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Gunmen burst into a bar in the Caribbean resort city of Cancun and opened fire, killing five people and wounding five more, authorities said Saturday. Quintana Roo state prosecutors said in a statement that the attack took place in a club called La Kuka, which is located on a main avenue in central Cancun about...
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For years, park rangers and conservationists working around Mexico’s Nevado de Toluca volcano chased rumors of a monarch butterfly colony that wintered high in a forest of oyamel firs in some corner of the 132,000-acre (53,419-hectare) national reserve. Local woodsmen would report seeing some of the butterflies fluttering about and scouting teams would scramble to...
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At least 152 Catholic priests in Mexico have been suspended in the past nine years for sexual abuse against minors, Mexico’s Archbishop for Monterrey said, prompting a lawyer for alleged victims of abuse to question on Monday the Church’s sincerity. “Some delinquent priests are in prison, others have been suspended from their ministries. In the...
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Offering a Grand Prize of USD $20K+, the Robert Ross Fishing Tournament is open for registration. The Tournament is scheduled for May 17th-19th at the newly expanded Marina Puerto Escondido along the Sea of Cortez in Loreto, Baja California Sur. Fishing tournament competitors can try their hand at the fastest fish in the sea, the...
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In the mountains of Mexico’s tropical sierra, an ever-growing expanse of pink poppy flowers has pushed prices so low for opium paste, the gummy raw ingredient of heroin, that farmer Santiago Sanchez worries how he will feed and clothe his family. The area of Mexico that illegally farms opium poppies grew by more than one-fifth...
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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador launched an ambitious forestry program Friday to plant fruit and timber trees, as well as cacao and coffee, on nearly 1.5 million acres (570,000 hectares) in the country’s south. The government program will pay farmers a wage of about $250 per month to care for plots averaging about 6...
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An American anarchist who went by the name John Galton was shot dead at his home in the Mexican resort of Acapulco, sending shivers through a tightknit anti-establishment community of expatriates that organizes events in the violence-torn retreat with seminars on topics such as how to make money via cryptocurrencies. A woman describing herself as...
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Central Americans who fled violence for refuge in the United States risk kidnapping or death under a new U.S. plan to deport them to murderous and cartel-wracked Mexican border cities while their asylum cases are processed. The city of Reynosa, and a nearby stretch of the Rio Grande that divides Texas from the Mexican state...
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A strong earthquake jolted southern Mexico on Friday, rattling nerves and swaying tall buildings hundreds of miles away in the capital, but there were no reports of serious damage, injuries or deaths. The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the quake had a magnitude of 6.6. It was centered about 10 miles (16 kilometers) from the...
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Experts say the population of monarch butterflies wintering in central Mexico is up 144 percent over last year. A Mexican government statement says the butterflies are occupying 14.95 acres (6.05 hectares) in the mountains of Michoacan and Mexico states. That’s an increase from 6.12 acres (2.48 hectares) a year ago. Millions of monarchs migrate from...
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The head of Mexico’s immigration agency said Monday that his country won’t accept migrants younger than 18 while they await the resolution of their U.S. asylum claims National Immigration Institute Commissioner Tonatiuh Guillen also said Mexico won’t extend the policy beyond a single border crossing, the El Chaparral crossing in Tijuana. Mexican officials had previously...
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Two U.S.-Mexico meetings have been held to work out details of a new plan to return across the shared border migrants seeking U.S. asylum, but Mexico will not accept anybody facing a credible threat back home, a Mexico Foreign Ministry spokesman said. In a major policy change, U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration said on Dec....
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The Popocatepetl volcano outside Mexico City has spewed glowing rock and dumped a dusting of ash over nearby towns. Mexico’s national disaster prevention agency says the volcano east of the capital sent a column of ash 2 miles (3 kilometers) into the air. Incandescent rocks landed more than a mile (2 kilometers) down the volcano’s...
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At 9:06 p.m. Tuesday, the Popocatépetl volcano caused a loud roar that generated an eruptive column of more than 4 km in height and that according to various inhabitants, it shook the houses near the colossus. According to Twitterers, in Huejotzingo, Cholula and Atlixco a loud explosion was heard and ejection of incandescent fragments was...
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Mexico is frequently the focus of negative imagery in the U.S. media, often causing Americans to warn their friends to rethink their travel there, on social media and other communications platforms. The U.S. embassy in Mexico City, early in 2018, issued a brief travel warning for Playa del Carmen, following a February blast on a...
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