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While researching U.S. Civil War history in South Texas, Roseann Bacha-Garza came across the two unique families of the Jacksons and the Webbers living along the Rio Grande. White men headed both families. Both of...





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Story of the Underground Railroad to Mexico gains attention

While researching U.S. Civil War history in South Texas, Roseann Bacha-Garza came across the two unique families of the Jacksons and the Webbers living along the Rio Grande. White men headed both families. Both of their wives were Black, emancipated slaves. But Bacha-Garza, a historian, wondered what they were doing there in the mid-1800s. As...

Mexico identifies submerged wreck of Mayan slave ship

Archaeologists in Mexico said Tuesday they have identified a ship that carried Mayan people into virtual slavery in the 1850s, the first time such a ship has been found. The wreck of the Cuban-based paddle-wheel steamboat was found in 2017, but wasn’t identified until researchers from the National Institute of Anthropology and History checked contemporary...

Jalisco reports stabilization of COVID-19 cases, urges public to remain vigilant

Almost two months ago, the COVID-19 Situation Room of the University of Guadalajara (UdeG) projected that the peak of the pandemic would reach Jalisco on September 14. It estimated 88,432 cases. However, until yesterday they only added 60,509. Jorge Hernández, a member of the Chamber, stressed that although there is a stabilization, with between four...

351 sea turtles found dead on coast where 137 sea lions died

Environmental groups said Friday that a total of 351 loggerhead sea turtles have been found dead so far this year on the same stretch of Baja California coast where authorities found 137 dead, beached sea lions last week. The Mexican Center for Environmental Law and the Center for Biological Diversity said the sea turtle deaths...

Child Sex trafficking: The double face of Puerto Vallarta

The recent case of a minor who suffered sexual abuse at the hands of a Puerto Vallarta official has increased concern about the trafficking networks and child prostitution in the city due to the ineffectiveness of the authorities. In Puerto Vallarta, there are local networks dedicated to the sexual exploitation of children that, together with...

Mexican airport site emerges as major graveyard of Ice Age mammoths

Amid busy construction crews racing to build an airport in Mexico, scientists are unearthing more and more mammoth skeletons in what has quickly become one of the world’s biggest concentrations of the now-extinct relative of modern elephants. More than 100 mammoth skeletons have been identified spread across nearly 200 excavation sites, along with a mix...

Volkswagen drops Mexico City dealership that displayed Nazi poster

German carmaker Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) said late Monday it had severed ties with a distributor in Mexico City after a Twitter user posted photographs taken at the business showing a wall decorated with an image of a Nazi celebration of the Beetle car. In a statement, Volkswagen’s Mexico unit condemned the images from the salesroom in...

Torrential rains caused landslides in Puerto Vallarta

Due to the torrential rains registered over the last several days in Puerto Vallarta, landslides have been registered on the roads that lead to the city. The most recent landslide occurred this morning in the Talpa de Allende-Mascota section, where a large amount of stones and mud partially blocked the road. According to data from...

US couple found dead in well in northern Mexico

Authorities have identified bodies found in a well in northern Mexico as two missing tourists from the United States, officials said Monday. The Baja California state prosecutor’s office said in a statement that the victims were identified as retirees Ian Hirschsohn and Kathy Harvey. Their disappearances were reported to authorities Sept. 2, the statement said....

Cuale Cultural Center in Puerto Vallarta is Reopening with Free Workshops

Puerto Vallarta prepares to open artistic workshops offered by the municipal government, through the Vallarta Institute of Culture (IVC), based at the Cuale Cultural Center. The 13 workshops will be offered free of charge, with the exception of material costs, at the cultural center during the months of September to December. The director of the...

Mexico says 122,765 extra people died during pandemic in ‘excess deaths’ study

Mexico has recorded 122,765 deaths more than would be expected during the pandemic up to August, the health ministry said on Saturday in a report on excess mortality rates, suggesting Mexico’s true coronavirus toll could be much higher. Mexico has recorded 67,326 confirmed coronavirus deaths and 629,409 cases, the world’s fourth highest death toll from...

Mexican court to hear youths’ climate change case against government

A Mexican court will later this week hear a case brought on by 15 young people demanding the government of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador set out clear policies on climate change, documents show. Lopez Obrador is under increased pressure to help mitigate the effects of climate change. The plaintiffs from the state Baja California...