Mexico’s Grupo Bimbo suspends operations in Ukraine plant, citing safety concerns

MEXICO CITY, Feb 27 (Reuters) – Mexican breadmaker Grupo Bimbo said on Sunday it has temporarily suspended operations in its Dnipro plant to ensure the safety of its 150 workers, all of whom are Ukrainians, citing the ongoing crisis with Russia.

Date: Feb. 27th, 2022

Source: Reuters

One of the world’s largest breadmaker, Grupo Bimbo said in a statement that it operates in Ukraine under the brand of Bimbo QSR, providing baked goods to quick service restaurants. It said it had suspended operations in Ukraine four days earlier.

Grupo Bimbo also operates in Russia though the statement did not mention whether its presence there would be affected. Earlier this week, Mexican tortilla-maker Gruma suspended operations at its plant in Ukraine, local media had reported.

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7 of 8 injured in Mexico ride accident out of hospitals


Source: AP News

Authorities in Mexico City said Sunday that seven of the eight people injured in an accident on a ride at a holiday-season fair are out of danger and recovering at home.

Authorities said an eighth victim, who was under 18, is making “satisfactory” progress at a local hospital.

The victims were riding on a “swirling cups” ride of the small, towable type when the seats they were strapped into somehow came loose.


U.S. judge sentences wife of Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ to three years in prison

Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON, Nov 30 (Reuters) – A U.S. judge sentenced the wife of imprisoned Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to three years in prison on Tuesday, after she pleaded guilty to helping the Sinaloa drug cartel.

Before her sentencing in a federal court in Washington, Emma Coronel Aispuro, 32, pleaded with U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras to show her mercy.


Accused of cover-up, police blamed in shooting death of 22-year-old actor


Source: Mexico News Daily

Municipal police are responsible for the shooting death of a 22-year-old actor in México state on Friday, claim the man’s father and thousands of social media users.

According to the México state Attorney General’s Office (FGJ), Octavio Ocaña – best known for his role as Benito in the television series Vecinos (Neighbors) – accidentally shot himself after losing control of his SUV while being pursued by Cautitlán Izcalli municipal police in Atizapán de Zaragoza, a municipality located north of Mexico City.


Explosion in Mexico destroys at least 30 buildings, leaves 1 dead, 15 injured


Source: ABC News

A large explosion attributed to a gas leak in east-central Mexico’s Puebla state has left at least one dead, 15 injured and damaged between 30 to 50 buildings, local government authorities are reporting.

Search and rescue crews are working to find people who could be trapped under collapsed buildings.


‘Thief!:’ Mexican woman encounters ex-president Peña Nieto in Rome


Source: Mexico News Daily

Former president Enrique Peña Nieto suffered the indignity of being called a thief while leaving a luxury hotel in Rome with his girlfriend on Sunday.

A Twitter user who identifies herself as a tapatía, or native of Guadalajara, filmed the ex-president and Tania Ruiz, a Mexican model, as they left Hotel de la Ville in the Italian capital.


Mexico City brings charges against 10 in subway collapse


Source: AP News

Ulises Lara, the spokesman for the city attorney general, said the charges are for negligent or involuntary homicide, damages and causing injuries. Lara did not name those charged, in keeping with presumption of innocence rules.

Mexico City prosecutors announced Monday they have brought criminal charges against 10 “individuals and companies” for construction and design defects that caused an elevated subway line to collapse in May, killing 26 people.


How a public-private partnership helped Mexico fight Covid

Source: Mexico News Daily

It was one of the more unconventional ways to deliver healthcare. In just 23 days, business leaders, medical experts and public officials came together to transform a giant convention center on the outskirts of Mexico City into a world-class 424-bed coronavirus field hospital.

Together, they gave the Mexican capital a crucial additional weapon in fighting the pandemic at its peak.


Faulty Studs Led to Mexico City Metro Collapse, Attorney General Says


Source: The New York Times

Poorly placed studs, clear design flaws and deficient welding led to a collapse in the capital’s metro system last spring that left 26 people dead and scores injured, the attorney general for Mexico City said Thursday in releasing the results of a monthslong investigation.

The findings, detailed during a news conference, aligned with several of the conclusions of a New York Times investigation, which found that poor installation of the metal studs was central to the deadly May 3 accident.


Mexico’s Cancun airport passes pre-pandemic tourism mark

Source: AP News

Mexico passed a milestone of sorts in September when the airport at the country’s biggest coastal resort, Cancun, surpassed pre-pandemic levels of passengers.

The Airports of the Southeast group, which runs the terminal at the Caribbean coast resort, said Wednesday it handled 1.66 million passengers in Cancun in September, 4.4% percent more than in the same month of 2019.