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Man is charged with flying drones to bring drugs from Mexico

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Man is charged with flying drones to bring drugs from Mexico

- SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 25-year-old U.S. citizen has been charged with using a drone to smuggle more than 13 pounds (6.1 kilograms) of methamphetamine from Mexico by drone, an unusually large seizure for what is still a novel technique to bring illegal drugs into the United States, authorities said Friday. Jorge Edwin Rivera told authorities that he used drones to smuggle drugs five or six times since March, typically delivering them to an accomplice at a nearby gas station in San Diego, according to a statement of probable cause
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Exclusive - Mexico's top diplomat visits Cuba to seek help on Venezuela crisis

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Exclusive - Mexico's top diplomat visits Cuba to seek help on Venezuela crisis

- MEXICO CITY: Mexico's Foreign Minister is in Havana hoping to get Cuba, one of Venezuela's top allies, to help resolve the tense political situation in the South American nation, a senior Mexican official who was briefed about the trip said. Luis Videgaray has not gone empty-handed, the official and a document seen by Reuters said, and has accepted Havana's request to expand a credit line with Mexico's state-owned Bancomext bank from 30 million to 56 million euros as a gesture of good will
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Mexico City fishermen fight to save Aztec floating gardens

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Mexico City fishermen fight to save Aztec floating gardens

- It comes back bearing a large haul of tilapia and carp -- and that is exactly the problem. Altamirano is one of just 20 or so fishermen who remain in the floating gardens of Xochimilco, an idyllic network of lakes, canals and artificial islands improbably tucked into the urban sprawl of Mexico City. At 42, he has watched the number of fishermen here plunge over the years, leading to booming populations of tilapia and carp -- invasive species that are threatening the already strained ecosystem of Xochimilco, a green lung vital to the health of smog-choked Mexico City
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Irishman killed 'defending girlfriend' from carjackers in Mexico - Independent.ie

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Irishman killed 'defending girlfriend' from carjackers in Mexico - Independent.ie

- The victim, named locally as Noel Maguire (29), was killed during an apparent carjacking near the town of Lazaro Cardenas in the Pacific coast state of Michoacán. The killing occurred on Tuesday but details of the tragedy have only recently emerged. Local authorities initially believed the victim to be a Swiss national, but further enquiries established the victim was Mr Maguire and the Irish embassy in Mexico was contacted
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Jailed former Mexican governor starts hunger strike over 'witch hunt'

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Jailed former Mexican governor starts hunger strike over 'witch hunt'

- MEXICO CITY: Former Mexican governor Javier Duarte, in jail awaiting trial on graft charges, has embarked on a hunger strike to protest the "witch hunt" against him, according to a letter he wrote that was published by local TV on Thursday. Javier Duarte, who until last year governed the Gulf coast state of Veracruz for President Enrique Pena Nieto's Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), is suspected of siphoning off millions of dollars during his tenure
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Despite legal victory, America Movil may face tough ride with regulator

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Despite legal victory, America Movil may face tough ride with regulator

- MEXICO CITY: Despite a landmark Supreme Court ruling in his favor, Mexican mogul Carlos Slim shouldn't break out the champagne just yet. Mexico's top court ruled unanimously on Wednesday that America Movil , Slim's telecommunications juggernaut, should not be barred by law from charging its competitors interconnection fees. The decision weakened a key pillar of a 2014 sector reform designed to curb the dominance of America Movil, which was created from a state monopoly and still holds about two-thirds of mobile subscriptions in Mexico
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Mexico's prickly pear cactus: energy source of the future?

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Mexico's prickly pear cactus: energy source of the future?

