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29 flee prison through 40-meter-long tunnel

A tunnel believed to have taken several months to build took 29 inmates to freedom this morning from a prison in Tamaulipas but some were not free for long. The FULL STORY The post 29 flee prison through 40-meter-long tunnel appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Jailhouse luxury for inmates of Aguaruto

The Aguaruto prison in the state of Sinaloa operates on corruption and privilege for prominent inmates, accompanied by a frail security system. The scene last week of the prison break of FULL STORY The post Jailhouse luxury for inmates of Aguaruto appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Fishermen rescued after nine days at sea

After nine days lost on the open sea, three shark fishermen from Huatulco, Oaxaca, were found yesterday, safe and sound. Martiniano Nava Pacheco, Pedro Cosme Mossimo and Obet Jiménez Martínez set off FULL STORY The post Fishermen rescued after nine days at sea appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

US border agent sexually assaulted teen sisters in Texas, ACLU says

US Customs and Border Protection officer allegedly took sisters into ‘closet-like room’, told them to remove their clothes and sexually assaulted them Two teenage sisters fleeing violence in Guatemala were sexually assaulted by a USShow More Summary

Oaxaca investment will address poverty

The government of Oaxaca will invest 15 billion pesos (US $770 million) on a new strategy to improve the lives of 272,000 families considered to be living in extreme poverty. FULL STORY The post Oaxaca investment will address poverty appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Overpopulation root of prison problems

Mexican prisons are plagued with major problems in their operations and with security, says an assessment by the federal government, and overpopulation is the chief cause. The report prepared by the National Security FULL STORY The post Overpopulation root of prison problems appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

State vs. the bishop: discord in Morelos

Things are heating up between the state and the church in Morelos, where the state governor and the Bishop of Cuernavaca have been at odds for nearly a year. The animosity FULL STORY The post State vs. the bishop: discord in Morelos appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Property forfeited in CDMX slavery case

Justice has finally been rendered in the case of Zunduri, a young woman who was kept as a slave by her employers for at least two years in Mexico City. In April 2015, FULL STORY The post Property forfeited in CDMX slavery case appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Canada sees big spike in Mexican visitors

The removal of a visa requirement has resulted in a sharp spike in the number of Mexicans visiting Canada, but airline connections and Donald Trump are cited as other reasons FULL STORY The post Canada sees big spike in Mexican visitors appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Gas stations close after teacher protest

Gas stations owners in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, shut down Sunday in protest against acts by the dissident CNTE teachers’ union and its supporters, which on Saturday occupied eight gas stations and gave FULL STORY The post Gas stations close after teacher protest appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Mexico drops slightly in happiness report

Mexicans are not quite as happy as they were last year, according to the latest World Happiness Report. The 2017 edition of the annual happiness survey of 155 countries ranked FULL STORY The post Mexico drops slightly in happiness report appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Methane plant is the first to use nopal

A staple of Mexican landscapes and countless dishes, nopal — also known as prickly pear cactus — is now powering a tortilla plant and two vehicles in Michoacán. It was 10 years FULL STORY The post Methane plant is the first to use nopal appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Generous payments for Pemex pensioners

Some of the state oil company’s generous pensions have come to light through a freedom-of-information request, which found that 14 retired Pemex officials are receiving over 2 million pesos per year, greater than the annual FULL STORY The post Generous payments for Pemex pensioners appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Oil theft 'provides billions for terrorists and drug cartels'

$1bn of oil is stolen in Mexico each year while EU loses massive revenues, says thinktank the Atlantic Council Oil theft is fuelling terrorist groups and drug cartels around the world, according to a new analysis. Mexican drug gangsShow More Summary

From dismal dens to animated men’s clubs

As the readers of this fine publication know, I am fond of classic Mexican cantinas. I started in the Long Bar in Tijuana and Hussong’s in Ensenada during the mid-60s, FULL STORY The post From dismal dens to animated men’s clubs appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Gangsters’ assets sold for 316 million pesos

The sale and auction of assets seized from criminals by the federal government has generated additional revenue of almost 316 million pesos (close to US $22.4 million) in the last seven FULL STORY The post Gangsters’ assets sold for 316 million pesos appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Gold mine’s permit canceled by ruling

A federal tribunal has quashed an environmental permit issued for a controversial gold mine in Baja California Sur. The tribunal canceled the authorization given by the Environment and Natural Resources FULL STORY The post Gold mine’s permit canceled by ruling appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Teachers and students on the march again

Teachers affiliated with the dissident CNTE union as well as aspiring teachers have been on the march again, in part because they were given new fodder to protest with the introduction this FULL STORY The post Teachers and students on the march again appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Cuban refugees still stranded in Mexico

Changes to United States immigration policy in January have left more than 500 Cubans stranded in the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, while others are stuck in jail in Chiapas. FULL STORY The post Cuban refugees still stranded in Mexico appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Pipeline thieves target of 500 military police

A culture may have formed around the runaway tapping of petroleum pipelines in Puebla, but that not’s stopping security forces from mounting an offensive. Governor Antonio Gali Fayad and Army FULL STORY The post Pipeline thieves target of 500 military police appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

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