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Mexicans fear looting spree as shops robbed, online messages incite theft

Mexicans on Wednesday feared measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak would lead to widespread looting after criminals robbed stores that were closed and posted calls on social media for people to ransack businesses. Police in Mexico City arrested 10 people on Tuesday night who tried to rob shops in four neighborhoods, the city’s security ministry...
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Riu announces gradual closure of hotels in Mexico due to coronavirus

The Spanish hotel chain Riu announced Thursday the gradual closure of hotels in Mexico due to measures by the COVID-19 pandemic and the enormous impact on tourism caused by travel restrictions imposed by various countries. Through a press release, the hotel chain announced that they hope to keep one or two hotels in operation in...
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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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Cruise ship docks at Mexico’s Cozumel amid virus fears

The cruise ship MSC Meraviglia, turned away by two nations due to fears of a virus outbreak, docked at Mexico’s Caribbean island of Cozumel on Thursday and President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said passengers will be allowed to disembark, López Obrador said Mexico had to act with “humanity” after the ship was refused entry at...
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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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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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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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Mayan Train project wins overwhelming support in weekend vote

Mexico’s president claimed overwhelming support Monday after a weekend referendum on a train project in the Yucatan Peninsula produced lopsided results in a limited vote. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said the so-called Mayan Train project will move forward after a vote Sunday in 84 municipalities in five states produced votes in favor, from 85%...
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Mexico projects worse winter travel growth in six years

The growth of winter tourism in Mexico will ‘cool’ its performance for this year’s December season, as it is expected to barely increase 0.9 percent compared to 2018, which would be its worst data for the same period in the last 6 years. According to the forecasts of the Ministry of Tourism (Sectur), this slight...
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The Great Maya Aquifer, the largest underwater research in the history of Mexico

When a group of specialists began four years ago to explore what is now known as the Great Maya Aquifer, the largest research of its kind in the history of Mexico, they did not imagine what they would discover. “We knew that there was a natural aquifer below the Peninsula that includes the states of...
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