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According to a list made by the HSBC Expatriate Financial Services Group, Mexico is among the list of countries that have the best living conditions; including economic, social and political factors. Mexico ranks above developed countries such as the United States, Japan and/or the United Kingdom. This Ranking takes into account physical and mental well-being,...
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Clashes between police and suspected cartel gunmen in a northern Mexican town killed 21 people this weekend, authorities said, adding fuel to bilateral tensions sparked by U.S. President Donald Trump’s vow to designate the drug gangs as terrorists. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who is pushing a less confrontational approach to subduing the cartels,...
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President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday Mexico had not been invaded for more than a century and he would not permit another foreign intervention, reflecting tensions over a Trump administration plan to designate drug cartels based in Mexico as terrorist groups. Designating groups as foreign terrorist organizations is aimed at disrupting their finances...
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U.S. President Donald Trump said he will designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups for their role in trafficking narcotics and people, prompting a speedy request for talks by Mexico. “They will be designated … I have been working on that for the last 90 days. You know, designation is not that easy, you have...
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Mexico’s government on Tuesday announced the first phase of an ambitious infrastructure plan underwritten by the private sector, covering a wide range of transportation and other public works projects over five years. The plan compromises private-sector commitments totaling 859 billion pesos ($44.3 billion) stretched across 147 projects. The top sectors covered by the plan are...
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The Mexican government says it won’t allow a 1,000-ton shipment of the pesticide glyphosate into the country, citing health and environmental concerns. Mexico became the latest in a string of countries to announce bans on glyphosate, the active ingredient in weed killer Roundup. Mexico’s environment department said Monday it denied a permit to import glyphosate,...
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A culture of indigenous transgender women that have been part of southern Mexico’s heritage for centuries is primed for global fashion cachet thanks to one of the world’s top style magazines. For the first time in Vogue magazine’s more than 120 years of publishing, an indigenous “muxe” will appear next month on the cover of...
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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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