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Support for Mexico’s president has fallen some ten percentage points during a surge in gang-related violence, a poll showed on Friday, just as the U.S. ambassador voiced concern about “parallel government” by cartels in parts of the country. The Nov. 6-11 survey of 1,000 Mexicans for newspaper El Universal showed President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador...
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Mexican anthropologists say they have found two human-built pits dug 15,000 years ago to trap mammoths. Researchers from Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History said Wednesday the pits were found during excavations on land that was to be used as a garbage dump. The pits filled with bones from at least 14 mammoths were...
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An American man whose grandchildren were slain in a massacre in Mexico demanded justice for other victims of the country’s drug war on Thursday, as hundreds of relatives gathered from across the United States to honor the victims. Kenneth Miller lost his daughter-in-law and four grandchildren, all dual citizens, in an ambush in the northern...
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When teenager Olimpia Coral Melo found a video of herself having sex online, she fell into depression and attempted suicide several times – before vowing to outlaw revenge porn in Mexico. Melo was 18 when the explicit video of her and her then boyfriend was shared on social media and posted on porn sites in...
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Gunmen killed nine women and children in the bloodiest attack on Americans in Mexico for years, prompting U.S. President Donald Trump to offer to help the neighboring country wipe out drug cartels believed to be behind the ambush. All nine people, Mexican-Americans killed in Monday’s daytime attack at the border of Chihuahua and Sonora, belonged...
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Mexico’s top security official said Tuesday that at least three women and six children were slaughtered by cartel gunmen and one child was still missing in northern Mexico. Relatives said the victims are also U.S. citizens. Security Secretary Alfonso Durazo said the gunmen may have mistaken the group’s large SUVs for rival gangs. He said...
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Prosecutors in Mexico’s Caribbean resort of Cancun say an armed man robbed passengers on an intercity van and briefly took a foreign tourist hostage to make his getaway. The prosecutor’s office says the hostage was found a short time later “unharmed.” The office did not identify the woman, but local media reported she is a...
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Dancers in indigenous costumes pranced down a broad avenue followed by a float bearing the 20-foot-tall likeness of the goddess Mictecacihuatl, announced as “the queen of the underworld and the guardian of our bones,” crowned by a red feather headdress and cradling a skull in her right hand. Two dozen people clad head-to-toe in mud-colored...
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The Mexican state of Baja California Sur will start charging a tax equivalent to about $18.50 for each foreign tourist who visits. The state is home to resort cities like Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo and La Paz. The state government said Friday it will begin charging the tax starting Nov. 9. Other...
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Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office in December, promising not to repeat the “failed policies” of past administrations that have done little to stem a tide of drug-related violence that cost some 29,000 lives last year. But events in the states of Sinaloa, Michoacan and Guerrero this past week, including two mass killings...
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Mexico is marking its Day of the Dead amid the 500th anniversary of the Spanish Conquest, and true to the holiday’s roots, it has become an opportunity for reflection and reconciliation, not revenge. Often misinterpreted as Mexico’s equivalent of Halloween, the two-day Nov. 1-2 Day of the Dead is a celebration to welcome and commune...
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Mexico says it will rehabilitate five pumping stations in the border city of Tijuana to prevent cross-border sewage spills that have angered U.S. communities in the San Diego area. The Foreign Relations Department said Wednesday the two countries “are in talks to sign a bilateral agreement that will establish commitments” on the issue. The department...
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A proposal to allow for the prosecution of Mexican presidents for a wide range of crimes overwhelmingly passed the lower house of Congress on Tuesday, giving the proposal backed by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador a shot of momentum. Under current law, presidents can only be prosecuted for treason. If ratified by the Mexican Senate...
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Tree loss in the wintering grounds of the monarch butterfly in central Mexico is down by about 25% this year compared to last year as a sharp drop in Illegal logging more than made up from an increase in tree deaths due to lack of water or disease, experts said Monday. Monarchs need healthy tree...
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In the last hours a series of earthquakes have been registered in Guerrero called by the National Seismological Service (SSN) as a “seismic swarm”. In a special report, the SSN reported that from Monday, October 21 until Wednesday, October 23 a “seismic swarm” has been recorded with 39 tremors of magnitudes ranging between 3.5 and...
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