Mexico Travel 

Hertz offers special rates for Aeromexico passengers

Passengers of Aeroméxico can book a car rental with Hertz in Mexico for the best available rates due to an exclusive partnership. Hertz has signed an exclusive partnership with Hertz Mexico and Aeroméxico which gives the airline’s passengers special rates for all Hertz dealerships including Dollar, Thrifty and Firefly. Aeroméxico passengers need only to present their Aeroméxico boarding pass at the brand’s rental desk in airports across the country to get in on the deal. Hertz Mexico also promotes the branding and passenger offers on their website at all car…

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Mexico's own takes gold in women's powerlifting Sports 

Mexico’s own breaks world record at Paralympic championships

Amalia Perez of Mexico set a new powerlifting world record on August 10. The Mexican native is in Canada competing in the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games. On day three of her competition, Perez successfully added 0.5 kg to her weights, breaking her own previous world record and setting another. The two-time Paralympic champion managed a third round lift of 133.0 kg / 130.15 points to take gold in the women’s up to 55 kg, 61 kg and 67 kg class. Her teammate Miriam Aguilar Jimenez (90.0kg/95.01 points) claimed silver…

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sepp blatter resigns FIFA Sports 

Sepp Blatter resigns from FIFA

Newly re-elected FIFA president, Sepp Blatter, announced he has resigned his position. At a news conference in Zurich, the man who led the world’s soccer governing body for 17 years, made the announcement rather abruptly. The announcement comes in the wake of an international corruption inquiry. In a short speech delivered at FIFA headquarters, 79-year-old Blatter spoke in French saying “FIFA needs a profound restructuring” and it is for this reason he decided to move away from FIFA where he held various positions for nearly 40 years. Blatter then referred…

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14 arrested, including 9 FIFA officials, on corruption charges

Zurich, Switzerland — Federal prosecutors have indicted 14 people, including 9 FIFA officials, with wire fraud, racketing and money laundering that date back to the early 1990s.  A Justice Department statement accused the defendants of “conspiring to solicit and receive well over $150 million in bribes and kickbacks in exchange for their official support of the sports marketing executives who agreed to make the unlawful payments.” A 47-page indictment was unsealed hours after seven international soccer officials were arrested by Swiss authorities. The arrest came just ahead of the annual…

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Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder

Update: Aaron Hernandez, who once enjoyed a $40 million pro-football contract, has been found guilty of first degree murder. Hernandez looked on impassively as the charges against him were read in court on Wednesday. He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murder of his friend, Odin Lloyd. It’s been speculated the killing may have been the result of Lloyd knowing too much about two previous 2012 murders in which Hernandez remains a suspect. Hernandez was also found guilty of unlawful possession of a…

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US Soccer player named in $51 million lawsuit

Pro soccer player, Bassel Saad, is named as part of a $51 million lawsuit brought on by wife of slain referee John Bieniewicz. Bieniewicz was killed after receiving a punch from Saad on the field during a game in 2014. The lawsuit also names the Michigan United Soccer League for allowing Saad to play despite knowing his violent reputation and another man who controlled the soccer league. Filed in Wayne County court, the $51 million figure derives from the $1 million for each of the 51 additional years John Bieniewicz…

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NFL may be in Mexico in near future

It could happen soon, the National Football League becoming the International Football League. Last week, NFL’s Albert Breer tweeted, “NFL working to expand the International Series. Looking at regular season games in Mexico and/or Germany in ’17.” Breer also included a long reportthat detailed how the NFL is planning to expand beyond the US market. NFL Executive Vice President Mark Waller commented on the agenda, via Breer: “The work we’re doing now is to ask, ‘How do we accelerate the agenda in Mexico, Canada and China?’ Those would be our…

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Second doping offence gets Odesnik 15 year ban

American tennis player, Wayne Odensnik, has been given one of the longest bans in tennis history. After failing a doping test for the second time in five years, Odensnik was handed a 15-year suspension. The 29-year-old tennis player, who ranked 267th in the world, tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs after being given an out-of-competition drug test in December, putting an end to his ATP Tour career. The International Tennis Federation sent Odensnki’s urine samples to several labs, each testing positive for anabolic steroids. The ITF released a joint news statement…

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