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The Mexican army says it has freed 34 Central American migrants who had been kidnapped in the northern state of Tamaulipas, across from Texas. The Defense Department said Thursday in a statement that the migrants had been held at a property in the municipality of Altamira and were located by patrols. Twenty-five were Hondurans, eight...
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Mexico’s top security official said Tuesday that “security is deficient in practically the whole country,” after a large group of migrants went missing in northern Mexico. Public Safety Secretary Alfonso Durazo said the number of men pulled off a bus last week in the border state of Tamaulipas has been reported as anywhere between 19...
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Forty-something years ago, I had every John Denver album and more or less knew the words and music to each of his songs. When I heard that John was going to perform near my college, I knew I couldn’t miss that concert. That night of music with the folksy troubadour was everything I’d hoped it...
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Furious Venezuelans lined up to buy water and fuel on Sunday as the country endured a fourth day of a nationwide blackout that has left already-scarce food rotting in shops, homes suffering for lack of water and cell phones without reception. Authorities have managed to provide only patchy access to power since the outage began...
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The U.S. government ran an operation to screen journalists, activists, and others while investigating last year’s migrant caravan from Mexico, a San Diego TV station reported Wednesday, citing leaked documents. Dossiers that included photos from their passports or social media accounts, date of birth and other details were kept in a database and some freelance...
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As the group made its way up the rugged mountain path toward the clearing, their heavy, crunching bootsteps turned to near-silent tiptoeing, their friendly chitchat dropped to whispers, giddy smiles appeared on faces and eyes brimmed with tears. The first-time visitors to this mountain monarch butterfly reserve were, in a word, gobsmacked. It’s challenging to...
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Marianne Clift, a 68-year-old Canadian, was the victim of an assault at a rental house in the community of Bucerías, Nayarit. The thieves, apparently a man and a woman, beat the woman until she lost consciousness. The event is gaining international attention because the Canadian press has denounced insecurity that prevails in Mexico. Originally from...
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The United States, Canada and Mexico are coordinating efforts to prevent the arrival of a highly contagious swine disease that has swept through China’s hog herd and parts of Europe, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said on Thursday. The disease, African swine fever, can cause death for hogs in just two days. China, home to...
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San Pancho, the Cultural Capital of the Riviera Nayarit, is preparing for a weekend of pure entertainment with the 19th Music Festival, a vibrant and eclectic expression of the performing arts to be held February 22-24 in one of Mexico’s most beautiful areas. What began as a meeting among friends in the back yard of...
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The wave of violence in Jalisco and comments by Donald Trump against Mexico are some of the reasons why the ‘spring breakers’ canceled their reservations in Puerto Vallarta, which implies losses close to $400 million pesos in economic output. The vice president of the National Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Services, (Canaco Servytur) in Puerto...
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Volaris announced its new Phoenix-Puerto Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit (PHX-PVR) route starting on June 16th of this year, expanding the connectivity between that region and the Mexican Pacific. The new flight, which began ticketing on Friday, February 8th, will allow clients to travel to and enjoy one of Mexico’s premier tourist destinations and relax on its beautiful...
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For years, park rangers and conservationists working around Mexico’s Nevado de Toluca volcano chased rumors of a monarch butterfly colony that wintered high in a forest of oyamel firs in some corner of the 132,000-acre (53,419-hectare) national reserve. Local woodsmen would report seeing some of the butterflies fluttering about and scouting teams would scramble to...
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At least 152 Catholic priests in Mexico have been suspended in the past nine years for sexual abuse against minors, Mexico’s Archbishop for Monterrey said, prompting a lawyer for alleged victims of abuse to question on Monday the Church’s sincerity. “Some delinquent priests are in prison, others have been suspended from their ministries. In the...
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Mexico’s most notorious drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, was convicted Tuesday of running an industrial-scale smuggling operation after a three-month trial packed with Hollywood-style tales of grisly killings, political payoffs, cocaine hidden in jalapeno cans, jewel-encrusted guns and a naked escape with his mistress through a tunnel. Guzman faced a drumbeat of drug-trafficking and...
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In the mountains of Mexico’s tropical sierra, an ever-growing expanse of pink poppy flowers has pushed prices so low for opium paste, the gummy raw ingredient of heroin, that farmer Santiago Sanchez worries how he will feed and clothe his family. The area of Mexico that illegally farms opium poppies grew by more than one-fifth...
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