Mexicans protest “private beach” at Playa del Carmen resort

With chants of “Free beach!” and waving placards, banners and Mexican flags, hundreds of protesters staged a symbolic beach party on a stretch of sand in the Caribbean resort of Playa del Carmen where two Mexican tourists were briefly arrested last week for refusing to leave the beach. A private “beach club” known as Mamita’s...
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Microsoft to invest $1.1 billion in Mexico over next five years

Microsoft (MSFT.O) Chief Executive Satya Nadella said the technology giant will invest $1.1 billion in Mexico over the next five years, according to a promotional video released by the Mexican government on Thursday. Nadella said the investment is “focused on expanding access to digital technology for people and organizations across the country.” Microsoft will build...
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Boy in Mexico gives his beloved dog for adoption to spare him from father’s abuse

A 12-year-old boy, from Mexico, gave his beloved puppy up for adoption so he doesn’t continue to suffer at home because of his father’s abuse. The tender gesture of the child moved thousands of users in social networks. The organization ‘Amigos de Lucho’ shared the moving letter the boy wrote, along with the images of...
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U.S companies promise more investment in Mexico

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Wednesday that he held a meeting at the National Palace with businessmen from the United States, who promised to maintain and expand their investments in Mexico under the new trade agreement (T-MEC). When questioned about the meeting at a press conference, López Obrador said Wednesday that the dinner centered...
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Meteor captured in the skies over Mexico

The National Civil Protection Coordination confirmed that the object seen in the skies during the night of February 18 was a meteorite. “Regarding the video that circulates in networks about the sighting of a #Meteorite, once analyzed by different members of the #SINAPROC and specialists, it is confirmed that it is a meteorite that surely...
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In the heart of Mexico’s violence, disillusion grows

Alejandra Uvilla fled her home city of Apatzingan because of overwhelming violence, moving 65 miles (105 km) north to bustling, mountain-nestled Uruapan in the avocado belt of Michoacan state. Three years later, the bloodshed is even worse here. Cartels are battling for territory and reports of grisly killings are common, such as the gun massacre...
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Murders in Mexico hit record as Lopez Obrador seeks justice system reform

Mexico suffered its worst year for homicides in 2019, with a record 34,582 victims, official data showed on Monday, underscoring the challenge President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador faces while waging war on drug cartels. Lopez Obrador assumed the presidency in December 2018 pledging to pacify the country with a less confrontational approach to security, but...
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U.S.-bound migrant caravan in tense standoff at border between Mexico and Guatemala

A large caravan of Central Americans was preparing to cross the Guatemalan border into Mexico on Monday, posing a potential challenge to the Mexican government’s pledge to help the United States contain mass movements of migrants. The migrants were massed on a bridge connecting the two countries early on Monday morning in what appeared to...
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Migrant surge into Guatemala reaches 3,500, heads for Mexico

More than 3,500 Central Americans had poured into Guatemala by Friday in U.S.-bound gatherings known as caravans, officials said, posing a headache for the leaders of Guatemala and Mexico amid fierce U.S. pressure to curb migration. President Donald Trump has repeatedly urged the region to prevent such groups of migrants reaching Mexico’s border with the...
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Can’t sell your presidential plane? Mexico mulls raffle instead

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday floated the idea of raffling off his predecessor’s $130 million jet after the government’s efforts to sell the plane over the past year came to nothing. Mexico has yet to find a buyer for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which the leftist Lopez Obrador has cast as a...
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Mexico could receive tons of garbage from the United States

Mexico faces the risk of receiving thousands of tons of contaminated and dirty plastics, mainly from the United States. This is due to the decision of the Chinese government to close its borders to this type of waste, said Marisa Jacott, director of Common Borders and the “Burn Rubbish Kill” campaign. The risk arises because...
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In Mexican capital, red shoes to protest killings of women

Stiletto heels. Clogs. Trainers. Tiny, child-size Crocs. Activists placed hundreds of painted-red women’s shoes on Mexico City’s sun-drenched main square Saturday to call attention to gender-based violence in a country where, on average, 10 women and girls are murdered each day and less than 10 percent of the cases are ever solved. As residents and...
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