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Edgardo Galvan watched as two gravediggers shoveled muddy soil from his father’s grave until they reached a set of bones mixed with wood chips, the remnants of the coffin he was buried in seven years earlier. The gravediggers placed the bones in a black plastic bag and handed them to Galvan, who planned to cremate...
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Reid Wiseman and Barry Wilmore, astronauts with U.S. space agency NASA, used the station’s robotic crane to release the capsule, built and operated by California-based SpaceX, as the company is known, at 9:57 a.m. EDT (1357 GMT) as the two vehicles soared 260 miles (418 km) over the northwest coast of Australia. “Dragon is free,”...
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The Lions and other carnivores made the 1,700 mile journey to The Wild Animal Sanctuary where they will be rehabilitated and allowed to live the rest of their lives in large natural habitats. Working in cooperation with a Mexican organization known as Bioparque Convivencia Pachuca, The Wild Animal Sanctuary began planning the rescue in late...
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In a press release, the Mexican Foreign Relations Secretariat indicated that the government of Cuba agreed to send a joint delegation of health professionals, including infectologists, epidemiologist and nurses, to the region, particularly Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. Mexico will participate in the program by sending a specialized team, with the financial support of the...
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Only five Mexican-born players had ever made it to the PGA Tour. Two of them won tournaments a generation before he was born, the most recent title by Victor Delgado in 1978 at the Ed McMahon-Jaycees Quad City Open. Mexico’s golfing icon was a woman, Lorena Ochoa, who grew up at his home club in...
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Mexico has posted large signs at border crossings and airports warning travelers about the Ebola outbreak in Africa, symptoms of the disease and how to prevent the spread of the virus. “We’re also handing out fliers,” said Dr. Puertas Rincones, director of health services and sanitation for Chihuahua in the border city Ciudad Juarez. “I...
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The reward was announced in national newspapers and featured black and white photos of the 43 students, who went missing three weeks ago in the southern city of Iguala. The reward applies to information on the whereabouts of the students or for the identification of those responsible for their disappearance. Meanwhile, representatives of the students’...
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One eyewitness to the Sept. 26 abduction of 43 students in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero has recounted that at least some of the youths were burned alive, a prominent priest and human rights activist said Friday. The Rev. Alejandro Solalinde, known for his advocacy on behalf of undocumented Central American migrants, cited concerns...
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Six people have died as Tropical Storm Trudy – since downgraded to a tropical depression – lashes Mexico, prompting evacuations and stranding 16 towns. The heavy rain caused a landslide on a farm in the indigenous town of Tlacoachistlahuaca in the southern state of Guerrero, killing a 23-year-old man, a civil protection official told local...
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Roughly 10,800 tons of toxic material from the “Two Gentlemen” mine in the northern Mexican state of Sinaloa leaked into the Chupaderos stream, which flows into the Baluarte River in the town of Concordia, local authorities reported Friday. State and federal authorities have taken emergency measures to prevent wastes pollutants from contaminating ground water and...
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Mexican authorities have captured the suspected leader of the Guerreros Unidos gang, which was allegedly involved with corrupt police in the disappearance of 43 students, officials announced. Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam said on Friday that the arrest of Sidronio Casarrubias would open a “new line of investigation” to find the college students who have...
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The Carnival Magic had been waiting off the Mexican coast since Friday morning for its scheduled port visit. Mexican authorities still hadn’t given clearance by noon, so the ship continued to its home port of Galveston, Tex., where it was due back on Sunday, according to Carnival. The health worker, a lab supervisor who has...
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The reality of relying on finite land resources to cope with the endless stream of the dying has brought about creative solutions. One space-saving option is to put graves on top of each other, separated by a concrete divider, and have a shared headstone. This is common among couples and even whole families. A second...
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The lower house finance committee passed a bill to lower the forecast price for a Mexican barrel of crude next year to $81 from a government proposal of $82 per barrel and down from $94 budgeted this year. Lawmakers, mostly from the opposition conservative National Action Party (PAN), made reservations to the bill, but the...
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A Chinese-led consortium is the only competitor in the bid to win a lucrative tender for a high-speed passenger train linking Mexico City and the central city of Queretaro, the Mexican Transport and Communications Ministry said on Wednesday. The group led by China Railway Construction Corp Ltd. was the only consortium to present a bid...
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