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Mexico’s main stock index closed out its worst quarter in over 17 years on Monday, dragged down by doubts about how the new leftist government will manage the economy as well as concerns over global growth and trade. The S&P/BMV IPC stock index .MXX lost 15.89 percent in the fourth quarter, its steepest drop for...
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A husband-and-wife political power couple who were the current and ex-governors of the central Mexican state of Puebla died in a Christmas Eve helicopter crash, officials announced. Mexico’s political class was stunned by the deaths of Gov. Martha Erika Alonso and ex-Gov. Rafael Moreno Valle, a prominent figure in the opposition National Action Party who...
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Claudia Sheinbaum was sworn into office Wednesday as the first elected female mayor of Mexico City and immediately announced she would dissolve the riot police. “The police are there to protect the people, and we don’t need a police force to repress them,” said Sheinbaum. Sheinbaum pledged to build cable cars to impoverished slums, and...
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Mexicans are getting more than just a new president Saturday. The inauguration of leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will mark a turning point in one of the world’s most radical experiments in opening markets and privatization. Mexico long had a closed, state-dominated economy, but since entering the General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs in 1986,...
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The mayor of Tijuana has declared a humanitarian crisis in his border city and said Friday that he has asked the United Nations for aid to deal with the approximately 5,000 Central American migrants who have arrived. Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum said that the Mexican federal government has provided little assistance and he is not...
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Mexico’s axolotl salamander can almost magically heal itself, holding the power to regrow its heart and brain. But there is one feat it may not pull off: survive dire threats to the last wild place it calls home. Plagued by polluted water, predatory fish and the steady encroachment of one of the world’s biggest megacities,...
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The US Department of State published the annual update to the Travel Alerts for Mexico on Thursday morning and classified parts of the country between level 2 and 4, recommending that people visiting Mexican territory be alert for the possibility of risks. There are no restrictions or advisories issued for Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, Chapala, or...
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Mexico City has the most dangerous transport system for women out of five of the world’s biggest commuter cities, according to a Thomson Reuters Foundation poll, with women saying other passengers often turned a blind eye to abuse. The poll published on Wednesday found about three in every four women in Mexico City were not...
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Next week’s game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams originally scheduled for Mexico City will now be held in California due to unsafe field conditions at the Estadio Azteca, the National Football League said on Tuesday. After consultation with the NFL Players Association and an inspection by field experts it was determined...
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Mexico’s president-elect said Monday he will hold another public referendum later this month on his proposal for a railway to connect the main tourist attractions across the Yucatan peninsula. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said during a trip to the Yucatan state capital of Merida that the public can vote on the train and nine other...
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Several thousand Central American migrants have started the day hitching rides toward the western Mexico city of Guadalajara as they prepare to hit the Pacific coast route northward. The route to the border city of Tijuana is still about 1,550 miles (2,500 kilometers) away. Whereas the migrants suffered from the heat in southern Mexico in...
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More Americans are traveling for Thanksgiving than ever, according to Allianz Global Assistance’s Top 10 Thanksgiving Destination Index, which saw an eight percent increase in travelers from 2017. For the fourth year running, New York City and Cancun are Americans’ preferred domestic and international Thanksgiving destinations, respectively. Allianz Global Assistance reviewed Americans’ travel plans* around...
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Nepal’s tradition of honoring dogs at Kukur Tihar has been taken around the world by a collective of Mexican animal rights groups that have started celebrating the festival too. Last week, after Nepal worshipped its dogs, Mexicans brought out their pets in the Mexico City’s Revolution Square and in Puerto Vallarta, garlanding and smearing vermilion...
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The first monarch butterflies have arrived at their wintering grounds in the mountains of central Mexico almost a week later than usual, Mexico’s Environment Department said Wednesday. Millions of monarchs make the 3,400-mile (5,500-kilometer) migration from the United States and Canada each year. The butterflies usually arrive by Mexico’s Nov. 1 Day of the Dead...
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Tourisme Montréal is encouraging Mexican travellers to experience Montréal’s unique atmosphere and energy through a targeted campaign entitled Inspírese sin límites,1 which is based on the Never grow up communications platform. Since Montréal has seen sustained growth from this market since 2016, the importance of connecting with this segment has become paramount for Tourisme Montréal....
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