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Chiapas News: News and information for Chiapas by PVDN

A new migrant caravan of about 2,500 people was making its way through southern Mexico on Tuesday, headed for the U.S. border, facing greater heat — and a much cooler welcome — than last year’s caravans. The caravan walked past the city of Huixtla in the southern state of Chiapas on Monday, but police were...
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Authorities in the capital warned of possible ash fall in some municipalities of the south-southeast area of ​​Mexico City after the explosion of the Popocatéptl volcano on Tuesday morning. In view of this, the Secretariat for Comprehensive Risk Management and Civil Protection reported that the areas most likely to receive volcanic ash are Magdalena Contreras,...
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A strong earthquake jolted southern Mexico on Friday, rattling nerves and swaying tall buildings hundreds of miles away in the capital, but there were no reports of serious damage, injuries or deaths. The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the quake had a magnitude of 6.6. It was centered about 10 miles (16 kilometers) from the...
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The United States pledged $5.8 billion in aid and investment Tuesday for strengthening government and economic development in Central America, and another $4.8 billion in development aid for southern Mexico. The U.S aid aims to promote better security conditions and job opportunities as part of a regional plan to allow Central Americans and Mexicans to...
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During 2017, an average of 1,688 cases of corruption was filed per thousand national and municipal uniformed police while they were on the job, which translates into 1.6 acts of corruption by each police, revealed the first National Survey of Standards and Professional Training Police (ENECAP). The exercise developed by the National Institute of Statistics...
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Thousands of Central American migrants traveling in a caravan through southern Mexico resumed their journey toward the United States by hitchhiking and walking along highways on Saturday, after a governor reneged on a brief offer to provide dozens of buses to take them to Mexico City more quickly. Gov. Miguel Angel Yunes announced Friday evening...
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In Mexico, each town, each region, has its own traditions, its own uses, and customs. But if there is a tradition that we find in each of them, it is without a doubt, the celebration of the Day of the Dead. It is in time, in which each family prepares to receive the souls of the loved ones...
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After three grueling weeks walking along highways and hitching rides in pickups and flatbed trucks, thousands of Central American migrants traveling in a caravan through southern Mexico learned Friday that they would soon be leapfrogging ahead to the nation’s capital in buses. As the caravan crossed into the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, Gov. Miguel...
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The Ministry of the Interior (Segob), through the National Institute of Migration (INM) and the Mexican Commission for Assistance to Refugees (COMAR), delivered temporary CURPs, an equivalent to a social security number, to 111 migrants, as a result of the plan ‘You are in your home’, announced this Friday by President Enrique Peña Nieto. In...
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The Secretaries of the Interior and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico encourages the members of the migrant caravan to carry out the process applying for legal migration in Mexico so they could have access to the “You are in your Home” plan, announced this Friday by President Enrique Peña Nieto. In a joint...
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As long lines of migrants shuffled past his cheese shop Thursday on the far-distant journey north, Cesar Cabuqui was ready, handing out scores of homemade bean and cheese sandwiches and bags of water. He was far from the only one moved to help the masses of women, men and children as they made their way...
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A group of over a thousand Central Americans in Guatemala headed toward the Mexican border on Tuesday, as a larger caravan of migrants that has angered U.S. President Donald Trump paused in southern Mexico on its planned journey toward the U.S. border. Trump has vowed to begin cutting millions of dollars in aid to Central...
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If you like ancient architecture, Mexico offers plenty of it, and you can look into the ancient civilizations of the Mayans and Aztecs in Central America. Mexico’s Mayan civilization left a lasting legacy around the Yucatan Peninsula and Chiapas. During the empire’s golden age around the years 250-900, the Mayans built spectacular stone cities with...
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Two tropical storms are swirling in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico, and one is forecast to become a hurricane and approach the country’s west coast late next week. Tropical Storm Willa is the 21st named storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season. It was about 280 miles (450 kilometers) south-southwest of the port city of...
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The head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE), Luis Videgaray Caso, said that Mexico has a sovereign migration policy, in which the priority is the containment, protection and good treatment of migrant people. He denied that there is a quota of refugees in Mexico and argued that given the statements of US President Donald...
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