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Cancun Mexico: Some Tourists believe they are being served tainted alcohol

Raquel Rutledge/ Some guests believe they are being served tainted alcohol or being drugged at all-inclusive resorts

The scene at the swim-up bar at the Mexican resort where Abbey Conner was pulled listless from the pool in January was full of young tourists last month when an attorney hired by Conner’s family showed up.

It wasn’t surprising. It was a typical scene at an all-inclusive five-star resort where foreigners from both sides of the equator flock to escape their cold winters.

But as he watched, the attorney noticed something disturbing.

“They serve alcoholic drinks with alcohol of bad quality and in great amounts, mixing different types of drinks,” he wrote in his native Spanish. Read Article

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Chihuahua, Mexico: Experts report security situation deteriorating

Mexican cartel shootout leaves 26 dead or wounded in latest violent clash Experts say that security has deteriorated in recent months as criminal groups squabble over the remains of the empire once controlled by kingpin El Chapo theguardian.com reported a battle between rival drug cartel factions in Mexico’s northern Chihuahua state left at least 26 […]

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Cancun Mexico: Drunk Tourist attacked by crocodile while urinating in lagoon, loses arm

AFP/elcomercio (Machine Translated) reported a man in apparent drunkenness and presumed to be a foreign tourist was attacked by a crocodile who ripped off his arm while urinating in Nichupte Lagoon, in the hotel zone of the Mexican resort of Cancun (east). According to a police report, on Sunday 2 July 2017, the man walked […]

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Mexico City, Mexico: May 2017 largest number of cellphone thefts reported from pedestrians

milenio.com/Ilich Valdez reported that stolen cellphone numbers increased substantially from pedestrians in Mexico City during May 2017. On an average day in Mexico City during May, 34.3 cell phones were reported stolen according to Rebeca Peralta Leon. In the first five months of 2017, nearly 5,000 phones reported stolen from pedestrians. May has been the […]

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Mexico City: Highest Rate in Mexico for Robberies of Pedestrians

radiolaprimerisima.com/ (machine translated) Mexico City currently has Mexico’s second highest rate of robberies against pedestrians (Robo a transeúntes), a crime that increased 38.2 percent in the first four months of this year. In this period also increased the culpable homicide in 22.4 percent, the robbery with violence (10,9) and the robbery to houses (7.5 percent), […]

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Mexico City, Mexico: Two U.S. tourists assaulted after obtaining cash from ATM, one killed, one seriously injured

TWO U.S. TOURISTS ASSAULTED AFTER WITHDRAWING FUNDS FROM ATM Colonia Álamos located in Alcaldía Benito Juárez en Ciudad de México / Tlalpan Tunnel lasillarota.com (MACHINE TRANSLATED) Yesterday afternoon (05-16-17), two tourists of American nationality were assaulted and seriously injured on a bridge over the Tlalpan road in the Benito Juárez delegation. According to reports from […]

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Survey Says: Mexico Second Deadliest Country in the World in 2016

Mexico was second deadliest country in 2016 By Elizabeth Roberts, CNN.com Mexico’s drug wars claimed 23,000 lives during 2016 — second only to Syria, where 50,000 people died as a result of the civil war. “This is all the more surprising, considering that the conflict deaths [in Mexico] are nearly all attributable to small arms,” […]

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Mexican Superstar Detained in Los Angeles after no show in court case

Mexican singer Luis Miguel Turns Himself In After CA Judge Orders Arrest INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY – READ THIS BOOK by Marissa Armas/nbcnews.com Acclaimed Mexican singer Luis Miguel turned himself in on Tuesday in Los Angeles after a California judge ordered for his arrest, NBC News has confirmed. A warrant was issued for Luis Miguel’s […]

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Heritage of Eating Insects in Mexico

INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY – READ THIS BOOK Whitney Eulich/csmonitor.com / Mexican chefs are embracing entomophagy, or bug eating, amid heightened interest in their country’s heritage. But the high-protein, low-impact cuisine could have lessons for the rest of the world, as well…….. The Mesoamerican diet has long included hundreds of species of insects. Although many […]

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Canadian Expat in Mexico Found Murdered in his home

INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY – READ THIS BOOK timescolonist.com / A Canadian woman flew to Mexico to visit her 67 year old brother in Mexico. John Wesley Cornelson, age 67 brother picked her up at the airport in Cabo, and delivered her to a hotel. They were to meet the next morning for breakfast. He […]

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Mexico: Life Forms as old as 50,000 years found in cave network

Theguardian.com reported in a Mexican cave system so beautiful and hot that it is called both fairyland and hell, scientists have discovered life trapped in crystals that could be 50,000 years old. The bizarre and ancient microbes were found dormant in caves in Naica, in Mexico’s northern Chihuahua state, and were able to exist by […]

