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The citizens of the largest tourist destinations in Mexico perceive more insecurity, including in Puerto Vallarta. In Puerto Vallarta, more than half of the population, 56.4 percent, feel vulnerable, contrary to 38.7 percent registered in December 2018. In the case of Cancun, the country’s largest tourist destination, 93.3 percent of the population considered their area...
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The El Salado estuary in Puerto Vallarta received an uninterrupted flow of sewage for three days due to a broken collector of 1.2 meters in diameter, not by accident, but a technical decision, revealed the secretary of Integrated Water Management, Jorge Gastón González, although this constitutes a crime as stipulated in the Criminal Code of...
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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...
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Security officials in the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas say an armed gang has hauled 19 people off a passenger bus. The gang allowed 22 other passengers to continue on to the border city of Reynosa. A Tamaulipas state official who was not authorized to be quoted by name said Monday the mass kidnapping occurred...
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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s first 100 days in office have combined a compulsive shedding of presidential trappings with a dizzying array of policy initiatives, and a series of missteps haven’t even dented his soaring approval ratings. Lopez Obrador has answered more questions from the press, flown in more economy-class flights, posed for more...
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At least 13 people were killed and another seven wounded in a shooting at a bar early on Saturday in Mexico’s violence-wracked Guanajuato state, local media reported. It was not immediately clear who committed the crime. Before sunrise, a group of armed men pulled up in three vans at the La Playa Men’s Club in...
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Mexican government officials apologized on Monday to families of five youths killed after police kidnapped them and turned them over to a brutal drug gang, a rare instance of officials admitting the state’s culpability in such crimes. Relatives said the apology is the first official recognition the four boys and a girl were innocent victims...
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Mexico’s Senate has unanimously approved a watered-down version of the militarized National Guard the government wants to use to combat a rising wave of crime. Senators want to avoid militarizing law enforcement, but President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador wants a force with military discipline. The senate voted to place the new guard under the civilian...
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An American anarchist who went by the name John Galton was shot dead at his home in the Mexican resort of Acapulco, sending shivers through a tightknit anti-establishment community of expatriates that organizes events in the violence-torn retreat with seminars on topics such as how to make money via cryptocurrencies. A woman describing herself as...
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Central Americans who fled violence for refuge in the United States risk kidnapping or death under a new U.S. plan to deport them to murderous and cartel-wracked Mexican border cities while their asylum cases are processed. The city of Reynosa, and a nearby stretch of the Rio Grande that divides Texas from the Mexican state...
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Two U.S.-Mexico meetings have been held to work out details of a new plan to return across the shared border migrants seeking U.S. asylum, but Mexico will not accept anybody facing a credible threat back home, a Mexico Foreign Ministry spokesman said. In a major policy change, U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration said on Dec....
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Mexico is frequently the focus of negative imagery in the U.S. media, often causing Americans to warn their friends to rethink their travel there, on social media and other communications platforms. The U.S. embassy in Mexico City, early in 2018, issued a brief travel warning for Playa del Carmen, following a February blast on a...
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Murders in Mexico rose by 33 percent in 2018, breaking the record for a second year running, official data showed, underlining the task facing the new president who has pledged to reduce violence in the cartel-ravaged country. Investigators opened to 33,341 murder probes compared with the previous year’s record of 25,036, according to information from...
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During December 2018, 73.7% of Mexicans over 18 years of age felt unsafe in the place where they live, according to the National Survey of Urban Public Safety (ENSU), conducted by INEGI. This represents a 1.2% reduction compared to September 2018, when the percentage was 74.9%. This percentage is the lowest since June 2017, when...
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Accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman once paid a $100 million bribe to former Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, an ex-Guzman associate testified on Tuesday that he previously told U.S. authorities. Alex Cifuentes, who has described himself as Guzman’s onetime right-hand man, discussed the alleged bribe under cross-examination by Jeffrey Lichtman, one of...
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