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In Mexico, a cartel is taking over: Jalisco New Generation

Mexico’s fastest-rising cartel, the Jalisco New Generation gang, has a reputation for ruthlessness and violence unlike any since the fall of the old Zetas cartel. In parts of the country it is fighting medieval-style battles, complete with fortified redoubts, to expand nationwide, from the outskirts of Mexico City, into the tourist resorts around Cancun, and...
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Toyota opens second plant in Mexico

Japan’s Toyota will open its second plant in Mexico on Thursday, with an investment of about $700 million dollars, the company said, amid a slowdown in the automotive industry in the country. The facility, located in Guanajuato, will employ about 1,300 people and has a capacity to assemble 100,000 units of the Tacoma truck that...
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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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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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Leon serves up 780 meters of Rosca de Reyes

The palate of hundreds of people in Leon was spoiled with the distribution of the traditional mega-Rosca de Reyes that had a dimension of approximately 780 meters. In the neighborhood of San Juan de Dios, they were the first to taste the traditional holiday bread; where about 308 meters of bread was delivered. In addition,...
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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’s National Guard ambushed in Guanajuato, 8 dead

A confrontation between alleged criminals and the National Guard early Tuesday left at least eight dead, including a member of the Guard, in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. The National Guard reported that the shooting was unleashed when its elements made dissuasive tours on a rural road near the community of El Venador de Yóstiro,...
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Mexico raises more than $51 million pesos at the mother of all auctions

The Mexican Government raised more than $51 million pesos (about 2.7 million dollars) in the largest auction of luxury goods seized from corrupt and organized crime, according to preliminary data. Of the 674 lots of jewelry, cars, aircraft and real estate, at least 107 lots were sold, although the final data is expected to be...
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50 clandestine grave bodies exhumed in Jalisco, Mexico

The bodies of at least 50 people were exhumed from a clandestine grave in the Mexican state of Jalisco, after 23 days of work, local authorities announced on Saturday. The pit was located on November 22 on a farm in the municipality of Tlajomulco, just outside Guadalajara, capital of Jalisco, one of the states most...
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Gang attacks police in Guanajuato killing 3, abducts 5

A heavily-armed gang has killed three police officers and abducted four officers and a judge in central Mexico, prosecutors said Thursday. The gang attacked a municipal police station in the state of Guanajuato with rifles and hand grenades on Wednesday. State prosecutors said the whereabouts of the missing officers remain unknown. One of the deceased...
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