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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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Meteor captured flying across the skies of Mexico

The National Civil Protection Coordination confirmed that the object seen in the skies during the night of February 18 was a meteorite. “Regarding the video that circulates in networks about the sighting of a #Meteorite, once analyzed by different members of the #SINAPROC and specialists, it is confirmed that it is a meteorite that surely...
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Mexico records 149 deaths from influenza

Mexico has reported 3,279 positive cases of influenza, of which 149 people have died from the virus this season, according to the epidemiological report of week 6 of the Federal Ministry of Health. The entities with the highest number of deaths are Mexico City (18), Hidalgo (15), Jalisco (12), Veracruz (11) and San Luis Potosí...
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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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66,915 people requested refuge in Mexico in 2019

The Mexican Refugee Assistance Commission (Comar) reported that from January to November 2019, a total of 66,915 people requested refuge in Mexico. According to the decentralized agency of the Ministry of the Interior (Segob) since the beginning of the year, requests from citizens of other countries were made in the four delegations that the Comar...
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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 says 2 more anchors may have come from Cortes’ ships

Two more 16th century anchors have been found at the spot where conquistador Hernán Cortés is believed to have scuttled his ships, experts said Monday. Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History said that while the anchors cannot be positively identified as belonging to Cortés’ fleet, they appear to match the time period. Another Spanish...
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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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