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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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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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Mexico frets about U.S. coronavirus spread, could restrict border

Mexico could consider measures at its northern border to slow coronavirus’ spread into its relatively unaffected territory, health officials said on Friday, with an eye to containing a U.S. outbreak that has infected more than 1,800 people. Mexico has so far confirmed 16 cases of coronavirus with no deaths, a fraction of more than 1,800...
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Shooting at elementary school in Coahuila, Mexico

This morning, a minor from Colegio Cervantes de Torreón , located in Torreón, Coahuila, shot at his classmates. So far, there are reports that there are two dead and several injured. The child, who is reported to be in the sixth grade, also fired on his teacher and then himself. So far the official information...
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Mexico tourism exceeds expectations in 2019

The Mexican Federation of Tourism Associations (Fematur), recognizes that the number of tourists who arrived in Mexico represents an increase of approximately 6 percent. According to the agency, this year closes for the Mexican nation with more than 40 million travelers, which represents an advance of 10 percent over the previous year. The large influx...
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2019 will close as the most violent year in Mexico’s history

Mexico is about to end 2019 as the most violent year in its history in the maelstrom of a crime wave that is rooted in past governments and cracks the security strategy of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. “Yes, it is the most violent year,” acknowledges Juan Carlos Montero, a security expert, and professor at...
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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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Thief is beaten and tied to a pole in Monterrey

Neighbors nabbed a man trying to break into a house and did not think twice to server their own justice. First, the homeowners themselves caught the thief and dragged him outside. Once outside, and with the help of other residents, they beat him and tied him to a lamppost until authorities arrived. They wanted everyone...
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There are more taquerías than schools in Mexico

Geographer, Baruch Sanginés, was given the task of studying where the 115,000 taquerías reported by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography are located; 18,000 establishments were counted in Mexico City. The lights that illuminate Mexico do not come from street lighting, nor do they come from houses and shops. These lights allow us to...
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