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October 25, 2018

News: News and information for by PVDN

Last September’s magnitude 8.2 Tehuantepec earthquake happened deep, rupturing both mantle and crust, on the landward side of major subduction zone in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico’s far south coast. Initially, it was believed the earthquake was related to a seismic gap, occurring where the Cocos ocean plate is being overridden by a continental plate,...
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Sunday, October 28 concludes the summertime, so on Saturday, before going to sleep, you must set your watch back one hour, so that on Sunday, your activities resume according to the winter schedule and your Sunday plans aren’t confused. We are facing this controversial change of time for the second time this year. On this...
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Poor oral health makes it harder to for people with hypertension to manage their blood pressure, a new study suggests. Among people being treated for hypertension (high blood pressure), those with gum disease had average blood pressure readings 2 to 3 mmHg (milligrams of mercury) higher than those without gum disease and were less likely...
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As long lines of migrants shuffled past his cheese shop Thursday on the far-distant journey north, Cesar Cabuqui was ready, handing out scores of homemade bean and cheese sandwiches and bags of water. He was far from the only one moved to help the masses of women, men and children as they made their way...
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Bats are nocturnal animals usually misunderstood and unfairly hated or feared. However, their role in nature is of utmost importance for the health of ecosystems and therefore for the well-being of human life. In the world, there are more than 1300 species of bats and Mexico is home to 138 of them: about 10% of...
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Max, a half-breed Labrador dog, one and a half years old, was the victim of the lack of affection of his “owner”, a man who, under the influence of alcohol and drugs, physically and verbally abused Max. The man recorded his abuse proudly and spread it on his social networks; that video came to the...
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A group of Mexican researchers confirmed the existence of an underground chamber and a tunnel under the Pyramid of the Moon in the Archaeological Zone of Teotihuacán, reported the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH). The results of the study of electrical resistivity carried out by INAH experts and a team of specialists from...
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The State Unit for Civil Protection and Firefighters of Jalisco (UEPCyBJ) reported today that they are supporting victims of the neighboring state of Nayarit after the passage of Hurricane Willa. Upon the arrival of the personnel yesterday, a command post was installed in the facilities of the Technological University of the Coast located in Santiago...
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Doctors at Nairobi’s Kenyatta National Hospital have told Robert Wanyonyi there’s nothing more they can do for him. Yet more than a year after he first arrived, shot and paralyzed in a robbery, the ex-shopkeeper remains trapped in the hospital. Because Wanyonyi cannot pay his bill of nearly 4 million Kenyan shillings ($39,570), administrators are...
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Motorcyclists who do not respect their lane and circulate on sidewalks could face more severe fines in Jalisco. The Commission of Constitutional Points in the State Congress gave the green light to a reform that considers increasing the fine to ten times for users of motorcycles that violate the Mobility Regulation. Drivers of motorcycles that...
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A federal prison in northern Mexico owned by BlackRock Inc (BLK.N) has gone into operation, the government said, as the world’s largest asset manager expands further into infrastructure investment around the world. A spokeswoman for prison agency OADPRS said that inmates began to arrive in August at the facility, known as CPS Coahuila, and that...
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Meet Mexico’s Trinity of Death – Day of the Dead, Santa Muerte, and Catrina Calavera
The season of death is fast approaching. October is here and soon comes Halloween with its cavalcade of ghosts and goblins together with the Catholic holy days of All Saints and All Souls, known in Latin America as Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Included in these fall festivals are two familiar faces...
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The Underground Railroad ran south as well as north. For slaves in Texas, refuge in Canada must have seemed impossibly far away. Fortunately, slavery was also illegal in Mexico. Researchers estimate 5,000 to 10,000 people escaped from bondage into Mexico, says Maria Hammack, who is writing her dissertation about this topic at the University of...
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The future of Mexico City’s new airport, already about a third completed, comes down to a public vote this week in a political high-wire act by the country’s president-elect that could shut down Mexico’s largest infrastructure project in recent memory. President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador promised to let the people decide the fate of the...
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