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A Mexican soccer star and a Banda singer cited by U.S. for drug ties

A Mexican soccer star and a Banda singer cited by U.S. for drug ties

Mexican soccer star Rafael Marquez Alvarez and Julion Alvarez, the famous Banda singer  are among 22 people sanctioned for alleged ties to a drug trafficking organization, the United States Treasury announced Wednesday. The Treasury said in a statement that it will also sanction 43 entities in Mexico, including a soccer team and casino. The sanctions

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To be or not to be? That is the “phone call” question

To be or not to be? That is the “phone call” question

On Monday US President, Donald Trump said: “As you know, the border was a tremendous problem and they’re close to 80 percent stoppage. Even the President of Mexico called me — they said their southern border, very few people are coming because they know they’re not going to get through our border, which is the

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Sinaloa judge bans U.S. potatoes

Sinaloa judge bans U.S. potatoes

Jose Perez, a Mexican federal judge, banned the entry of fresh potatoes from the United States amid concerns that pests they contain may damage the environment, Mexico’s Federal Judicial Council (CJF) said on Tuesday. The judge, based in Los Mochis in the northern, potato-producing state of Sinaloa, held that measures taken by Mexico’s Ministry of

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Mexican Agriculture workers in Canada

Mexican Agriculture workers in Canada

The Employment Secretary reported that during the first 7 months of this year, 23,308 Mexican agriculture workers were employed on Canadian farms throughout the country and it is 95% of the annual goal for 2017. The Temporary Agriculture Workers Program, recruits for a network of farms looking for experienced agricultural workers to apply for temporary

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Mexican Aerospace industry investment is growing

Mexican Aerospace industry investment is growing

The foreign direct investment in the Aerospace industry in Mexico from 2007 to 2016 was US$2.4 billion, according to a report from the Economy Secretary. The States that have most projects are: Querétaro, Chihuahua, Nuevo León and Baja California. The 7th edition of Mexico’s Aerospace Summit will be held at the Queretaro Convention Center August 30

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Sinaloa Cartel is believed to be operating in the UK

Sinaloa Cartel is believed to be operating in the UK

The Sinaloa Cartel considered to be one of the “most powerful drug trafficking organisations in the world”, has gone into business with a Romanian gang to smuggle cocaine into the UK, crime experts fear. A European syndicate of the Sinaloa Cartel is now collaborating with an unnamed Romanian gang “with the capability to import large amounts of

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Dead Bodies Start Piling Up as Fuel Theft Boom in Mexico

Dead Bodies Start Piling Up as Fuel Theft Boom in Mexico

Buying stolen gasoline in the central Mexican state of Puebla is easy. Pull off the main highway into a busy parking lot, and the black marketeers are waiting in pickup trucks loaded with jerrycans. They’ll siphon the fuel into your tank—boasting as they do that unlike a lot of the country’s regular gas stations, they don’t cheat customers. While

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Last dance of Hilary and Irwin Hurricanes

Last dance of Hilary and Irwin Hurricanes

There are three storms this week in the Pacific, and two of them are hurricanes expected to be locked in a ‘last dance’ later this week.  A pair of eastern Pacific storms — Hilary and Irwin — are forecast to be locked into an ultimate dance this week, with each spinning around like a meteorological

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English will be mandatory in all Mexico schools next year.

English will be mandatory in all Mexico schools next year.

Education Secretary Aurelio Nuño announced that the English language will be mandatory in all elementary schools starting in 2018. “To not speak English in a globalized world means to be left out, to be left behind. This is a new strategy to increase Mexico’s adaptation to globalization. This is a policy based on equality and inclusion.

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Talos Energy announces historic oil discovery offshore Mexico

Talos Energy announces historic oil discovery offshore Mexico

The first exploration well drilled by a private company off the coast of Mexico has struck oil. The Houston offshore production company Talos Energy announced on Wednesday morning a “significant” oil discovery about 37 miles from Puerto Dos Bocas, along the southern coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Talos said the well, called Zama-1, is in 546

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New rules at Mexico City airport aim to ease flight delays

New rules at Mexico City airport aim to ease flight delays

Mexico’s competition watchdog on Monday unveiled measures aimed at reducing flight delays and improving service for travelers at Mexico City’s crowded international airport. The measures require the airport to provide clear rules for how airlines use slots assigned to them, as well as under what circumstances the airport can take away slots, the head of

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John Kelly talks drug crackdown with Mexican President

John Kelly talks drug crackdown with Mexican President

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly met July 5th with President Enrique Pena Nieto to discuss the countries’ joint fight against drug cartels, officials said. Kelly arrived in Mexico Wednesday for three days of high-level talks on trade and security ahead of a meeting between the US and Mexican Presidents. He and Pena Nieto

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This Man Could Lead Mexico’s Central Bank, or maybe the country itself.

This Man Could Lead Mexico’s Central Bank, or maybe the country itself.

Finance Minister Jose Antonio Meade is a rare commodity for the upper echelons of Mexico’s government — a man with a reputation for honesty.

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Mexican airlines fined for wrongly charging for checked bags

Mexican airlines fined for wrongly charging for checked bags

Mexico’s consumer agency (Profeco) has announced fines and new rules meant to protect travelers from airlines, especially in as they affect baggage fees and delays. The Federal consumer prosecutor’s office fined Volaris, Interjet, Aeromexico, VivaAerobus and JetBlue Airways more than $22.4 million pesos mainly for charging passengers to check their first bag for flights to

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Ex-Congresswoman linked to Chapo is arrested

Ex-Congresswoman linked to Chapo is arrested

Lucero Sánchez, who previously served as Concordia Depute, was arrested in San Diego, California for conspiracy to commit a crime. The event was confirmed by Francisco Verdugo, one of the former congresswoman’s lawyers and partners, who said that the detention took place on Wednesday, June 21. Lucero Sánchez, also known as “Chapodiputada,” was  transferred to the Metropolitan Correctional

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