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German Tourist Still Missing off Beach in Mexico

RIPTIDE PULLED GERMAN TOURIST OUT TO SEA, STILL MISSING elmanana.com.mx (machine translated) OAXACA, OAXACA.- Elements of the Secretary of the Navy, State Civil Protection and the municipality of Santa Maria Tonameca continue the search for a tourist of German origin, who was lost since Friday while swimming in the beach Mermejita. In search of Fertinand […]

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Acapulco Mexico: U.S. Man and Mexican woman found dead, strangulation suspected

INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY – READ THIS BOOK ACAPULCO, Feb 10 (Reuters/dailymail.co.uk) – An American man and a Mexican woman were found murdered in an apartment in the resort city of Acapulco, authorities in the southwestern state of Guerrero said on Friday. The bodies of Stanley Enders, 70, and Nora Valdez, 65, bore marks of […]

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Mexico City: Reasons Why A Traveler should consider a trip to this ancient citry

LATIN AMERICA TRAVEL, MEXICO CITY TRAVEL Leah McLennannews/ news.com.au DEAR Mexico City residents, You deserve an apology. People are still picking on your metropolis, describing it as a “crime-ridden urban jungle”. It’s time Australians took another look….. The Mexican capital is far safer than it was when crime reached its peak in 1997. It’s now […]

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Mexico: Chapo’s children wounded in ambush, power struggle within Sinaloa Cartel

INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY – READ THIS BOOK panampost.com/By: Elena Toledo Internal struggles within the Sinaloa Cartel have reached new heights, as the children of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán were wounded last Saturday during an ambush ordered by another leader within the organization. Dámaso López, one of the main operators of the Sinaloa Cartel, ordered […]

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100 Most Popular Names in Mexico

M. Cruz / A. Rodríguez / M. Gómez / A. Herrera (verne/elpais.com If you live in Mexico, surely you know at least one Lupita, a Mari, a Juanito or a Pepe. No coincidence, Juan, José Luis, José and María Guadalupe top the list of the most common names in Mexico for more than a century. […]

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Several U.S. Companies Plan Expansion into Mexico Despite Trump Threats

INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY – READ THIS BOOK INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY – READ THIS BOOK panampost.com / Several US companies are planning expansion into Mexico despite warnings from President Donald Trump to impose taxes according to The Wall Street Journal. The newspaper said that Rexnord, a company dedicated to the manufacture of industrial bearings, […]

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Mexico: NAFTA Changes May Put U.S. Popcorn Exports at Risk

theguardian.com reported the head of Mexico’s largest cinema chain has said the impending renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) means the US popcorn industry is at risk. Alejandro Ramirez’s company, Cinepolis de Mexico – which is the fourth largest cinema chain in the world – buys around $10m of kernels from Kansas, […]

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Sonoita Arizona: Human Smugglers Stopped bringing in Mexican Nationals

cbp.gov/ Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents stopped two human smuggling attempts this week while conducting immigration checkpoint operations on State Route 83 near Sonoita. A U.S. citizen driving a 2001 Saturn Ion sped through the immigration checkpoint Tuesday, prompting agents to pursue the car a short distance before the driver pulled over. During a search […]

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U.S. Border: Woman detained after trying to bring in boatload of pot

cbp.gov / U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville arrested a 31-year-old Phoenix woman Tuesday for an alleged attempt to smuggle close to $180,000 worth of marijuana into the United States. INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY – READ THIS BOOK A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted officers to the presence of bundles […]

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U.S.,Mexico: Group charged in $100 million money laundering scheme

ICE.GOV – October 2016 6 charged for role in $100 million international money laundering scheme NEWARK, N.J. – Six individuals were charged with international money laundering and wire fraud as well as conspiracies to commit these same offenses Monday, following a multi-agency investigation, which included U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations and […]

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U.S.: Businessmen, foreign officials plead guilty bribery case involving Mexican Aviation Officers

12/28/2016 ICE.GOV 4 businessman, 2 foreign officials plead guilty in connection with bribes paid to Mexican aviation officials HOUSTON – Charges have been unsealed against six individuals, all of whom have pleaded guilty for their involvement in schemes to bribe Mexican officials to secure aircraft maintenance and repair contracts with government-owned and controlled entities. Two […]

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Mexico, U.S.: Battle Lines Drawn Regarding NAFTA Issues

FT.com/Jude Webber Mexico braced for confrontation with Trump team Enrique Peña Nieto vows to stand up to Nafta pressure from new US president Battle lines have been drawn as Mexico and the US kick off what promise to be tough negotiations on the future of the two-decades old North American Free Trade Agreement, which both […]

