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Mexico Prepares for Hurricane
Mexico Prepares for Hurricane

Mexico Prepares for Hurricane

Orlene picks up strength en route

(Newser) - Hurricane Orlene gained strength Sunday as it headed toward western Mexico, where the US National Hurricane Center warned the "extremely dangerous" storm could cause life-threatening flooding. The storm became a hurricane on Saturday and was posting maximum sustained winds up to 130mph on its way to the coast, USA ...

Another Strong Quake Shakes Mexico
6.8 Quake Rattles Mexico City

6.8 Quake Rattles Mexico City

President said it was aftershock from Monday's quake

(Newser) - A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 struck Mexico early Thursday, causing buildings to sway and leaving at least one person dead in the nation's capital. The earthquake struck shortly after 1am, just three days after a 7.6-magnitude earthquake shook western and central Mexico , killing...

Strong 7.6 Quake Hits Mexico's Pacific Coast
Mexico Shaken by
3rd Major Sept. 19 Quake

Mexico Shaken by 3rd Major Sept. 19 Quake

At least one person died in 7.6 quake

(Newser) - This story has been updated with new developments. A magnitude 7.6 earthquake shook Mexico's central Pacific coast on Monday, killing at least one person and setting off a seismic alarm in the rattled capital on the anniversary of two earlier devastating quakes. There were at least some early...

Southwest Pilot's Warning Was an Odd One

It wasn't about turbulence or an overbooked flight, but a passenger sending nude pics

(Newser) - What happens in Texas apparently doesn't stay in Texas, because what took place on one Southwest Airlines flight getting ready to fly to Mexico is now making headlines all over the globe. That's thanks to a now-viral TikTok video taken by Teighlor Marsalis, who tells CNN she recorded...

Mom Searching for Abducted Son Is Slain in Mexico

Rosario Rodríguez Barraza killed on day dedicated to the disappeared

(Newser) - Yet another mother searching for her disappeared son has been killed in northern Mexico, becoming the third volunteer search activist killed in Mexico since 2021. Rubén Rocha Moya, the governor of the northern state of Sinaloa, identified the dead woman Wednesday as Rosario Rodríguez Barraza—"a tireless...

Official Offers Grim Update on Missing Mexican College Students

6 of 43 'disappeared' students were allegedly kept alive for days, then ordered killed by army colonel

(Newser) - Six of the 43 college students who "disappeared" in 2014 were allegedly kept alive in a warehouse for days, then turned over to the local army commander, who ordered them killed, the Mexican government official leading a truth commission said Friday. Interior Undersecretary Alejandro Encinas made the shocking revelation...

Families: Getting to Trapped Miners Could Take 11 Months

10 men have been trapped since Aug. 3

(Newser) - "We're desperate. We don't know what to do. We can't accept this." So said one of the relatives of the 10 miners who have been trapped in a flooded coal mine in Mexico since Aug. 3 upon hearing the news that it could between 6...

Journo Gunned Down After Mention of Missing Students

Fredid Roman found dead in Mexico, after alleging local pols' involvement in students' disappearance

(Newser) - On Monday, a Mexican journalist reported online about what's acknowledged to be one of his country's "worst human-rights disasters," per NDTV —the disappearance of 43 Mexican college students in 2014. Later Monday, the reporter, Fredid "Fredy" Roman, was fatally gunned down, per the local...

Mexico's Military Implicated in Disappearance of 43 Students

It was a 'state crime,' truth commission finds, along with evidence all were 'cunningly killed'

(Newser) - Mexico's military was involved in the disappearance of 43 college students in 2014, according to the final report of a truth commission arranged by the current administration of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. The report labeled the mass abduction and murder a "state crime." It found that...

Theory: Maya Rulers' Ashes Used to Make Pelota Balls

Archaeologist believes it happened in at least 3 cases

(Newser) - Pelota is one of the oldest known team sports, played centuries ago by the Maya—in some cases, with a ball that may have been partly made from the ashes of their dead rulers. The BBC reports on archaeologist Juan Yadeun Angulo's theory, which was born from a pair...

