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If you take a closer look at some of the fruits and vegetables that are sold in your grocers’ produce aisle, you’ll notice that a lot of it originates from Mexico. Similarly, many of the perishable foods bought and sold in Mexico come from the U.S. It’s with this mutual trade and exchange of foods...
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Mexican officials say a North Korean ship damaged nearly an acre (0.4 hectare) of coral reefs when it ran aground off the Gulf coast. Mexico’s Environment Department said Tuesday the ship Mu Du Bong crushed parts of 250 coral patches, including Elkhorn coral, which is considered an at-risk species in Mexico. The Mu Du Bong...
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Mexico on Sunday announced the opening of an international tender to build a high-speed passenger train linking Mexico City and the industrial city of Queretaro. The project, which was previously estimated to cost about $3.3 billion, would allow travel over the 210 kilometers (130 miles) between the Mexican capital and Queretaro at up to 300...
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A magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit southwest of Juan Rodriguez Clara, in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz on Tuesday at a depth of 95 km (60 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or major damages. The quake was felt in Mexico City, Reuters witnesses said, where it...
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Sister Norma Pimentel, executive director for Catholic Charities, doesn’t just answer calls for help. She also makes a call from time to time. “I said ‘Father Tom, I need to borrow your parish hall for a couple of days,’” Pimentel said. Those days turned into weeks as the surge of undocumented immigrants continues along the...
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As a community health worker, Lopez visits her patients—who are also her neighbors—in their homes at least once a week. Suffering from chronic diseases, they need more support than what a doctor can give in a monthly check-up at the clinic. Lopez offers much more—someone to talk to, friendly advice on diet and exercise, and...
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This is the capital’s biggest pre-Hispanic celebration-on the day the city was founded by the Aztecs nearly 700 years ago. “Today, we recognize the greatness of our ancestors, because even now the great nations of the world haven’t built a city on a lake, like our culture did,” Medicine man Oscar Lobo Blanco said. Legend...
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Japan and Mexico have signed a deal for Japanese companies to earn carbon credits by investing in technology to cut greenhouse gas emissions in Mexico – in Japan’s 12th bilateral carbon agreement. The programme, known as the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM), lets companies in Japan, the world’s fifth-biggest greenhouse gas emitter, use lower-cost emission cuts...
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Mexico’s Senate has approved legislation to implement historic constitutional reform that would open the country’s oil and gas industry to foreign investment for the first time since 1938. In an 85-26 vote, lawmakers passed the last of four packages of laws Monday to end the monopoly held by state oil company Pemex for 75 years...
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Wolf advocates are celebrating the confirmation of the first documented litter of Mexican gray wolves born in the wild in Mexico since they disappeared nearly three decades ago. Without giving their exact location, Mexico’s National Commission for Natural Protected Areas confirmed the wolves were sighted in the western Sierra Madre mountains by a team of...
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A new social movement erupting in Mexico this summer is exposing the long-running deficiencies in the nation’s public healthcare system. Led by #YoSoy17 and #YoSoy Medico 17, the movement began as a reaction to legal charges filed against 16 Guadalajara doctors for alleged medical negligence in the death of a 15-year-old patient, Roberto Gallardo, who...
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The owner of a group home raided last week amid charges of abuse and other mistreatment of children living there has been released from custody without charge, an official in the federal Attorney General’s Office said Sunday. The official said there was not enough evidence to warrant charges and added that the 79-year-old owner, Rosa...
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VATICAN CITY (AP) — New York City’s mayor has paid a call on Pope Francis’ top aide to discuss migration issues. During his holiday in Rome, Mayor Bill de Blasio met Monday with Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican secretary of state. Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi said the two explored approaches to migration. Parolin...
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Mexico and Germany have agreed to create a high-level binational commission that will meet on a regular basis to strengthen bilateral relations, Germany’s foreign minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, said on Friday. “We have agreed to form a consultation forum that is going to meet on a regular basis and will act at high-level”, he said. The...
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Mexico on Friday put into effect an agreement signed in 2012 with the United States to allow companies to exploit deep water oil resources in the Gulf of Mexico that straddle the countries’ maritime boundaries. The deal, published in the government’s gazette, lifts a moratorium on oil and gas exploration and production along the countries’...
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