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Thousands of Central American migrants resumed an arduous trek toward the U.S. border Monday, with many bristling at suggestions there could be terrorists among them and saying the caravan is being used for political ends by U.S. President Donald Trump. The caravan’s numbers have continued to grow as they walk and hitch rides through hot...
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Mexican authorities for a second straight day Saturday refused mass entry to a caravan of Central American migrants held up at the border with Guatemala, but began accepting small groups for asylum processing and gave out some 45-day visitor permits that would theoretically allow recipients time to reach the United States. Seeking to maintain order...
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As of this Friday, October 19, the Municipal Civil Protection Council, an organization made up of civil and military authorities, was officially installed in Puerto Vallarta. The purpose of this council that integrates representatives of the three levels of government is to monitor situations that put the integrity of the citizens at risk, as well...
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Members of a 3,000-strong U.S.-bound migrant caravan massed in a Guatemalan border town and prepared to begin crossing the muddy Suchiate River to Mexico Friday, in spite of U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats of retaliation. The first members of the group began arriving in Tecun Uman on buses and trucks early Thursday, but the bulk...
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Human rights organization Amnesty International said on Thursday it had documented at least six “possible extrajudicial executions” in Nicaragua during a government crackdown on protests against President Daniel Ortega. Nicaragua has been roiled by unrest since demonstrations began against planned welfare cuts by Ortega’s government in April, which then spiraled into a wider protest against...
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74.9% of Mexicans feel insecure in the place where they live. The cities where more than 90% of its inhabitants feel in greatest danger are Ecatepec, Villahermosa, Reynosa, Cancún, Fresnillo, and Tapachula, according to the National Survey of Urban Public Safety (ENSU), conducted by INEGI. The measurement, taken in the first half of September 2018,...
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An ambush on two Federal Police patrols leading to confrontation occurred early Tuesday, which left three officers injured in addition to two others who did not require medical attention, according to information from the Federal Police department. At two o’clock in the morning, the assault was reported on the highway that leads from Guadalajara to...
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A magnitude 5.2 aftershock struck Haiti on Sunday, even as survivors of the previous day’s temblor were sifting through the rubble of their cinderblock homes. The death toll stood at 12, with fears it could rise. The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter of the aftershock was located 9.8 miles (15.8 kilometers) north-northwest of Port-de-Paix,...
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Police said Friday they have detained a couple on the outskirts of Mexico City on suspicion they may have killed as many as 10 women and sold a dead woman’s baby. Officers had placed the couple under surveillance and caught them coming out of a house with a baby carriage on Thursday. Inside the carriage,...
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Police are warning people about a new scam threatening immigrants or people from Mexico with graphic videos. A Pasco, Washington man received a gruesome video of three men getting stabbed to death on WhatsApp then threats saying that if he didn’t send money it would be him in the next video. The man contacted Pasco...
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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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Sources from the Jalisco Prosecutor’s Office confirmed that after an armed confrontation in the town of Ajijic, in Chapala, five people were arrested who were allegedly part of a gang of kidnappers who operated in the Ciénega de Jalisco area. An operation was set up in a hotel located in the area, where the payment...
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During fourteen trips between 1993 and 2010, Harvey Stein photographed in Mexico, primarily in small towns and villages and mostly during festivals (Day of the Dead, Easter, Independence Day) that highlight the country’s unique relationship to death, myth, ritual and religion. This book is the definitive expression of Stein’s intimate relationship with the people and...
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crocodile puerto vallarta
In the style of narcos, the body of a crocodile was found hanging from a tree in Puerto Vallarta with a message stuck in its muzzle. Puerto Vallarta municipal authorities were alerted to the fact by neighbours of the Villas Universidad neighbourhood in Puerto Vallarta. The informants told the municipal police that in a tree,...
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Mexico students v the state: Anniversary of 1968 massacre reopens recent wounds
The plaza where the students were killed as it looks today Student leader Myrthokleia González was addressing the crowd in the square from an apartment balcony when she heard the first shots. She thought they were blanks at first and tried to calm the panicking protesters below. But Ms. González realized what was happening when...
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