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First day at University for gifted 12 year old.

First day at University for gifted 12 year old.

Carlos Antonio Santamaría Díaz is just 12 years old and today he attended his first day of classes as a student of Biomedical Physics at the Faculty of Sciences of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Carlos took a tour of the University laboratories and had his introductory degree class. He said he is

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Mazatlan tourists affected by floods and protest marches

Mazatlan tourists affected by floods and protest marches

Fishermen Unions from Sinaloa, Sonora and Chiapas are protesting outside the Conapesca facilities in Mazatlan blocking Camaron Sabalo Avenue and Tiburon street. In addition to the protests, a heavy storm left the Golden zone area with flooding, with the drainage pumps unable to cope with the heavy rain. “It looks like even more water is

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Bounty raised to over $1million for drug cartel kingpin ‘El Mencho’

Bounty raised to over $1million for drug cartel kingpin ‘El Mencho’

Mexican authorities have raised the bounty on one of the country’s most bloodthirsty cartel kingpins – Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, known as “El Mencho” – whose underlings have deployed waves of violence to thwart attempts at detaining him. Officials announced on Wednesday that they are offering 30m pesos ($1.56m) for information on Oseguera, leader of the

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AMLO projects are against indegenous communities – Subcomandante Galeano

AMLO projects are against indegenous communities – Subcomandante Galeano

Elected President, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) has projects that are against indigenous communities, said Subcomandante Galeano (before known as Subcomandante Marcos) Many names; same project. The proposal to promote regional development through the construction of a dry canal that connects the Gulf of Mexico with the Pacific Ocean, linking the ports of Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz,

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Newly elected Congresswoman kidnapped

Newly elected Congresswoman kidnapped

A newly elected Mexican Congresswoman, Norma Azucena Rodríguez Zamora, has been kidnapped at gunpoint on a highway in central Hidalgo state. Two men shot at Ms Rodríguez’s car, injuring an assistant and the driver and causing the vehicle to flip over. The gunmen pulled Ms Rodríguez from the car and forced her into their vehicle.

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PGR inspects marine base in investigation of disappeared

PGR inspects marine base in investigation of disappeared

Federal prosecutors investigating the alleged forced disappearances of 36 people in the northern Mexico border city of Nuevo Laredo have inspected a marine base in the city. Investigators from the Attorney General’s office for forced disappearances made the visit Monday with relatives of the missing people observing. Some relatives accuse marines of seizing the missing

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Lopez Obrador pledges more than $11 billion for refineries

Lopez Obrador pledges more than $11 billion for refineries

Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday his administration will invest more than $11 billion to boost refining capacity in order to curb growing fuel imports. Lopez Obrador, who will take office on Dec. 1, told reporters his government plans to invest $2.6 billion to modernize existing domestic refineries owned and operated by

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Hazardous Beach conditions warning at the Pacific Coasts

Hazardous Beach conditions warning at the Pacific Coasts

The National Civil Protection and Marine Secretariat are warning residents and visitors of hazardous beach conditions at the Pacific Coast as consequence of Crysti tropical storm and Hector Hurricane. “Swell is creating hazardous beach conditions particularly at the Pacific Coasts from Chiapas to Sinaloa with 2 to 3-meter waves,” said Captain Jose Mora The potential for strong rip currents,

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Hurricane John no threat to land

Hurricane John no threat to land

Tropical Storm John has strengthened into a hurricane in the Pacific off Mexico’s western coast, though forecasters say it poses no immediate threat to land. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Ileana is trailing behind John and had been expected to become a hurricane, too. But the U.S. National Hurricane Center says Ileana now is predicted to remain

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‘El Mijis’ goes from gangster to congressman – Video

‘El Mijis’ goes from gangster to congressman – Video

A new presidential plan has been proposed in Mexico to stop the notorious drug-gang war. President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador thinks young Mexicans can be persuaded to avoid a life of crime. And Pedro Carrizales, a former cocaine addict and drug-gang member – known as “El Mijis”, intends to help from his recently elected position in a local state congress.

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Durango Highway closed again!

Durango Highway closed again!

Removing debris from a landslide on the  Durango-Mazatlán Federal highway will take four days, according to the Durango authorities and the Ministry of Communications and Transportation (SCT). On Monday, a section of the hill collapsed at the kilometre 165.5 mark. Rocks and mud remained on the two lanes of the road and blocked traffic. This collapse occurred only

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Mazatlan to speed up development permits

Mazatlan to speed up development permits

In a meeting with the real estate association (AMPI), Mazatlan’s newly-elected Mayor Luis Benitez,  said that the City will implement measures to improve building permit processing and some construction permits will be fast-tracked. He also said that one of his first proposals to the City council will be to have a Municipal land registration process instead

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Two Mexican journalists killed in separate attacks

Two Mexican journalists killed in separate attacks

The number of slain media workers rises to eight in Mexico in 2018 after killings of Ruben Pat Cauich and Luis Perez Garcia. Two Mexican media workers were murdered in separate attacks, bringing the total number of journalists killed in Mexico so far in 2018 to at least eight. Ruben Pat Cauich was shot dead on Tuesday

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Sinaloa Congress to promote straw and plastic bag ban

Sinaloa Congress to promote straw and plastic bag ban

Congress of Sinaloa has enacted legislation to encourage local businesses to no longer provide plastic straws to their customers and increase the production of biodegradable straws as part of the reforms to the Sustainable Development Law. Production of biodegradable straws and bags will be promoted and will be monitored as well as the distribution in

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Mexico Pushes for Nafta Deal With Trump by End of August

Mexico Pushes for Nafta Deal With Trump by End of August

Mexico is redoubling its efforts to reach a Nafta agreement with the U.S. and Canada by the end of August to increase certainty for investors and take the heat off incoming President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, according to three people familiar with the negotiations. A deal next month would allow Lopez Obrador to focus on

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