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Playa del Carmen Mexico: Five killed in shootout at music festival including Canadian, American

chicagotribune.com reported gunfire broke out in a crowded beachfront nightclub throbbing with electronic music before dawn Monday, causing five deaths and setting off a bloody stampede by screaming concertgoers at an international festival in this Caribbean resort. At least one person died in the crush to escape and some of the 15 people wounded or […]

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Top Five Retirement Destinations for 2017: Mexico, Panama, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Colombia

Internationalliving.com/cnbc.com Annual Ranking 1. Mexico has always offered arguably the easiest transition to expat life around: Low-cost, conveniently close, friendly locals and plenty of expats—Mexico offers an appealing balance of exotic foreign culture and familiar First-World lifestyle. Over recent years, crime and insecurity across the border have made headlines—and yes, there are parts of Mexico […]

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U.S. Customs Border Protection Officer Busted in smuggling scheme

sandiegouniontribune.com/Kristina Davis reported to U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer Jose Luis Cota, the unauthorized immigrant women he fingerprinted and processed before their return to Mexico weren’t just detainees — they were potential customers, investigators say. It’s how Cota met one woman, who ended up tipping off authorities to his offers to help smuggle detainees […]

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Mexico: Remittances up stubstantially, highest in ten years

TELESURTV.NET Mexico’s central bank governor Agustin Carstens said that a rise in remittances was due to a weak exchange rate, more U.S. jobs and fears over Trump. Remittances to Mexico posted their biggest jump in over ten years in November in a possible reaction to the U.S. election victory of Donald Trump, who threatened to […]

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Playa Del Carmen Mexico: Tourist from Argentina victim of attempted rape while walking beach

Belen Mirallas, Argentine tourist reports attempted rape in Playa del Carmen lapalabradelcaribe.com What must have been a night of celebration in one of the most paradisiacal places in the world for a girl from Mendoza, ended up being a nightmare. On Sunday night, Belén Mirallas was walking along Playa de Carmen, Mexico, when a man […]

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Guerrero Mexico: Wave of violence, severed heads, dismembered bodies

ap.org reported soldiers and police fanned out Friday across the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, chasing a wounded gang leader and trying to quell a wave of violence that included the discovery of hidden graves holding dozens of bodies and a camp where gunmen stored the severed heads of nine rivals in a cooler. The […]

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Mexico still trying to eradicate leprosy, 70 new cases so far in 2016

excelsior.com.mx/Laura Toribio reported leprosy is quiet and lurks; add 70 new cases this year Although in recent decades the incidence of this disease has been declining, Mexico has failed to eradicate this evil; ignorance and stigma, the main reasons Leprosy is a disease that could not be completely eliminated in our country. While this bad […]

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Mexico: What lies ahead for mezcal as conglomerates want a share

theguardian.com reported, Mezcal, tequila’s stronger and smokier relative, has become a staple spirit in trendy bars across Mexico and the United States in recent years, and the agave-based drink has inevitably attracted the interest of global alcohol giants. In the process local growers are worried a unique spirit is under threat. Traditionally produced in small […]

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Criminal involvement in Mexico’s mining industry

ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY – READ THIS BOOK insightcrime.org/Patrick Corcoran / Criminal involvement in Mexico’s mining industry is a small part of this broader dynamic, and indeed is a subset of the crime groups’ increased involvement in resource extraction. Groups around the country have developed a market at home and abroad for oil and gas stolen […]

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Mexico: Judge overseeing Chapo’s extradition case assassinated while jogging

ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY – READ THIS BOOK inhomelandsecurity.com reported…To some, the murder of a judge in Mexico may not come as a surprise. But this incident was shocking for several reasons. It’s true that many public officials, such as mayors, police officials, and lower court municipal judges have been killed by organized crime groups. However, […]

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Chinese Mexican Businessman extradited from U.S. to Mexico

ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY – READ THE BOOK bbc.com reported Chinese-born Mexican businessman Zhenli Ye Gon, accused of producing and trafficking illegal drugs, has arrived at a high security jail in Mexico. He lost a nine-year battle against extradition from the United States. Zhenli Ye Gon fled to the US in 2007 and was arrested there, […]

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Mexico: Robbery believed to be motive in brutle murder of Canadian Expat

mexiconewsdaily.com reported robbery is believed to have been the motive in the killing of a Canadian photographer and artist Friday in Yucatán. The state Attorney General’s office said Barbara McClatchie Andrews was killed by a taxi driver whom she had contracted to drive her from the airport in Cancún to her home in Mérida. The […]

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Mexico: Expat from Canada strangled to death found on the side of highway

VICTIM MURDERED ON WAY FROM CANCUN AIRPORT TO HER HOME IN MERIDA theglobeandmail.com reported the brutal killing of a B.C. photographer near Cancun, Mexico last week has left those who knew her in shock as they struggle to understand the sudden end of a woman described by friends as a “life force” who “saw beauty […]

