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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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Armed group robs Mexican gold mine, flees in plane

An armed group stormed a gold mine in northern Mexico and stole bars of gold and silver alloy before fleeing in a light aircraft, mine operator Minas de Oro Nacional said. Minas de Oro Nacional, a subsidiary of Canadian firm Alamos Gold Inc., said in a statement late on Wednesday that the robbery at the...
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A new herd of American bison arrives in Mexico

The Janos de Chihuahua Biosphere Reserve to the Protection Areas of Flora and Fauna Maderas del Carmen and Ocampo de Coahuila transferred 19 bison to the Coahuila plains after they disappeared from the area over 100 years ago. The American bison is the largest land mammal in the American continent, this impressive species was part...
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Mexico extradites son of powerful cartel leader to United States

Mexico extradited the son of one of its most wanted drug lords to the United States on Thursday, a source in the attorney general’s office said. It is the latest sign of Mexico’s commitment to step up extraditions after U.S. President Donald Trump backed off from his threat to designate Mexican cartels as terrorist groups....
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Mexico on alert for group of Iranians who might seek to enter USA for acts of terrorism

Police units of Baja California and Sonora are on high alert status this Friday for the possible presence of Iranian citizens who could cross the border from Mexico for terrorist purposes. US Government sources confirmed that the alert is due to the fact that their intelligence agencies consider it viable that Iranian citizens with terrorist...
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Suspects in stabbings of 3 women killed in northern Mexico

Four men were shot to death in the northern Mexico border state of Sonora, two of whom were suspects in the December stabbing deaths of three women. The two had outstanding warrants for kidnapping and criminal conspiracy. State prosecutors said two vehicles carrying gunmen pulled up to the four men in the parking garage of...
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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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Nuevo León joins other states in Mexico banning single-use plastics

The Nuevo León Congress approved a ban on the sale, marketing and use of plastic products designed for disposal after a single-use. Among the items are forks, knives, spoons, mixing sticks, plates, cotton swabs, cups and their lids, trays, and containers for transporting food, that is, all those that are known as disposable. When reading...
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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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Viasat will begin offering satellite internet service in Mexico

This week, Viasat ventures into satellite broadband for homes in Mexico aimed at segments of high purchasing power. Kevin Cohen, global director of Community Wifi in Viasat, explained that they will start in the north of the country in nine entities: Baja California, Baja California Sur, Sonora, Sinaloa, Chihuahua, Durango, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, and San...
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