- The prickly pear cactus is such a powerful symbol in Mexico that they put it smack in the middle of the national flag. It was considered sacred by the ancient Aztecs, and modern-day Mexicans eat it, drink it, and even use it in medicines and shampoos. Now scientists have come up with a new use for the bright green plant: producing renewable energy
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Auto groups side with Canada, Mexico on NAFTA origin rules

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Auto groups side with Canada, Mexico on NAFTA origin rules

- WASHINGTON: Auto industry groups from Canada, Mexico and the United States are pushing back against the Trump administration's demand for higher U.S. automotive content in a modernized North American Free Trade Agreement. At talks underway this week in Washington, automaker and parts groups from all three countries were urging negotiators against tighter rules of origin, said Eduardo Solis, president of the Mexican Automotive Industry Association
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Ancient species of giant sloth discovered in Mexico

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Ancient species of giant sloth discovered in Mexico

- Mexico City (AFP) - Mexican scientists said Wednesday they have discovered the fossilized remains of a previously unknown species of giant sloth that lived 10,000 years ago and died at the bottom of a sinkhole. The Pleistocene-era remains were found in 2010, but were so deep inside the water-filled sinkhole that researchers were only gradually able to piece together what they were, the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) said in announcing the find
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Mexico's top court gives Slim's America Movil victory in telecom battle

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Mexico's top court gives Slim's America Movil victory in telecom battle

- MEXICO CITY: The Mexican Supreme Court on Wednesday found unanimously that billionaire Carlos Slim's telecommunications company America Movil should not be barred by law from charging its rivals interconnection fees, a setback to a sweeping reform intended to curb the firm's dominance. The 2014 telecom industry reform, one of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto's signature accomplishments, prohibited America Movil from charging other carriers for calls made to customers on its network, even though those firms are allowed to bill America Movil for using their networks
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México, Estados Unidos y Canadá empiezan a renegociar el TLCAN - Diario Co Latino

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México, Estados Unidos y Canadá empiezan a renegociar el TLCAN - Diario Co Latino

- México, Estados Unidos y Canadá empiezan a renegociar el TLCAN Por Alina Dieste. Washington/AFP. México, Estados Unidos y Canadá comenzarán este miércoles a renegociar el acuerdo que hace 23 años abolió sus fronteras aduaneras, crucial para la economía mexicana pero cuyo futuro Donald Trump puso en duda. La primera ronda para renegociar el Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte (TLCAN) se realizará hasta el domingo en Washington, tras meses de incertidumbre luego de que el presidente estadounidense prometiera terminar un pacto que incumbe a casi 500 millones de personas
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Mexican judge orders investigation of inquiries into extrajudicial killings

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Mexican judge orders investigation of inquiries into extrajudicial killings

- MEXICO CITY: A Mexican judge has ordered the country's attorney general to investigate possible negligence in inquiries conducted into extrajudicial executions allegedly committed by the military in 2014, according to a decision announced on Tuesday. The Miguel Agustin Pro Juarez Human Rights Center (Prodh) said in June that there had been serious flaws in investigations into the case involving the deaths of 22 people in the city of Tlatlaya, in the state of Mexico
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Mexican authorities seize 10,000 gallons of ‘tainted’ alcohol following resort raid

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Mexican authorities seize 10,000 gallons of ‘tainted’ alcohol following resort raid

- CANCUN, Mexico – Following a warning by the U.S. State Department about tainted or counterfeit drinks, Mexican authorities say they have seized thousands of gallons of potentially tainted alcohol. Last month, the State Department updated Mexico’s safety and security guidance on its website, urging vacationers to avoid excessive alcohol. “There have been allegations that consumption of tainted or substandard alcohol has resulted in illness or blacking out,” it says
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Exigen regular plaguicidas en México causantes de la muerte de abejas | Diario El Mundo

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Exigen regular plaguicidas en México causantes de la muerte de abejas | Diario El Mundo

- Expertos mexicanos exigieron hoy la regulación del uso de plaguicidas altamente tóxicos en los cultivos, a los que atribuyeron la desaparición y muerte masiva de abejas en el país. Las autoridades han hecho caso omiso a las peticiones realizadas hace un año a la Secretaría de Agricultura y a la Comisión Federal para la Protección contra Riesgos Sanitarios (Cofepris), dijo Verónica Delgadillo, diputada del opositor Movimiento Ciudadano
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Mexican officials confiscate 10,000 gallons of illicit alcohol sold at popular resorts

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Mexican officials confiscate 10,000 gallons of illicit alcohol sold at popular resorts

- Updated 9:09 pm, Monday, August 14, 2017 Mexican authorities swept 31 resorts, restaurant and nightclubs in Cancun and Playa del Carmen where regulators seized 10,000 gallons of illegal alcohol, according to reports. The thousands of gallons of counterfeit alcohol came from a company with "bad manufacturing practices," the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. The results of the search were announced Friday at a news conference in Mexico
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Texas police find 16 immigrants locked inside rig at truck stop near Mexican border