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Prevention of Money Laundering and of the Financing of terrorism in Latin America

Economic Comission for Latin America and the Caribbean. E mail: Stefanie.GARRY@cepal.org. Money Laundering and Financial Risk Management in Latin America, with Special Reference to Mexico* Lavado de dinero y manejo de riesgos financieros en América Latina, con especial referencia a México Willy Zapata Sagastume,** Juan Carlos Moreno-Brid*** and Stefanie Garry* Abstract This paper reviews the […]

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U.S to spend $1.5 million in Mexico, Central America for wildlife preservation

dailycaller.com reported the U.S. will spend around $1.5 million on wildlife preservation in Mexico and Central America next year as part of the Wildlife Without Borders program. The two grants will fund wildlife conservation efforts that look at the whole region, not just a single country. The “existing protected areas within Central America alone are […]

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Mexico: Efforts to advise U.S. attorneys to keep Mexican nationals off death row

The Mexican government bankrolls a program to advise American attorneys on keeping Mexican nationals convicted of capital crimes off death row. ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY – READ THIS BOOK dailycaller.com reported the Marshall Project reports that the Mexican Capital Legal Assistance Program, created by Mexican officials in 2000, furnishes lawyers defending Mexican nationals in the U.S. […]

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Mexico: Woman from Spain Kidnapped for Ransom , found dead

A Spanish woman kidnapped in Mexico last week has been found dead. bbc.com reported, Maria Villar Galaz, who was the niece of Spanish Football Association president, Angel Maria Villar, had been missing since 13 September.She was forced to withdraw money from cash machines before being held for ransom. Spain’s foreign minister said the kidnappers had […]

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How many foreigners have disappeared in Mexico?

How many foreigners have disappeared in Mexico? Written by Editorial Digitallpost / INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY digitallpost.mx (machine translated) reported in Mexico, between 2005 and 2015 a total of 70 foreigners from 17 nations, most of Central America, disappeared in national territory, so that the Attorney General’s Office (PGR), conducts inquiries corresponding. On the […]

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Number of Africans, surge in Latin America trying to get to the U.S.

The number of Africans fleeing to the region en route to the United States has been increasing. telesurtv.net reported an increasing number of African refugees fleeing violence are travelling through various parts of Latin America to eventually reach U.S. with the hopes of building a new life. However, they are facing roadbloacks, complications and corruption […]

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Sunni Extremists entering U.S with help from alien smugglers in South America

ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY – READ THIS BOOK freebeacon.com/ Bill Gertz reported Sunni extremists are infiltrating the United States with the help of alien smugglers in South America and are crossing U.S. borders with ease, according to a U.S. South Command intelligence report. The Command’s J-2 intelligence directorate reported recently in internal channels that “special interest […]

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Mexico giving unvetted Africans pass to get to U.S. Border

breitbart.com reported hundreds of African asylum seekers have flooded Mexican border cities with the U.S. in an effort to get to California and Texas to obtain U.S. asylum — many of the unvetted migrants are from the terror hotbed of Somalia. Rather than having to hide along the way, the African migrants have been getting […]

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Mexico: Finance Minister Steps down after Trump’s visit

Mexican finance minister steps down in wake of Donald Trump’s visit THEGUARDIAN.COM reported Luis Videgaray was widely reported to have been a leading proponent of Trump’s trip, which was seen as something of a disaster for the Mexican president. President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico is replacing his finance minister, Luis Videgaray, as the country […]

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Mexico: Authorities discover unfinished tunnel going into Arizona

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY – READ THIS BOOK dossierpolitico.com reported México.- Federal Police agents discovered a tunnel in Sonora just over 31 meters in length crossing the border into Arizona, United States, the National Security (CNS) reported. The agency stressed that the action was achieved as part of the strategy of cooperation in crime prevention, in […]

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Mexico Police Commissioner Fired regarding deaths by police of 22 suspects

nytimes.com reported President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico fired the commissioner of the country’s federal police force on Monday in response to a recent report that the police had summarily killed at least 22 suspects in a raid last year on a drug gang hide-out. The government has argued that the killings, at a remote […]

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Surge of African immigrants arrive Mexico, seeking transit to U.S. for asylum

NYTIMES.COM reported Mexican immigration authorities say 424 migrants from African countries arrived at the southern state of Chiapas over two days last week. The National Immigration Institute said Tuesday that it has issued them 20-day transit visas that will allow the migrants to reach the U.S.-Mexico border, where they plan to request asylum. Officials call […]

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Mexico: Top Recommended Budget Beach Hotels, B&Bs on Pacific Coast

