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A convoy of Mexican state and municipal police trucks roared along the U.S.-Mexico border in Ciudad Juarez to confront cartel gunmen, past National Guardsmen patrolling the banks of the Rio Grande River for migrants trying to cross into the United States. “We should be with them, not here. We’re soldiers,” one of three guardsmen in...
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Mexico has recorded its highest ever murder rate with government data revealing a shocking 17,065 homicides were committed in the first six months of 2019. That equates to 94 murders every day. The information, released Tuesday by the Secretariat of Security and Citizens Protection, showed the murder rate has increased from the same period last...
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As of August 3, new telephone dialing in Mexico begins, with which the prefixes 01, 044 or 045 will no longer be needed to call any landline or mobile phone within the country, just dialing 10 digits will suffice. According to the Federal Institute of Telecommunications (Ifetel), you will only need the area code and...
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The Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, in Mexico, the habitat of the vaquita marina, was registered on Wednesday in the list of World Heritage in danger, due to concern about the imminent extinction of the species, Unesco announced in a statement. The decision was taken at the 43rd meeting of the...
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Mexican authorities say they rescued 25 employees abducted from a call center in the beach resort of Cancun. The Quintana Roo state prosecutor’s office says unidentified men arrived at the call center Tuesday night in an area distant from the hotel zone and drove off with the victims in two vans. There were no reports...
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Dozens of Central Americans who had been returned to the border city of Juarez to await the outcome of their U.S. asylum claims were being bused back to their countries Tuesday by Mexican authorities, a first for that size group in the program commonly known as “remain in Mexico.” In a statement, the Foreign Relations...
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Mexico has deployed almost 15,000 soldiers and National Guard in the north of the country to stem the flow of illegal immigration across the border into the United States, the head of the Mexican Army said on Monday. Mexico has not traditionally used security forces to stop undocumented foreign citizens leaving the country for the...
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A yellow Labrador retriever has retired from rescue work nearly two years after gaining international fame for searching for survivors in the rubble of a deadly 2017 earthquake in Mexico City. Mexico’s navy presented Frida the dog with a toy at a Monday ceremony to wish her joy during her retirement. She is 10. Frida...
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Authorities reinforced efforts over the weekend to deter Central Americans and others from crossing Mexico to reach the United States, detaining migrants in the south and stationing National Guardsmen along the Rio Grande in the north. In Arriaga, a town in the southern state of Chiapas, The Associated Press saw about 100 migrants bused to...
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Volaris Airlines launched the “Reuniendo Familias” program this week to help migrants in an irregular situation in Mexico. For those who want to return to their homes and reunite with loved ones, the ultra-low-cost Mexican airline offered flights of one dollar plus taxes, to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Costa Rica. “Volaris launches the Reuniendo Familias...
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What now passes for the law in Xaltianguis, a little town on the road to Acapulco, arrived with a car bomb and butchery. A heavily armed vigilante force took over the town in the Mexican state of Guerrero last month by driving out a rival band, blowing up a car with gas cylinders and cutting...
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Mexican researchers said Thursday they have confirmed the existence of 1,606 secret graves containing 2,489 bodies from 2006 to 2017, but that may just scratch the surface of the true numbers behind what the study called a “building phenomenon.” “Those are not all the graves … Unfortunately, it’s just a fraction,” Denise González, lead coordinator...
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Mexico on Wednesday became the first country to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) agreed last year by the three countries to replace the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). By an overwhelming majority, Mexico’s Senate backed the trade deal negotiated between 2017 and 2018 after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to withdraw from...
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Mexico will shorten the 1,525-km (948-mile) route for a proposed “Mayan Train” designed to link tourist hot spots and spur development on the Yucatan Peninsula, an official said on Tuesday, in a move aimed at saving about $287 million in costs. The change is one of the first major cutbacks to one of the flagship...
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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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