Mexican senator suffers light injuries from book bomb

5/30/2019 – Associated Press

bookMexican authorities say an explosive device inside a book caused minor injuries to a senator when it blew up in her office. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Thursday that the device received by Citlalli Hernández was a “homemade bomb” designed “to cause damage.” He said the attorney general’s office was investigating.

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At least 23 people killed in Mexico bus crash

5/29/2019 – CNN

By Elizabeth Plaza, Mitchell McCluskey, and Hira Humayun


At least 23 people were killed when a bus carrying Catholic pilgrims hit a cargo truck and erupted in flames in southeast Mexico, authorities said. 

The collision took place in the state of Veracruz near the municipality of Maltrata, the state government said. The pilgrims were returning home to the Archdiocese of Tuxtla in Chiapas after visiting Mexico City’s Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, according to Mexican federal police.

Elderly Mexicans are visiting their undocumented children in the U.S. – with State Department approval

5/24/2019 – The Washington Post

By Kevin Sieff

granMaría Dominga Romero León bent over a small black suitcase and packed her things, one by one: A folder of photographs, a half-finished blouse, a bag of wooden toys for the grandchildren she’d never met.

She sighed.

“They’re probably used to America by now,” she said.

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In Mexico, new groups offer aid to a young generation of deported DREAMers

5/26/2019 – NPR

By Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Peter Breslow

codeA new generation of migrants is arriving in Mexico: young adults who were born in Mexico, raised in the United States and are now returning — some voluntarily, some by force — to the country of their birth. They’ve been dubbed “Generation 1.5.”

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Breathing in Mexico City is now like smoking six and a half cigarettes a day

5/15/2019 – Quartz

pollBy Zoe Schlanger

Dozens of wildfires have broken out in Mexico over the past week, sending plumes of smoke drifting far beyond the burn sites to blanket population centers, including Mexico City, home to 21 million people. Officials in Mexico City have declared a state of emergency and are urging people to stay indoors, as pollution levels soar far above what’s considered healthy for human exposure. Concentrations of PM2.5—tiny particulate matter produced during any combustion, like burning trees and plants during fires—reached 158 micrograms per cubic meter yesterday.

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Mexico readies roll-out of tax deal with technology platforms

5/7/2019 – Bloomberg

techBy Eric Martin and Andrea Navarro

Mexico’s Finance Ministry plans to announce the roll-out of a landmark tax deal with technology platforms in the coming weeks, a top official said Monday.

Deputy Finance Minister Arturo Herrera confirmed the plans in an interview at Bloomberg News offices in Mexico City, while declining to elaborate. Bloomberg reported in November that the previous administration reached an agreement with Uber Technologies Inc. in which the platform will withhold taxes from partners who gain income from both its ride-hailing and food delivery services.

The country has been looking for ways to boost tax collection that’s the worst among members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The previous administration was also in talks with Netflix Inc. to collect sales taxes from users. Airbnb Inc. had stepped away from talks that would have required the home-sharing website to collect income tax from its hosts.

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No survivors found in Mexico crash of jet carrying 13 people

5/7/2019 – Reuters

jetA plane crash in a remote mountain region in northern Mexico claimed the lives of all 13 people on board, including a family of five that were flying back from watching a boxing match in Las Vegas, authorities and local media said on Monday.

The wreckage of the plane that took off from Las Vegas on Sunday was found via aerial surveillance in the northern municipality of Ocampo, the government of Coahuila state said in a statement.

A photograph published on local television network Milenio showed what it said were the burnt remnants of the plane, broken into pieces, spread over charred earth.

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