Mexico Budget Travel, Mexico Vacations Theguardian.com reported Mexico’s Pacific coast, more than 1,000 miles of it, is renowned for its beaches, as well as the resorts which have attracted Hollywood royalty. However, it’s also an area that can experience tropical storms, usually between June and December. The most recent was Hurricane Patricia, the strongest hurricane […]

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Cozumel Mexico: One U.S. Tourist killed, other injured in moto accident

Itzel Garza/riviera-maya-news.com REPORTED August 24, 2016 Cozumel, Q.R. – A moto accident in Cozumel has claimed the life of an American tourist. Two sisters were speeding along the South Hotel Zone on a rented motorcycle when the driver lost control and veered into a deep drainage area. INTERMEDIATE, ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY – READ THIS BOOK […]

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Five Reasons North Americans Flocking to live in Mexico

What makes Mexico the world’s biggest draw for U.S. and Canadian citizens looking outside their own countries for a quality retirement? Suzan Haskins, Dan Prescher/internationalliving.com report: 1. Weather — The only place you’ll find snow in Mexico is on the tops of mountains. Otherwise, the weather in the entire country is temperate to hot. Mexico’s […]

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Mexico registers highest increase in number of tourists, revenues in Latin America

Mexico shows highest increase in tourism in Latin America theyucatantimes.com reported Mexico registered the highest increase in the number of tourists and tourism revenues throughout Latin America in 2015, according to an analysis by the Latinvex digital publication. Notimex reported Mexico remained as the undisputed leader of tourism in Latin America, receiving 33 percent of […]

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Huamantla, Mexico: MAN GORED BY BULL IN RUNNING OF THE BULLS (VIDEO)

thesun.co.uk…The victim, identified as Leopoldo Cruz Espinoza, can be seen trying to dodge the angry beast during a bull run festival in Huamantla, Mexico. He is reported in serious condition. Read Article ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY – READ THIS BOOK WARNING – VIDEO IS GRAPHIC

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Mexico: Storms Damage Monarch Butterfly Population

theguardian.com reported storms earlier this year blew down more than a hundred acres of forests where migrating monarch butterflies spend the winter in central Mexico, killing more than 7% of the monarchs, according to conservationists. Rain, cold and high winds from the storms caused the loss of 133 acres (54 hectares) of pine and fir […]

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Mexico: Journalists accuses President Nieto of plagiarism

Journalists in Mexico have accused President Enrique Pena Nieto of plagiarism. bbc.com reported a video on news website Aristegui Noticias alleges that almost 29% of his 1991 law thesis had been lifted from other authors without crediting them. A government spokesman said the president had committed “style errors” when he failed to acknowledge his sources […]

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Mexico: Recorded deaths of U.S. citizens from Jan. – June, 2016

U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT REPORT OF RECORDED DEATHS OF U.S. CITIZENS IN MEXICO FROM NON-NATURAL CAUSES – JANUARY – JUNE Mexico Date City Cause of Death 05-08-2016 Baja Californa Sur Homicide 01-08-2016 Baja California Homicide 01-18-2016 Baja California Drowning 01-18-2016 Baja California Suicide 02-01-2016 Baja California Other Accident 02-04-2016 Baja California Homicide 02-13-2016 Baja California Other […]

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Mexico, Argentina, Brazil in top 21 countries at risk for extreme public unrest

Maplecroft.com reported civil unrest is significantly more disruptive to business in France than in any other western economy, reveals a new global index released by risk consultancy Verisk Maplecroft, which rates the country ‘high risk’ alongside emerging markets, such as Brazil and South Africa. France’s deep-rooted culture of political protest and strikes has seen the […]

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Mexico: Commission finds police executed 22 in Michoacan

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY – READ THIS BOOK bbc.com reported Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission said 22 people were executed by federal police during a confrontation on a ranch in the western state of Michoacan last year. The commission had investigated the clash, which took place at a ranch in the town of Tanhuato in May […]

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Puerto Vallarta Mexico: 16 customers in restaurant abducted

theguardian.com -8-15-16 reported armed men burst into a restaurant in the Mexican beach resort of Puerto Vallarta and abducted as many as 16 customers early on Monday, according to local authorities. Prosecutors in the western state of Jalisco said that around 1am local time, the gunmen entered a restaurant called La Leche on the resort […]

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Paradise Lost in Acapulco Mexico: 111 murders per 100,000 people, a War Zone

ACAPULCO TURNED INTO A WAR ZONE dailymail.co.uk reported that Extreme and gruesome violence has turned a city once beloved by holidaymakers from around the world into a war zone. Acapulco, on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, has been gripped by such bloody chaos in recent years that it has been dubbed one of the most dangerous cities […]

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Oaxaca Mexico: Lawmakers accuse govt of cover-up in massacre

telesurtv.net reported nearly two months since police left ten demonstrators dead in Oaxaca, officials still don’t know who gave police the order to fire. Lawmakers from Mexico’s leftist parties accused the Office of the Attorney General of trying to perpetuate impunity in the deaths of several people at the hands of police in the town […]

