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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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Greenpeace warns of dangers of glyphosate in Mexico

Greenpeace warns of dangers of glyphosate in Mexico

Glyphosate, a herbicide that some scientists say is linked to cancer in humans, is not considered highly dangerous in Mexico, a representative of Greenpeace said on Wednesday. Within the “European Union there is already discussion of withdrawing glyphosate from the market in five or 15 years,” Maria Colin of Greenpeace Mexico told EFE. In Mexico,

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How Pemex Became the Most Indebted Oil Company in the World

How Pemex Became the Most Indebted Oil Company in the World

After more than a decade of declining production, wasteful spending and a higher tax burden than any other driller in Latin America, it’s little wonder Mexico’s Petroleos Mexicanos is the world’s most indebted oil company. Pemex’s oil output has plunged by almost half since a 2004 peak, and its proven reserves are just a quarter of what

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Investigators finds glaring errors in July Aeromexico crash

Investigators finds glaring errors in July Aeromexico crash

Investigators found a series of glaring errors in an Aeromexico flight that crashed in Durango on July 31, injuring many of the 103 people aboard. Nobody died when the plane belly flopped after takeoff. Among the findings was that a trainee pilot who was at the controls of the flight until five seconds before the

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Walmart de Mexico open to talks as worker strike looms

Walmart de Mexico open to talks as worker strike looms

Walmart said Tuesday it’s open to labor talks after a union representing 8,000 workers threatened to strike by next week unless salaries and conditions improved. The unions, seeking a 20 percent pay increase, have complained about unpaid overtime, unjustified firings, and discrimination against pregnant employees. They have also asked for investigation of sexual harassment concerns.

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Cuaron’s ‘Roma’ gives Mexico 1st foreign language film Oscar

Cuaron’s ‘Roma’ gives Mexico 1st foreign language film Oscar

“Roma,” the touching black-and-white portrait of a domestic worker and the middle-class family she cares for in 1970s Mexico City, won the Oscar for best foreign language film Sunday, giving Mexico its long-sought first win in that category. Director Alfonso Cuaron’s deeply personal film with dialogue in Spanish and Mixtec beat four other contenders that

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“El Chapo’s Mom” seeks US humanitarian visa

“El Chapo’s Mom” seeks US humanitarian visa

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that he has instructed his government to assist the family of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman in seeking humanitarian visas to visit the convicted drug trafficker in the United States. During a visit last week to Guzman’s hometown of Badiraguato in Sinaloa state, a lawyer passed Lopez Obrador a letter

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AMLO to close infamous island penal colony

AMLO to close infamous island penal colony

Mexico will close its infamous Isla Marias prison, the last island penal colony in a hemisphere once dotted with remote island jails like the one depicted in the movie “Papillon.” President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Monday that Mexico will relocate about two-thirds of the 659 remaining inmates and free about 200 others from the

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Lopez Obrador visits “El Chapo’s” home town

Lopez Obrador visits “El Chapo’s” home town

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador visited the birthplace of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, on Friday, calling for peace and reconciliation days after a U.S. jury convicted the kingpin. Speaking to a crowd in Badiraguato, a mountainous municipality of Sinaloa long associated with cartels, Lopez Obrador said people must not be “stigmatized.” “(The people of) Badiraguato are

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“El Chapo” Guzman convicted

“El Chapo” Guzman convicted

Mexico’s most notorious drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, was convicted Tuesday of running an industrial-scale smuggling operation after a three-month trial packed with Hollywood-style tales of grisly killings, political payoffs, cocaine hidden in jalapeno cans, jewel-encrusted guns and a naked escape with his mistress through a tunnel. Guzman listened to a drumbeat of guilty

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