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In January 2014, the Mexican Congress approved a political reform through which various historical paradigms were broken by allowing legislative reelection and approving the participation of independent candidates in elections. Within the same reform, the National Electoral Institute was created and new tools were established in order to share government responsibility within the Legislative and...
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The violence this past weekend in the state of Jalisco, most notable in the capital city of Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta, were the actions of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG). The CJNG formed in 2010 after federal forces killed Ignacio “Nacho” Coronel, a leader of the powerful Sinaloa Cartel, who at one time controlled...
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Hours after cars were set on fire in the capital city of Guadalajara, five gas stations were burned in Puerto Vallarta, along with vandalism of several area banks throughout the city. The activities are suspected to be connected with recent activities in the state by the Jalisco New Generation Cartel in retaliation for arrests and...
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An attack on a police convoy in  the town of San Sebastián del Oestem, 70 km outside of Puerto Vallarta, killed 15 state police officers and wounded five, marking the deadliest single attack on police in Mexico in recent memory. The Monday ambush in a rural area of Jalisco left police vehicles burned and riddled...
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The state-owned petroleum giant Pemex paid $9 million in 2011 to have an oil rig towed halfway round the world, from the United Arab Emirates to the Gulf of Mexico. When government auditors looked at the contract, they turned up some problems. The rig had the wrong equipment for the assignment, according to a report...
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The Secretary General of the local council, Victor Manuel Bernal Vargas, officially welcomed the ship with Vice Admiral Alberto Zarate Castillo, commander of the Eighth Naval District. The ship will offer free tours between November 16 – 18 from 11 AM to 7 PM at the Marina cruise terminal, with her message of friendship and...
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A moderate earthquake in Mexico rattled a large part of central and southern Mexico as well as neighboring Guatemala Saturday afternoon. There were no reports of damage or casualties. The tremor struck at 2:16 p.m. CDT in the interior portion of Mexico’s state of Veracruz, not far from the Oaxaca state border. The epicenter was...
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The Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) indicated that at the end of 2013 Mexico was world’s largest exporter of avocado, green pepper, guava, tomato, limes, mango, papaya, cucumber and watermelon. Colima, Chiapas, Chihuahua, Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacan, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Sinaloa, Sonora and Veracruz are the main producers. According to SAGARPA, these...
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Central-east Mexico gave birth to the domesticated chili pepper — now the world’s most widely grown spice crop — reports an international team of researchers, led by a plant scientist at the University of California, Davis. Results from the four-pronged investigation — based on linguistic and ecological evidence as well as the more traditional archaeological...
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