México pide investigar filtración del informe sobre Ayotzinapa

26/09/2022

Fuente: TeleSurTv

El Gobierno de México denunció este sábado la divulgación de una versión supuestamente completa del informe de la Comisión para la Verdad y Acceso a la Justicia de Ayotzinapa, con revelaciones desconocidas hasta la fecha sobre la desaparición de 43 estudiantes de la escuela rural de normal de maestros en Guerrero.

Luego de difundirse esta información, Alejandro Encinas, subsecretario de Gobernación y titular de la Comisión de la Verdad, lamentó y condenó la “grave filtración”. Vía redes sociales, pidió a la Fiscalía General de la República (FGR) de México investigarla.

LEA MÁS

Mexico draws young American professionals working remotely

09/29/2022

Source: CBS News

As remote work in the age of COVID-19 is forecast to stay for many Americans, more and more professionals are choosing new places to live. Lately, more Americans have been choosing to live in Mexico, including Mexico City. 

It has become a top destination for young professionals working remotely, CBS News correspondent Enrique Acevedo reports.

“Now we have younger Americans that can work remotely looking for a better quality of life … and they’re coming now to Mexico City,” said Alexandra Demou, founder of a relocation and real estate company called Welcome Home Mexico.

READ MORE

Ayotzinapa: dónde están las figuras clave en la desaparición de los 43 estudiantes en México

26/09/2022

Fuente: BBC

Ocho años después, aún se desconoce qué sucedió realmente ese día.

Aproximadamente a media hora en automóvil desde la pequeña y tranquila ciudad mexicana de Cocula, se dijo que un basurero fétido y cubierto de basura en las colinas era el lugar donde habían sido enterrados los 43 estudiantes mexicanos que desaparecieron mientras viajaban juntos a una protesta.

Fue allí, en medio de montones de desechos cotidianos donde, según las autoridades mexicanas, miembros del grupo criminal Guerreros Unidos mataron y quemaron a los estudiantes, todos de la Escuela Normal Rural de Ayotzinapa, después de haber sido secuestrados por agentes de policía corruptos, en la ciudad cercana de Iguala, y entregados al grupo criminal.

LEA MÁS

Mexico president reaches agreement with companies to maintain basic food prices

09/26/2022

Source: Reuters

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday he had reached an agreement with companies to maintain prices of basic food items, as inflation continues to tick up.

It was a unanimous decision, he said during a regular news conference, without confirming the final number of companies involved but noting that they included producers and distributors of corn, chicken, eggs and beef.

READ MORE

La escalada imparable de la inflación en México: llega al 8,76% en septiembre

23/09/2022

Fuente: El Pais

La inflación está imparable en México. En esta primera quincena de septiembre, el Índice Nacional de Precios del Consumidor se ha incrementado un 0,41% lo que sitúa la tasa de inflación generalizada en el 8,76%. El país no se encontraba en estos niveles desde hace más de dos décadas. En los datos, publicados este jueves por el Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (Inegi), se nota la vuelta a las clases: las colegiaturas de preescolar y primaria han subido 5% y 4,1%, respectivamente, en los últimos 15 días.

LEA MÁS

México reitera llamado a la paz ante la ONU

23/09/2022

Fuente: TeleSurTV

El secretario de Relaciones Exteriores de México, Marcelo Ebrard, presentó este jueves ante el Consejo de Seguridad de la Organización de Naciones Unidas (ONU), la propuesta del presidente de su país, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, donde reitera el llamado a la paz en el mundo a raíz del conflicto en Ucrania.

“Desde el inicio de las hostilidades, México ha insistido en buscar una solución diplomática de un alto al fuego, sin subordinar las consideraciones políticas, en estricto apego al derecho internacional humanitario”, manifestó en su intervención.

El canciller mexicano se refirió al alto costo de los combustibles de cara al invierno europeo, y precisó que la solución del conflicto requiere el uso de la vía diplomática, con una expresa voluntad política de las partes y compromiso de la comunidad internacional.

LEA MÁS

Gunmen kill 10 people at pool hall in central Mexico

09/23/2022

Source: CBS News

Armed attackers killed 10 people in a pool hall in an industrial region of central Mexico plagued by drug cartel-related violence, authorities said Thursday. The massacre happened on Wednesday night in the municipality of Tarimoro in Guanajuato state, according to the regional prosecutor’s office.

The bodies of nine men were found at the scene and another man died in hospital, it said.

The governor of Guanajuato, Diego Sinhue Rodriguez, condemned what he called a “cowardly attack” and vowed to restore order.

READ MORE

Mexico City police injured by explosion at protest

23/09/2022

Source: ABC News

An explosion occurred outside Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office on Thursday, injuring police as protesters demonstrating ahead of the anniversary of the 2014 disappearance of 43 students clashed with officers clad in riot gear.

Those injured by the explosion were loaded onto ambulances. Broken glass and blood were visible.

Members of a bomb squad cordoned off the area. One undetonated object that an explosives technician recovered appeared to be a small pipe bomb — a tube with two capped ends.

READ MORE

6.8 magnitude earthquake shakes Mexico, 2 dead

Source: AP News

9/22/2022

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A powerful magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Mexico early Thursday, causing at least two deaths, damaging buildings and setting off landslides.

The earthquake struck at 1:19 a.m. near the epicenter of a magnitude 7.6 quake that hit three days earlier in the western state of Michoacan. It was also blamed for two deaths.

The U.S. Geological Survey said Thursday’s earthquake was centered in a sparsely populated area 31 miles (50 kilometers) south-southwest of Aguililla, Michoacan, at a depth of 15 miles (24.1 kilometers).

Michoacan’s state government said the quake was felt throughout the state. It reported damage to a building in the city of Uruapan and some landslides on highways.

Read more

The Empire of Los Chapitos

A postcard from Culiacán

Source: Ioan Grillo Substack, Narco Politics

We run into the punteros by the tollbooth on the road from Mazatlán into Sinaloa’s colorful state capital of Culiacán. They are operating so brazenly they have even put up a tarp to shield themselves from the punishing sun. An older guy with a baseball cap and mustache stands under the tarp with his open palm above his belt buckle in the pistol-packing pose. A younger guy with a mop of black hair buzzes over to us on his motorbike and asks what we are up to. 

Punteros is a term you hear more in Sinaloa, the cradle of Mexican drug trafficking, than in other states. It is often used in place of halcones, the lookouts for the cartels, but the punteros of Culiacán are a little different. Halcones in other Mexican cities usually adopt a low profile as they keep their eyes open for anything that moves and report it up the chain by cellphone or radio. The punteros in Culiacán can be more overt, so marking the territory, or el punto. They usually have motorbikes and are often armed. And they frequently sell drugs at their point as well as providing eyes.

We are filming a shot of the highway with a drone, which is grabbing their attention. When the puntero comes over, I explain we are making a documentary series which is just about music and he looks over the shoulder of the cameraman at the images from the sky. Our local producer gives the puntero a fist bump and asks what he is selling. The puntero flashes bags of weed and wraps of cocaine and asks if we want to buy. 

Read more