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Mexico fails in managing increased migration flows from Central America

phys.org reported Mexico launched the Comprehensive Plan for the Southern Border (CPSB) in 2014 in an attempt to manage increased migration flows from Central America. But two years after the plan’s implementation, it has yet to accomplish its goals of securing Mexico’s southern border, according to an issue brief from Rice University’s Baker Institute for […]

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Mexico City: POLLUTION ALERT

aljazeera.com reported a pollution alert has been issued for the Mexican capital after ozone levels reached more than 150 percent of the acceptable levels. A pollution alert is rare during the rainy season because the downpours would normally wash the pollution out of the atmosphere. However, this year the pollution has been particularly bad. In […]

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Detained ISIS operative confirms terrorist operating cells in Anapra Mexico

Freerepublic.com reported An ISIS operative arrested and criminally charged in Ohio this month has confirmed that the terrorist group has cells in Mexico, according to federal authorities. Judicial Watch has reported this for years, documenting it in a series of articles as part of an ongoing investigation on the connection between drug cartels, corruption and […]

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Report: ISIS operating in Mexcio

thegatewaypundit.com/ Jim Hoft reported: Earlier this year a top ranking Homeland Security official acknowledged that Mexican drug cartels were helping ISIS sneak across the southern border to scope out targets for terrorist attacks. ISIS operative Shaykh Mahmood Omar Khabir has reportedly been training militants near the US border near Ciudad Juarez for the past year. […]

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Increase in Cyclospora cases appear to be linked to travel in Mexico

gov.uk Investigations are ongoing after an increase in cases of food and water bug, Cyclospora, associated with travellers returning from Mexico. Public Health England (PHE) is advising people planning on travelling to the Riviera Maya coast in Mexico to be aware of the risk of infection from a food and water bug, Cyclospora. PHE is […]

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Mexico: Three Mayors Murdered in 10 days

Three mayors have been killed in 10 days in México. panampost.com reported the first was the Mayor of San Juan Chamula, Chiapas Domingo López González on the morning of July 23, and the second was Pungarabato, Michoacan Mayor Ambrosio Soto Duarte, who was killed the same day. Following those events, Huehuetlán El Grande Mayor Santa […]

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Mexico: New Graft Legislation goes into effect

reuters.com reported Mexico’s chief anti-corruption official, who last year exonerated President Enrique Pena Nieto of conflict-of-interest allegations, resigned on Monday, just hours before new graft-fighting legislation comes into effect. Virgilio Andrade, head of the Public Administration Ministry (SFP), the government’s main anti-corruption auditor, was appointed by Pena Nieto in 2015. He was immediately asked to […]

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Mexico: Human Traffickers using Uber-registered drivers

reuters.com reported human traffickers are finding increasingly creative ways of shuttling Central American migrants through Mexico to the U.S. border and that includes hiring Uber-registered drivers. On June 10, five vehicles carrying 34 Central American migrants were apprehended while traveling together between the northern Mexican states of Zacatecas and Coahuila, said Segismundo Doguin, a Coahuila […]

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Mexico: Bus crash kills at least 12 tourists, 30 injured en route to Cancun

telegraph.co.uk/AP reported, Twelve people including two children died and 30 were injured when their bus turned over Monday near the Mexican tourist resort of Cancun, emergency services said. The bus crashed in the early hours in a wooded area of the Carrillo Puerto municipality, said Reyes Silvestre, head of the local civil protection rescue team. […]

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Mexico: Migrant Traffickers using tour buses to transport human cargo to U.S. Border

CBSNewYork/AP) Reported — Mexican authorities say migrant traffickers have adopted a new trick to smuggle Central American clients to the U.S. border: renting high-end tour buses. Mexico’s Immigration Institute says it has found 102 migrants on two buses being used to whisk them across the length of the country. Read Article

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U.S.: DHS transporting illegal immigrants from border to Phoenix, then releasing them

judicialwatch.org reported, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is quietly transporting illegal immigrants from the Mexican border to Phoenix and releasing them without proper processing or issuing court appearance documents, Border Patrol sources tell Judicial Watch. The government classifies them as Other Than Mexican (OTM) and this week around 35 were transferred 116 miles north […]

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Mexico: Man goes into surgery for hernia, leaves without one testicle

televisa.com reported The National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) issued recommendation 14/2016, addressed to the Director General of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS). The measure was taken inadequate medical care to a patient, attributable to a doctor and responsible for safeguarding the clinical record of the victim, Medical Ambulatory Care Unit No.1 (umaa-1) Regional General […]

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U.S.: Former Border Patrol agent claims entrapped by FBI

