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Friday, September 27, 2019

Governor says Jalisco facing dengue epidemic; blames climate change

With over 4,000 cases, the state is facing an epidemic, Enrique Alfaro said, explaining that metropolitan Guadalajara is the worst affected area.
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Extortion believed behind closure of Celaya, Guanajuato, Ford dealership

An armed attack that forced the closure of the dealership is believed to have come after the owners refused to comply with extortion demands.
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Sierra de Manantlán reserve boasts astonishing number of endemic plants

There are five ecosystems with over 2,900 species of plants, 110 species of mammals and 336 species of birds. All this adds up to a truly unique site.
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Sotheby’s auctions 17th-century screen depicting conquest, Mexico City

Sotheby's auction house is selling a "once-in-a-lifetime" 17th-century folding screen depicting the conquest of Mexico and the early days of Mexico City.
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In at least 11 states, decriminalization of abortion not on the agenda

Although two states have legalized abortion in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, congresses in 11 others have no plans to decriminalize it.
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With promo tour, Quintana Roo seeks to reverse decline in US tourists

Tourism officials will undertake a promotional tour to reverse the decline in U.S visitors to Mexico and in particular the Caribbean coast.
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Baja highway improvement project to go ahead despite cuts

Despite cuts to the 2020 state budget in Baja California Sur, improvements to the La Paz-Pichilingue highway will go ahead as planned.
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AMLO blames ‘conservatives’ for 100mn pesos in damage in Ayotzinapa march

President López Obrador said “conservatives” are responsible for an estimated 100 million pesos in damage during Ayotzinapa protest in Mexico City.
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85 firms apply to operate under Mexico’s new fintech law

The National Banking and Securities Commission has received 85 applications from companies looking to operate under Mexico’s new financial technology law.
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Ex-boyfriend knifes woman filing complaint over domestic violence

A woman was stabbed 11 times by her ex-boyfriend while filing a domestic violence complaint against him in Villahermosa, Tabasco, on Thursday.
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Abortion foes challenge Oaxaca vote for decriminalization

Religious organizations in Oaxaca are asking for an injunction against a law passed on Wednesday that legalized abortion in the state.
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That women are in jail for abortions comes as a big surprise

Thousands of women are serving sentences for abortions or suspected abortions, and many are poor and uneducated with few resources.
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Veracruz to forgive motorists 3 billion pesos in unpaid fines, registration

More than one million vehicle owners in Veracruz have avoided paying fines or registration fees totaling as much as 3 billion pesos.
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