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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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Mexico is restricting television advertising for high-calorie food and soft drinks, as part of its campaign against obesity, the government says. Such ads will be banned with immediate effect on terrestrial and cable TV between 14:30 and 19:30 on weekdays and between 07:30 and 19:30 at weekends. Restrictions will also be imposed on similar ads...
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The Mexican government has appointed a czar to oversee the mounting Central American immigration crisis that has taken over both Mexico and the United States, after feeling increased pressure from the U.S. to address the issue. According to the New York Times, Mexico’s Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong appointed Humberto Mayans, a senator from...
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Mexican authorities have repatriated to Honduras 309 underage undocumented migrants so far this week, the Casa Alianza humanitarian organization said Wednesday. On Wednesday, 242 Honduran migrants arrived in the northern city of San Pedro Sula, 139 of them children, on seven buses from the Mexican municipality of Tapachula, Casa Alianza spokesman Carlos Flores told reporters....
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In addition to the well-touted economic reforms passed recently, this year Mexico approved a political reform package that, among other things, includes new measures aimed to ensure the greater participation of women in politics. The law now requires gender parity, which means that at least fifty percent of the candidates fielded by a political party...
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Health Secretary Mercedes Juan plans to present the results of Mexico’s efforts to fight obesity and diabetes to the United Nations in compliance with international agreements, officials said. The Cabinet official will discuss achievements under the National Strategy against Obesity and Diabetes at the United Nations High-level Meeting for the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable...
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The southern Mexico Mayan ruins of Calakmul have become the country’s first site to receive the “mixed” World Heritage designation from the United Nations. The designation cites both the pyramids of the ancient city-state and hundreds of thousands of acres of well-preserved tropical forest that surrounds them. But authorities say the heritage designation for another...
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