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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.

Mystery deepens in woman’s kidnapping

Unusual details surrounding the disappearance of a Spanish woman in the state of Tamaulipas on July 2 are raising questions about the alleged kidnapping and speculation about what really happened FULL STORY The post Mystery deepens in woman’s kidnapping appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Agro-exports boosted with new cargo flights

Mexican agricultural products are now able to reach the Canadian market in just five hours after Korean Air opened a new cargo route linking the cities of Guadalajara and Vancouver. FULL STORY The post Agro-exports boosted with new cargo flights appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Sloppy tender process for highway project

Companies interested in bidding on the construction of the Cuernavaca Paso Express highway received incorrect and incomplete information about the project that wasn’t rectified until tenders were almost due to FULL STORY The post Sloppy tender process for highway project appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Training CJNG recruits: they eat their victims

Eating human flesh is part of the training for young recruits to the Jalisco Nueva Generación cartel (CJNG), two teenage boys told state authorities in Tabasco. The teenagers, aged 16 FULL STORY The post Training CJNG recruits: they eat their victims appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

In May, no strike for first time in 25 years

The federal government seems to have achieved what seemed impossible only one year ago: the month of May went by without a teachers’ strike. After a quarter of a century FULL STORY The post In May, no strike for first time in 25 years appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Shoppers cash in on stores’ pricing errors

Shoppers in Campeche and San Luis Potosí encountered some great bargains this week: A 42-inch widescreen RCA television, regular price 6,000 pesos (or US $340) marked down to just 64.50 FULL STORY The post Shoppers cash in on stores’ pricing errors appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Electronic carry-ons best avoided: officials

Transportation officials are suggesting that travelers flying to the United States from Mexico arrive at the airport three hours ahead of flight time and have as few electronic devices as FULL STORY The post Electronic carry-ons best avoided: officials appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

New highway closed at least two weeks

Brand-new sections of road on the highway between Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta, closed due to landslides last weekend, could reopen in 15 to 20 days, says the Nayarit office of FULL STORY The post New highway closed at least two weeks appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Mexico launches pioneering scheme to insure its coral reef

Hotels and local government in Cancun will pay premiums, and insurance industry will payout if the reef is damaged by storms A stretch of coral reef off the Mexican coast is the testing ground for a new idea that could protect fragile...Show More Summary

'They threw us into the street': Cubans tell of struggles to enter US

Since Obama ended the ‘wet-foot, dry-foot’ preferential treatment, 1,000 Cuban migrants have gathered in Nuevo Laredo to try to gain US citizenship Ana and Víctor arrived worn out and weary on an early morning bus and made their way straight for the bridge across the Rio Grande into Texas. Show More Summary

MX seen as winner of first battle in talks

Fears that a push from the United States to renegotiate the terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) would have a negative effect on Mexican exports and the FULL STORY The post MX seen as winner of first battle in talks appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Motorcycles become economic accelerator

The number of motorcycles on Mexico’s roads has increased almost fivefold over the past decade, accelerating growth for manufacturers and retailers of the two-wheelers. There were 722,000 motorcycles in circulation FULL STORY The post Motorcycles become economic accelerator appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Students triumph in arithmetic contest

Five young students scored academic triumphs on the international stage last weekend, bringing home awards from an international arithmetic competition in Malaysia. The students, aged six to eight, traveled to FULL STORY The post Students triumph in arithmetic contest appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Authorities in Tijuana seize 13 tonnes of pot

Over 13 tonnes of marijuana have been confiscated in Tijuana, Baja California, in the last five days. In the most recent seizure, according to the Public Security Secretariat, federal forces FULL STORY The post Authorities in Tijuana seize 13 tonnes of pot appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Tlaxcala church has its own ‘little devil’

A Catholic church in Tlaxcala has been fined 839,000 pesos (more than US $48,000) after the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) discovered it was stealing electricity. The parish priest at the FULL STORY The post Tlaxcala church has its own ‘little devil’ appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Mexico leaders' pledges fall short as graft remains 'heart of the political system'

In the year since President Enrique Peña Nieto signed an anti-corruption system into law, the government and its allies have undermined it, activists say It was billed as an unprecedented weapon against Mexico’s endemic corruption, and a fresh start for a scandal-plagued government. Show More Summary

Corruption fighters create new coalition

Mexico’s National Anti-Corruption System (SNA) goes into force tomorrow but a prosecutor to lead it and special corruption-fighting judges have still not been appointed by the Senate, attracting criticism from FULL STORY The post Corruption fighters create new coalition appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Engineering student prolific inventor at 18

Mexico has its very own budding Thomas Edison or Nikola Tesla in its midst. Despite being just 18 years old, an engineering student at the Autonomous University of Nuevo León FULL STORY The post Engineering student prolific inventor at 18 appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

A plague of sinkholes spreads across Mexico

It’s not just the rainy season but the sinkhole season. From Tamaulipas to Estado de México, from Coahuila to Oaxaca, the roads are caving in. Poor construction, lack of resources, FULL STORY The post A plague of sinkholes spreads across Mexico appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

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