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A makeshift memorial to Hispanic Civil War Union soldiers in an isolated part northern New Mexico is a typical representation of sites linked to U.S. Latino history: It’s shabby, largely unknown and at risk of disappearing. Across the U.S, many sites historically connected to key moments in Latino civil rights lie forgotten, decaying or endanger...
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In Puerto Vallarta, the rains have generated floods, and these, in turn, have cause road chaos, potholes, and accidents. Not to mention the flooding of shopping centers. But in the basin of the Lerma River, the story is different. According to the records of the State Water Commission (CEA), the current storm has taken Lake...
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Hurricane Sergio will make a U-turn and push toward Baja California late next week, and its remnant moisture could once again trigger flooding in the Desert Southwest. Sergio is currently hundreds of miles west of the Baja California coast in the eastern Pacific Ocean. On Oct. 3, Sergio became the eighth Category 4 hurricane of...
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Puerto Rico’s governor says a group of private investors plan to install a $130 million underwater fiber-optic cable to boost the island’s telecommunications after Hurricane Maria. Ricardo Rossello said Tuesday that the cable would be installed along the island’s south coast and serve as backup to cables operating on the north coast. Those cables were...
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Rosa threatens "life-threatening flash flooding" in Mexico, Southwest U.S.
Tropical Storm Rosa neared Mexico’s Baja California on Monday, spreading heavy rains that were projected to extend into a drenching of the Southwest U.S. Forecasters said the rain may cause “life-threatening flash flooding.” The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the center of Rosa, which was a hurricane until late Sunday, should hit Baja California and...
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Rosa to slam into northern Baja California, Mexico, to start October
Rosa is expected to batter far northwestern Mexico with gusty winds and flooding rainfall on the first day of October. Among the communities in the path of Rosa is Mexicali, the region’s capital, which normally receives about 7 mm (0.3 of an inch) of rainfall during the entire month of October. The city could be...
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Hurricane Rosa to bring heavy rain to southwest US after landfall in Mexico
Hurricane Rosa won’t be a hurricane by the time it reaches the Southwest, but the storm will bring heavy rain to Arizona, Southern California and Nevada early next week. Rosa is weakening Saturday morning with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph. Additional weakening is expected over the weekend and Rosa will likely become a tropical...
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A warmer world makes for nastier hurricanes. Scientists say they are wetter, possess more energy and intensify faster. Their storm surges are more destructive because climate change has already made the seas rise. And lately, the storms seem to be stalling more often and thus dumping more rain. Study after study shows that climate change...
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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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With the exhibit, El Galeón de Manila: The Spice Route, the Archaeological Museum of Puerto Vallarta, “Cuale”, reopened its doors. The exhibit is an approach to the culinary, economic and cultural exchange that flourished in the New Spain era between the current territories of Mexico, the Philippines, and Spain. The Jalisco campus of the Institute...
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The number of monarch butterflies wintering in Mexican forests declined for a second consecutive year, a government official said Monday. Alejandro Del Mazo, Mexico’s commissioner for protected areas, said the monarchs clumped in trees covering about 6.12 acres (2.48 hectares) this winter. That was down about 14.7 percent from the 7.19 acres (2.91 hectares) the...
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mexico earthquake
Governments and civilians around the world expressed condolences and promises of aid on Wednesday to help Mexico cope with a magnitude 7.1 earthquake that levelled buildings and killed more than 200 people. The outpouring of early support was heavier on Twitter pledges of solidarity and plans to send rescuers than offers of longer term aid....
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Tillerson Videgaray
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, in a conversation with his Mexican counterpart Luis Videgaray, said that the United States is ready to help Mexico after the devastation caused by the earthquake and Hurricane Katia. Tillerson spoke with Videgaray on Monday night and expressed his condolences for the loss of life caused by the 8.2-magnitude...
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starbucks
On Saturday, September 9 and for an indefinite period, all Starbucks stores in Mexico will become collection centers for the communities of Oaxaca, Chiapas, Tabasco, Veracruz and Puebla, affected by the earthquake and floods caused by the Hurricane season. “We want to capitalize on the popularity and convenient locations of our 610 stores in 61...
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earthquake dead
Slow-moving funeral processions converged on a Juchitan’s cemeteries from all directions on Saturday, so many that they sometimes caused temporary gridlock when they met at intersections. A monster earthquake and a Gulf coast hurricane have combined to take at least 66 lives in Mexico, and no place suffered more than the Oaxaca state city of...
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