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Texas police find 16 immigrants locked inside rig at truck stop near Mexican border

- EDINBURG, Texas (AP) -- Police in Texas acting on a tip found 16 immigrants locked inside a tractor-trailer parked at a gas station about 20 miles (30 kilometers) from the border with Mexico, less than a month after 10 people died in the back of a hot truck in San Antonio. Edinburg Assistant Police Chief Oscar Trevino says the immigrants may have been locked inside the 18-wheeler in Edinburg for at least eight hours before being freed by officers late Sunday morning
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  • Man is charged with flying drones to bring drugs from Mexico
    Man is charged with flying drones to bring drugs from Mexico

    , katu.com

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 25-year-old U.S. citizen has been charged with using a drone to smuggle more than 13 pounds (6.1 kilograms) of methamphetamine from Mexico by drone, an unusually large seizure for what is still a novel technique to bring illegal drugs into the United States, authorities said Friday. Jorge Edwin Rivera told authorities that he used drones to smuggle drugs five or six times since March, typically delivering them to an accomplice at a nearby gas station in San Diego, according to a statement of probable cause
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Politics & Government

  • Auto imports from Mexico keep climbing despite Trump's threats
    Auto imports from Mexico keep climbing despite Trump's threats

    , cnbc.com

    Almost six months after Donald Trump was sworn in as president and threatened to penalize automakers who import cars and trucks from Mexico, the flow of vehicles from south of the border has picked up momentum.New data from the Mexican Automobile Industry Association shows the country exported 1.16 million vehicles to the U.S. in the first half of 2017, an increase of 15
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Sports

  • The man Mourinho didn’t want – Chicharito returns to Man Utd in West Ham opener
    The man Mourinho didn’t want – Chicharito returns to Man Utd in West Ham opener

    , goal.com

    The Mexico international returns to the club he won two Premier League titles with at the weekend, looking to prove a point to those who doubted him COMMENT It's that voice. That voice which questions your ability, or tells you flat out that you're going to fail. It's that voice which, if allowed, can destroy opportunities and ultimately waste your potential
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Business

  • Mexico's top court gives Slim's America Movil victory in telecom battle
    Mexico's top court gives Slim's America Movil victory in telecom battle

    , channelnewsasia.com

    MEXICO CITY: The Mexican Supreme Court on Wednesday found unanimously that billionaire Carlos Slim's telecommunications company America Movil should not be barred by law from charging its rivals interconnection fees, a setback to a sweeping reform intended to curb the firm's dominance. The 2014 telecom industry reform, one of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto's signature accomplishments, prohibited America Movil from charging other carriers for calls made to customers on its network, even though those firms are allowed to bill America Movil for using their networks
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Technology

  • Facebook has plans to expand New Mexico data center
    Facebook has plans to expand New Mexico data center

    , abcnews.com

    Facebook's plans for New Mexico now call for a half-billion-dollar investment and a data center that will span an area equal to 17 football fields. The news comes as New Mexico looks to turn the corner after a crippling budget crisis that stemmed from a downturn in the oil and natural gas sectors and an overall weak economy. The state also has struggled with high unemployment numbers, only recently ending its stretch at the top of the nation's jobless rankings
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Health

Family & Parenting

  • Father of 5-year-old found chained, abused in Mexico hopes son will be returned to U.S.
    Father of 5-year-old found chained, abused in Mexico hopes son will be returned to U.S.

