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Yucatán power outage affected 1.7 million

A power outage in three states yesterday left over 1.7 million people without electricity for up to seven hours. The Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) reported that a technical failure in a transmission line FULL STORY The post Yucatán power outage affected 1.7 million appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Chinese firm opens Veracruz auto plant

Chinese auto maker BAIC was reported in April to be planning on assembling vehicles in Mexico. Yesterday, six weeks later, the inauguration of its assembly line took place in Puente Nacional, FULL STORY The post Chinese firm opens Veracruz auto plant appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Costco Gas opens tomorrow in SLP

Costco Gas will join the newcomers to retail fuel sales in Mexico, opening its first station tomorrow at its store in the city of San Luis Potosí. The station will FULL STORY The post Costco Gas opens tomorrow in SLP appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Federal funding for Guerrero’s artisans

Artisans in the state of Guerrero, who are estimated to number 10% of the total population, are to receive a 12-million-peso (US $648,000) aid package from Fonart, the National Fund for Artisan FULL STORY The post Federal funding for Guerrero’s artisans appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Zihuatanejo cop identifies fake chief

The criminal gang member who allegedly infiltrated the Zihuatanejo police force and became a senior officer is among the 20 so-called fake police arrested earlier this month, says a member of FULL STORY The post Zihuatanejo cop identifies fake chief appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Security crisis alert gets mixed response

National Security Commissioner Renato Sales has dismissed a security warning issued yesterday by his state counterpart Alberto Capella, rejecting his claim that 2018 could see Mexico’s worst-ever security crisis. While Capella warned FULL STORY The post Security crisis alert gets mixed response appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Truckers turn hungry with long border wait

Truckers waiting to cross the United States border have turned to social media to find food and drink while stuck in a lineup reported this morning to be 20 kilometers FULL STORY The post Truckers turn hungry with long border wait appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

‘Supercop’ Leyzaola has new job in Cancún

Municipal officials in Cancún have turned to a cop with a tough reputation to take on an unprecedented wave of violence. The municipality of Benito Juárez, Quintana Roo, where Cancún is FULL STORY The post ‘Supercop’ Leyzaola has new job in Cancún appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Security chief calls for national accord

The state of Morelos security chief warns that the empowerment of organized crime groups could see Mexico live through its “worst crisis” of insecurity ever in 2018 and called for the FULL STORY The post Security chief calls for national accord appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Mexico City’s smog not only about traffic

Walking a dog for exercise might be good for one’s health but canine excrement left behind on the side of the road has an opposite effect on well-being, according to FULL STORY The post Mexico City’s smog not only about traffic appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Zihuatanejo’s cops: were they fake or not?

The governor of Guerrero has declared that the arrest of fake cops in Zihuatanejo was part of a larger operation designed to take away the control of a local crime boss over the FULL STORY The post Zihuatanejo’s cops: were they fake or not? appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Crime gangs control 65% of state prisons

A new study has found that at least 65% of Mexico’s 291 state prisons are controlled by criminal organizations. The Chamber of Deputies-sponsored probe also discovered that there are three FULL STORY The post Crime gangs control 65% of state prisons appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Duarte associate jailed for corruption

The official spokeswoman of the government of Veracruz between 2010 and 2014 was arrested Saturday on suspicion of embezzling more than 4 billion pesos (US $215 million at today’s exchange rate). FULL STORY The post Duarte associate jailed for corruption appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Fugitives nabbed with expired tourist visas

A former top official in the Sonora state government who is wanted on corruption charges was arrested by United States Border Patrol agents yesterday in Arizona after they found that FULL STORY The post Fugitives nabbed with expired tourist visas appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Fireworks factory blast kills 2, injures 20

Several kilograms of gunpowder exploded in a makeshift fireworks factory yesterday in the State of México, killing two people and injuring another 20. Among the latter was a 12-year-old boy FULL STORY The post Fireworks factory blast kills 2, injures 20 appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Farmers in Puebla move into fuel sales

The state of Puebla is suffering from the huachicolero effect: the people are not buying fuel from gas stations anymore and they are abandoning their traditional farming activities. The gas station FULL STORY The post Farmers in Puebla move into fuel sales appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Guerrero lawmakers cling to immunity

Another state has signed up to reject immunity for government officials but the one that leads the country in violent crime has decided to stick with the status quo. The Yucatán state FULL STORY The post Guerrero lawmakers cling to immunity appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Mayor and her broom keep the city clean

When a mayor in Mexico talks about cleaning up a city one might expect the theme to be violent crime, but that wasn’t the case in Aguascalientes. Teresa Jiménez Esquivel FULL STORY The post Mayor and her broom keep the city clean appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Lynch mob goes after Cancún’s mad Russian

A Russian man who allegedly abused and taunted other residents of Cancún and uploaded videos of his actions to social media is in an induced coma in hospital after an angry FULL STORY The post Lynch mob goes after Cancún’s mad Russian appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Storm damage closes Nuevo Laredo crossing

A busy commercial truck crossing on the Mexico-United States border was closed yesterday after a severe storm brought strong winds and heavy rain, flipping tractor-trailers on their sides and causing FULL STORY The post Storm damage closes Nuevo Laredo crossing appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

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