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Business offers input into policy debate

Putting friends into administrative positions of importance isn’t necessarily good for the country, agreed more than one business leader at a forum called to debate public policy. The New Country FULL STORY The post Business offers input into policy debate appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

86 people hang on in Oaxaca ghost town

At 600 inhabitants, the town of Santa Magdalena Jicotlán was already small at the turn of the 20th century. Today, a lack of opportunity in the Oaxaca town has reduced FULL STORY The post 86 people hang on in Oaxaca ghost town appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

A rosy future seen in railway tourism

The heyday of Mexico’s railway system may have passed but tourist trains are expected to play an important role in the future of the tourism sector, with new services being FULL STORY The post A rosy future seen in railway tourism appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

NAFTA partners agree to accelerate talks

Five days of trade talks wrapped up Sunday with a commitment by all three NAFTA partners to accelerate the process in the coming months. An early finish to negotiating the FULL STORY The post NAFTA partners agree to accelerate talks appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

12,000 child porn sites identified in MX

Mexico has been the world’s largest distributor and the second-largest producer of child pornography for at least half a decade, and a new report on the situation suggests nothing has FULL STORY The post 12,000 child porn sites identified in MX appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

US warns of violence in tourist destinations

Crime increases in five Mexican states have triggered a new travel warning for Mexico by the United States Department of State, which offers a new caution about several tourist destinations. FULL STORY The post US warns of violence in tourist destinations appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Homicides decline, train robberies soar

After two months of record highs, homicides figures declined in July. The National Public Security System (SNSP) reports 2,029 cases of intentional homicide during the month, down 9.3% on June FULL STORY The post Homicides decline, train robberies soar appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Internet service back after 3-hour outage

It wasn’t just the sun that was blanked out yesterday. Across Mexico, internet users were cut off by a service failure at Teléfonos de México. Telmex issued a statement yesterday FULL STORY The post Internet service back after 3-hour outage appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Investors sought for 16 tourism projects

A tourist train, hotels, golf courses and a retirement community are among 16 projects that have been announced by the federal Tourism Secretariat (Sectur). The projects represent a portfolio of investment FULL STORY The post Investors sought for 16 tourism projects appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Sustainable forestry on Purépecha Plateau

While some communities on Michoacán’s Purépecha Plateau make the headlines for illegal logging and unsustainable deforestation, Parangaricutiro is a different story. The people of Nuevo San Juan Parangaricutiro have made FULL STORY The post Sustainable forestry on Purépecha Plateau appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

UNAM’s red tilapia is now 14 years old

A variety of red tilapia first bred by specialists at a Veracruz campus of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) 14 years ago has proved to be successful in FULL STORY The post UNAM’s red tilapia is now 14 years old appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

SLP state Congress: ‘circus of buffoons’

The San Luis Potosí state Congress has become a circus of buffoons who trade insults, ignore their constituencies and get little work done, according to citizens’ groups. Twenty-seven deputies representing FULL STORY The post SLP state Congress: ‘circus of buffoons’ appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Video captures gang threatening mayor

Evidence of how crime gangs treat mayors appeared today in a Facebook video showing a group of men threatening the mayor of Mazatepec, Morelos, with death and demanding his cooperation. FULL STORY The post Video captures gang threatening mayor appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Garbage pickup halted again in Oaxaca city

The garbage is piling up again in the city of Oaxaca as an ongoing conflict has flared up once more. The arrest of Jesús Morales Niño, the leader of a FULL STORY The post Garbage pickup halted again in Oaxaca city appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

'La ayuda nunca dura': la historia de la 'revolución' educativa de México

La educación iba a ser el eje fundamental en la política del Presidente Enrique Peña Nieto. Pero se siguen pagando salarios a ‘maestros fantasmas’ que jamás entran a un salón de clases, mientras que los niños no tienen las herramientas...Show More Summary

Missing in the US desert: finding migrants dying on the trail north

Last year, 322 deaths were recorded along the US border with Mexico. The real number could be a lot higher. Alex Hannaford joins volunteers searching for the lost It’s relatively easy to spot bones in the desert. Bleached by the sun and set against the brown, sandy soil that’s peppered with sagebrush and mesquite, they almost glow white. Show More Summary

Parties’ election funds a record high in 2018

Despite low public confidence in politicians, government institutions and electoral processes, political parties are going to receive a massive windfall of public money in 2018. Parties will get almost 6.8 FULL STORY The post Parties’ election funds a record high in 2018 appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

26 macaws released in biosphere reserve

After disappearing from the Tuxtlas region of Veracruz 40 years ago, the population of wild scarlet macaws is slowly recovering, thanks to the efforts of many groups of people. Yesterday FULL STORY The post 26 macaws released in biosphere reserve appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Graco: transport chief to blame for sinkhole

The transportation secretary declared this week that the Morelos state government, the municipality of Cuernavaca and the principal contractor were to blame for the July 12 sinkhole disaster on the FULL STORY The post Graco: transport chief to blame for sinkhole appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Grounded ship causes light damage to reef

A drilling platform supply vessel that ran aground Monday 15 kilometers off the coast of Veracruz has caused light damage to an estimated 1,343 square meters of the Lobos-Tuxpan reef FULL STORY The post Grounded ship causes light damage to reef appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

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