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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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Mexican officials misinform public about coronavirus and possible exposures

Mexico’s top epidemiologist has denied that a cruise ship passenger who died in California this week of the new coronavirus was on a ship that visited Mexican ports. The denial contradicted statements by health officials in California and one Mexican state that the ship visited, leaving open the question of whether other people in 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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National Tequila Day will be celebrated in several cities of Mexico

For the second consecutive year, the National Tequila Day will be held, with a week of activities that will begin on March 21 and will include several cities in the country, which will install samples of mixology and gastronomy. The intention is to “fall in love” with the beverage that has a Denomination of Origin,...
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Mexico extradites son of powerful cartel leader to United States

Mexico extradited the son of one of its most wanted drug lords to the United States on Thursday, a source in the attorney general’s office said. It is the latest sign of Mexico’s commitment to step up extraditions after U.S. President Donald Trump backed off from his threat to designate Mexican cartels as terrorist groups....
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Scientists investigate seismic swarm origin in Michoacán

Fifty Mexican scientists study the origin of the seismic swarm, a sequence of low-intensity tremors, recorded since last January 5 in the state of Michoacán, and considered that there is no guarantee that it is the birth of a volcano, according to the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). “There is no guarantee that it...
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PAHO opens Coronavirus diagnostic lab in Mexico

In Mexico, preventive measures against coronavirus have been maintained, and although they have promising news about possible cases since there have been no confirmed cases in Mexico. However, PAHO moved forward with opening a diagnostic lab for coronavirus, a disease that affects thousands of people in China. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the...
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In the heart of Mexico’s violence, disillusion grows

Alejandra Uvilla fled her home city of Apatzingan because of overwhelming violence, moving 65 miles (105 km) north to bustling, mountain-nestled Uruapan in the avocado belt of Michoacan state. Three years later, the bloodshed is even worse here. Cartels are battling for territory and reports of grisly killings are common, such as the gun massacre...
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Mexico records 149 deaths from influenza

Mexico has reported 3,279 positive cases of influenza, of which 149 people have died from the virus this season, according to the epidemiological report of week 6 of the Federal Ministry of Health. The entities with the highest number of deaths are Mexico City (18), Hidalgo (15), Jalisco (12), Veracruz (11) and San Luis Potosí...
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Grieving families bury kids slain in Mexico arcade attack

Relatives gathered in a driving rain Wednesday to mourn and bury three children, a 17-year-old and five adults shot to death in an attack on a video-game arcade in western Mexico. Authorities haven’t yet said whether the brutal killings were related to the drug violence that has swept Michoacan state. But Rev. Sergio Arroyo, who...
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