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Five more police killed in ambush as violence climbs in Guanajuato

This Friday, an ambush on Guanajuato State Public Security Forces resulted in the killing of at least five elements. The attack took place during the first hours of the day in Salamanca, a city where until three years ago, was far from the terror of drug violence. The criminals ambushed the unit where the troops...
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Wave of violence in Guanajuato left 51 police officers killed in the first half of 2020

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the distancing measures, and the closure of public places due to the measures adopted by the National Day of Sana Distancia, the violence in Guanajuato remained active, as the state registered more than fifty police killings. During the first six months of 2020, the state governed by Diego Sinhue Rodríguez Vallejo...
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Mexican cartel chief threatens government after mother’s detention

Through social networks, José Antonio Yépez Ortiz, alias “El Marro”, leader of the Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel, sent a threatening video message addressed to the “government”, and also to his criminal rival Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, “El Mencho” of the Jalisco Cartel. “I’m going to be a stone in your shoe. I’m going to blow...
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Violence in Mexico: average of 100 people killed every day in May

Mexico has reached a new milestone in the homicidal epidemic that has lived for more than a decade in the country. The nation of 127 million inhabitants registered 2,982 homicides during the month of May. The 2020 figure registers a slight increase compared to the previous year, when 2,903 murders were counted. In absolute numbers,...
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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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Teacher turns her truck into mobile classroom to reach her students during pandemic

Due to the health crisis that exists due to Covid-19, which has plagued Mexico since February 27, face-to-face classes at all educational levels were some of the first activities suspended, in order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. Despite the fact that millions of students have had their learning process interrupted, the Learn...
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Mexico’s coronavirus death surge puts testing regime under the microscope

Mexico went into the coronavirus outbreak insisting it would beat the pandemic without mass testing, but with deaths surging as it prepares to exit lockdown, the strategy looks increasingly untenable. Mexico’s coronavirus czar, Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell, has doggedly eschewed widespread testing for new cases in favor of a lighter regime based on a...
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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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