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US renews its travel alert for five states in Mexico

In the midst of a health emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic, the United States government updated the travel alert for Mexico in which it asks its citizens and officials not to travel to 5 entities in Mexico and reconsider travel to eleven more. The State Department, through its embassy, ​​warns that organized crime groups...
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Kisses, hugs of greeting endure in Mexico despite virus fears

Mexicans are finding it difficult to shake the habit of greeting friends, family and even strangers with a handshake, hug or kiss on the cheek despite warnings they could spread coronavirus, with the practice on display at a major banking conference. At the annual gathering this week in the seaside resort of Acapulco, a couple...
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The largest tamale in the world: it measures half a kilometer

With about 5,000 tamales, 475 linear meters, different flavors and following popular traditions, in the south of Mexico the largest assembled tamale in the world was made, which will seek to enter the Guinness record next year. “It’s the first time this event is done and I loved it, but I want more tamales made,...
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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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Sixteen inmates killed in fight in Mexican prison

Sixteen inmates were killed and five were wounded in a prison fight in the northern Mexican state of Zacatecas, authorities said, in one of the worst outbreaks of violence in the country’s troubled penal system since President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took power. The fight broke out around 2:30 pm on Tuesday afternoon at the...
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Acapulco beaches are polluted with 22 sewage discharge points

The Potable Water and Sewerage Commission of the Municipality of Acapulco (Capama) recognizes that there are 22 sewage discharge points in the bay. The discharges cause pollution on the beaches, which has resulted in the Federal Commission for Protection against Health Risks (Cofepris) declaring some of them unfit for recreational use. In July of this...
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U.S. cites crime and kidnapping in latest travel warning for Mexico

The U.S. issued a travel advisory ahead of the Christmas holidays for citizens thinking about vacationing in Mexico. According to the State Department, the new advisory was needed to warn Americans about crime and kidnapping in Mexico. “Violent crime – such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery – is widespread,” the State Department said. The...
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Mexico projects worse winter travel growth in six years

The growth of winter tourism in Mexico will ‘cool’ its performance for this year’s December season, as it is expected to barely increase 0.9 percent compared to 2018, which would be its worst data for the same period in the last 6 years. According to the forecasts of the Ministry of Tourism (Sectur), this slight...
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