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Trump push for border wall threatens to cause government shutdown

Officials unsure if president will sign funding bill without money for wall Congressional deal to fund government expires at midnight on Friday Looming above Washington as Congress and the White House attempt to avert a funding shutdown...Show More Summary

'It’s going to hit the poorest people': Zika outbreak feared on the Texas border

As mosquito season ramps up again, activists and health workers fear the worst for the the Rio Grande Valley, where conditions are ripe for mosquitoes to breed When Patricia Pena hosted a Zika awareness class near the Texas border with Mexico on Tuesday, only four people showed up. Show More Summary

Tijuana homicides soar to 411 in 2017

With 411 homicides reported so far this year, Tijuana is en route to breaking recent records. Just three and half months into the year and the number of murders is FULL STORY The post Tijuana homicides soar to 411 in 2017 appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Here’s to the funky palapa restaurant

Palapa is a Spanish word which was coined in the Malay Peninsula on the island of Singapore. And for the armchair travelers who peruse these pages while huddled around a FULL STORY The post Here’s to the funky palapa restaurant appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Senators given earful by relatives of missing

Relatives of missing persons, of whom Mexico has thousands upon thousands, had a rare opportunity to give lawmakers an earful during a seminar yesterday, organized by the Senate and the FULL STORY The post Senators given earful by relatives of missing appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Faith and miracles usurped at pilgrim site

For over two centuries pilgrims have flocked to a Catholic church near Fresnillo, Zacatecas, but growing violence in the area has drastically reduced visitor numbers, impacting businesses that rely on the faithful FULL STORY The post Faith and miracles usurped at pilgrim site appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Narco lab production $2mn of meth a day

A synthetic drug lab discovered last month in a remote area of Sinaloa is estimated by Army officials to have produced up to US $2 million worth of crystal meth per FULL STORY The post Narco lab production $2mn of meth a day appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Caribbean treasures found on Isla beach

It’s astounding. The stuff that floats in from the Caribbean Sea is downright fascinating. From huge to tiny, boats to drift seeds, wood to rope, all sorts of weird and FULL STORY The post Caribbean treasures found on Isla beach appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Abortion boat makes first visit to Mexico

Free abortions are being provided to Mexican women this week — but not in Mexico. A boat operated by the Dutch organization Women on Waves docked Wednesday in Ixtapa, Guerrero, marking the FULL STORY The post Abortion boat makes first visit to Mexico appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Guerrero worse than he thought: governor

The murder of a high ranking member of the Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) in Guerrero this week has brought a change in the discourse of the governor, who conceded that insecurity in FULL STORY The post Guerrero worse than he thought: governor appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

New agency to review public works projects

Line 12 of the Mexico City subway system is a prominent example of deficient public works projects in the country’s capital but it’s not the only one: since 2012 the state’s FULL STORY The post New agency to review public works projects appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

On the defensive against insecurity

Security measures including the closing of streets and neighborhoods to outside traffic are being implemented by residents of Villahermosa, Tabasco, to protect themselves from increasing crime. In the Prados de Villahermosa FULL STORY The post On the defensive against insecurity appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

MX grasshoppers big at Seattle ball games

The popularity of Mexican cuisine in the United States is unquestionable but one uniquely Mexican snack that hadn’t been quite as eagerly embraced are chapulines, or toasted grasshoppers. Until now. FULL STORY The post MX grasshoppers big at Seattle ball games appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Double semi-trailers cause 1,000 deaths

An accident in which 26 people died last week in Guerrero has helped revive the debate over the safety of semi-tractors pulling two trailers. A semi carrying gasoline collided head FULL STORY The post Double semi-trailers cause 1,000 deaths appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Macro-tunnel Mexico’s most costly highway

One of Mexico’s newest stretches of highway is the most expensive in the country to drive, with a cost per kilometer of nine pesos. The 3.3-kilometer-long Acapulco macro-tunnel, one phase FULL STORY The post Macro-tunnel Mexico’s most costly highway appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Message links murder to gang boss, ex-cop

Less than 24 hours after the governor of Chihuahua said the killers of a journalist had been identified, a man presumably involved in the crime has been murdered himself. A FULL STORY The post Message links murder to gang boss, ex-cop appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Students’ wheelchair is powered by solar

A solar-powered electric wheelchair developed by a team of students at the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) could go on sale as early as June. Brandon Michelle Vázquez Guadarrama, Alejandro Soriano FULL STORY The post Students’ wheelchair is powered by solar appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Baja California says goodbye to the fuero

Immunity against prosecution for public officials is slowly being phased out in Mexico, state by state. Baja California is the latest state to abolish the practice of granting such immunity, known as the fuero. FULL STORY The post Baja California says goodbye to the fuero appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Mexico’s wind farms are monitored in Spain

If there’s a problem with a wind turbine in Oaxaca’s Isthmus of Tehuantepec, there’s a technician 9,500 kilometers away who’s soon aware of it. The Spanish firm Iberdrola, which operates FULL STORY The post Mexico’s wind farms are monitored in Spain appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

E-commerce is seeing steady growth in MX

Online sales in Mexico have increased significantly in the last five years as large retailers strengthen their e-commerce strategies, looking to cash in on the digital market and increase their overall FULL STORY The post E-commerce is seeing steady growth in MX appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

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