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Mexico Passes New “Anti-Meme” Law that Restricts Criticism of Politicians
The purpose of the memes, since they were introduced, was to amuse users of social networks with their images and texts that denoted the creativity of people, however, times have changed and now these turn out to be a way of offending people. The anti-memes law, which was recently approved in the LXIV Legislature of the state...
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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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Among the thousands of immigrants who have been coming across the U.S.-Mexico border in recent months, many are seeking to escape gang and drug violence raging in their homelands. The weapon of choice used to intimidate them? Often an American-made gun. While the flow of drugs and immigrants into the U.S. has been well-documented for...
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'A country now of mass graves': The gruesome details of Mexico's escalating drugs war
It is a country where so many people are being killed that there simply isn’t enough room to bury all the bodies. Escalating violence from Mexico’s ongoing drug wars has seen more than 17,000 people killed this year alone. That’s almost 80 a day – a higher rate at the height of the notoriously ferocious...
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities said Friday that a mob of about 100 people in the central Mexican state of Hidalgo doused a detective with gasoline and burned him to death. The Hidalgo state prosecutors’ office said the crowd attacked local police in the town of Metepec on Thursday and took the detective and three...
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2 Mexican marines found dead in resort of Cancun
MEXICO CITY — Authorities found the bodies of two Mexican marines wrapped in blood-stained sheets and dumped on a street in the Caribbean coast resort of Cancun on Wednesday. The bodies were found in downtown Cancun, relatively far from most of the resort’s hotels. They had apparently been stabbed. The Mexican navy condemned the killings,...
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“Museo” revisits Mexico’s notorious museum robbery
IT WAS one of the most audacious heists in art history. On Christmas Eve 1985 125 Mayan, Aztec, Miztec and Zapotec artefacts were stolen from the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. Some suspected that it was the work of the KGB or the CIA, a gang of professional crooks from Guatemala or Colombia...
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Elements of the Unified Force detained a man with 522 sea turtle eggs in Puerto Vallarta. The Attorney General of the Republic (PGR) Jalisco delegation, opened an investigation against Benjamin ‘R’ for committing criminal acts against biodiversity. According to information, the Regional Single Force informed the Social Representative of the Federation that, at the time...
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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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puerto vallarta crocodile
The staff of the Municipal Ecology sub-direction captured a small crocodile in the Cuale River on Monday. The young crocodile sighting was reported by neighbors a few days ago. The capture was recorded at 11:00 p.m., after officials from the department monitored the area for a week waiting for the crocodile to reappear after receiving...
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Rosalinda Gonzalez
Mexican authorities have released on bail the wife of one of the country’s most wanted drug lords, Nemesio Oseguera, boss of the powerful Jalisco New Generation Cartel, local media reported late on Friday. Rosalinda Gonzalez, who in May was arrested on organized crime and money laundering charges, was freed from prison late on Thursday in...
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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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The municipality of Guadalajara sparked controversy by making a change in its Regulation of Order and Security, which allows couples to engage in public sex. The new provision prohibits police officers from detaining or interrupting couples who have sex in public. Despite the controversial change in the municipality’s regulations, having sex in public will continue...
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Over one million sea turtles are released every year in Riviera Nayarit, which has become a sanctuary for these tiny chelonians thanks to the many turtle camps that dot its more than 307 km (190 mi) of coastline, all dedicated to their conservation and protection. The entire process of preservation and releasing the sea turtle...
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U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officials unveiled some additional strategies in combating Mexican drug cartels Wednesday in Chicago alongside members of the Mexican government, military and federal police, who said one priority was to capture the leader of the increasingly powerful Jalisco New Generation Cartel. A joint news conference with the officials side by side was...
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