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The Toltec people were an amalgam of people from southern Latin America that came together as one to form the Teotihuacan civilization. This “empire” grew to include the Pacific Coastal Chiapas and Guatemala, the Yucatan Peninsula, and much of Northern and Western Mexico before collapsing most likely in the 12th century AD. However, their origins...
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Mexican authorities imposed Monday a US$53,000 fine on a circus that featured a black bear whose lower jaw had been removed and a lion and three spider monkeys without claws and fangs. Environmental protection prosecutors said Harley Circus, located in the small town of Dzidzantun in the southeastern state of Yucatan, was now barred from...
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The high-speed Mexico City-Queretaro train, which will cover the 210-kilometer (130-mile) route at a speed of 300 kph (186 mph), will be the first of its kind in Latin America, the Communications and Transportation Secretariat said. The train will carry 23,000 passengers per day “safely, quickly, comfortably and in an environmentally friendly way,” the secretariat...
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The University of Southern California on Tuesday announced an agreement with the Mexican Foundation for Education, Technology, and Science (FUNED) to provide joint scholarships to students in Mexico seeking master’s and professional degrees. The announcement came as part of Governor Jerry Brown’s Mexico Trade and Investment Mission. During the four-day trip, USC officials including Senior...
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Mexico’s lower house concluded early Saturday the process of debating and approving the secondary legislation needed to implement last year’s energy overhaul, which opens the oil sector to private investment. The president of the Chamber of Deputies, Jose Gonzalez Morfin, brought a close to the session that began Monday and lasted nearly 74 hours. The...
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A journalist was stabbed to death at his house in Guadalupe, a city in the central Mexican state of Zacatecas, a press rights group said. Nolberto Herrera Rodriguez was found dead in his home Tuesday with more than 20 stab wounds, a spokesman for Article 19, an international organization defending freedom of expression, told Efe....
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An environmental panel says fewer than 100 of Mexico’s vaquita marina porpoises are left and they are in imminent danger of extinction. A report released Friday say studies using underwater listening devices have found only about half the number of porpoises counted in 2012. The tiny porpoise lives only in the upper portion of the...
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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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