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Mexico City plastic ban causes tampon concerns for women

In Mexico City, one of the world’s biggest cities, a product that many women relied on as a monthly necessity is gradually disappearing from the shelves: tampons with plastic applicators. With a lifespan of nearly 150 years, the applicators join plastic bags, forks, cups, balloons and straws as single-use plastics that Mexico City has banned...
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There are 14 deaths due to cold in northern Mexico

The official death toll from the cold front in northern Mexico reached 14 this Wednesday after six new deaths were reported in the last hours, while alerts continue for a new cold front and the tenth winter storm of the season. Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, reported four new deaths of people poisoned by heaters, and the...
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Experts find early ocher mine in Mexican underwater caves

Experts and cave divers in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula have found ocher mines that are some of the oldest on the continent, which could explain why ancient skeletons were found in the narrow, twisting labyrinths of now-submerged sinkhole caves. Since skeletal remains like “Naia,” a young woman who died 13,000 years ago, were found over the...
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Judge orders suspension to Section 1 of the Maya Train

A Judge of the Second District of Amparo and Federal Criminal Trials of the state of Chiapas ruled in favor of the Ch’ol de Palenque, Salto de Agua and Ocosingo communities, ordering the definitive suspension of section 1 of the Maya Train. This legal ruling will remain in effect until the national health crisis caused...
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Consumption of ultra-processed foods increases in Mexico

In Mexico, the consumption of ultra-processed foods is growing. These foods are harmful to health because they contain high levels of saturated fat, such as sugar and salt. Eating ultra-processed foods increases the risk of cancer of the gastrointestinal tract and can be associated with obesity. This type of nutrients can also cause heart problems,...
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A new herd of American bison arrives in Mexico

The Janos de Chihuahua Biosphere Reserve to the Protection Areas of Flora and Fauna Maderas del Carmen and Ocampo de Coahuila transferred 19 bison to the Coahuila plains after they disappeared from the area over 100 years ago. The American bison is the largest land mammal in the American continent, this impressive species was part...
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Mexico’s weak peso weighs on rate decision: central bank governor

Mexico’s peso weakness on the back of the coronavirus outbreak complicates a looming rate decision, the central bank governor told Reuters on Friday. The coronavirus has sent shockwaves through financial markets and prompted flows from emerging markets to safe-haven currencies like the dollar. Battered by global market turmoil over a crude price war and the...
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The Santiago River, a toxic flow that has poisoned hundreds in Mexico

The residents of El Salto and Juanacatlán, in the state of Jalisco (western Mexico), keep hope alive that the state and federal governments will clean the polluted waters of the Santiago River and address the hundreds of cases of kidney disease and cancer that the environmental problem has caused for the last two decades. The...
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In Mexico’s cradle of corn, climate change leaves its mark

At least 9,000 years ago, humans began domesticating corn for the first time near Tehuacan, in the central Mexican state of Puebla, laying the foundation for permanent settlements in the Americas. But in the past few years, more frequent and longer droughts have forced many farmers in the area to give up corn and other...
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Mexico ratifies rule requiring trucks, buses to run on cleaner diesel

The Mexican government on Thursday ratified an environmental rule that requires truck and bus makers to manufacture and sell only vehicles running on clean diesel starting in January 2021, despite criticism from the industry. The Environment Ministry said in a statement that the rule, which mandates ultra-low-sulfur diesel (ULSD), was necessary to ensure a healthy...
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