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September 21, 2018
From Mexico to Napa: the story of Roberto Juarez
Roberto Juarez Roberto Juarez has eyes that smile. He’s well-liked, with an infectious laugh that comes often. At 38, he’s a husband, a father and a vineyard manager who came to Napa as a young immigrant and built for himself what many others have also come here for. A better life. Today, Napa is his...
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Dinner Diplomacy: Like the Country Itself, Mexico’s Cuisine is Diverse and Misunderstood
Javier Diaz de Leon, consul general of Mexico in Atlanta, introduces chefs from Merida at Atlanta’s No Mas Cantina. In 2010, traditional Mexican cuisine received UNESCO World Heritage designation as a cultural treasure, but the joints that serve most Americans must not have gotten the memo. Many serve a half-baked version featuring beef and chicken...
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6 dead and missing after major flash floods hit Culiacan, Mexico
At least three people have been killed and another three are missing after tropical depression hit Mexico’s northwestern state of Sinaloa on September 20, 2018. The storm dropped heavy rains and caused major flash flooding in the city of Culiacán, Sinaloa, killing three people and leaving another three missing, officials confirmed September 21. One person...
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Day of the Dead Parade Mexico City, three years stunning the world
Catrinas are associated iwth Mexico’s Day of the Dead. (PHOTO: garuyo.com) For the third year in a row, a Day of the Dead Parade will be held in Mexico City in which monumental skulls, floats and catrinas will be touring Paseo de la Reforma from the Estela de Luz to the Zócalo. The inspiration for...
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vaquita
A judge in Mexico ordered the release Friday of a man accused of illegal fishing that endangers the world’s smallest porpoise. The arrest of Oscar Parra in September had been depicted as an advance in efforts to save the critically endangered vaquita marina, of which fewer than 30 remain. Instead, it has proved an embarrassment....
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“Museo” revisits Mexico’s notorious museum robbery
IT WAS one of the most audacious heists in art history. On Christmas Eve 1985 125 Mayan, Aztec, Miztec and Zapotec artefacts were stolen from the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. Some suspected that it was the work of the KGB or the CIA, a gang of professional crooks from Guatemala or Colombia...
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Mexico Needs to Produce More Gas to Ensure Supply Security
With growing demand for natural gas for power generation and other applications, Mexico needs to prioritize a domestic production increase, the head of Mexico’s National Hydrocarbons Commission told Reuters this week. “We need to diversify (sources of natural gas) because we are very concentrated,” Juan Carlos Zepeda said, adding that it would make sense to...
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Mexico goalkeeper Ochoa sets sights on 2022 World Cup
The El Tri No.1 has no plans to concede his job to any of the younger goalkeepers in the player pool, as he looks to start in Qatar Guillermo Ochoa says he’s not planning on giving up the Mexico No.1 job any time soon, setting his sights on playing at the 2022 World Cup in...
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Despite flight delay, Mexico's president-elect still wants to sell government jet
Earlier this week, passengers boarded an airplane run by the low-cost carrier VivaAerobus in the Mexican beach resort of Huatulco. They hoped that soon they would arrive in Mexico City. They did not. Instead, their plane sat on the runway for around three hours, grounded after the Mexico City airport was closed by heavy rain....
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Intentional homicides in Mexico has increased by 17% in the first eight months of this year when compared with the same period of the previous year. The statistics of the National Public Security System reports a total of 18,835 investigation files initiated by violent deaths from January to August 2018, by the 32 prosecutor offices...
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Testing of the earthquake and tsunami warning network in Puerto Vallarta has failed once again, due to the constant theft of infrastructure. This week’s earthquake and tsunami drills exposed the problem, according to Luis Arturo García Pulido, regional commander of Civil Protection of the State of Jalisco. At 11:00 o’clock in the morning on September...
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U.S.-Mexico drafting final text of two-way trade deal, but Canada may wait until after Oct. 1 Quebec election
A U.S.-Mexican team is actively drafting a text of their bilateral trade deal that can be released in 10 days, Mexico confirmed Thursday, amid speculation that Canada and the States will not strike their own pact until after the Quebec election Oct. 1. The two-country text will incorporate placeholders allowing Canada to be slotted in...
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Mexico's president-elect vows to ditch official plane or 'die of shame'
Mexico’s leftist president-elect has pledged to stick to his plan to get rid of the country’s presidential plane – despite finding himself stuck on the tarmac for three hours waiting for a commercial flight to take off. In video footage posted online from onboard the delayed flight from Huatulco to Mexico City, Andrés Manuel López...
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The death sentences against three Mexican brothers convicted of drug trafficking in Malaysia have been commuted to prison terms, a lawyer said Friday. Lawyer Hisyam Teh Poh Teik said the prison department confirmed the sentences had been commuted by the state sultan on March 26. They are serving new sentences of 30 years in prison,...
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