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Baja California
hurricane willa
Although Hurricane Willa weakened yesterday from a Category 5 – to a Category 4 hurricane, it is still classified as dangerous for residents of Jalisco, Nayarit, Colima, Durango, Sinaloa, and Baja California Sur. Last night Willa remained a potentially catastrophic storm, with winds of 250 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 315 kilometers...
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hurricane willa
Hurricane “Willa” increased to category 2 on the Saffir-Simpson scale and continues to strengthen while the authorities of Nayarit, Sinaloa, and Jalisco remain on alert for the damage it could cause in the coming hours. According to the National Water Commission (Conagua), in Baja California Sur, Durango, Colima, Michoacán and Zacatecas there are also risks...
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border tunnel
On the border between Mexico and the United States, a Border Patrol team found a tunnel with railroad tracks and equipped with an electricity and ventilation system powered by solar energy. The tunnel would allow a drug dealer to cross the border from a house located in Jacumé, Mexican municipality of Mexicali, in Baja California,...
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A multiyear study has uncovered evidence that a 21-mile-long (34-kilometer-long) section of a fault links known, longer faults in southern California and northern Mexico into a much longer continuous system. The entire system is at least 217 miles (350 kilometers) long. Knowing how faults are connected helps scientists understand how stress transfers between faults. Ultimately,...
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The State Unit for Civil Protection and Firefighters of Jalisco (UEPCBJ) reported that an earthquake of 4.5 degrees was recorded this Sunday in the southwest of the municipality of Puerto Vallarta. The state agency indicated that the quake was recorded 427 kilometers southwest of Puerto Vallarta at 3:56 pm on this day, latitude 19.01 and...
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Hurricane Sergio will make a U-turn and push toward Baja California late next week, and its remnant moisture could once again trigger flooding in the Desert Southwest. Sergio is currently hundreds of miles west of the Baja California coast in the eastern Pacific Ocean. On Oct. 3, Sergio became the eighth Category 4 hurricane of...
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Nature and culture mix to make Mazatlan an undiscovered gem
Our cab ride from the airport was a quick one: less than 30 minutes from the curb to our beachside hotel in the historic district of Mazatlan. Along the route, my husband chatted in Spanish with our driver and I surveyed the passing scene, glimpsing fleets of shrimp boats by the dozens and streets abuzz...
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South of the Border Cruising: The Boating Life in Mexico
Hollywood has certainly had a field day of presenting the everyday American venturing south of the border to experience life in Mexico. Examples include the romantic comedy “The Mexican,” neo-noir thriller “Get the Gringo” and the western classic “Two Mules for Sister Sara.” These films, of course, have no bearing on the everyday life of...
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'There’s no other option’: the radical plan to move Mexico's government
Jacinta Morales came to Mexico City more than 20 years ago, following promises of education and employment, like millions of others. After getting a degree, she found stable work as a public servant, moving between different government agencies. Though she has always worked on temporary contracts, the wide availability of civil service jobs in Mexico...
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Valle De Guadalupe Is The Napa Valley Of Mexico
In the last few years, California’s up-and-coming wine regions have been steadily moving further and further south. First it was Santa Barbara and the Santa Ynez Valley. Then came the wineries of Malibu, and Temecula, near San Diego. Now, California’s must-visit wine region isn’t in California at all: it’s in Baja California, 90 minutes below...
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México is failing to gather data on homicide in an effective way Mexico’s failure to gather quality data on homicides is preventing the country from developing effective policies to tackle rising violence, a new study found. The report, developed by the Institute for Economics and Peace, concluded that state authorities across Mexico complied on average...
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Rosa threatens "life-threatening flash flooding" in Mexico, Southwest U.S.
Tropical Storm Rosa neared Mexico’s Baja California on Monday, spreading heavy rains that were projected to extend into a drenching of the Southwest U.S. Forecasters said the rain may cause “life-threatening flash flooding.” The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the center of Rosa, which was a hurricane until late Sunday, should hit Baja California and...
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Rosa to slam into northern Baja California, Mexico, to start October
Rosa is expected to batter far northwestern Mexico with gusty winds and flooding rainfall on the first day of October. Among the communities in the path of Rosa is Mexicali, the region’s capital, which normally receives about 7 mm (0.3 of an inch) of rainfall during the entire month of October. The city could be...
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Hurricane Rosa to bring heavy rain to southwest US after landfall in Mexico
Hurricane Rosa won’t be a hurricane by the time it reaches the Southwest, but the storm will bring heavy rain to Arizona, Southern California and Nevada early next week. Rosa is weakening Saturday morning with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph. Additional weakening is expected over the weekend and Rosa will likely become a tropical...
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US State Department Issues Level 2 Travel Advisory for Mexico
On September 25th, the Federal and state authorities in Mexico disarmed the city of Acapulco’s entire police force as they investigate possible ties to drug gangs, according to the US Embassy in Mexico . This news supports the action taken by the US State Department on August 22, 2018, when it elevated its Travel Advisory...
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