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The inhabitants of Santiago Xalitzintla rise well before dawn to prepare their offerings to The Sleeping Woman, as they affectionately call the dormant Iztaccíhuatl volcano that hovers above their town in central Mexico. There are potatoes to fry for the feast, and heaping bunches of red carnations to lug up to the stone altar 3,800...
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After nearly 20 years of wrangling, a group of Nahua Indian villagers could make legal history in Mexico this month when a court rules on a land dispute involving a Canadian miner. A lawyer for villagers of Tecoltemi in the central Mexican state of Puebla said it was the first time a court would rule...
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The Popocatepetl volcano outside Mexico City has spewed glowing rock and dumped a dusting of ash over nearby towns. Mexico’s national disaster prevention agency says the volcano east of the capital sent a column of ash 2 miles (3 kilometers) into the air. Incandescent rocks landed more than a mile (2 kilometers) down the volcano’s...
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During December 2018, 73.7% of Mexicans over 18 years of age felt unsafe in the place where they live, according to the National Survey of Urban Public Safety (ENSU), conducted by INEGI. This represents a 1.2% reduction compared to September 2018, when the percentage was 74.9%. This percentage is the lowest since June 2017, when...
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Mexican experts have found the first temple of the Flayed Lord, a pre-Hispanic fertility god depicted as a skinned human corpse, authorities said Wednesday. Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History said the find was made during recent excavations of Popoloca Indian ruins in the central state of Puebla. The institute said experts found two...
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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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During 2017, an average of 1,688 cases of corruption was filed per thousand national and municipal uniformed police while they were on the job, which translates into 1.6 acts of corruption by each police, revealed the first National Survey of Standards and Professional Training Police (ENECAP). The exercise developed by the National Institute of Statistics...
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In Mexico, each town, each region, has its own traditions, its own uses, and customs. But if there is a tradition that we find in each of them, it is without a doubt, the celebration of the Day of the Dead. It is in time, in which each family prepares to receive the souls of the loved ones...
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Poverty has increased in one of every three towns integrated to the Magical Towns program since 2012. The brand has operated for 17 years and groups 121 communities, where 6 million people live. The program was created with the intention of contributing to a rising quality of life, employment and promoting investment in diversified tourist...
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Mexico is inviting visitors from around the world to celebrate the Day of the Dead. Named Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2008 by UNESCO, this holiday is an ancestral legacy inherited from different pre-Hispanic cultures combined with the celebration of the Catholic All Saints’ Day and is observed from the end of October through...
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Before the advance of Hurricane Willa, a category 5 storm on the Saffir-Simpson scale, reaches the coast of Nayarit, the Civil Protection authorities issued a yellow alert, prepared shelters and made preparations for an evacuation in case of contingency in Tecuala, Santiago Ixcuintla and San Blas. The authorities indicated that “Hurricane Willa is potentially destructive...
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Will NAFTA 2.0 Really Boost Mexican Wages?
NAFTA is no more. The North American Free Trade Agreement has a new name — the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA — and its rules have been updated and revamped. For Mexico, there’s one rule in particular that gives workers hope higher wages are coming. It says that 40 percent of a car must be...
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The Mexican Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a ban on cash fares for ride-hailing firms, setting a key precedent for Uber and other industry players seeking to reach millions of Mexicans without credit cards. By a vote of 8-3, the court ruled that a ban on cash fares in the small western state of...
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Riviera Nayarit offers its visitors various activities for October, including gastronomic and sports, with the intention of generating higher occupancy rates during the fall season. The Convention and Visitors Bureau of the Riviera Nayarit (OCV) reported in a statement that, along with the Association of Hotels and Motels of Bahía de Banderas, they work all...
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Oil theft is becoming one of Mexico’s most lucrative criminal businesses Violent battles between rival criminal groups vying for control over Mexico’s lucrative oil theft business left more than 50 people dead over the span of five days, highlighting the deadly consequences of the trade’s emergence as one of the country’s most prized illicit economies....
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