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On the ground, climate change is hitting us where it counts: the stomach — not to mention the forests, plants and animals. A new United Nations scientific report examines how global warming and land interact in a vicious cycle. Human-caused climate change is dramatically degrading the land, while the way people use the land is...
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U.S. authorities said on Friday they were seeking a court order requiring Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to forfeit $12.7 billion following his conviction for racketeering and drug trafficking crimes earlier this year. The sum represents the total amount of cocaine, marijuana and heroin that a jury found Guzman to have trafficked, multiplied...
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A magnitude 7.1 earthquake jolted Southern California and was felt as far away as Mexico Friday night, but no major damage was reported. The quake would be the largest temblor in the region in 20 years and was centered in the same area as a 6.4 quake that hit a day earlier. A 7.1 quake...
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A powerful quake of magnitude 6.4 on Thursday struck Southern California near the city of Ridgecrest, some 200 miles (320 km) northeast of Los Angeles, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The depth is reported at 8 km (5 miles) causing significant shaking. Preliminary magnitude was reported at 6.6. A 4.2 pre-shock was recorded 30-minutes prior...
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It is time for the Corpus Christi celebrations in Spain and the central town of Camuñas smells of rosemary. Each year, members of the local Catholic brotherhood dedicated to the town’s unique celebration of the Eucharist called “Pecados y danzantes” (“Sins and Dancers”) take over the streets in colorful, homemade costumes and masks that heighten...
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A young woman from Barcelona is being judged for tearing out her boyfriend’s tongue in a “last kiss” after he allegedly told her he wanted to end the relationship; the Spanish prosecutor’s office requested eight years in prison for Adaia López. Both began their relationship after getting acquainted on a dating website in December 2016....
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A giant ‘dead zone’ – an area of ​​ocean with low oxygen content – in the Gulf of Mexico continues to grow and could reach its record level in 2019, warn the scientists of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The forecast for 2019 is approaching the record level of about 22,700 square kilometers, established...
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Hundreds more Central American migrants have crossed into Mexico from Guatemala, and a group of about 1,000 has started walking en mass to the north. State and local police accompanied the migrants Wednesday as they walked along a highway leading from the border to the first major city in Mexico, Tapachula. In recent months Mexico...
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The leader and self-proclaimed apostle of La Luz del Mundo, a Mexico-based church with branches in the U.S. that claims over 1 million followers, has been charged with human trafficking and child rape, California officials announced Tuesday. Joaquín García and a follower of the church, 24-year-old Susana Medina Oaxaca, were arrested Monday after landing at...
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Alarmed by the high number of gray whales that have been washing up dead on West Coast beaches this spring, the federal government on Friday declared the troubling trend a wildlife emergency. The declaration by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) kicks in a provision of federal law that provides funding for scientists to...
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The mother of convicted drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán said Saturday that the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City granted her a visa so she can visit her son in prison. Sitting in a wheelchair in front of the embassy, Consuelo Loera said she and two daughters were both approved Saturday for visas to travel...
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In a surprise announcement that could derail a major trade deal, President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he is slapping a 5% tariff on all Mexican imports, effective June 10, to pressure the country to do more to crack down on the surge of Central American migrants trying to cross the U.S. border. He said...
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This Wednesday, May 29, the Government of Great Britain issued an alert for violence to tourists who plan to travel to Mexico. Through the official website of the Government of Great Britain, the European country alerted the British people about the violence in Mexico, as well as insecurity in the CDMX, migration issues, hurricane season, and the Zika virus. Violence in Mexico According to the Government of Great Britain,...
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Imperial Beach’s entire shoreline has been closed to swimmers after sewage-contaminated runoff has flowed into California from Mexico’s Tijuana River. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports the San Diego County Department of Environment Health issued the order Sunday, expanding the closure that has been in place for months for a part of the coast. Officials say...
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An Arizona couple has been rescued by investigators after being kidnapped and held for ransom in Mexico. News outlets reported Monday that the Tucson couple was rescued by members of the Sonora Attorney General’s Office investigative branch in Nogales, Mexico, and were returned to the U.S. Saturday. Authorities say the people, who were not named...
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