Governor Says Mazatlan Is Getting New Urban Image
Mexico News Daily
The Pacific coast city of Mazatlan is undergoing a much-needed transformation, according to the Sinaloa state governor, one that will include hosting Mexico’s premier tourism event in 2018.
Farmers Protest Against Trump’s Plans for New US-Mexico Border Wall
Farmers have been protesting at the border fence between Mexico and the USA to argue against President Donald Trump’s plan for a modernize border wall.
’Bugs’ Documentary Explores Insect-Eating as a Cure for World Hunger
The Los Angeles Times
If a diet that includes maggots, locusts, termites and buffalo worms doesn’t entirely repel you, then the documentary “Bugs” might prove an intriguing look at the potential future of protein-rich nutrition sources for an expanding world.
Travel Advisory for Dangerous Wave Conditions in Coastal Areas of Baja California Sur
U.S. Embassy in Mexico
The United States embassy is alerting travelers of dangerous wave conditions in coastal areas of Baja California Sur after two sisters were swept away by a rogue wave in October.
Mexico Announces Capture of Rare Vaquita Porpoise
Agence France-Presse
Mexico said Saturday it had captured a rare vaquita marina porpoise - a female of reproductive age - as part of a last-ditch bid to save the critically endangered species.
Zombies Roam Mexico City, Collect Relief Materials for Quake Victims
Tens of thousands of people gathered in Mexico City for its annual zombie walk. Participants donated food parcels that will be given to victims of the recent earthquake that struck the city.
Powerful Mexico Crime Groups Grew by Extorting Avocado Trade: Report
InSight Crime
A new report suggests that two organized crime groups in Mexico initially funded their criminal enterprises through extorting and kidnapping avocado farmers, shedding new light on how these now-powerful players got their start in the underworld.
Caribbean Groups Debate Responses to Alleged ’Ethnic Cleansing’ Against Haitians
Over a hundred thousand Haitians have been systematically expelled under controversial laws adopted by the Santo Domingo administration - including persons born there - resulting in strong allegations of ‘ethnic cleansing’ against the overwhelmingly Black Haitians.


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