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Mexico’s government on Thursday kick-started a project to launch a state-owned mobile network by 2018, part of a wider effort to support competitors to billionaire Carlos Slim’s dominant America Movil. Mexico’s telecoms regulator and the telecommunications and transport ministry (SCT) agreed on terms and conditions for the development of the network in a first step...
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The students from a teachers’ college went missing after they clashed with police in Iguala in the volatile, gang-ridden state of Guerrero on Sept. 26. A mass grave was found near the town over the weekend, full of charred human remains. “Mexico has become worse than a death camp. I never thought I would live...
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Classic car enthusiasts have broken a Guinness world record for the biggest parade of classic cars, lining up 1,721 shining Mustangs and Cadillac as well as cheerily decorated Volkswagen Beetles. “It’s amazing, we seek the extraordinary in the ordinary,” Guinness World Records adjudicator Evelyn Carrera told AFP. Sunday’s feat eclipsed the previous record set in...
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The United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) urged the Mexican government to avoid donating money to the charity organization known as Teleton, the biggest NGO in the country for handicapped people. The CRPD also urged the government to develop its own state social programs for people with disabilities and warned...
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Deforestation is down in the Mexican forest that is the winter home of the Monarch butterfly, and scientists also hope to see a rebound in the annual migration after it fell to historic lows last year, an expert said Thursday. Omar Vidal of the World Wildlife Fund said two to three times more Monarchs may...
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State officials worked Monday to determine whether 28 bodies found in a clandestine grave are students who were attacked by police suspected of drug gang links. President Enrique Pena Nieto called the deaths “outrageous, painful and unacceptable.” Guerrero State Prosecutor Inaky Blanco said the bodies are badly damaged and that genetic testing could take two...
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A moderate earthquake in Mexico rattled a large part of central and southern Mexico as well as neighboring Guatemala Saturday afternoon. There were no reports of damage or casualties. The tremor struck at 2:16 p.m. CDT in the interior portion of Mexico’s state of Veracruz, not far from the Oaxaca state border. The epicenter was...
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Mexico’s government has accepted all the demands of student protesters at the National Polytechnic Institute, or IPN, a public university in the capital, in a bid to prevent the movement from spreading to other higher education institutions. On Sept. 22, students at the IPN’s Superior School of Engineering and Architecture halted activities to protest new...
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From charming the Chilean president to making a little girl smile during a visit to a Brazilian orphanage, Prince Harry’s tour of Brazil and Chile in June was an unqualified success. Now Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are to embark on a Latin American tour of their own, only this time, to Mexico...
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Mexican authorities say electrical service has been restored to 100 percent of users in Baja California Sur state 17 days after Hurricane Odile knocked the power out. That includes the resort area of Los Cabos, which sustained heavy damage from a direct hit by the Category 3 storm last month. Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission says...
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Companies trying to launch healthier snack options in Mexico, where the government has been cracking down on junk food through taxes and advertising restrictions, find that the products are often a tough sell. Carmela Rivero, vice president of product research and development at PepsiCo Inc. Mexican operation recounted tales of several recent misfires at an...
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The world’s oldest continually touring circus called curtains on itself — for good — in rather anticlimactic fashion Sunday in Mexico City. The Atayde Hermanos circus, founded in 1888 and playing to audiences all over Mexico ever since, shut down abruptly with a final performance that was only announced that very morning. The closure happened...
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The bus stops at 10 city landmarks while a recording plays, detailing how public money has been allegedly misspent and siphoned off at these places – the government palace, state congress and other public buildings. This is the “Corruptour”, set up by the Mexican anti-graft organisation Via Ciudadana in one of Latin America’s most affluent...
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The announcement late Tuesday was another step in dismantling the official version of the June 30 confrontation, which came under question almost immediately because of the lopsided outcome. Only one soldier was injured. But Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam’s version of events raised more questions about the killings in an abandoned warehouse in southern Mexico....
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On the heels of complaints from the San Diego sportfishing community, Mexico is moving to clarify the steps required to fish legally in its waters. A new Mexican government website aims to help U.S. tourists understand the requirements of Mexican federal agencies, including customs, fisheries and immigration. “The message is very clear. You are most...
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