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Mexican authorities say a water outage that has left millions of homes and businesses dry since last week will last about two days longer than planned. The National Water Commission said Monday in a statement that a new piece installed during the scheduled maintenance to the Cutzamala water system “suffered a displacement in its assembly.”...
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Thousands of Central American migrants traveling in a caravan through southern Mexico resumed their journey toward the United States by hitchhiking and walking along highways on Saturday, after a governor reneged on a brief offer to provide dozens of buses to take them to Mexico City more quickly. Gov. Miguel Angel Yunes announced Friday evening...
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After three grueling weeks walking along highways and hitching rides in pickups and flatbed trucks, thousands of Central American migrants traveling in a caravan through southern Mexico learned Friday that they would soon be leapfrogging ahead to the nation’s capital in buses. As the caravan crossed into the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, Gov. Miguel...
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Investor confidence in Mexico was rattled last week after the president-elect abandoned a US$13bn airport project, raising fears that policy direction may soon take a more populist bent. The US$6bn bonds that helped fund the project slipped multiple points after a four-day consultation that resulted in Mexicans voting in favour of refurbishing existing airports instead....
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This year the search for trips for the Day of the Dead season in Mexico increased by 101% compared to last year, according to figures from the Kayak travel website. The travel search revealed that international searches grew 11% , where the countries most interested in traveling to Mexico on these dates are the United...
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Uber Technologies Inc said on Thursday that it would begin accepting cash fares in Mexico City, seizing on a recent Supreme Court decision, though local government has yet to approve the form of payment. Uber waged a long campaign for cash fares in Mexico where roughly 60 percent of the population lacks a bank account....
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Fitch Ratings has changed its outlook on Mexico’s long-term foreign-currency debt issues from “stable” to “negative,” citing the potential policy effects of President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. The leftist Lopez Obrador has tried to smooth anxieties in the business community but upset many by canceling a partly built, $13 billion new airport on the outskirts...
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They act in groups of at least four individuals, they can be men or women and their victims are regularly elderly, the most vulnerable. The thieves resort to one of the old tricks of the pickpockets: they stain the clothes of their prey, they act as if they help him, but in reality, they make...
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The Secretary of the Interior in Mexico, Alfonso Navarrete Prida, acknowledged that unfortunately criminal gangs have infiltrated the migrant caravan, as confirmed by the Guatemalan government, but they have already been identified. “Today we learned that they approached at 9:00 a.m. and threaten personnel of the National Institute of Migration, that if they were not...
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Mexicans voted to scrap a part-built $13 billion new airport for the capital in a divisive referendum pushed for by President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, dealing a blow to business leaders like Carlos Slim, and causing the peso to slide. Roughly a million people, just 1 percent of Mexico’s electorate, participated in the referendum held...
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Towering skeletons and dancers dressed in regional costumes are bouncing along Mexico City’s main avenue, surrounded by orange marigolds, as the city celebrates its third annual Day of the Dead parade. This year’s parade pays tribute to migrants who have lost their lives just as thousands of Central Americans make their way through southern Mexico...
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Sinking its roots in the pre-Hispanic past, the tradition of using cempasúchil flowers, known as the Mexican Marigold, to decorate altars on the Day of the Dead festivities survives thanks to Mexican farmers who showcase their brilliant products these days. The Mesoamerican cultures attached great importance to the cult of the dead, with different ceremonies...
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Max, a half-breed Labrador dog, one and a half years old, was the victim of the lack of affection of his “owner”, a man who, under the influence of alcohol and drugs, physically and verbally abused Max. The man recorded his abuse proudly and spread it on his social networks; that video came to the...
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The future of Mexico City’s new airport, already about a third completed, comes down to a public vote this week in a political high-wire act by the country’s president-elect that could shut down Mexico’s largest infrastructure project in recent memory. President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador promised to let the people decide the fate of the...
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Hurricane Willa weakened rapidly into a tropical depression on Wednesday after slamming into a stretch of beach towns, fishing villages and farms along Mexico’s Pacific coast as a Category 3 storm, though it continued to dump torrential rains over west-central Mexico. Damage assessments were scanty before dawn due to darkness and poor communications, but federal...
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