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Nervous bond holders will pore over Mexico’s budget like never before this weekend to see if leftist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador can pull off higher social spending, tax cuts and pricey oil ventures without increasing debt. On Saturday, Lopez Obrador submits his 2019 budget to lawmakers, with markets on tenterhooks to see how he...
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For some time now, President Donald Trump has been encouraging people to think of Mexico as a portal for international terrorists who “pour” into the U.S. Except, he says, for 10 who were recently caught by the U.S.: “These are very serious people.” These 10 do not exist, except as a federal statistic that Trump...
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A brief program that encouraged people to track their weight and to be mindful of the excess energy in every holiday cookie or cup of nog seems to have helped participants get through the holiday season without gaining weight. The trial in the UK recruited participants in November and December of 2016 and 2017, and...
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Millions of gallons of raw sewage has spilled into Mexico’s Tijuana River and is flowing north into California, fouling beaches in San Diego County, where swimmers and surfers were urged to stay out of the ocean. If the spill that began late Monday continues unabated, it could be the largest since early 2017, when coastal...
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Mexico’s top security official said Wednesday the government will close off illegal entries at its southern border with Guatemala, but didn’t say how the country plans to do it. Interior Secretary Olga Sanchez Cordero also said the migrant caravans that crossed the southern border in October “is no longer an issue.” “Do you know why...
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Playa Escondida, also known as Playa del Amor (Lover’s Beach) and an icon of the Riviera Nayarit, has been included on Flight Network’s list of The World’s 50 Best Beaches©. Flight Network is one of North America’s top online travel agencies. According to FlightNetwork.com, the list is “a diverse collection of off-the-beaten-path slices of paradise...
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Local media in western Mexico are reporting that a drug cartel has hung up banners denying involvement in a Nov. 30 grenade attack on the U.S. consulate in Guadalajara. Several media outlets posted photos of the banners, which read: “Our cartel totally and completely distances itself from what happened at the U.S. embassy (sic).” The...
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New Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is taking aim at the finances of the powerful Jalisco cartel in what a top anti-money laundering official said was the opening salvo in the fight to stop criminal gangs from flourishing with impunity. Santiago Nieto, the new head of the finance ministry’s Financial Intelligence Unit, told Reuters...
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Mexico’s Supreme Court on Wednesday declared unconstitutional the optional nature of enrolling domestic workers in the social security system and given the government three years to build a system making it mandatory. It would be a dramatic change for Mexico’s more than 2 million housekeepers, gardeners, cooks and drivers. The change would not only mean...
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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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In an alliance to benefit Puerto Vallarta, the municipal government, the Heineken Mexico brewer, the Bahía Unida AC association, businesses and hundreds of volunteers, carried a beach clean-up day at Boca de Tomatlán, a great effort in favor of the environment in which the waste from the seabed, the banks of the river, the beach...
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A couple of explosive devices were thrown and detonated on Friday night inside the facilities of the United States Consulate of Guadalajara, confirmed the Office of the Attorney General of Mexico. According to data collected by the authorities, it was around 11 pm that the report was received by the Police Station in Guadalajara of...
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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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Mexico’s outgoing government announced on Tuesday that it will bestow the country’s top honor for foreigners on Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, a decision quickly met with derision by critics on social media. Kushner, who also serves as a senior White House adviser, will be admitted into the Order of the Aztec Eagle...
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Voters approved all ten pet projects of Mexico’s President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in a referendum questioned because of low voter turnout. A controversial proposal for a train that would connect the main tourist attractions across the Yucatan Peninsula was approved by almost 90 percent. Lopez Obrador has brushed aside doubts about the economic feasibility...
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