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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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For the first time in 21 years, troops from the US army will be deployed to the border with Mexico. The Department of Defense announced on Monday the start of the operation “Faithful Patriot” that will include the deployment of 5,200 active soldiers armed to “toughen” the border with Mexico and prevent the entry of...
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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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The blackouts at Puerto Vallarta restaurants will continue out of protest to the increase in electricity rates, warned the president of the Chamber of the Restaurant Industry and Seasoned Food (Canirac) of Jalisco, Sergio Jaime Santos. He reported that they held the first meeting with the regional manager of the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), but...
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In Jalisco, 40,000 restaurants are switching off the lights and using candles in a protest of an increase of more than 60% in electricity rates. The establishments will not stop providing services and will be “romantic” to make evident the dissatisfaction of the industry by the increases reflected in their bills since January, informed the...
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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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Damaged buildings, graft haunt Mexico City year after quake
Throughout Mexico City, uninhabited buildings with gaping cracks lean at precarious angles and some displaced people are still living outdoors a year after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake killed 228 people in the capital and 141 more in nearby states. Bureaucracy and physical and legal hurdles have delayed demolition of hundreds of tottering structures. In other...
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Two days after protests began in Nicaragua in April, a foreign auto components company was meeting at a hotel in the city of Leon when smoke from a burning university building just a block away billowed above the hotel’s colonnaded courtyard. The visitors quickly cut short their event and began changing their travel plans to...
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film students killed
Thousands of people gathered in Mexico’s second-largest city Thursday to protest the deaths of three film students who were killed and dissolved in acid in a case that has highlighted the disappearance of the country’s youth amid a vicious drug war. The students were abducted March 19 on the outskirts of Guadalajara after working on...
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The battle between the residents of San Francisco, Nayarit, and the developers of Punta Paraíso, Carlos Lemus and Francis Bast, reached the streets yesterday with almost a thousand people demonstrated against what they believe is a dispossession of the public beach. The population of San Pancho, “has been organized to publicly, openly and peacefully express...
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Eduardo Baltazar is the youngest person in the tiny Mexican village of Agua Caliente to have a kidney transplant, undergoing the life-saving surgery a month shy of his 13th birthday. The boy is one of many victims of a health crisis in the western state of Jalisco that environmental experts are linking to water and...
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uber london
Uber’s license to operate in London won’t be renewed because its practices endanger public safety and security, the local regulator said Friday, in a blow to a company already facing big questions over its corporate culture. Transport for London says the company, whose app is used by 3.5 million passengers and 40,000 drivers in London,...
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Abigail Agredano fears her 96-year-old mother would not survive being uprooted from their hometown in the highlands of western Mexico, where its 400 mostly elderly residents are battling a government plan to dam the nearby Río Verde. “If they manage to force us out, I think she and many others would die immediately,” Agredano, head...
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The Taxi Union of Puerto Vallarta held a news conference on the heels of an announcement from UBER that they will be operating in the tourist destination. At the news conference, the Taxi unions committed to publishing their rates, visual driver credentials, better service and acquiring new vehicles, including hybrids. The Taxi Union has been...
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