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Mexico’s Environmental Protection Agency monitors Whale Watching Tours

Environmental authorities in Mexico, such as the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (PROFEPA), in coordination with the Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP), are carrying out different inspection and surveillance operations of whale watching tours in various states of Mexico. With the main objective of conserving and safeguarding wildlife, the authorities verify that the service...
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Chinese market is pushing Mexico’s jaguar into extinction

In Mexico the illegal traffic of the jaguar is increasing. Bones, skins, teeth, and claws are destined for the Chinese illegal market, experts from UNAM and the National Jaguar Conservation Alliance (ANCJ) warned. Although its population has had a certain increase (from four thousand counted in 2010, to four thousand 800 today), it remains a...
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Young girl sells her clothes to pay for her mother’s surgery

Josy Valadez, a 17-year-old girl living in Guanajuato, has made the decision to part with her clothes to be able to collect the $50,000 pesos necessary for the surgery that her mother requires for a uterine fibroid, a non-cancerous cyst, that prevents her from living a full and healthy life. The announcement of the young...
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Mexico ranked 26th most powerful passports in the world in 2020

As every year, the Henley & Partners index, created by several financial companies, published the ranking of the most powerful passports in the world in 2020, which is led by Japan and Singapore, but Mexico, lands 26th out of 107 countries, having visa-free access to 158 countries in the world. While Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan...
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Gold bar found beneath Mexico City street was part of Moctezuma’s treasure

A new scientific analysis of a large gold bar found decades ago in downtown Mexico City reveals it was part of the plunder Spanish conquerors tried to carry away as they fled the Aztec capital after native warriors forced a hasty retreat. Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) announced the findings of new...
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Tsunami waves have hit Mexico more than 60 times

The historical information available to the Deputy General Directorate of Oceanography, Hydrography, and Meteorology of the Secretariat of the Navy, reveals that more than 60 tsunamis have hit Mexico during the last 284 years. According to the Navy, tsunamis of distant origin have had waves of 2.5 meters high and those of local origin have...
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Mexico’s Monarch Butterflies May Face Extinction Due to Climate Change

The migration time of the oranged-winged butterflies in North America and hillsides in Central Mexico is still unknown, but the one thing experts are sure of is their migration is prompted by climate change. Many have observed that millions of Mexico’s monarch butterflies have migrated. For locals, they believed that these butterflies carry the souls...
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Five places to visit in Mexico in 2020

It is not necessary to travel to the other side of the world to know magical places. This year, we recommend that you bet on visiting the wonders that Mexico offers and let yourself be enveloped by its culture, its delicious food, its people and everything it has to offer. Here we share five incredible...
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Mexico’s indigenous communities fight for autonomy

With heavily armed state police patrolling the streets and its central plaza nearly desolate in the morning mist, the tension in the Mexican town of Nahuatzen is palpable. The hamlet is one of about 50 indigenous communities in the southwestern state of Michoacan fighting to achieve autonomy for their town or village, according to the...
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Mexico tourism exceeds expectations in 2019

The Mexican Federation of Tourism Associations (Fematur), recognizes that the number of tourists who arrived in Mexico represents an increase of approximately 6 percent. According to the agency, this year closes for the Mexican nation with more than 40 million travelers, which represents an advance of 10 percent over the previous year. The large influx...
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