TUCSON (CN) courthousenews.com reported – A former Border Patrol agent claims the FBI entrapped and indicted him on bogus charges of money laundering and bribery to try to rescue their undercover operation at a Southern Arizona port of entry, ruining his life and career. Seeking $5.5 million in damages, Lauro Tobias and his wife sued […]

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Mexico: Agents detaining indigenous Mexicans looking for Central American migrants

Mexico tortures migrants – and citizens – in effort to slow Central American surge Theguardian.com reported a growing number of indigenous Mexicans are being detained by agents looking for Central American migrants, amid a crackdown driven partly by aid from US The trend comes amid a crackdown on migrants driven in part by political pressure […]

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Friendship Park on U.S./Mexico Border where families visit divided by a fence

The guardian.com reported there are 1,954 miles of border separating the US and Mexico but only one tiny stretch, measuring no more than 15 meters wide, where families are sanctioned to touch fingertips through a steel-mesh fence. This spot, where the Pacific ocean joins the sandy shoreline, and where San Diego becomes Tijuana, is where […]

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2700 cubans headed to U.S. through Mexico from Costa Rica since January 2016

EFE/nacion.com reported two more groups of Cubans arrived on Friday to Mexico from Costa Rica, bringing the number of migrants who have used this route since January, to reach the United States now exceeds 2,700 people. In Costa Rica, they would be about 2,200 of the nearly 8,000 that accumulated at the end of last […]

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Chiapa de Corzo Mexico: Tourist from Switzerland raped

Chiapa de Corzo 2-13-2016 esdiario.com.mx reported a young tourist from Switzerland was raped and her two companions, of Argentina, were seriously injured by two men in the ecotourism center of Chiapa de Corzo, they reported police and the Public Ministry sources. They explained that last Thursday, two men armed with knives intercepted foreigners when they […]

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Cozumel, Mexico: Two Passengers from U.S. on Cruise Ship Arrested for shoplifting

February 27, 2016 riviera-maya-news.com/Cozumel, Q.R. – Two American tourists were jailed on Thursday after store security caught them shoplifting. The pair, who arrived on the island of Cozumel via Carnival Cruise Line, were seen stealing from three different stores at Royal Village Shopping Plaza, a popular tourist district where cruise ships disembark. Around 3:00 p.m., […]

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Horror Story of one U.S. businessman in Mexico jailed for more than 8 months

mexiconewsdaily.com reported an American businessman who was jailed for more than eight months in Nayarit said he won’t be returning to Mexico any time soon despite his 20 years in business here. Entrepreneur Troy Bachman of Brightwood, Oregon, was freed late last month after being charged with fraud in connection with the alleged non-payment of […]

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Mexico: Pope’s jet attacked by laser on final approach to Mexico City

Pope’s jet attacked by LASER as it approached Mexico City: Crew reports being targeted by ‘green laser 15 miles away’ dailymail.co.uk/Darren Boyle reported The Papal Airbus A330-202 was on final approach to Mexico City Airport Flight AZ4000 was passing 8,000 feet when the pilot reported a laser attack The aircraft landed moments later without any […]

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Engineer sues company for sacking, after request made not to return to Mexico for safety reasons

ENGINEER ALLEGES BEING HELD BY LOS ZETAS AT GUNPOINT, FIRED AFTER REQUESTING HE NOT TRAVEL TO MEXICO GUIDETRAVEL.BIZ REPORTED a Chicago engineer is suing his former employer for allegedly firing him after he had a bad run-in with Los Zetas. A Chicago-based engineer claims his employers showed him the door after he plead with his […]

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Escalating homicide rates in Mexico impacts country’s average life expectancy

Escalating homicide rates in Mexico are affecting the country’s average life expectancy. nytimes.com/RACHEL NUWER reported…According to research published in the journal Health Affairs, the life expectancy for Mexican men aged 15 to 50 fell by 0.6 percent from 2005 to 2010. “In most countries, homicides do commonly occur, particularly among young people,” said Hiram Beltrán-Sánchez, […]

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Mexico: Rocky Point Safety Issues

abc15.com reported the only advisory that applies to Puerto Peñasco is U.S. travelers shouldn’t drive at night, and use the Lukeville Port of Entry. The advisory says “…you should exercise caution while transiting Vicam in southern Sonora due to roadblocks that can be instituted ad hoc by local indigenous and environmental groups. U.S. citizens visiting […]

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Mexico City: Safe or Not for Tourists?

lawstreetmedia.com/blogs/Jillian Sequeira / Mexico City is a bustling metropolis that attracts millions of visitors from across the world every year. The city is home to Frida Kahlo’s restored house, the Floating Gardens of Xochimilco, the prestigious Souymaya Museum, and dozens of other historic cultural sites. It is no wonder that it has has been ranked […]

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Quintana Roo Mexico: String of women murdered minimized by authorities

27 Nov 2015 mg.co.za/ “A string of women have been killed in Mexico’s top holiday destination, but the authorities are trying their best to downplay the murders.” Quintana Roo is Mexico’s sunshine state, a booming tourists’ playground that draws record numbers of holidaymakers to its golden beaches, coral reefs and Mayan ruins. But, in recent […]

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Mexico, U.S. Border: Increase in prices by human smugglers

npr.org It has gotten harder for undocumented migrants to sneak into the U.S. from Latin America. That has led to a rise in the price charged by human smugglers.

