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Lawmakers Are Laying the Groundwork for Mexico’s Medical Marijuana Program

Green Rush Daily

Under current laws, cannabis is illegal in Mexico. And that includes medicinal cannabis. But the country could now be moving in a different direction.

’Traitor to Mexico’ Pena Nieto Declared ’Persona Non Grata’ in Chiapas Protests


Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has been declared “Persona Non Grata” and a traitor to Mexico by the people of Chiapas, who have blasted his neoliberal economic policies and what locals call his servility to the United States.

Testing by Government Finds No Tainted Alcohol at Cancun’s Iberostar Resort

Travel Agent Central

Riviera Maya News reports that lab tests of alcoholic beverages served at the resort were found to be normal, containing no adulterants, including taurine products that are commonly found in energy drinks.

Are Mexican Drug Cartels Adopting Terrorist Strategies? US Officials Are Concerned

PanAm Post

With car bombs and grenades, criminal groups across Mexico have begun using terrorist weapons and techniques, a new US report claims — and politicians are concerned.

Unpopular Ruling PRI Party Scrambles to Hold Onto Power in Mexico


A year is a long time in politics. But for the task confronting Mexico’s ruling party - to recover from rock bottom approval ratings and retain the presidency - it may not be long enough.

Forecasters Watch Tropical Storm That Could Deliver Double-Whammy to Mexico

USA Today

A strengthening tropical system in the Caribbean threatens to slam into Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and then develop into a hurricane to deliver another blow to the country’s east coast later this week.

Deportees from United States to Mexico Are Strangers in a Strange Land

America Press

Mexico is dealing with a new phenomenon: integrating deportees who “return” to a country they have little to no knowledge of.

Survey Finds 9 Out of 10 Inmates in Mexico Say They Bribed Prison Guards

El Universal

A new survey by Mexico’s official statistics agency reveals that 87.4 percent of prison inmates say they have paid bribes to guards for things like food, making phone calls or getting a blanket or a mattress.

A Flawed Asylum System in Mexico, Strained Further by Changes in U.S.

The New York Times

Immigrants’ advocates say Mexico’s asylum system and its ability to protect migrants have not kept pace with the demand, impeding access for many migrants to the safety they deserve and the refugee status they may be entitled to.

British Columbia Welcomes Mexican Firefighters to Help with Wildfire Situation

CFJC Today

With more than 100 wildfires still burning in British Columbia, there looks to be no reprieve for the BC Wildfire Service. But help is on the way from south of the border, as 108 firefighters from Mexico arrived in Kamloops today, to lend relief to the crews on the front lines.

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