Day

October 13, 2018

News: News and information for by PVDN

The National Seismological Service reported that at 8:32 pm this Saturday, two earthquakes of magnitude 4.7 were registered, in Ometepec, Guerrero, and Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca. In the Twitter account @SismologicoMX, in two messages, they reported that the Pinotepa Nacional earthquake in Oaxaca was recorded at 20:32:11 hours, 23 kilometers southeast of that municipality, at a...
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Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire (Fuego) is spewing ash just months after an eruption killed at least 110 people. The country’s seismology and volcanology institute said Saturday that hot lava is spilling from the crater and flowing toward a ravine. Constant rumblings from the volcano sounded like an engine, and columns of gray ash were shooting...
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Drones swamp US-Mexico border but federal agents powerless to stop them
The Department of Homeland Security and FBI identified this week unmanned aerial systems, or drones, as one of the greatest national security threats to America — rating it as severe a concern as cybersecurity hacks, critical infrastructure attacks, and terrorism. While drones are often thought of as techie toys, officials are becoming increasingly worried about...
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As Mexico continues to struggle with a slow-growing economy and a rise in unemployment thanks to automation, savvy individuals are beginning to launch their own micro-businesses to fight back and make a living for themselves. Indeed, entrepreneurship has been on the rise in Mexico, and across Latin America, with more affordable connectivity and technology playing...
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An economy in recession. Pesos fleeing the country. The worst drought in decades. The world’s highest interest rates. The biggest bailout in the history of the International Monetary Fund. Sound scary? For Argentina, it’s more of the same, as it has suffered through many economic crises in recent decades. And pretty much every time, the...
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After receiving the recognition as a Magical Town, Tlaquepaque will concentrate on improving the urban image and tourist offerings. “We have been working since the first administration: we modified streets, the whole electrical systems, and (for) that, we finally receive the name Magical Town, because from here we have to make many changes to the...
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There were 10 municipalities that joined the 111 Magical Towns of Mexico. The appointment of these new members of the federal program was announced at the 5th National Fair of Magic Towns. This time, 88 towns competed to reach the honour and unfortunately, we can not meet the requests of all and chose those who...
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As violent crime overtakes Mexico, one small town seems to have things figured out. They discovered that the root of all their problems was the politicians and they kicked them out. Not only that, but they’ve also banned elections and gathered up all political propaganda. Politics have been eradicated and so has the crime. They...
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Every Olympic Games is notable is one way or another, but the Mexico City 1968 Olympic Games was a pivotal point in athletics history. After getting underway on 13 October, during the eight days of athletics in the Mexican capital records tumbled with an astonishing frequency but the Games – and in no sport more...
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These fascinating photos from Leon Reed were taken by his father Walter Reed that documented the everyday life of Mexico in 1958. “A trip to Mexico. We drove in via Nuevo Laredo, drove down to (and beyond) Mexico City (including Taxco, Cuernevaca, Teotihuacan, Morelia, etc.), and returned back via Nuevo Laredo. We were in Mexico for nearly a...
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