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Motorists at the nation’s busiest border crossing were accustomed to waiting hours while vendors paraded between lanes with everything from sliced papaya and hot oatmeal to sombreros and ceramic mugs. Now, thanks to a $741 million construction project, they may not have enough time to lower their windows and order a cappuccino. Waits to enter...
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Mexico’s congress has passed legislation to ban the use of animals in circuses across the country. The lower chamber’s vote Thursday followed one earlier in the week by the Senate and came six months after Mexico City passed a similar ban that is to go into effect next year. Six states also adopted bans. The...
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The Romanian Embassy in Guadalajara has asked the Tourism Ministry of Jalisco for information and guidance on establishing a Pueblos Mágicos program in the European country. Over the past 14 years, Mexico has honored 83 towns nationwide with the Pueblos Mágicos designation. The program brings financial assistance to locations for restoration of the city, forms...
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President Barack Obama says the U.S. has offered to help Mexico figure out what happened to 43 college students who’ve been missing since September. But he stops short of saying the U.S. will reconsider aid to Mexico based on human rights. When asked about aid by the Spanish-language television network Telemundo in an interview Tuesday,...
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Mexican authorities on Sunday said that mounting evidence and initial DNA tests confirmed that 43 trainee teacher students who were abducted by corrupt police 10 weeks ago in Mexico were incinerated at a garbage dump by drug gang members. Attorney General Jesus Murillo told reporters that one of the students had been identified by experts...
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Mexican federal troops will replace local police in 32 municipalities, a top security official said on Wednesday, in a bid to contain drug gangs that have fueled a surge in violence and often operate in league with local police. This after announcing earlier in the week that a bill has been prepared that would replace...
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Mexico’s most corruption-plagued municipal police forces would be replaced by state police within two years under a bill President Enrique Pena Nieto has submitted to Congress. Municipal police in the states of Jalisco, the state where Puerto Vallarta is located, and the states of Guerrero, Tamaulipas, and Michoacan would be placed under state control quickly,...
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China plans to bid again for Mexico’s $3.75 billion high-speed rail project after the Latin American nation abruptly canceled its earlier win, one of the firms in a Chinese-led consortium that had bid and a source close to the bid said. Mexico revoked the contract awarded to the consortium made up of China Railway Construction...
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The men are holed up with their buses on the college’s soccer field, sleeping in the compartments that once held passenger luggage and hanging the clothes they’ve hand-washed from the windshields. While attention has focused on the kidnapping and disappearance of 43 students from the Raul Isidro Burgos teachers college in Tixtla, few have paid...
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Mexico’s president announced a nationwide anti-crime plan Thursday that would allow Congress to dissolve local governments infiltrated by drug gangs and give state authorities control over often-corrupt municipal police. The plan announced by President Enrique Pena Nieto came two months after 43 teachers college students disappeared in the Guerrero city of Iguala, allegedly killed and...
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Following mass protests in Mexico over the apparent massacre of 43 trainee teachers two months ago, the Mexican government will unveil measures this week designed to improve policing and fix a failing justice system, lawmakers said on Tuesday. Senate leader Miguel Barbosa of the leftist Party of the Democratic Revolution said the measures would focus...
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The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant worth $600,000 to the Asociación Mexicana de Ferrocarriles (AMF) to speed the adoption of green power technologies throughout Mexico’s freight trains. The technical assistance project will assess opportunities to replace, rebuild or retrofit freight locomotives to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. Specifically, the project will...
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Deep anger over the apparent massacre of 43 trainee teachers has plunged Mexico’s Enrique Pena Nieto into his worst crisis as president, but with no credible opposition in sight, mass protests look unlikely to force him from power. Since the students were abducted by police and handed over to a local drug gang in the...
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Mexico summoned Uruguay’s ambassador on Sunday after the South American country’s president described Mexico as a kind of “failed state” in a magazine interview. President Jose Mujica’s comments were in response to a question about 43 college students missing in southern Mexico and appeared in Foreign Affairs’ Latin American edition. But late Sunday Mujica released...
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Mexico’s transportation minister will meet with Chinese government officials on Monday to discuss the cancellation of a $3.75 billion high-speed rail contract that was awarded to a Chinese-led consortium, Mexico said on Sunday. The deal for the project, which had earlier this month been granted to a group led by China Railway Construction (601186.SS), the...
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