intends to increase trade with Azerbaijan this year
Trade turnover between Azerbaijan and Mexico may reach $25 million in 2018, Mexican Ambassador to Azerbaijan Juan Rodrigo Labardini Flores said at an event dedicated to the Independence Day of Mexico on September 14. He noted that in the period from 1992 to 2014, the annual trade turnover between the two countries averaged only $1.2...
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The CRE of Mexico reduces costs of the Financial Guarantees
This press release from Mexico’s Energy Regulatory Commission was published using an automatic translation system. The Governing Body of the CRE approved the methodology that the National Center for Energy Control (CENACE) will use to calculate the Financial Guarantees for the Interconnection of Power Plants and Connection of Load Centers to the National Transmission Network...
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Milking it for politics? U.S., Canada dig in on dairy in NAFTA talks
09/17/2018 – Politico Decades-long trade tensions over America’s access to Canada’s dairy market are getting hashed out in the final rounds of the NAFTA talks. To clinch a deal, U.S. officials are demanding that Canada make major concessions. President Donald Trump for months has criticized Canada’s system of controlling its milk supply as “not fair”...
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On Sunday, Mexicans around the globe will celebrate the anniversary of the country’s independence from Spain. The day is marked by a national holiday in Mexico, a reenactment of a historic moment from the revolution’s leader, and an array of performances from fireworks to dance routines. Often confused with […] Click here to view original...
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New Mexico Observatory Finally Gives Explanation for Mysterious Shutdown
Ever since the National Solar Observatory in Sunspot, New Mexico, was evacuated and visited by the FBI on September 6, the organization that runs the facility has been mum on the “security threat” that led to the closure. The relative silence on the part of Association of Universities for […] Click here to view original...
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Rocky Point, Mexico Travel Guide
contrastaddict/Getty Images Arizona residents have long flocked to Rocky Point to spend some time near the ocean. Still, a very popular Spring Break destination (don’t fall for the Spring Break scam !), Puerto Peñasco, known in the U.S. as Rocky Point, continues to grow as a resort destination. Rocky […] Click here to view original...
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