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Mexico’s president-elect said Monday he will hold another public referendum later this month on his proposal for a railway to connect the main tourist attractions across the Yucatan peninsula. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said during a trip to the Yucatan state capital of Merida that the public can vote on the train and nine other...
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mayan train
Grupo Vidanta, a Mexican conglomerate of hotels, resorts and real estate developer, is interested in investing in the construction of the Mayan Train, informed its president, Daniel Chávez Morán, in the Tourism and Social Development forum. “The Mayan Train is a great idea, because in a decade of operation it will double the income of...
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mayan alter guatemala
An altar estimated to be around 1,500 years old was discovered in a small archaeological site in northern Guatemala, showing the political ambitions of the Mayan king’s dynasty of Kaanul to control the entire region, similar to the popular television series ‘Game of Thrones’. The limestone altar, weighing almost a ton, was found at the...
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maya train
The president-elect, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, announced that the governments of Chiapas and Tabasco will start the Maya Train project, which by 2019 will have a budget of $16 billion pesos. In a private meeting at an exclusive hotel in the archaeological zone of Palenque, the constitutional and elected governors of Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche, Quinta...
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Hurricane Katia
Hurricane Katia is very dangerous for Mexico because it remains parked on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, so it will continue to cause rains in the southeast and central part of the country, according to the National Meteorological System (SMN) . In an interview with EL UNIVERSAL, Jesús Carachure, SMN meteorologist, said that...
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katia
The National Meteorological Service (SMN) reported that Tropical Storm Katia has developed in the western Gulf of Mexico. Katia moves towards the southeast, due to the interaction with cold number 2. The storm is located 165 kilometers east of Tampico, Tamaulipas, and a 120 east-northeast of Cabo Rojo, Veracruz.   In the next few hours,...
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rain
Tropical depression 14-E, expected to become tropical storm Lidia, is located south of Baja California Sur. The low pressure extends over the west of the country, creating the potential of heavy rains in most of the country. Wind gusts in excess of 60 kilometers per hour will be present in Baja California Sur, Sinaloa, Nayarit,...
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The National Meteorological Service (SMN) predicted conditions for hail on Friday through Sunday in much of the country, except for the south and the Yucatan Peninsula. The agency indicated that today the frontal system number 33 will be located on the north of the Gulf of Mexico, without affecting the country. While two unstable zones...
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The implementation of 911 services is expected to offer timely responses to emergencies and put Mexico on a growing international standard of 911 services. Currently in Mexico emergency services can be accessed using 066, which will forward to 911 operations in January in Puerto Vallarta. The system in Puerto Vallarta will use call routing, caller...
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In January 2014, the Mexican Congress approved a political reform through which various historical paradigms were broken by allowing legislative reelection and approving the participation of independent candidates in elections. Within the same reform, the National Electoral Institute was created and new tools were established in order to share government responsibility within the Legislative and...
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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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Unearthed in the southeast of the Mexican state of Campeche, the cities were barely accessible to the research team. But the challenging journey reaped great rewards, with the discovery of the ruins of a pyramid, palace, altars and a huge doorway, Discovery News reported. The cities of Lagunita and Tamchen had been first been discovered...
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The southern Mexico Mayan ruins of Calakmul have become the country’s first site to receive the “mixed” World Heritage designation from the United Nations. The designation cites both the pyramids of the ancient city-state and hundreds of thousands of acres of well-preserved tropical forest that surrounds them. But authorities say the heritage designation for another...
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