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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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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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National Tequila Day will be celebrated in several cities of Mexico

For the second consecutive year, the National Tequila Day will be held, with a week of activities that will begin on March 21 and will include several cities in the country, which will install samples of mixology and gastronomy. The intention is to “fall in love” with the beverage that has a Denomination of Origin,...
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Game cancelled at Jalisco Stadium due to homophobic shouts

The Jalisco Stadium became the first of Mexican football venues banned because of homophobic screams. The punishment of a match by the Disciplinary Commission was announced on Monday, so Jalisco Atlas must play its next MX League match, against Xolos de Tijuana on January 31, behind closed doors. The punishment was reached for the first...
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Chinese cartel operates in Mexico

A Chinese criminal organization called Zheng, launder the profits it obtains from trafficking and trade of fentanyl, operates in Mexico, according to an alert from the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of the SHCP. The Chinese organization has the support of the Sinaloa and Jalisco Nueva Generación cartels, which also occupy the financial structure to launder...
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Tijuana bus serves as school for children of asylum seekers

On a cold rainy day in Tijuana, 30 children of families awaiting possible asylum in the United States piled into a bus for a morning of coloring, storytelling and some holiday cheer before Christmas eve. The Yes We Can World Foundation mobile classroom provides bilingual education and emotional help as the children’s families wait for...
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Migrants in the US send Christmas toys to Mexico and Central America

Thousands of toys donated by migrants in the United States have become the way for Central Americans and Mexicans to connect with their roots during the holidays, and incidentally, make Christmas a little better for children in need south of the border. “These toys are a way of telling them that we have not abandoned...
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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 sees a 60% increase in tuberculosis

Statistics from the Epidemiological Bulletin of the Ministry of Health indicate that so far this 2,503 cases of TB were recorded; while in 2018 in the same period, 1,558, a 60% increase in cases. The agency considers tuberculosis as a challenge in the country because every sick person without treatment can infect 15 or 20...
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