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Former president of Mexico criticizes Trump, praises NAFTA in NU speech
Northwestern University hosted the former president of Mexico Vicente Fox Tuesday evening for the 29th annual Leopold Lecture. Fox served as president of Mexico from 2000-2006. A member of the National Action Party, he ran on a platform geared toward economic reform and ending government corruption. His election ended the 71-year reign of the Institutional...
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US announces 15 indictments against Mexican drug cartel
The Justice Department announced 15 indictments against members of one of Mexico’s largest drug cartels on Tuesday. Attorney General Jeff Sessions unveiled the charges against members of Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion, or CJNG, which is accused of trafficking tons of cocaine, methamphetamine and fentanyl-laced heroin into the U.S. The announcement comes a day after Sessions...
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international tourism mexico declines
The month of August registered a decrease of 13% compared to July international tourists visiting Mexico, according to a survey by the International Travelers of the National Institute of Geography and Statistics (INEGI). This new INEGI study showed that during the month of August 7,157,990 international visitors entered Mexico, 13% less than in July 2018...
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A makeshift memorial to Hispanic Civil War Union soldiers in an isolated part northern New Mexico is a typical representation of sites linked to U.S. Latino history: It’s shabby, largely unknown and at risk of disappearing. Across the U.S, many sites historically connected to key moments in Latino civil rights lie forgotten, decaying or endanger...
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It’s stunning but true that we know more about the surface of the moon than about the Earth’s ocean floor. Much of what we do know has come from scientific ocean drilling – the systematic collection of core samples from the deep seabed. This revolutionary process began 50 years ago, when the drilling vessel Glomar...
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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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United States, Canada, Mexico could form combined league after 2026 World Cup
A combined North American football league between Canada, Mexico and the United States could be the main legacy of the 2026 World Cup, the president of the Mexican top-flight division Enrique Bonilla said on Wednesday. The “United 2026” bid — a combination of the three nations — beat Morocco in the vote at FIFA’s Congress...
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Smugglers in recent weeks have been abandoning large groups of Guatemalan and other Central American migrants in Arizona’s harsh cactus-studded Sonoran Desert near the border with Mexico, alarming Border Patrol officials who say the trend is putting hundreds of children at risk. Collectively, more than 1,400 migrants have been left by smugglers in the broiling...
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NASA detected the asteroid for the first time in 2015, when it passed less than 500,000 kilometers from Earth. Since then, they have referred to this space rock as a dead comet that, “appropriately, looks a lot like a skull “. “It has two depressions that could be interpreted as eyes,” explains Ruediger Jehn of the...
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Police are warning people about a new scam threatening immigrants or people from Mexico with graphic videos. A Pasco, Washington man received a gruesome video of three men getting stabbed to death on WhatsApp then threats saying that if he didn’t send money it would be him in the next video. The man contacted Pasco...
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International efforts to help survivors of Indonesia’s devastating earthquake and tsunami gathered pace on Thursday as concern grew for hundreds of thousands with little food and water, six days after disaster struck. Desperate residents on the west coast of Sulawesi island were scavenging for food in farms and orchards as the government struggled to overcome...
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Puerto Rico’s governor says a group of private investors plan to install a $130 million underwater fiber-optic cable to boost the island’s telecommunications after Hurricane Maria. Ricardo Rossello said Tuesday that the cable would be installed along the island’s south coast and serve as backup to cables operating on the north coast. Those cables were...
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Cubans travel to Mexico to purchase items sold on the black market on the island
The breeze was barely moving and the humidity was unbearable. Outside Terminal 2 of the Cancun International Airport, Juan Ernesto waited for his brother’s arrival on an Aeromexico flight from Havana. It was Jonathan’s first trip abroad. The goal: to buy merchandise he could sell later on the island. “What’s selling most in Cuba right...
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Canada was back in a revamped North American free trade deal with the United States and Mexico late Sunday after weeks of bitter, high-pressure negotiations that brushed up against a midnight deadline. In a joint statement, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said the agreement “will strengthen the middle...
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A man walking in the Polish city of Siemianowice Slaskie called the police to report a body on the sidewalk. The emergency services tried unsuccessfully to revive Krzysztof Nowak, 31, after which he was pronounced dead due to alcohol overdose and his body was transported to the city morgue. However, the cold temperature of the...
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