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Mariachi dancers break Guinness World Record in Guadalajara

Mariachi dancers break Guinness World Record in Guadalajara

A festival in Guadalajara broke a Guinness World Record when 882 people danced to mariachi music for five sustained minutes.   The mariachi dancers at the Mariachi y Charreria International Reunion, a festival in Guadalajara that runs through Sept. 2, broke the Guinness record Saturday for the world’s largest folk dance, the record-keeping organization confirmed.

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Retired Quebecer found slain in Cancun

A retiree from Quebec has been found slain at his residence in Cancun, Mexican officials say. Daniel Lavoie, 62, was killed “with violence,” the attorney general’s office for the Mexican state of Quintana Roo said Sunday. Lavoie once served as an honorary Canadian consul in Mexico. Milenio, a local newspaper, reported Lavoie’s body was found

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Mexico to pursue legal action against the United States

Mexico to pursue legal action against the United States

Mexico has decided to pursue legal action against the United States after nine of its citizens are gunned down in an act of hate directed toward Hispanic immigrants with at least seven being killed. Mexico’s Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard called the violence an “act of barbarism” and a “terrorist act against innocent Mexicans.” Ebrard has

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The plan to end the Sargassum problem in Quintana Roo

The plan to end the Sargassum problem in Quintana Roo

The Secretary of the Navy, Rafael Ojeda Durán, has announced that $52 million pesos has been pledged to fight the sargassum problem in the Mexican Caribbean with special machinery and personnel trained to clean up the weed. At a conference President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that the Navy detailed the strategy to combat the

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US should no longer need Tariff Threat with Mexico, Trump says

US should no longer need Tariff Threat with Mexico, Trump says

US President Donald Trump said on Sunday that it would likely not be “necessary” to threaten Mexico with tariffs again because that country’s government was now helping to contain the flow of migrants to the United States. In a series of tweets, Trump said he was confident that the deal with Mexico would be successful

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Cancun Tourism revenues could take hit from seaweed

Cancun Tourism revenues could take hit from seaweed

Credit-rating agency Moody’s said on Wednesday that the huge clumps of seaweed washing ashore in Mexico’s Caribbean region could harm hotels and other businesses in the southeastern state of Quintana Roo, taking a toll on tourism industry revenues. Moody’s said in a report that seaweed represented both an immediate and long-term problem for Mexico’s tourism

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AMLO says GDP forecasts will be proven wrong

AMLO says GDP forecasts will be proven wrong

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) said on Friday that lower gross domestic product (GDP) forecasts were being put forth by his rivals but will eventually be proven incorrect. “The year isn’t over yet. Let’s wait and see. It’s as if there’s a bet, and we’re going to beat their forecasts,” the president said in

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México Starts Daylight Saving Time on April 7

México Starts Daylight Saving Time on April 7

Daylight Saving Time (DST), usually referred to as El Honorario de Verano” in Spanish, begins at 2:00 am local time on Sunday, April 7. So do not forget to set your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed tonight, if you are in México. The change means México will be back in sync with the

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Thieves steal 20 million pesos from Guanajuato airport

Thieves steal 20 million pesos from Guanajuato airport

Mexican authorities said Thursday a brazen gang of thieves tailed an armored truck, burst into Guanajuato’s Airport and made off with a shipment of cash that was about to be loaded on a plane. The robbery took only three minutes and the amount taken is still being calculated, but the crime appeared to resemble the

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Mexico has potential to be a technology pioneer

Mexico has potential to be a technology pioneer

Mexico has the potential to become a world pioneer in technological innovation, thanks to its demographic growth, infrastructure development and the surge in financial technology, according to a report released this Tuesday. The study by US-based consultants Frost & Sullivan dubbed “The Future of Mexico – A Global Hub for Innovation,” maintains that “demographic advantages

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AMLO talks US investment with Jared Kushner

AMLO talks US investment with Jared Kushner

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Wednesday that talks with White House senior adviser Jared Kushner have led to advances toward an agreement that would have the U.S. government guarantee some $10 billion in development investments for Mexico and Central America. The previously discussed investments would aim to reduce immigration from Mexico and Central America

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Sea Shepherd discovers dead Vaquita caught in gill net

Sea Shepherd discovers dead Vaquita caught in gill net

On the morning of March 12th, 2019 Sea Shepherd ships M/V Farley Mowat and M/V Sharpie were on routine patrol in the Vaquita Refuge searching for illegal gill nets when they found a target.  At that moment, net removal was not a possibility due to sea and weather conditions. As per usual procedure, the Sea Shepherd crew recorded the location

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AMLO wants abortion referendum

AMLO wants abortion referendum

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) said he wants a referendum on abortion, sparking immediate opposition from abortion rights advocates in this overwhelmingly Catholic country. Mexico’s 32 states consider abortions criminal unless the pregnancy results from rape or if it endangers the woman’s health and life or because of fetal abnormalities. Mexico City is the

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Hollywood actresses seek truth at Tijuana migrant shelters

Hollywood actresses seek truth at Tijuana migrant shelters

Actress America Ferrera led a small group of artists on a migrant shelter tour in the Mexican border city of Tijuana, across from San Diego, over the weekend. They dressed in casual clothes, with little to no makeup. They talked with immigration lawyers and shelter managers. They colored pictures with children. And they listened to

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Security operations target fuel-theft Capo

Security operations target fuel-theft Capo

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador offered on Wednesday his assessment of an operation now underway to capture the suspected leader of a fuel-theft racket in Guanajuato. “There’s an operation by the Guanajuato government, with backing from the federal government and following the legal procedures (established by) the federal Attorney General’s Office (FGR),” Lopez Obrador said

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