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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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Mexico’s president urges people to get out of their homes

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, assured that on the recommendation of the doctors, he has asked the population not to be afraid and to leave their homes with all the lessons learned, such as healthy distance. “What am I proposing on the recommendation of the doctors? Well, let’s start going out, but apply what we...
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Relatives of Mexico’s disappeared surround president’s car, demand meeting

Dozens of protesters surrounded Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s motorcade on Monday, demanding he answer for the thousands of Mexicans who have gone missing in the country’s long-running drug war, a video on social media showed. The protesters held banners with images of their loved ones who have disappeared and berated Lopez Obrador as...
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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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