Supreme Court Gives Biden a Win on Immigration

5-4 vote allows administration to end Trump-era 'Remain in Mexico' policy

(Newser) - In its last major decision of a history-making term , the Supreme Court delivered a ruling the Biden administration will actually like. In a 5-4 vote, the court said President Biden can end a Trump-era immigration policy informally known as "Remain in Mexico," reports CNN . The Migrant Protection Protocols...

Survivor Doesn't Blame Netflix for Deadly Crash

Yeray Albelda lost 2 friends in Mexico crash

(Newser) - Yeray Albelda is hurting physically and emotionally after the crash that killed two fellow actors in an upcoming Netflix show—but he doesn't blame Netflix or production company Redrum. The crash in Mexico last Thursday killed two of his close friends: Raymundo Garduno Cruz and Juan Francisco Gonzalez Aguilar,...

2 Priests Gunned Down in Mexico Church, Bodies Taken

Jesuit priests were protecting man who sought refuge in church

(Newser) - Two Jesuit priests were fatally gunned down in a Mexico church Monday, the Jesuits of Mexico announced Tuesday. Fathers Javier Campos Morales, 79, and Joaquín César Mora Salazar, 80, who had almost a century of service between them, were trying to protect a man who was being chased...

Two Actors in New Netflix Series Killed in Crash

Six others from 'The Chosen One' injured in Mexico

(Newser) - Two actors working on a new Netflix series were killed and six others injured in Mexico when their van crashed, reports USA Today . The men killed were identified as Raymundo Garduño Cruz and Juan Francisco González Aguilar, though Aguilar is known professionally as Paco Mufote, per People . They...

Storm Floods Miami Streets
Storm Floods
Florida Streets

Storm Floods Florida Streets

System arrives from Mexico with heavy rainfall

(Newser) - The storm system that made landfall in Mexico as Hurricane Agatha has reached Florida, bringing heavy rain and winds and flooding roads on Saturday. Officials in Miami, where downtown streets flooded overnight, warned residents not to try to drive or walk through the standing water, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Many...

Pacific Has Its First Hurricane of the Season
Hurricane Agatha Makes
Landfall in Mexico

Hurricane Agatha Makes Landfall in Mexico

Forecasters warn of dangerous flooding, winds

(Newser) - Update: Hurricane Agatha made landfall at 2pm PDT Monday west of Puerto Angel, Mexico, bringing maximum sustained winds of 105mph. It's the earliest a Category 2 storm has made landfall on Mexico's Pacific Coast, CBS News reports. The US National Hurricane Center warned the area could face dangerous...

Breaching Whale Slams Right Onto Boat
Humpback Whale Leaps,
Comes Down on Boat

Humpback Whale Leaps, Comes Down on Boat

It happened in Mexico on Saturday

(Newser) - Getting up close and personal with nature proved dangerous in Mexico's Sea of Cortez on Saturday, when a boat that apparently got too close to a humpback whale ended up nearly being taken down by the creature. 9News reports that tourists on nearby boats in Topolobampo Bay off Sinaloa,...

Report: DOD 'Vehemently' Objected to Passage in Esper Book

Pentagon didn't want ex-defense secretary to write about Trump wanting to fire missiles into Mexico

(Newser) - Update: The Defense Department vetted all relevant claims Mark Esper made in his upcoming memoir, but it apparently wasn't thrilled with some of them. In fact, sources tell CNN Business that Pentagon officials were "vehemently" against the former defense secretary writing about then-President Trump suggesting in 2020 that...

'Crime Scene' of 150 Skulls Was Actually Coldest of Cases

Remains found in Mexican cave in 2012 date from AD 900

(Newser) - When Mexican police found a pile of about 150 skulls in a cave near the Guatemalan border, they thought they were looking at a crime scene, and took the bones to the state capital. It turns out it was a very cold case. It took a decade of tests and...

Woman Gets Stuck Climbing Border Wall, Dies

She was upside down for a significant amount of time, authorities say

(Newser) - A 32-year-old woman attempting to climb over a border wall from Mexico into Douglas, Arizona, was killed Monday when she got stuck upside down. The unidentified woman got over the wall and was using a harness to go down the other side, but her foot and leg got tangled and...

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