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A gas leak apparently caused by an illegal pipeline tap led authorities to evacuate about 2,000 people Friday in a rural community just north of Mexico City. The leak sent large plumes of gas billowing into the air and into the surrounding fields. A highway that runs just 150 yards (meters) away from the leak...
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Mexican police have arrested two suspects in the killing of two police officers in San Miguel de Allende, a colonial city popular with foreign tourists that has largely been spared the violence shaking other parts of Mexico. The prosecutors’ office in the north-central state of Guanajuato said Wednesday the suspects were caught carrying guns. It...
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Mexican officials said Monday they have uncovered an industrial-scale migrant smuggling ring using tractor-trailer rigs disguised as freight deliveries for major companies. President Andres Manuel López Obrador said authorities found a tractor-trailer disguised with the logo of Soriana, a major grocery store chain. But instead of groceries, it was carrying about 150 migrants. In a...
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Mexico set a new record for homicides in the first half of the year as the number of murders grew by 5.3% compared to the same period of 2018, fueled partly by cartel and gang violence in several states. Mexico saw 3,080 killings in June, an increase of over 8% from the same month a...
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Researchers in Mexico say they have discovered five previously unknown coral reefs off the country’s southwestern Gulf coast. The federal Education Department says the reefs collectively cover an area of more than 2,700 underwater acres (1,100 hectares). It says in a statement that they lie both inside and outside a marine protected area, and scientists...
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Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission says a migrant detention center in the capital suffers from bedbugs, bad food, and overcrowding. The governmental commission on Friday said the issues were pointed out more than a year ago and still haven’t been resolved. It also said the Las Agujas center needed fumigation and better training for employees....
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A gang of at least seven gunmen burst into the Mexico City home of former first lady Angelica Rivera and forced employees to hand over valuables. The city prosecutor’s office said Friday that guards managed to shoot one of the robbers in the leg and also caught another. Prosecutors say one of the suspects in...
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Circle K Mexico is apologizing for an ad on “Secretary Day” promoting a deal on chocolate, red wine and condoms. The convenience store brand said in a Wednesday statement that it did not intend to “promote any stereotype” and highlighted its “promise to be a business that doesn’t discriminate on the basis of gender.” The...
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Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is never going back home to Sinaloa. The Mexican drug lord will instead spend the rest of his days in lock-up thousands of miles away in the United States, after a judge on Wednesday sentenced Guzman to life in prison, plus 30 years. In Culiacan, the capital in Mexico’s northwestern state...
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Three small earthquakes struck central Mexico City on Tuesday night, jolting office towers and apartment buildings in the sprawling metropolis, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. A quake of magnitude 2.9 was registered in the central Mexico City neighborhood of Alvaro Obregon at 10:59 p.m., followed by two 2.7 quakes, the...
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A fire in the Sian Ka’an nature reserve on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula spread to more than 6,000 acres (2,500 hectares) on Monday, with just 30% under control. The fire’s advance across the brush and high grass has slowed but continues to burn, said the Environment Department of Quintana Roo state. The ruin site of Muyil,...
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Authorities in southern Mexico say five people have died and two more were sickened after gathering wild mushrooms and eating them. The health department in southern Chiapas state said Monday the deaths occurred in two separate incidents. The first case killed three members of a family in the town of Huixtan, near the colonial town...
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A leak in a tank of the Metallurgical copper mine, owned by Grupo Mexico, at the Maritime Terminal of Guaymas, Sonora, caused a spill of 3 thousand liters of sulfuric acid into the waters of the Sea of ​​Cortez. This leak comes five years after a spill of 40 thousand cubic meters of sulfuric acid...
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Violence against girls in Mexico by members of their own family has increased sharply in recent years, rising by nearly a third from 2010 to 2014 alone, a UNICEF report said on Thursday. Girls suffer far more violence, rape, harassment and abuse at home than boys in Mexico, said Christian Skoog, a representative for UNICEF,...
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Mexican police, soldiers and National Guard are raiding hotels, buses and trains to round up migrants, creating scenes of weeping Central American mothers piled into police vans along with their children and overflowing detention centers with deplorable conditions. Such scenes have caused an outcry in the United States, but in Mexico there has been little...
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