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Mexican government officials apologized on Monday to families of five youths killed after police kidnapped them and turned them over to a brutal drug gang, a rare instance of officials admitting the state’s culpability in such crimes. Relatives said the apology is the first official recognition the four boys and a girl were innocent victims...
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Two people are dead and three are wounded following a shooting in the Mexican resort of Cancun. Prosecutors in the Caribbean state of Quintana Roo say the shootings occurred at a house in a low-income neighborhood, far from the beachside hotel zone. The state prosecutor’s office said Monday that a pistol and drugs were seized...
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Mexican archaeologists said Monday they have found a cave at the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza with offerings of about 200 ceramic vessels in nearly untouched condition. The National Institute of Anthropology and History said the vessels appear to date back to around A.D. 1000 and contain bone fragments and burnt offering materials that are...
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The National Fisheries and Aquaculture Commission (CONAPESCA) announced that as of March 15, the temporary closure of fishing for all shrimp species on the Mexican Pacific coast begins, which also applies to lagoons, estuarine systems, marshes, and bays. In a statement, the agency explained that the purpose of the ban is to protect the period...
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Approval for President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador rose from 62.7 percent to 67.1 percent in his first three months in office, a surge enjoyed by only one of Mexico’s previous five presidents, polling firm Consulta Mitofsky showed on Thursday. As Lopez Obrador nears his first 100 days in office, he joined Mexico’s President Ernesto Zedillo,...
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Mexico’s Senate has unanimously approved a watered-down version of the militarized National Guard the government wants to use to combat a rising wave of crime. Senators want to avoid militarizing law enforcement, but President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador wants a force with military discipline. The senate voted to place the new guard under the civilian...
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Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he will close a famed island penal colony off the country’s Pacific coast. Lopez Obrador says the federal prison on the largest of the Islas Marias will be converted into a cultural and environmental education center. About 200 of its approximately 600 inmates will be released, with the...
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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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