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Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday (June 24, 2013) that no state, or the Federal District, may pass local laws targeting organized crime, such as drug cartels. The court’s unanimous decision was “without doubt, the federal government has fully occupied the arena of organized crime legislation, to the exclusion of all of others.” Chief Justice...
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A Boeing Co. project to build three satellites for Mexico is complete. And once the final two are sent to space by 2016, the country’s government communications will rival U.S. capability. The program, dubbed Mexsat, was signed in 2010, about a $1 billion agreement. The fourth-generation hardware was built and now waits in El Segundo...
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Less than two years into Enrique Pena Nieto’s presidency, Mexico is implementing an ambitious structural-reform package designed to lift its economy out of a multi-decade low-growth trap and create new opportunities for its citizens. The reforms involve restructuring economic sectors once deemed politically untouchable, and are backed by constitutional amendments and a bold legislative agenda....
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Mexico’s Catholic Church has launched new offensives against the administration of President Enrique Peña Nieto. The target is his flagship project – a series of reforms his party and the country’s main opposition groups support. The criticism from the Church comes as a surprise given that its leaders – despite their turbulent history in the...
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Amid charges of political arm-twisting, an opposition party has held passage of legislation vital to an overhaul of Mexico’s energy sector hostage to its demands for a political revamping. The tactic by the opposition center-right National Action Party threatens to delay for weeks – or even months – enactment of a plan to open the...
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President Barack Obama says the U.S. and Mexico can work together to control the flow of unaccompanied minors entering into the U.S. from Mexico. Obama and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto plotted techniques to address the surge during a telephone conference Thursday. The White House says Obama welcomes Mexico’s help focusing on individuals who are...
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Mexico to “conquer new markets” with its national beverage, tequila, with projections indicating that China will be the alcohol’s No. 2 buyer in five years, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said. “If we all do our part, it is forecast that 10 million liters of tequila will be exported to China within five years,” the...
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Individuals who harm, alter or decimate archaeological, artistic or historical landmarks in Mexico will face up to 10 years in the slammer under a law that was enacted Saturday. Fines will also be levied that could equal the value of the damage caused by those who commit such acts, according to modifications to the Federal...
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Imagine if people from Kansas and California were as genetically distinct from each other as someone from Germany is from someone from Japan. That’s the kind of remarkable genetic variation that scientists have now found within Mexico, thanks to the first fine-scale study of human genetic variation in that country. This local diversity could help...
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British Foreign Secretary William Hague and Mexican partner Jose Antonio Meade signed a joint declaration Wednesday that establishes the framework for parallel culture programs in 2015, when every nation will put on a series of events in the other country. Hague and Meade, who is on a three-day visit to Britain, signed the declaration for...
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Mexico City became the latest place in Mexico to ban the use of animals in circuses Monday as the city council voted overwhelmingly for the prohibition, with fines of $45,000 to $60,000. The law does not apply to water shows with dolphins or bull fighting nor does it prohibit the use of animals in Mexico’s...
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More Indigenous people in Chiapas are dying from diabetes according to a study released this month in Mexico, and officials are noting this increase is connected to the consumption of more sugary foods and drinks and fewer traditional indigenous ones. According to data released by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (NISG) in the...
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About 20 miles south of Cancun, Mexico, on a stifling summer day, Tom Iliffe squints over a limestone ledge and into a giant pool of scuzzy, brown water. Despite the heat, he’s wearing a wet suit that covers everything but his blue eyes and white goatee. A spool of bright-orange nylon line and an assortment...
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Mexico has begun construction of the Topolobampo-El Encino natural gas pipeline in the northwestern state of Sinaloa, which will contribute to the generation of cheaper electricity and feed a new fertilizer plant. The pipeline will diversify industry in Mexico’s northwest, as well as create jobs and boost economic development in the region, said Ochoa Reza,...
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Mexican magnate Carlos Slim on Friday inaugurated a four-level, underground aquarium that is the biggest in Latin America, housing 3,000 animals belonging to 230 species. The first visitors took an elevator underground to start the tour of the 400,000-gallon glass tank where blue, yellow, orange and green fish swam among sharks and manta rays. In...
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