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The first quarter of 2019 is already the most violent in the modern history of Mexico. This is confirmed by the figures of the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System (SESNSP) which shows that in the first three months of the year there were 8,493 victims of homicide. The body of the Ministry...
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Mexico said on Saturday it had “deep concern” about armed groups that intimidate and extort migrants on the border, shortly after the ACLU and Democratic senators called for a probe into such citizen efforts to block migrants from crossing. “These types of practices can drive human rights abuses of people who migrate or request asylum...
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Gunmen shot dead 13 people at a bar in the city of Minatitlan in the Mexican Gulf coast state of Veracruz, authorities said on Friday, in one of the worst slayings to hit Mexico since President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office. The unidentified assailants opened fire on Friday night after coming to look for...
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President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says the U.S. government has offered to help finance a proposed train line for Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula. López Obrador said late Saturday that U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross conveyed a message from President Donald Trump saying that “they are willing to invest and to help build the Mayan Train...
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Mexico marked the 100th anniversary on Wednesday of the assassination of Emiliano Zapata, one of the main heroes of the 1910-1917 revolution who was gunned down by government soldiers over his unyielding defense of peasants. President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador particularly identifies with Zapata. Both are from southern Mexico, in a country where politics have...
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Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Twitter on Friday that Mexico does not act on the basis of threats after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to close the U.S.-Mexico border if Mexico does not stop illegal immigration. “Mexico does not act on the basis of threats. We are a great neighbor,” Ebrard said. “(Ask)...
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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday he was committed to helping curb illegal immigration after renewed Twitter criticism by U.S. counterpart Donald Trump, but he suggested it was an issue chiefly for the United States and Central America to address. Illegal immigration across the U.S. border has caused persistent bilateral tensions ever...
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Mexican authorities on Thursday raised the alert level for the Popocatepetl volcano near Mexico City to indicate increasing intensity after it started spewing steam and gas and ejected burning fragments that caused fires in surrounding pastures. Mexico’s National Center for Disaster Prevention warned people to stay away from Popocatepetl, saying that in the previous 24...
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Prosecutors in western Mexico said Wednesday they have opened a criminal investigation into complaints of sexual harassment aired by the country’s exploding #MeToo movement. The prosecutors’ office in Michoacan state said that some of the complaints published on social media constituted possible crimes that occurred in the state and therefore fall under its jurisdiction. Mexico...
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Vidanta, Grupo Vidanta’s luxury vacationing brand, today announced its entry into cruising, transforming the industry by bringing new levels of luxury, comfort, and exclusivity to the Mexican coastline. Vidanta Cruises’ first ship, Vidanta Elegant, will welcome members and guests aboard later this year, with its first voyage in the fall of 2019. This endeavor further...
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A new migrant caravan of about 2,500 people was making its way through southern Mexico on Tuesday, headed for the U.S. border, facing greater heat — and a much cooler welcome — than last year’s caravans. The caravan walked past the city of Huixtla in the southern state of Chiapas on Monday, but police were...
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President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Monday he has asked Spain and the Vatican to apologize for the conquest of the Americas five centuries ago. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he sent a letter to King Felipe VI of Spain and Pope Francis over what he called an “invasion” and the “many misdeeds that were...
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A trove of Aztec sacrifices including a richly adorned jaguar dressed as a warrior and recently discovered in downtown Mexico City could lead archaeologists to the most tantalizing find yet: an Aztec emperor’s tomb. Discovered off the steps of the Aztec’s holiest temple during the reign of the empire’s most powerful ruler, the sacrificial offerings...
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Mexican police and federal officials on Saturday detained 107 Central American migrants seeking to enter the United States in the border city of Reynosa, the government of the northeastern state of Tamaulipas said. Following a tip-off, state police intercepted a group of migrants who had been taken out of trucks in a western part of...
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Mexico has moved closer to a total, nationwide ban on underage marriage with no exceptions after the Senate approved the prohibition. The changes to the national legal codes still have to approved by the lower house. The law approved Thursday would require people to be at least 18 to get married. Most of Mexico’s 32...
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