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Hurricane Beryl, Again a Category 3, Aims for Mexican Resort Town

Military personnel urge tourists on Tulum beaches to leave

(Newser) - Hurricane Beryl strengthened back into a Category 3 storm and headed for what could be a direct hit on Mexico's Caribbean coast resort of Tulum early Friday, where authorities urged tourists to leave white sand beaches, the AP reports. Beryl was the earliest Category 5 hurricane in the Atlantic...

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A Big Avocado Supply to the US Just Got Shut Down

Imports of avocados, mangos from Michoacan, Mexico, halted after 'incident' with USDA inspectors

(Newser) - The US Department of Agriculture has indefinitely put the kibosh on inspections of avocados and mangos imported from Mexico, citing "security concerns" for USDA staff. Inspections of those food items "will remain paused until the security situation is reviewed and protocols and safeguards are in place," the...

Amateur Sleuth Uncovers a Wild Stolen Bike Network

Pricey two-wheelers taken in Northwest have been showing up in Mexico

(Newser) - A customized bicycle these days can run $10,000, which goes a long way toward explaining why bike theft has evolved from the "quaint" days of yesteryear into a criminal enterprise, writes Christopher Solomon at Wired . (Think neighborhood-roaming trucks equipped with ladders.) Solomon's story provides an astonishing...

US Widow Sues Mexican Resort After Husband's Death

Jorge Guillen was fatally electrocuted in a hot tub

(Newser) - A Texas woman whose husband was fatally electrocuted in a jacuzzi at a Mexican resort earlier this month is suing the hotel, reports the El Paso Times . Lizzette Zambrano is seeking more than $1 million in damages from the Sonoran Sea Resort in Puerto Penasco. Zambrano remains hospitalized after the...

Hours After Mexico Broke Glass Ceiling, Female Mayor Killed

Cotija mayor Yolanda Sanchez was shot 19 times

(Newser) - Mere hours after Mexico broke the glass ceiling in its highest office with the election of Claudia Sheinbaum to the presidency, gunmen mowed down a female mayor in the state of Michoacan. As the BBC reports, Yolanda Sanchez was the first woman elected to the post in the city of...

Mexico Election Officials Postpone Press Conference Amid Slow Vote Counting
Mexico Will Have Its
First Female Leader

Mexico Will Have Its First Female Leader

Claudia Sheinbaum's two rivals concede in presidential race

(Newser) - Claudia Sheinbaum will become the first female president in Mexico's 200-year history, per the AP . ""I didn't make it alone," Sheinbaum said at a downtown hotel shortly after electoral authorities announced she held an irreversible lead. "We've all made it, with our heroines...

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Mexico Decides Next President

Mexico Decides Next President

Major candidates are women, setting up a first for the nation

(Newser) - Mexicans will likely choose the first female president in the country's history Sunday between a former academic who promises to further the current leader's populist policies and an ex-senator and tech entrepreneur who pledges to up the fight against deadly drug cartels. Nearly 100 million people are registered...

Mexico's Presumed First Female President Is an 'Enigma'

Claudia Sheinbaum is a protégé of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador

(Newser) - If polls are to be believed, Claudia Sheinbaum is about to make history. The leading candidate ahead of Mexico's June 2 presidential election, the 61-year-old leftist politician is poised to become Mexico's first female president as well as the country's first Jewish head of state, reports the...

In Sultry Mexico, Monkeys Fall 'Out of the Trees Like Apples'

More than 157 howler monkeys have perished in state of Tabasco due to heat wave

(Newser) - The number of heat-related howler monkey deaths in Mexico has risen to 157, the government said, with a tragically small number of the primates treated or recovering, the AP reports. Meanwhile, an animal park in northern Mexico confirmed it has received reports that at least a hundred parrots, bats and...

Along the Border, an 'Unexpected Reprieve' for Biden

Illegal migrant crossings have plummeted 54% since December, per government figures

(Newser) - News along the southern border is offering the Biden administration "an unexpected reprieve" as the November election looms. Internal government stats show that illegal migration from Mexico into the US has fallen 54% from December to May, with US Border Patrol officials recording a daily average of 3,700...

