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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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Just two days before the United Kingdom ambassador, Duncan Taylor, leaves his post as diplomatic representative of the European country; he predicted that the next presidential term with Andrés Manuel López Obrador will continue to strengthen ties of friendship and investments in Mexico. “We can invest six thousand million pesos over the next four years...
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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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2017 earthquake off Mexico broke through an entire tectonic plate
September 2017 saw a pair of weird earthquakes in Mexico. A magnitude 8.2 on September 8 just offshore the state of Chiapas was followed by a magnitude 7.1 on September 19—this time much closer to Mexico City, causing considerable destruction there. While the two earthquakes were not connected, they were the same type of earthquake,...
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The National Seismological Service of Mexico recorded a preliminary 5.7 earthquake, which was later downgraded to 5.4, in the Northwest area of Chiapas, in the municipality of Arriaga. State Civil Protection was dispatched to assess any damage to structures. So far, no damage or injury has been reported. Mapa de intensidades del sismo de magnitud...
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Lessons from Mexico’s Earthquake Early Warning System
Rubble from a collapsed building crushed a car in the Xochimilco borough of Mexico City following the M 7.1 Puebla earthquake on 19 September 2017. This and other earthquakes that followed soon after triggered an early warning system. What lessons do these early warnings and earthquakes pose for disaster mitigation strategies? Credit: Elizabeth Cochran On...
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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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puerto vallarta sea turtle
The Directorate of Public Security of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, reported that a man who had three turtle corpses and 500 eggs was detained at Playa Boca de Tomates. According to the authorities, the sea turtles, of the olive ridley species, were captured to extract the eggs. It may interest you: About 300 endangered sea turtles...
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Fifty-four years after it was sold by looters, an ancient Maya pictographic text was judged authentic by scholars Thursday. Mexico’s National Institute of History and Anthropology said the calendar-style text was made between 1021 and 1154 A.D. and is the oldest known pre-Hispanic document. The 10 surviving pages of the tree-bark folding “book” will now...
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About 300 endangered sea turtles were found dead off the southern coast of Mexico on Tuesday, trapped in fishing nets, shortly after more than 100 dead turtles were recovered. Fishermen in the southern state of Oaxaca discovered the turtles in the seaside community of Barra de Colotepec, said Heliodoro Diaz, the coordinator of the state’s...
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At 4:42 am Sunday morning, the Popocatépetl volcano presented an exhalation with low ash content that reached a height of two thousand meters and whose plume went north, informed the National Coordinator of Civil Protection of the Ministry of the Interior ( Segob), Luis Felipe Puente Espinosa. “Exhalation of Popocatépetl at 04:42 hours, with a...
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From the 2nd to the 19th of February, more than 200 artisans from 20 states, as well as from the invited countries: Ecuador, Peru, Turkey and Colombia, will hold the tenth National Meeting of Artisans. The national participants are from Oaxaca, Chiapas, Michoacán, Yucatan, San Luis Potosí, Guanajuato, State of Mexico, Nayarit and Jalisco who...
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The National Seismological Service (SSN) reported that this morning, Saturday, December 9, there was an earthquake of magnitude 4.9 southwest of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco. There were no reports of damage by the earthquake, according to Civil Protections. So far this month there have been 791 earthquakes in Mexico, this being the largest of December, followed...
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