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Powerful earthquake shakes southern Mexico

A powerful earthquake centered near the southern Mexico resort of Huatulco killed at least two people, swayed buildings in Mexico City and sent thousands fleeing into the streets. Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said one person was killed and another injured in a building collapse in Huatulco, Oaxaca. Otherwise he said reports were of...
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Fifteen killed in brutal attack on indigenous village in Oaxaca

Assailants killed 15 inhabitants of an indigenous village in southern Mexico that has been plagued by local disputes, authorities said on Monday, in one of the most brutal attacks to shake the countryside in recent years. State prosecutors in the state of Oaxaca said the bodies of 13 men and two women were identified as...
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Why the Mayan Train project threatens the jaguar in Mexico

In the Mayan culture, the jaguar was called Balaam or Chaac, it was believed that throughout the night the large cat fought against the Xilbalbá (underworld), defeating them, and emerging the next day. Today, this protector of the Mayan people is in danger of extinction. In Mexico, more than 40% of the distribution of the...
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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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COVID-19 mobile hospital built in Mexico will serve patients in the U.S.

The Trayfler company from Oaxaca, Mexico, and a team of almost 150 workers and 100 engineers collaborated in the construction of the first mobile hospital by the company. The trailer is made up of 12 beds, an operating room and an infirmary in an expandable trailer that will attend to COVID-19 patients in the United...
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Three mayors in Mexico are linked to the Jalisco Cartel

Eduardo Cervantes Aguilar, a Mexican mayor already in the eye of the hurricane for allegedly threatening the relatives of a bricklayer who died in police custody, sparking violent protests in Guadalajara, is one of the officials who have been linked to a money laundering scheme by the Jalisco Nueva Generation Cartel (CJNG). At the request...
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Oaxaca postpones Guelaguetza 2020 until December due to COVID-19

It has long been estimated that the coronavirus pandemic in Mexico will last until the last months of 2020. Given this, the state of Oaxaca made the decision that the Guelaguetza, one of the most popular cultural events in the country, be postponed until the month of December. 10 days ago, the governor of Oaxaca,...
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Senators argue that poor farmers can grow marijuana in Mexico

The Mexican Senate will discuss in the coming days a law to regulate the use of marijuana in the country that suggests poor farmers can grow, transform, market, import and export the plant or its derivatives, as part of a government strategy to combat organized crime. The initiative, included in a draft that could still...
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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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