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Schools program hit by 663mn-peso theft

An education program appears to have been the victim in the systematic embezzlement of 663 million pesos (US $37.6 million) in the state of Hidalgo. The state’s Education Secretariat detected FULL STORY The post Schools program hit by 663mn-peso theft appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Visitors chief threat to Tlaxcala’s fireflies

The thousands of tourists who visit the firefly reserve in Tlaxcala are seen as the principal threat to the insects’ survival. In the western part of the state visitors have FULL STORY The post Visitors chief threat to Tlaxcala’s fireflies appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Brewery protesters clash with police

An organization protesting the construction of a brewery in Mexicali, Baja California, clashed with police last night resulting in the arrests of at least three protesters in yet another chapter FULL STORY The post Brewery protesters clash with police appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Mexican student is Global Changemaker

A Mexican student was among 60 from around the world who were chosen to attend Global Youth Summit 2017 during the past week and discuss ideas to change the world. Eric FULL STORY The post Mexican student is Global Changemaker appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Child pornographer link probed in Chapala

Investigators of sexual abuse in a Jalisco kindergarten are pursuing a possible link between the school’s English teacher and a United States citizen wanted for the production of child pornography. FULL STORY The post Child pornographer link probed in Chapala appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

More vaquitas remain than thought: Profepa

Counting porpoises is doubtless a challenging task but the federal environmental attorney declared this week that the number of remaining vaquita porpoises is higher than estimated earlier this year. The FULL STORY The post More vaquitas remain than thought: Profepa appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Priest creates stir with sex life revelations

A Catholic priest who admitted in an interview that he engages in sex has caused a stir in the church and brought an apology from the archdiocese of Hermosillo. Tomás FULL STORY The post Priest creates stir with sex life revelations appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Cartel training camp shut down in Jalisco

Authorities in Jalisco have discovered and shut down a cartel training camp where recruits were held against their will while they received instruction in the use of firearms, attack skills FULL STORY The post Cartel training camp shut down in Jalisco appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

State allows changes to birth certificates

Nayarit this week became the third state in Mexico to allow modifications to birth certificates for gender identity reasons, acknowledging the right to legal equality for transgender people. The modification FULL STORY The post State allows changes to birth certificates appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Sketch released of abduction suspect

The Tamaulipas state prosecutor has released a composite sketch of one of the suspects in the case of a Spanish woman’s disappearance July 2. The drawing depicts a young man FULL STORY The post Sketch released of abduction suspect appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Reports surface that tourists were drugged

Multiple reports of tourists quickly losing consciousness and even dying after ingesting alcoholic drinks at resorts in Cancún and the Riviera Maya in Quintana Roo have raised a serious question: FULL STORY The post Reports surface that tourists were drugged appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Oaxaca begins moving 8,000 tonnes of trash

The municipality of Oaxaca began addressing a potential health hazard created by accumulated garbage in and around a dry riverbed yesterday, the same day that environmental authorities issued an ultimatum. FULL STORY The post Oaxaca begins moving 8,000 tonnes of trash appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

June homicides beat record set in May

May saw a record number of intentional homicides, but June was worse, according to figures released today by the National Public Security System. The June figure was 2,234, the highest FULL STORY The post June homicides beat record set in May appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Narco-blockades follow gang shoot-out

Narco-blockades made an unprecedented appearance in Mexico City yesterday after Marines backed up by police carried out an operation that resulted in the death of an alleged gang leader and FULL STORY The post Narco-blockades follow gang shoot-out appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Duarte’s wife ordered illegal operations

How involved was the wife of former Veracruz governor Javier Duarte in nefarious schemes to embezzle state resources? Very involved, claim two of the chief witnesses — themselves accomplices — who FULL STORY The post Duarte’s wife ordered illegal operations appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Spyware scandal a gift for organized crime

Reprinted from InSight Crime. Recent revelations about the government of Mexico’s widespread use of spyware to monitor adversaries in the press and the human rights community represent a gift for organized FULL STORY The post Spyware scandal a gift for organized crime appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Sinkhole investigation off to a slow start

Nine days after two men died in a sinkhole that appeared on the Cuernavaca Paso Express highway in Morelos the federal Communications and Transportation Secretariat (SCT) is only now preparing FULL STORY The post Sinkhole investigation off to a slow start appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

The diplomat who saved 40,000 lives

Oskar Schindler was a German businessman who saved more than 1,000 Jews during World War II by cunningly convincing the Nazi regime that he needed the free labor to keep FULL STORY The post The diplomat who saved 40,000 lives appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

3D-printed prostheses are changing lives

A team at the Guadalajara campus of the Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM) is creating low-cost prosthetic devices that are changing people’s lives. One of those is Marisol Maldonado, 25, FULL STORY The post 3D-printed prostheses are changing lives appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Youths win bronze at new robotics event

A Mexican team won a bronze medal Tuesday at the premier of a new robotics competition in Washington, D.C. The team, described as Mexico’s national robotics team, won the medal FULL STORY The post Youths win bronze at new robotics event appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

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