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Naked Boys Singing! Conceived and directed by Robert Schrock, opened to packed houses and outstanding reviews as the show recently premiered at Incanto. This hit musical comedy revue ran for over twelve years in NYC to become the second longest-running musical in off-Broadway history. This year also marks the 20th anniversary of the world premiere...
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Tropical Storm Xavier is bringing heavy rains and gusty winds to Mexico’s central Pacific coast, though it’s expected to head out to sea and avoid a direct hit on land. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm was centered about 105 miles (170 kilometers) west-southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico, on Monday morning and was headed...
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Tropical Storm Xavier is moving toward the north near 6 mph (9 km/h). A turn toward the northwest and west-northwest at a similar forward speed is expected tonight and on Monday, followed by a westward motion by Tuesday. On the forecast track, Xavier’s center is expected to remain offshore the coast of southwestern Mexico and...
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Miguel Ángel Millán, a 30-year-old blind man, and his guide dog Ruger, seek to end the discrimination they have suffered and lay the foundations to raise awareness about the use of guide dogs in Acapulco establishments. Miguel Angel left the cane behind and now chooses to be accompanied by Ruger, a 20-month old golden retriever,...
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Hurricane Willa slammed into Mexico’s Pacific coast late on Tuesday, raking it with winds of 120 mph (195 kph) that brought power outages, buffeted buildings, and dumped torrential rain on tourist resorts where thousands of people had moved to safety. Whipping palm trees, bending power lines and causing floods, the center of Willa struck the...
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The National Meteorological Service (SMN) reported this morning that tropical depression 24-E has formed south of the coasts of Colima and Michoacán. In the most recent notice, they pointed out that at 04:00 hours (9:00 GMT) the system was located 390 kilometers (km) south-southwest of Punta San Telmo, Michoacán and 440 km south of Manzanillo,...
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Mexico City moves to ban bullfighting
Bullfighting, even when it masquerades as celebration or tradition, is nothing more that the most egregious cruelty to animals. Frightened bulls are forced into an arena with screaming people, pitted against matadors wielding spears, and then stabbed multiple times before they die a slow, agonizing death. It is estimated that about 250,000 bulls are killed...
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Bodies line popular Caleta Beach in Mexico
It’s a stunning resort town once frequented by the rich and famous, but these days it’s become the scene of unimaginable horror time and time again. The latest incident saw two men murdered on Caleta Beach in Mexico’s Acapulco region, but such scenes of bloodshed are becoming so mundane here that tourists barely batted an...
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The National Seismological Service reported that at 8:32 pm this Saturday, two earthquakes of magnitude 4.7 were registered, in Ometepec, Guerrero, and Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca. In the Twitter account @SismologicoMX, in two messages, they reported that the Pinotepa Nacional earthquake in Oaxaca was recorded at 20:32:11 hours, 23 kilometers southeast of that municipality, at a...
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Mexico’s defense minister said on Friday legalizing opium for medicinal use could contain violence caused by drug gangs fighting over poppy fields and trafficking routes in the country’s southwest. Defense Minister General Salvador Cienfuegos spoke to reporters during a visit to the town of Teloloapan in the crime-ridden state of Guerrero, where much of the...
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Tending Deep Wounds in Mexico
Those who make their way through Guatemala and into Mexico do not find any guarantee of safety. As the number of people fleeing violence and poverty in the Northern Triangle grows, the Mexican government has clamped down on the country’s southern border, with support from the US. Police and military surveillance and law enforcement, coupled...
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Mexicans held a minute of silence on Wednesday to mark the anniversary of devastating earthquakes that struck the country in September 2017, and the postal service honored three search-and-rescue dogs in a stamp. More than 450 people were killed and tens of thousands of homes were damaged when the quakes hit Mexico 12 days apart....
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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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More than an emotional experience, releasing turtles is an experience that allows human beings to expand their awareness of their place on the planet and offers the possibility of helping the survival of an animal species. Taking the turtles to the sea is an extraordinary experience, because we as human beings have the lives of...
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This morning, the National Meteorological Service (SMN) reported that hurricane “Bud” intensified to category 4. The cloud bands of “Bud” favor the potential of intense and torrential rains in Jalisco, Colima, Michoacán and Nayarit, and intense in Sinaloa and Durango. In the most recent warning issued by the agency dependent on the National Water Commission...
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