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Former Mexico President Pena Nieto investigated in Mexico corruption probe

Former Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto is being investigated as part of a corruption probe by Mexican law enforcement, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. Pena Nieto has become embroiled in the investigation of Emilio Lozoya, the former chief executive of Mexico’s state oil firm Petróleos Mexicanos [PEMX.UL], or Pemex. Lozoya is accused of...
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Van Gogh Alive opens its doors in Mexico

After more than 40 days assembling the traveling expo, Van Gogh Alive The Experience will begin its season in Mexico City on Thursday, February 20, at the Monumento a la Madre. After successfully traveling to more than 60 cities around the world, Van Gogh Alive arrives in Mexico with the immersive gallery in which this...
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Meteor captured flying across the skies of Mexico

The National Civil Protection Coordination confirmed that the object seen in the skies during the night of February 18 was a meteorite. “Regarding the video that circulates in networks about the sighting of a #Meteorite, once analyzed by different members of the #SINAPROC and specialists, it is confirmed that it is a meteorite that surely...
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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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Mexican demonstrators splash presidential palace red in protest over murder of women

Demonstrators daubed the words “femicide state” in blood-red on Mexico’s presidential palace on Friday, before marching in heavy rain to the offices of newspaper La Prensa to protest against the recent publication of a gruesome image of a murder victim. The Valentine’s Day demonstration, led by women, was sparked by the killing of 25-year-old Ingrid...
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Mexico is the only country in the world where China does not own the Giant Pandas

Xin Xin and Shuan Shuan are the main attractions at the Chapultepec zoo in Mexico City, but what makes them truly unique, zoo officials say, is that they’re the only giant pandas in the world not owned by China. They were born in captivity in Mexico and although they have Chinese names, “they belong to...
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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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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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Mexico’s economy shrinks for first time in 10 years

Mexico’s economy contracted for the first time in a decade last year, data showed on Thursday, as businesses reined in investment due to nagging uncertainty over the economic management of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. Adjusted for seasonal swings, Latin America’s no. 2 economy contracted by 0.1% in 2019 after growth of just over 2%...
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Mexico receives 8 new Creative Cities of Unesco

Eight Mexican cities were formally added to the huge list of the Creative Cities Network, which Unesco promotes worldwide. With them, now the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) forms a list close to 250 metropolises that work together to promote cooperation for sustainable urban development and tourism development. Through this network, Unesco...
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