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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 the time that each family prepares to receive the souls of the loved ones...
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Archaeologists in Mexico have found a Spanish anchor off the Gulf coast of Veracruz that dates to around the time of the Spanish conquest. The anchor was found near a site where Hernán Cortés intentionally sank 10 of his ships in 1519 to prevent his troops from deserting. Cortés landed in Veracruz 500 years ago,...
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The first quarter of 2019 is already the most violent in the modern history of Mexico. This is confirmed by the figures of the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System (SESNSP) which shows that in the first three months of the year there were 8,493 victims of homicide. The body of the Ministry...
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Gunmen shot dead 13 people at a bar in the city of Minatitlan in the Mexican Gulf coast state of Veracruz, authorities said on Friday, in one of the worst slayings to hit Mexico since President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office. The unidentified assailants opened fire on Friday night after coming to look for...
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Mexican government officials apologized on Monday to families of five youths killed after police kidnapped them and turned them over to a brutal drug gang, a rare instance of officials admitting the state’s culpability in such crimes. Relatives said the apology is the first official recognition the four boys and a girl were innocent victims...
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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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Thousands of Central American migrants traveling in a caravan through southern Mexico resumed their journey toward the United States by hitchhiking and walking along highways on Saturday, after a governor reneged on a brief offer to provide dozens of buses to take them to Mexico City more quickly. Gov. Miguel Angel Yunes announced Friday evening...
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After three grueling weeks walking along highways and hitching rides in pickups and flatbed trucks, thousands of Central American migrants traveling in a caravan through southern Mexico learned Friday that they would soon be leapfrogging ahead to the nation’s capital in buses. As the caravan crossed into the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, Gov. Miguel...
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Melding tradition with modernity, a folk dance troupe is making waves in Mexico by welcoming all comers, letting its dancers smash taboos and perform in whatever gender makes them happy. Esmeralda Nunez could not be happier. Growing up in Jalisco state, the birthplace of Mexico’s national dance, the ‘jarabe tapatio’, folk tradition was part of...
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Gas shortages in southern Mexico will reach a critical point in November as Pemex natural gas production continues declining and users lack access to LNG terminals, industrial users in southern Mexico told S&P Global Platts on Thursday. Pemex is not nominating gas for several industrial users in southern Mexico as a result of decreasing production,...
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This has been one of the most challenging years in the last decade for the domestic aviation industry. The industry has lost $1.6 billion pesos at an operating profit level in the first six months of the year. While Aeromexico has continued to deliver an operating profit, the Company has delivered a net loss so...
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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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Mexico Passes New “Anti-Meme” Law that Restricts Criticism of Politicians
The purpose of the memes, since they were introduced, was to amuse users of social networks with their images and texts that denoted the creativity of people, however, times have changed and now these turn out to be a way of offending people. The anti-memes law, which was recently approved in the LXIV Legislature of the state...
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More than an emotional experience, releasing turtles is an experience that allows human beings to expand their awareness of their place on the planet and offers the possibility of helping the survival of an animal species. Taking the turtles to the sea is an extraordinary experience, because we as human beings have the lives of...
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The jury of the Mexico Selection by Concours Mondial de Bruxelles “Following the Way of the Vine: El Bajío, Querétaro 2018”, awarded 112 wines and 27 spirits from Mexico. In a press release, the Ministry of Tourism (Sectur) reported that they were distinguished with Great Gold, Gold and Silver medals to beverages from 13 producing...
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