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Burgeoning numbers of Cubans are trying to get into the U.S. by way of the Mexican border, creating a big backlog of people waiting on the Mexican side for months for their chance to apply for asylum. The surge over the past several months has been propelled in part by loosened travel restrictions in Central...
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Aztec allies ritually disfigured captured Spaniards’ remains
New research suggests an Aztec-allied town ceremonially disfigured the bodies of captive Spaniards during one of the worst defeats in the Spanish Conquest of 1519-21, experts said Wednesday. The heads of the captive Spanish women were strung up on skull racks alongside those of men. An analysis of the bones revealed the women were pregnant,...
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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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Neighborhood brigades and teams of government workers hacked at fallen trees and hauled chunks of concrete out of collapsed homes Monday as the Cuban capital attempted to recover from what officials called the strongest tornado to hit Cuba in nearly 80 years. Three people were dead and hundreds injured, at least 12 in critical condition,...
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Numerous governments in the Western Hemisphere quickly recognized Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the interim president of his crisis-torn country Wednesday. The United States and all but one member of the Lima Group of regional nations threw their support behind Guaido after he declared himself interim president in a defiant speech before masses of...
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Puerto Vallarta plans to attract one million more tourists by 2020, a figure that will increase the current 4 million a year, given that they will have new attractions and the renovation of hotel facilities. The director of Promotion and Public Relations of Tourism Trust Puerto Vallarta, Luis Villaseñor, indicated that the destination has three...
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In a slap to the United States, the U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution Thursday condemning the American economic embargo of Cuba and rejected proposed U.S. amendments strongly criticizing the lack of human rights in the island country. Resolutions adopted by the 193-member world body are unenforceable, but they reflect world opinion and the...
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mexico produces most trash in latin america
According to a World Bank report, Mexico is the country that generates the most garbage in Latin America. In an analysis of the impact that waste will have on each region in the future, the agency warned that countries such as Sub-Saharan Africa or South Asia, whose waste will triple in a few years, will...
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A Mexican man who confessed to killing at least 10 women says he would kill again if freed because he hates women and prosecutors are looking into the possibility that he sold the bones of some of his victims. It was just the latest in a grim list of details emerging from the serial killer...
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A magnitude 5.2 aftershock struck Haiti on Sunday, even as survivors of the previous day’s temblor were sifting through the rubble of their cinderblock homes. The death toll stood at 12, with fears it could rise. The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter of the aftershock was located 9.8 miles (15.8 kilometers) north-northwest of Port-de-Paix,...
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Potential Tropical Cyclone Fourteen Triggers Tropical Storm Warnings, Watches in Cuba, Mexico; U.S. Gulf Coast Threat Next Week
The National Hurricane Center says there is a high chance of development in the coming week of a system as it moves into the Gulf of Mexico. The National Hurricane Center has initiated advisories on Potential Tropical Cyclone Fourteen in the northwestern Caribbean. It is expected to track northward and become Tropical Storm Michael by...
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Cubans travel to Mexico to purchase items sold on the black market on the island
The breeze was barely moving and the humidity was unbearable. Outside Terminal 2 of the Cancun International Airport, Juan Ernesto waited for his brother’s arrival on an Aeromexico flight from Havana. It was Jonathan’s first trip abroad. The goal: to buy merchandise he could sell later on the island. “What’s selling most in Cuba right...
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A series of artistic, cultural and sports activities make up May Fest 2018, as Puerto Vallarta continues celebrating its centennial as a municipality and 50 years as a city. Organized by the Culture Institute of Vallarta, with the full support of the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board, the Ministry of Culture of Jalisco and the Municipal...
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After two years on the job, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jacobson has announced that she will retire on May 5, 2018 — the latest in a growing list of career diplomats to step down under Donald Trump. Jacobson has worked in Latin America diplomacy for three decades, including in the Obama administration’s effort to...
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irma
Hurricane Irma lashed Puerto Rico with heavy rain and powerful winds late Wednesday, leaving nearly 900,000 people without power as authorities struggled to get aid to small Caribbean islands already devastated by the historic storm. Florida rushed to prepare for a possible direct hit on the Miami area by the Category 5 storm with potentially...
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