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World Beer Day will be held on August 3, a worthy date to celebrate in Mexico for being the number one country in beer exports and the fourth producer internationally, exceeding the brewing powers of Germany. With friends, as a couple, or with the family, it is important to remember on this special date that...
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mexico rivers
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has issued a series of decrees establishing water reserves, aiming to preserve sufficient supplies for tens of millions of people. The decrees protect defined volumes of water in nearly half of Mexico’s 756 river basins, limiting them to use for humans and nature. Business and industrial access to the reserved...
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Mexico posted its highest homicide rate in decades, with the government reporting Sunday there were 29,168 murders in 2017, a 27 percent increase over 2016. The number is the highest since comparable records began being kept in 1997 and is also higher than the peak year of Mexico’s drug war in 2011, when there were...
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The government of the United States issued an update of its travel alerts to Mexico, where it reported that the problems of violence continue in various parts of the country; however, it excluded the tourist zones from the violent zones. In its report, the State Department specified that in the case of Quintana Roo, the...
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Elements of the state prosecutor’s office arrested 19 people in Puerto Vallarta and dismantled a cell that was dedicated to recruiting members for the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel. These subjects are also involved with a network of fuel thieves, narcomenudeo, kidnappings and extortion. It all started after relatives of a 17-year-old boy reported his disappearance....
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mexico earthquake
Governments and civilians around the world expressed condolences and promises of aid on Wednesday to help Mexico cope with a magnitude 7.1 earthquake that levelled buildings and killed more than 200 people. The outpouring of early support was heavier on Twitter pledges of solidarity and plans to send rescuers than offers of longer term aid....
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Tillerson Videgaray
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, in a conversation with his Mexican counterpart Luis Videgaray, said that the United States is ready to help Mexico after the devastation caused by the earthquake and Hurricane Katia. Tillerson spoke with Videgaray on Monday night and expressed his condolences for the loss of life caused by the 8.2-magnitude...
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starbucks
On Saturday, September 9 and for an indefinite period, all Starbucks stores in Mexico will become collection centers for the communities of Oaxaca, Chiapas, Tabasco, Veracruz and Puebla, affected by the earthquake and floods caused by the Hurricane season. “We want to capitalize on the popularity and convenient locations of our 610 stores in 61...
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political corruption mexico
During the colonial period, the Spanish Americas were governed under the 14th-century formula, “Obedézcase, pero no se cumpla”: obey, but do not comply. This double legal standard acknowledged the king’s authority while preventing royal law from encroaching upon local customs and guild privileges. The affirmative command (obey) came with a built-in negation (do not comply),...
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earthquake dead
Slow-moving funeral processions converged on a Juchitan’s cemeteries from all directions on Saturday, so many that they sometimes caused temporary gridlock when they met at intersections. A monster earthquake and a Gulf coast hurricane have combined to take at least 66 lives in Mexico, and no place suffered more than the Oaxaca state city of...
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Hurricane Katia
Hurricane Katia roared onshore north of Tecolutla in Veracruz state, pelting the region with intense rains and winds just one day after Mexcio’s deadly earthquake. Since landfall, the storm has deteriorated into a soggy tropical depression that is dumping rain over the mountains of east-central Mexico. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm is...
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One of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded in Mexico struck off the country’s southern coast, toppling hundreds of buildings and sending panicked people fleeing into the streets in the middle of the night. At least 60 people were reported dead. The quake that hit minutes before midnight Thursday was strong enough to cause buildings...
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Hurricane Katia
Hurricane Katia is very dangerous for Mexico because it remains parked on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, so it will continue to cause rains in the southeast and central part of the country, according to the National Meteorological System (SMN) . In an interview with EL UNIVERSAL, Jesús Carachure, SMN meteorologist, said that...
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irma
Hurricane Irma lashed Puerto Rico with heavy rain and powerful winds late Wednesday, leaving nearly 900,000 people without power as authorities struggled to get aid to small Caribbean islands already devastated by the historic storm. Florida rushed to prepare for a possible direct hit on the Miami area by the Category 5 storm with potentially...
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hurricane irma
Heavy rain and 185-mph winds lashed the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico’s northeast coast Wednesday as Hurricane Irma roared through Caribbean islands on its way to a possible hit on South Florida. The strongest Atlantic Ocean hurricane ever measured destroyed homes and flooded streets across a chain of small islands in the northern Caribbean, passing...
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