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Mexico: U.S. embassy recommends tourists avoid travel in Sinaloa, Oaxaca, Jalisco, Nayarit

Most Dangerous Areas of Mexico The U.S. Embassy urges tourists to avoid travel in the States of Sinaloa, Oaxaca, Jalisco and Nayarit. Elpais.com/Elena Reina reported the United States has issued an alert to warn its citizens about the risks of visiting some destinations in Mexico. Directly mark some States as “banned” for government staff and […]

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Nevado de Toluca Mexico: Five Missing Tourists Rescued

unotv.com reported…Rescued five tourists lost in the Nevado de Toluca – Dawn on Tuesday, the Lightning Group managed to rescue five tourists were missing in the Nevado de Toluca. Rescue items arrived at the place to search and after several minutes, they managed to locate them later to give them the necessary attention. Read Article

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Report: Lack of Cooperation between U.S./Mexican authorities to combat illegal arms smuggling

Theguardian.com reported efforts to combat illegal gunrunning from the United States to Mexico have stumbled in recent years, hampered by a lack of cooperation between US and Mexican officials, according to a report from a US federal watchdog agency obtained by Reuters. Blood, mud and lube: how El Chapo’s luck came up short in small […]

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Family of Chapo Guzman tried to trademark his name for commercial ventures

theguardian.com reported the family of recaptured cartel kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán tried to trademark his name for the purposes of producing merchandise including clothing, watches, walking canes and even Christmas tree ornaments according to applications lodged with the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI). Read Article

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Mexico: Chapo faces increased security, moved from cell to cell without warning

theguardian.com reported deeply concerned that the world’s most notorious drug kingpin Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán could escape for a third time, Mexico has beefed up security at his prison, moving him between cells, reinforcing the floor of his cell and placing a 24-hour guard on his door. Guzmán, captured on Friday six months after a […]

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Mexico: Drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been captured

(CNN)Drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been captured, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced Friday via Twitter. “Mission Accomplished,” the President wrote. “We have him.” Read Article

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Mexico: 30 Armed Men Attack village of Quetzaltcoatlán, kill seven

(Prensa Latina) reported about 30 armed men attacked the village of Quetzaltcoatlán, in the Mexican state of Guerrero, where they killed seven people, it was learned today. According to testimonies of the people, the attackers entered yesterday early in the morning, closed the entrances to the community and broke into the houses of at least […]

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Mexico: Military Budget at unprecedented levels

telesurtv.net reported Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto spent more on the military budget in 2014 than any other previous Mexican government, Sin Embargo reported Tuesday. Analyzing the Swiss-based Stockholm International Peace Research Institute’s Military Expenditure Database, the Mexican news outlet revealed that Peña Nieto’s administration closed 2014 with a record military budget reaching US$8.66 billion, […]

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Water Supply in Mexico City

Theguardian.com reported….the Aztecs built a city of floating gardens here 700 years ago that became known as “the Venice of the New World”. The vast lakes that once filled the plain were, however, steadily drained by settlers. In the 16th century, Spanish conquistadores rapidly accelerated the process, and modern engineers have almost finished the task, […]

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Report on the players behind Mexico’s drug violence

bbc.com reported (2014)Tens of thousands of people have been killed in drug-related violence in Mexico over the past seven years. Most of the violence is attributed to fighting between rival drug gangs for control of territory and drug shipment routes. Who are these groups and who are they fighting against? Who are the main players? […]

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Temixco, Mexico: Mayor murdered within 24 hours of being sworn in

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Surge of Drugs from Mexico into U.S. across border

krgv.com reported one of Brownsville’s southmost property owners said he is fed up with all the drugs crossing on his land. Rusty Monsees said he is seeing an increase in activity from the river. He’s also getting more phone calls about the activity. Monsees has become the liaison between authorities and his neighbors. “The amount […]

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Wanted U.S. Teen detained with mother in Puerto Vallarta Mexico

theguardian.com reported that 18-year-old Ethan Couch and his mother had been missing since 10 December, when Couch broke his probation for killing four people while driving drunk “Crossing over to Mexico is not a difficult thing to do,” Anderson said, pointing out that US authorities do not check who is leaving the US and instead […]

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