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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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Seven sea turtles released after red tide rehabilitation

Seven sea turtles were released in the town of Mazunte, in the state of Oaxaca, in southern Mexico, after receiving rehabilitation due to severe poisoning suffered by red tide at the end of last year, authorities of the National Commission of Natural Areas reported Protected (CONANP). They were six specimens of brown turtles ( Chelonia...
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Miss Colombia protests during beauty contest in Mexico

During the Miss Global beauty pageant, which was held last weekend in Oaxaca, Colombian participant Jesenia Orozco accused the organizers of corruption. The Colombian said the contest was a fraud, “This is a fraud! There is immense corruption in Mexico and it is not fair, what they are doing here is not correct. It is...
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From Oaxaca to the world: “The art of eating insects”

More than 180 pieces from 23 collections, including archaeological works, fossils in amber, entomological boxes, scientific illustrations, oils, prints, period objects, photographs, and videos, integrate the exhibition The Art of Eating Insects, which is exhibited in the Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso. This sample is part of the traditional knowledge of Oaxaca, the use of...
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IMSS buys 20 ambulances to serve indigenous communities

With an investment of 26 million pesos, the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) gave the approval for 20 basic emergency ambulances that will benefit rural hospitals in 20 indigenous municipalities in 16 states of the country. The new units will benefit three million people in the villages of Chinanteco, Chol, Cora, Cuicateco, Huichol, Maya, Mazateco,...
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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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Red Tide kills 292 sea turtles in Oaxaca

The Federal Attorney’s Office for Environmental Protection (Profepa) determined that the cause of death for 292 sea turtles on the Oaxaca coast was intoxication by the ingestion of salps in microalgae. On December 25, 2019, on the coast of Oaxaca, the natural phenomenon known as red tide occurred, caused by the increase of microalgae in...
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Five places to visit in Mexico in 2020

It is not necessary to travel to the other side of the world to know magical places. This year, we recommend that you bet on visiting the wonders that Mexico offers and let yourself be enveloped by its culture, its delicious food, its people and everything it has to offer. Here we share five incredible...
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Zacatecas in the world top places to spend new year

The city of Zacatecas has placed in the top 12 of the favorite destinations to spend the New Year among Airbnb users worldwide. The city of Zacatecas registered an increase of 118% in reservations compared to last year. In the list of the 12 most sought after destinations, it includes very rare or lesser-known destinations,...
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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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