9 Dead, Dozens Hurt in Stage Collapse at Mexico Rally

Presidential candidate Jorge Alvarez Maynez was unharmed in Monterrey-area disaster

(Newser) - A stage at an election rally in Mexico collapsed in high winds Wednesday night, killing at least nine people, including a child. The governor of Nuevo Leon state said another 63 people were injured in the disaster in San Pedro Garza Garcia, a wealthy Monterrey suburb. Presidential candidate Jorge Alvarez...

Flame-Swallower Has Fiery Clash With Mariachi Band

Street performer had a not-so-secret weapon

(Newser) - Mexico's often violent disputes between street performers reached a new level this week when a group of guitar-toting mariachis attacked a flame-swallower. What happened next was, perhaps, predictable. According to security camera footage obtained by the AP , the mariachis in their white jackets at first seemed to be winning,...

As Croc Attacked Woman, Her Twin Sprang Into Action

UK's Georgia Laurie will receive King's Gallantry Medal for saving her twin sister in Mexican river

(Newser) - A UK woman will receive a special honor from King Charles III for saving her twin sister from a crocodile attack a few years ago during a trip to Mexico. CBS News reports that the King's Gallantry Medal , conferred to civilians "for acts of exemplary bravery," will...

Tourists Killed in Mexico Were Lucky to Be Found

Tens of thousands of others remain missing and, arguably, ignored

(Newser) - Australian brothers Callum and Jake Robinson and their American friend, Jack Carter Rhoad, met a horrifying death —each shot dead in an apparent car-jacking before their bodies were dumped in a well. But in one sense, the tourists were lucky. "The robust operation to quickly find the remains...

Surfers Likely Killed for Their Truck Tires on Baja Trip

2 Australians, one American all had gunshot wounds to their heads

(Newser) - Prosecutors say the two Australians and one American killed during a surfing trip to Mexico were likely murdered by thieves who wanted to steal the tires off of their pickup truck. Authorities in Baja California said relatives have confirmed the identities of the three men, whose bodies were found in...

In a Mexican Water Hole, Grim Update on Missing Tourists

Authorities say 3 bodies found in Baja California seem to be Aussie brothers, their American friend

(Newser) - A grim update on three missing tourists in Mexico: Authorities on Friday said three bodies have been found in Baja California. Maria Elena Andrade Ramirez, the state's attorney general, said that investigators discovered three decomposed male bodies in a 50-foot-deep water hole on a beach near Santo Tomas, per...

Search Group Makes Grim Find in Mexico City

Volunteers say they found clandestine crematorium

(Newser) - Volunteer searchers say they have found a clandestine crematorium on the edge of Mexico City. It's the first time in recent memory that anyone claimed to have found such a body disposal site in the capital. In northern Mexico, drug cartels often use drums filled with diesel or caustic...

Mexico's Chief Detective Apologizes for Fentanyl Comment

He said that Mexico has been the 'champion' of meth production, 'and now fentanyl'

(Newser) - The head of Mexico's detective service apologized Thursday for saying his country is "the champion" of fentanyl and meth production, the AP reports. The comments Tuesday by Felipe de Jesus Gallo, the head of Mexico's Criminal Investigation Agency, appeared to contradict past statements by President Andrés...

Diplomacy Ends When Ecuador Storms Embassy

Police arrest former vice president who sought asylum in Mexican Embassy in Quito

(Newser) - Mexico's government ended diplomatic ties with Ecuador after police broke into the Mexican Embassy to arrest a former Ecuadorian vice president, an extraordinary use of force that shocked and mystified regional leaders and diplomats. Ecuadorian police late Friday broke through the external doors of the embassy in the capital,...

Mob in Mexican Tourist City Beats Woman to Death

The woman was suspected of kidnapping an 8-year-old girl, who was later found dead

(Newser) - A mob in the Mexican tourist city of Taxco brutally beat a woman to death Thursday because she was suspected of kidnapping and killing a young girl, rampaging just hours before the city's famous Holy Week procession, the AP reports. On the eve of Good Friday, men walk through...

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