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The Mexican government said Thursday it will use buoys to mark the reserve of the world’s most endangered marine mammal, in a bid to save the last remaining 10 or so vaquita marina porpoises. The...






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Mexico’s last penal colony starts new life as nature center

It’s unclear if Islas Marias ever really worked as a penal colony: The remote Mexican archipelago is battered regularly by hurricanes, and its ramshackle, often century-old installations are sprinkled with the ruins of failed “productive” projects that once aimed to make the prison population self-sustaining. Now, with the prison just closed, the hurdles of distance,...

Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano spews hot rock, ash

An explosion at the crater of Mexico’s Popocatepetl stratovolcano has hurled incandescent rock about 1 ½ mile (2.5 kilometers) down its slopes and sent ash into the night sky near the nation’s capital. The Mexican government disaster agency says ash was expected to fall on towns near the crater following the outburst at 9:38 p.m....

Mexico’s lower house passes measure to cut short presidential term

Mexico’s Lower House on Thursday approved a constitutional reform that would allow for referendums to cut short the six-year presidential term, a move opposition lawmakers say opens the door to allowing re-election to the nation’s highest office. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who took office on Dec. 1, said during the campaign that he would...

Mexican army frees 34 kidnapped Central American migrants

The Mexican army says it has freed 34 Central American migrants who had been kidnapped in the northern state of Tamaulipas, across from Texas. The Defense Department said Thursday in a statement that the migrants had been held at a property in the municipality of Altamira and were located by patrols. Twenty-five were Hondurans, eight...

BBVA offices in Mexico City skyscraper evacuated due to threats

The Mexican headquarters of Spain’s BBVA, located in one of the capital’s tallest skyscrapers, were evacuated on Wednesday around midday due to what the bank said were two anonymous emails threatening violent acts against its corporate offices. BBVA said in a statement it did not believe the threats were real, but evacuated the 235-meter (771-foot)...

Mexican top cop: security is deficient throughout country

Mexico’s top security official said Tuesday that “security is deficient in practically the whole country,” after a large group of migrants went missing in northern Mexico. Public Safety Secretary Alfonso Durazo said the number of men pulled off a bus last week in the border state of Tamaulipas has been reported as anywhere between 19...

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