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Hours after cars were set on fire in the capital city of Guadalajara, five gas stations were burned in Puerto Vallarta, along with vandalism of several area banks throughout the city. The activities are suspected to be connected with recent activities in the state by the Jalisco New Generation Cartel in retaliation for arrests and...
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The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens about the risk of traveling to certain places in Mexico due to threats to safety and security posed by organized criminal groups in the country. U.S. citizens have been the victims of violent crimes, such as kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery by organized criminal groups in various Mexican states....
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Mexican police and soldiers on Wednesday captured Omar Trevino Morales, widely considered to be the most important leader of the Zetas drug cartel that once carved a path of brutal bloodshed along the country’s northern border with the U.S. National Security Commissioner Monte Alejandro Rubido said at a news conference in Mexico City that the...
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More Monarch butterflies appear to have made the long flight from the U.S. and Canada to their winter nesting ground in western Mexico, raising hopes after their number dropped to a record low last year. But experts still fear that unusual cold temperatures will threaten the orange and black insects. While an official census won’t...
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The DOJ’s General Inspector indicated that Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) agents have marked the grenades that were purchased by arms trafficker Jean Baptiste Kingery so that they could put a trace on them once they entered Mexico. “Mexican soldiers exchange gunfire with members of a drug cartel. After the battle, the soldiers recover 15...
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As questions about Mexico’s safety for tourists continue to circulate, Puerto Vallarta has hired a security assessment by the College Station Texas Police Department to determine the safety of the destination. The study was conducted in July 2014. In a time when most tourism destinations hesitate to speak about security out of concern it may...
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The National Survey of Occupation and Employment (ENOE) indicated in late August that 85% of youth between the ages of 20 and 29 earn the lowest wages in the country, at 6,000 pesos (US$450) or less a month. The youth unemployment rate nationally stood at 8.3 percent, equivalent to 349,000 young people between the ages...
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Environmental prosecutors in Mexico say three suspects have been detained in the southern Pacific coast state of Oaxaca with more than 10,000 illegally harvested eggs from protected sea turtles. The Attorney General for Environmental Protection says in a statement Thursday that police found two women and a man with 10,375 olive ridley turtle eggs during...
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Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday (June 24, 2013) that no state, or the Federal District, may pass local laws targeting organized crime, such as drug cartels. The court’s unanimous decision was “without doubt, the federal government has fully occupied the arena of organized crime legislation, to the exclusion of all of others.” Chief Justice...
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Suddenly Mexico has returned as a hot cruise destination. Disney Cruise Line comes back to the West Coast for Baja cruises from San Diego in fall 2015. Also, Carnival Cruise Lines resumes its seven-day itineraries to Mazatlan starting in October. Disney pulled out of Los Angeles at the end of 2012 and sent the Disney...
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