    , kfor.com

    ESCONDIDO, Calif. – The father of a 5-year-old boy found beaten and chained in Mexico City last month is hoping the child will soon be returned to him in Escondido. Family members told the San Diego Union-Tribune that the boy’s father, Pascual Castro, is not a legal U.S. citizen but was granted custody of the boy following a separation from his wife, who is a U
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Society & Culture

  • Nine inmates killed in Mexico prison riot
    Nine inmates killed in Mexico prison riot

    , sg.yahoo.com

    Nine inmates were killed Thursday as gang members stabbed and bludgeoned their rivals to death in a prison brawl in Mexico, authorities said, the latest deadly violence in the country's jails. The fight broke out at a prison in Reynosa, a city near the US border in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas. "Two groups of prisoners were involved in a clash, using weapons such as clubs, stones and shanks," the state government said in a statement
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Entertainment & Arts

  • José Luis Cuevas, a Dark Master of Mexican Art, Dies at 83
    José Luis Cuevas, a Dark Master of Mexican Art, Dies at 83

    , nytimes.com

    José Luis Cuevas, whose rebellious personality and dark delineation of human suffering made him one of the most celebrated Mexican artists of the 1950s and ’60s, died on Monday in Mexico City. He was 83. Enrique Peña Nieto, the president of Mexico, announced his death, posting on Twitter that Mr. Cuevas “will always be remembered as a synonym of universality, freedom, creation
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Education

  • Ex-school official: Radicals taught Mexican-American program
    Ex-school official: Radicals taught Mexican-American program

    , wbrc.com

    By ASTRID GALVAN Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) - The former leader of Arizona's public schools defended his yearslong battle to end a popular Mexican-American history program, testifying Tuesday that he was troubled by what he described as radical instructors teaching students to be disruptive but insisting he targeted all ethnic studies programs equally. Lawmakers dismantled the programs in a measure that passed in 2010, the same year Arizona approved its landmark immigration law known as SB1070
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Travel & Recreation

  • Expert tips for avoiding tainted alcohol in Mexico
    Expert tips for avoiding tainted alcohol in Mexico

    , usatoday.com

    The U.S. State Department has warned travelers in Mexico about possible tainted alcohol, leaving many to wonder if it’s safe to indulge in their vacation margaritas. The alert, released on Wednesday, cautions vacationers who drink alcohol to “do so in moderation.” Travelers were also warned to seek medical attention if they feel ill after drinking. The warning comes in light of a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel investigation that raised questions about the safety of alcoholic beverages after a U
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Law & Crime

  • Mexican cop behind El Chapo's arrest sent to US for safety - sources
    Mexican cop behind El Chapo's arrest sent to US for safety - sources

    , channelnewsasia.com

    MEXICO CITY: A Mexican federal police officer who captured drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in northwest Mexico last year was moved for his own safety to a posting at the Mexican embassy in Washington, DC, according to two Mexican law enforcement sources. Nicolas Gonzalez was a senior federal police officer in the northwestern state of Sinaloa during the January 2016 capture of Guzman, the sources said
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Life & Style

  • On Again? Gerard Butler and Morgan Brown Spotted Getting Close on Mexico Beach
    On Again? Gerard Butler and Morgan Brown Spotted Getting Close on Mexico Beach

    , people.com

    It looks like things may be heating up again between Gerard Butler and Morgan Brown. The actor and his on-again, off-again flame Brown were photographed on the beach in Tulum, Mexico, on Friday. Clad in red-and-blue swim trunks, Butler, 47, and Brown — showing off her toned body in an orange bikini — splashed around in the waves while sharing a seemingly intimate dynamic
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Science & Nature

  • Hurricane Franklin is first in Atlantic this year
    Hurricane Franklin is first in Atlantic this year

    , cnn.com

    Hurricane Franklin expected to bring large amounts of rain, flash floods to Mexico Atlantic hurricane season could be busiest since 2010 The first Atlantic hurricane of the season, the powerful storm is expected to make landfall Wednesday night in the Mexican state of Veracruz, according to the National Hurricane Center. It was in the Bay of Campeche, in the far southern Gulf of Mexico, when it was classified as a hurricane Wednesday afternoon
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Motoring

  • Volkswagen India Exports Its 2,50,000th Car To Mexico
    Volkswagen India Exports Its 2,50,000th Car To Mexico

    , ndtv.com

    Volkswagen India has exported its 2,50,000th India-made car to Mexico. Volkswagen has been exporting locally-made left hand drive Polo and Vento cars, and the Vento has seen a rise in demand in many of the export markets. In fact the honour of being the 2,50,000th car went to the Vento and it has gone on to become the third highest selling car in the entire passenger car market in Mexico and currently makes up the bulk of car exports by Volkswagen to this geography at 2,10,000
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