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President Andrés Manuel López Obrador spoke on Wednesday about the recent proposal to restore the death penalty in Mexico. ” I don’t believe in the death penalty and I don’t think it’s an option, an alternative,” he said in his press conference. The statement of the president is given after the Green Party proposed on...
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Mexico’s drug war has long played out in dusty northern border cities or the poppy fields of its southern mountains, but now the killings have moved to the conservative industrial heartland state of Guanajuato, creating a strange duality: shiny new auto plants and booming foreign investment even as the state becomes Mexico’s most violent. Gleaming...
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The activity at the Popocatépetl volcano remains high with a spectacular volcanic explosion occurring again at just after midnight on Tuesday morning, showering the summit cone with incandescent lava bombs. Some of the lava bombs, visible in the webcam screenshot, fell outside the frame border, meaning that they reached distances probably greater than 2 km....
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Mexicans have created more than a hundred urban gardens, most of them in the capital Mexico City, in an attempt to attract hummingbirds that have seen their natural habitat gradually destroyed as cities sprawl. The country is home to 58 different species but half of its 13 endemic species are now at risk of extinction...
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With chants of “Free beach!” and waving placards, banners and Mexican flags, hundreds of protesters staged a symbolic beach party on a stretch of sand in the Caribbean resort of Playa del Carmen where two Mexican tourists were briefly arrested last week for refusing to leave the beach. A private “beach club” known as Mamita’s...
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A 12-year-old boy, from Mexico, gave his beloved puppy up for adoption so he doesn’t continue to suffer at home because of his father’s abuse. The tender gesture of the child moved thousands of users in social networks. The organization ‘Amigos de Lucho’ shared the moving letter the boy wrote, along with the images of...
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The National Civil Protection Coordination confirmed that the object seen in the skies during the night of February 18 was a meteorite. “Regarding the video that circulates in networks about the sighting of a #Meteorite, once analyzed by different members of the #SINAPROC and specialists, it is confirmed that it is a meteorite that surely...
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Alejandra Uvilla fled her home city of Apatzingan because of overwhelming violence, moving 65 miles (105 km) north to bustling, mountain-nestled Uruapan in the avocado belt of Michoacan state. Three years later, the bloodshed is even worse here. Cartels are battling for territory and reports of grisly killings are common, such as the gun massacre...
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Mexico suffered its worst year for homicides in 2019, with a record 34,582 victims, official data showed on Monday, underscoring the challenge President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador faces while waging war on drug cartels. Lopez Obrador assumed the presidency in December 2018 pledging to pacify the country with a less confrontational approach to security, but...
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A large caravan of Central Americans was preparing to cross the Guatemalan border into Mexico on Monday, posing a potential challenge to the Mexican government’s pledge to help the United States contain mass movements of migrants. The migrants were massed on a bridge connecting the two countries early on Monday morning in what appeared to...
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More than 3,500 Central Americans had poured into Guatemala by Friday in U.S.-bound gatherings known as caravans, officials said, posing a headache for the leaders of Guatemala and Mexico amid fierce U.S. pressure to curb migration. President Donald Trump has repeatedly urged the region to prevent such groups of migrants reaching Mexico’s border with the...
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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday floated the idea of raffling off his predecessor’s $130 million jet after the government’s efforts to sell the plane over the past year came to nothing. Mexico has yet to find a buyer for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which the leftist Lopez Obrador has cast as a...
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Mexico faces the risk of receiving thousands of tons of contaminated and dirty plastics, mainly from the United States. This is due to the decision of the Chinese government to close its borders to this type of waste, said Marisa Jacott, director of Common Borders and the “Burn Rubbish Kill” campaign. The risk arises because...
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Stiletto heels. Clogs. Trainers. Tiny, child-size Crocs. Activists placed hundreds of painted-red women’s shoes on Mexico City’s sun-drenched main square Saturday to call attention to gender-based violence in a country where, on average, 10 women and girls are murdered each day and less than 10 percent of the cases are ever solved. As residents and...
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Mexican environmental authorities said Thursday that 292 sea turtles found dead on the country’s southern Pacific coast since Christmas died as a result of a red tide algae bloom. Volunteers, researchers and authorities managed to save 27 of the Pacific Green sea turtles, which had suffered paralysis. Turtles found in and around the coastal resort...
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