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The Popocatépetl volcano shook this morning with an explosion at 6:44 am that was accompanied by a column of volcanic material of 4 to 5 kilometers. The National Civil Protection Coordination has informed that the warning light remains at Amarillo Phase 2 and urged the population not to approach the volcano. Federal and local authorities...
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Mexico’s immigration chief presented his resignation to the president Friday as the country embarks on a crackdown on irregular migration through its territory in response to U.S. pressure. The National Immigration Institute said in a brief statement that Tonatiuh Guillén thanked President Andrés Manuel López Obrador for the opportunity to serve the country, but it...
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Travel safety alerts issued by the United States government (US) scared 335,000 international tourists from visiting Mexico within a year and a half, reveals an analysis by the Bank of Mexico (Banxico). In August 2017, the US State Department updated an alert to its citizens regarding travel and security in Quintana Roo, Baja California Sur,...
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It was still dark when the first Guatemalan farm worker walked ashore in Mexico early Thursday, just the bottoms of his shorts damp from the shallow ford of the Suchiate River. As the sky brightened, another man drove a big blue tractor across the muddy waters to Guatemala with a sprayer on the back. A...
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A Mexican judge has freed two migrant rights activists who organized caravans, said a member of their legal team and a rights group on Wednesday, a week after their arrest which their supporters said was meant to appease the Trump administration. After 13 hours of oral arguments for Cristobal Sanchez on Tuesday and an eight-hour...
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Mexican officials said Tuesday they are beginning deployment of the country’s new National Guard for immigration enforcement, an accelerated commitment of a 6,000-strong force made as part of an agreement with the United States to head off threatened U.S. tariffs on imports from Mexico. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard...
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Naked cyclists took to the streets of Mexico City, the megacity of more than 20 million people, in an attempt to raise awareness about the indiscriminate use of the automobile. Several of them walked on crowded avenues of the capital, like the main avenue Paseo de la Reforma, totally naked or with underwear and only...
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At the small migrant Juventud 2000 shelter near the border, a Honduran expressed disappointment Sunday over the agreement between Mexico and the United States to more aggressively curtail migration from Central America. But Edwin Sabillon Orellana of Honduras said he and his family will stick with their effort to seek asylum in the U.S. Sabillon...
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Mexico’s president said Thursday he will hold a “unity” rally on the border in Tijuana two days before the U.S. is set to impose tariffs on all Mexican imports. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced that a demonstration will be held Saturday to defend Mexico’s “dignity” amid a looming threat from U.S. President Donald Trump,...
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Some 200 military police, immigration agents and federal police blocked the advance of about 1,000 Central American migrants who were walking north along a southern Mexico highway on Wednesday, once again showing a tougher new stance on attempts to use the country as a stepping-stone to the U.S. The group of migrants, including many women...
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Hundreds more Central American migrants have crossed into Mexico from Guatemala, and a group of about 1,000 has started walking en mass to the north. State and local police accompanied the migrants Wednesday as they walked along a highway leading from the border to the first major city in Mexico, Tapachula. In recent months Mexico...
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The leader and self-proclaimed apostle of La Luz del Mundo, a Mexico-based church with branches in the U.S. that claims over 1 million followers, has been charged with human trafficking and child rape, California officials announced Tuesday. Joaquín García and a follower of the church, 24-year-old Susana Medina Oaxaca, were arrested Monday after landing at...
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Taxi drivers snarled traffic in downtown Mexico City on Monday in their latest protest against Uber and other ride-hailing apps. The demonstrators drove hundreds of pink-and-white-liveried cabs along central boulevards and then parked them on the capital’s sprawling main square, known as the Zocalo, and the six-lane street that circles it. The protesters want the...
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Children who attend state-run schools in Mexico City will no longer have to abide by a gender-specific dress code for their school uniforms, government officials said on Monday. Claudia Sheinbaum, the Mexican capital’s left-wing mayor, announced the new gender-neutral uniform policy during a press conference at a local school in the city. “The era when...
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Mexican authorities say an explosive device inside a book caused minor injuries to a senator when it blew up in her office. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Thursday that the device received by Citlalli Hernández was a “homemade bomb” designed “to cause damage.” He said the attorney general’s office was investigating. The 29-year-old Hernández...
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